Friends in the news

Stay on top of the news related to parks and a greener Grand Rapids.
Join the conversation by connecting to our Facebook page.

Looking for something specific?

Volunteer Garlic Mustard Pull at Aman Park

It’s confirmed – the invasive species, Garlic Mustard, has started to appear along trails at the beloved Aman Park! Let’s get out and clean up! The West Michigan Conservation Network… Read More

It’s My Park Day!

Join your neighbors to help get our city parks ready for the summer! Projects are planned for parks across the city, where volunteers will help pick up trash, beautify flowerbeds,… Read More

Adopt-a-Park Project: Clemente Park Clean-Up

Company GR Aseptic has joined our Adopt-a-Park program and committed to steward Roberto Clemente Park! This volunteer project will engage GR Aseptic employees in caring for and beautifying the park…. Read More

how friends is keeping volunteers safe & healthy

The health of our community is of utmost importance. In the past few months of operating with the COVID-19 virus, Friends has developed several procedures to protect the safety of… Read More

Adopt-a-Park Project: Westown Commons

Update: This project has 10 volunteers committed and is currently full! BUT we are constantly planning more projects. If you don’t see one of interest on our calendar, email claire@friendsofgrparks.org… Read More

Discussions about Parks, the Community, and the City

In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month in July, we hosted two panels to discuss the importance and potential of parks! Check them out! First, we talked with Sonja Forte… Read More