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Exploring the Benefits of Urban Trees

Those of us living in a city don’t often consider that we also live in a forest; but all the trees, shrubs and vegetation lining our streets, parks and backyards… Read More

It’s the Week of Arbor Day!

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, tree advocate and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks board member, is celebrating Arbor Day with us this week! We work to increase our urban tree canopy year-round… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative Tree Giveaway

As part of our Mayor’s Greening Initiative, we will be giving away 100 free trees to Grand Rapids residents at Roosevelt Park on Arbor Day (April 26th) from 6-7pm. No… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative Community Tree Planting

volunteer Join the Mayor’s Greening Initiative and volunteer at the tree planting on Saturday 28th!  Never planted a tree before?  No problem!  Our team will give you step by step… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative Arbor Day Planting

Help us plant over 350 trees in and around Martin Luther King Park on April 28th! Volunteer registration closes on 4/26 at noon!

Join Friends of GR Parks for a special Arbor Day planting!

Arbor Day is a special day at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, as it offers our staff a chance to share our love of trees and parks with the Grand… Read More

FGRP to Receive National Arbor Day Foundation Award

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is the recipient of a 2013 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation… Read More