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A Fun Outing: John Ball Zoo

Here at Friends, we’re always looking for fun activities to get people outside in the fresh air. We greatly appreciate that Grand Rapids has several organizations that share in the… Read More

Park of the Month: Garfield Park

Garfield Park is located at 250 Burton St SE (between Madison and Jefferson). It is one of the city’s larger parks consisting of 36 acres including the adjacent Burton Woods,… Read More

Park of the Month: Plaster Creek

739 Van Raalte Dr. SW Grand Rapids Public Schools (specifically Burton Elementary and Middle School) has recently collaborated with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department to bring… Read More

Park of the Month: Roosevelt

739 Van Raalte Dr. SW Established 1923 Roosevelt Park encompasses 7.27 acres at the southern terminus of Grandville Ave before it becomes Chicago Drive and intersects with Clyde Park Ave…. Read More

Park of the Month: Richmond

1101 Richmond St. NW, 49504 Established 1915 If you’re looking for a great sledding hill this winter, check out Richmond Park! You’ll find this multi-use 57-acre park on the northwest… Read More