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Movies in the Park: Roosevelt

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along… 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

Gratitude in Partnerships (cont’d)

This is a continuation of an article by community engagement coordinator, abigail bruins, partially published in our fall 2020 print newsletter. As I stood inside the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association… Read More

Pumpkin Party at Roosevelt Park

We invite families and friends to join us at Roosevelt Park to pick up a pumpkin and painting kit, and enjoy some s’mores around the campfire. We’ll have supplies for… Read More

The 6th Annual Family Fiesta

The 6th Annual Family Fiesta hosted by the Roosevelt Park Advocates is August 23, 2019. Get ready to enjoy a day filled with fun, community resources, food, and movement! Family…. Read More

4th Annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative

The Mayor’s Greening Initiative is a partnership with the Mayor’s office, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the City’s Forestry Department as a way to engage the entire community in… 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

Beautify Roosevelt Park Volunteer Day

City wide annual spring clean up day!

Join FGRP in a ten park, city wide clean up day on Saturday May 16th from 9:30-12:30. To learn more about the park locations and park projects, click on this event!