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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

AWTT Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier,… Read More

Huff Park Buckthorn Removal Day!

Join our friends from Berkley Hills Church and the Kent Conservation District as they help remove an invasive species from Huff Park. Work gloves and tools will be provided, just… Read More

Volunteer At Movies In The Neighborhood Park – MLK Park

Are you interested in volunteering at Movies In The Neighborhood Parks?  Join our Movie Crew.  We need your help to ensure we have a great event.  Each volunteer will receive… Read More

Oakhill Cemetery Beautification

Join us as we work together to beautify one of our local green spaces at Oakhill Cemetery.  You can register here. When: June 29, 9:30 am – 11:00 am Where: Oakhill… Read More

Clemente Park – Movies In The Neighborhood Park

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Police Department and City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting free family-friendly movies in our… Read More

Volunteer At Movies In The Neighborhood Parks – Clemente Park

Are you interested in volunteering at Movies In The Neighborhood Parks?  We need your help to ensure we have a great event.  Each volunteer will receive a FREE t-shirt. Duties… Read More

Highland Park BBQ & Beautify

Head over to the park at 5:30 pm and join our team for a beautification project and help us spruce up the park. All ages are welcome and we’ll provide… Read More

Mackay Jaycee Beautification

Join our Friends at Alger Heights Neighborhood Association!  Help spruce things up for summer. Questions? Contact Dan at 616-8808 or Sam at 616-540-2107. When: Saturday, June 1 Time: 9:00 am… Read More

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day with Friends!

Join us for a free family field day! Enjoy a disc golf lesson, garden, make a planter, explore the park with a scavenger hunt or play with yard games!  The… Read More