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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

March Means Maple Syrup

Every year when the weather starts to warm up Michigan our trees start to come back to life. In Michigan and across the wooded North the flowing of Sugar Maple… Read More

North Monroe Clean-up Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the North Monroe Business Association will be planting trees throughout the business district

Arbor Day Tree Planting

FGRP will be planting trees to support the community and increase the tree diversity and give everyone a safe and lasting place to enjoy. Every helping hand gathered will be… Read More

FGRP wins 2nd in Photo Contest

2013 National NeighborWoods® Month Photo Contest Winners Announced Washington, DC (March 10, 2014)– Congratulations to Canopy of Palo Alto, CA, for their winning National NeighborWoods® Month photo! Their image captured the spirit of… Read More

Orchards, edible parks, food forests increasingly popular in placemaking

After nearly five years of Friends of GR Parks helping communities plan and design public parks and spaces, one of the undeniable trends is people’s desire to see more edible… Read More