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 April 2014


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Come celebrate 5 years of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks at our Annual Spring Membership Event.  This event is free and open to everyone!

Thursday, May 8th - 5pm-7pm

Rockford Construction

601 1st St NW

This year we will be honoring three community leaders making a difference in our city with the first annual:

2014 Charles Garfield Awards

Civic and Community Leadership: Samuel Cummings

Volunteer of the Year: Denise Coykendall

Above and Beyond Award: Ron Staal

We will also be:

The event is free with light appetizers. Casual attire.

RSVP isn’t required, but it would be helpful if we knew you were coming  or visit the Facebook Event Page

Can't make it on the 8th? Please consider becoming or renewing your support of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.

Mayor's Tree of the Year Nominations Are Open

Once again, the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and City of Grand Rapids will be seeking nominations for Mayor’s Tree of the Year through our tree map

 Learn how to map a tree or view the video and nominate your favorite tree for Mayor's Tree of the Year.   howtovideo

Nominations will be accepted for the entire month of May. The City’s Urban Forestry Committee will select a nomination for Mayor’s Tree of the Year at their June 12th meeting.

This year, whomever nominates the winning tree will receive a $150 Merrell gift card and be invited to participate in the Mayor’s Tree of the Year ceremony later this summer.

Thank You For All Your Help in April

parkbiketourThank you to everyone that helped out in parks and events this month.  In addition to great neighborhood participation around Roosevelt, MLK, Dickinson Buffer, Heartside, Cherry, Wilcox, and Ken-o-Sha, we also had several service and corporate groups volunteer cleaning up parks, planting trees, and building awareness about our community's great park resources.

Thank you to Davita, Young Nonprofit Professional Network, Living Word Christian Center, JWarborday Marriot, Boston Square Community Bike, Grand River Preperatory Academy,  Assoc. of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals, Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association,  and Consumers Energy.


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