I'm writing you today to let you know about an exciting and historic vote that will impact our community parks in Grand Rapids. 

On November 5th, the citizens of Grand Rapids will be asked to vote for a short-term property millage that will annually generate nearly $4 million in dedicated funding to repair and improve our neighborhood parks, playgrounds and pools.  By fixi
ng our neighborhood parks, we will strengthen our community and provide our children with safe and healthy places to play, learn and grow.

The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks has officially endorsed the Yes! GR Parks campaign, and we are joined by many other groups and individuals that see this as a smart investment for our future.

Please consider helping the Yes! GR Parks campaign and the organizing committee Neighbors for Parks, Pools & Playgrounds (NP3) the next few weeks.  Visit to learn more, volunteer, download a window sign to show your support, or donate.

Here are some additional resources if you want more background information on the state of our parks and this specific ballot measure.

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Resources page

Parks Ballot Frequently Asked Questions - City of Grand Rapids

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Statement on the Yes! GR Parks campaign


Steve Faber
Executive Director