Grand Rpaids Friends of Parks
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June 2015
6th Annual Membership Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks celebrated six years of protecting, enhancing, and expanding our parks and public spaces last week at CityFlats Hotel. We enjoyed a great night with Friends and supporters and loved hearing guest speaker Alexie Torres-Fleming discuss her success mobilizing the Bronx River Alliance.

We also celebrated three 2015 Charles Garfield award recipients for their dedication to the Grand Rapids community. Amanda St. Amour received our Volunteer of the Year Award both for her service to our advisory boards and to our parks. Steve Krogman, the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Facilities Supervisor, received our Above and Beyond Award for his tireless work to support our park clean ups and tree plantings. The Roosevelt Park Advocates received our award for Civic and Community Leadership for their service to Roosevelt and Clemente Parks.

Steve Krogman accepting the Above and Beyond Award



Amanda St. Amour accepting the Volunteer of the Year Award


The Roosevelt Park Advocates accepting the Civic and Community Leadership Award



Our guest speaker Alexie Torres-Fleming

Thank you for helping at our annual Spring Spruce-up 

Thank you to all the volunteers that came out to help at local parks this May.  The wet weather didn't deter residents from showing their love for Grand Rapids parks.  Volunteers helped clean-up trash and debris, removed invasive species, and beautified 10 park locations on May 16th, including Bike Park, Briggs Park, Clemente Park, Highland Park, Hillcrest Park, Huff Park, Mulick Park, Oakdale Gardens Park, Richmond Park, and Roosevelt Park! 

Additional support for this event was generously donated by Meijer and our partner, the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Dept.  Special thanks to the individual park leaders and champions that helped coordinate each site.

enhancing, expanding, and protecting our community parks
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
PO Box 3199
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

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