is National NeighborWoods Month
October is National NeighborWoods month; a chance to celebrate trees in
your community. Across the nation, volunteers and citizens have the
opportunity to find numerous events and plantings in their
community. Last year alone, NeighborWoods, organized by the
Alliance for Community Trees, included nearly 300 cities, and
planted nearly45,000 trees throughout the United States
of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP) has
listed several events for NeighborWoods. We hope to get large groupings
of the Greater Grand Rapids community involved. With the active
support, drive, and enthusiasm of our volunteers, we can make this year
even better than last year!
If you cannot make it to one of the sponsored events, please just get
out there and plant a single tree on your own!
We hope to see you at one of our NeighborWoods events this month.
Tree Orchard Planting
October 12, 10a
Grove Tree Planting
October 17, 4p
Planting & NeighborWoods Celebration
October 26, 9a
out the calendar for more events.
|| What an amazing
month of great volunteers and park enthusiasts coming out to support
our public spaces!
Special thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that contributed over 1,000 volunteer hours in
September to spruce up our parks and public spaces!
September 13 - Day of Caring Volunteers at Roosevelt, Mary Waters, Highland, Lookout, Belknap, Coit, Richmond, Garfield, Riverside, Westown Commons, Lincoln, Mulick, Wilcox, Plaster Creek, and Huff Parks.
September 23 - Amway Group at Roosevelt Park
September 24 - Booking.com Group at McKay Jaycee Park
September 25 - Booking.com Group at Garfield Park
September 28 - Tree Planting at Richmond Park
you want to volunteer, set up a neighborhood Parks
(PALs) for your local park, or sponsor park improvements,
please contact our Project Coordinator.
Parks Ballot November 5th
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 fixing 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,
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 www.yesgrparks.com 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.
Grand Rapids Kicks Off Parks Millage Campaign- WZZM
of Grand Rapids Parks Resources page
Ballot Frequently Asked Questions -
City of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Parks Statement on the Yes! GR Parks campaign