Past Projects

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

  • Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

The Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is an independent, citizen led, nonprofit enterprise founded in 2008 to protect, enhance and expand parks and public spaces in Michigan’s second largest city.We are convinced that vibrant parks and public spaces are essential to support the community’s economic competitiveness, environmental health and cultural well-being.

Our goal is to help Grand Rapids rebuild and sustain an exceptional system of parks and public spaces and, by extension, increase home values, improve citizen health, safeguard air and water quality and strengthen the community’s ability to retain and attract residents, businesses and visitors.

We achieve these goals by mobilizing volunteers, generating resources, and building awareness for the value of parks and public spaces.

Erik Loehfelm – Bureau Member
Zac Boswell – Team Leader
Taylor Vanden Hoek
Mark Schoolmeester
Kaitlyn Burns
John Zomer
Christopher Hoyt