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Review for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

FRiends of GR Parks is a proactive, inclusive, grassroots community organization that in its very short existence has raised hundreds of friends and volunteers to support, enhance and advocate for the parks in our community. The director is a spark plug for engaging representation from all neighborhoods and has inspired involvement of political officials, funders and corporations as well in these challenging times. A number of special events in the past year have raised widespread awareness of the need to become a "friend" in order to protect and sustain the park system as a critical part of the quality of life in our community. In a short time, we have come a long way in that regard.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

just one year of its existence...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

grassroots approach, political astuteness, careful deliberation of approach and activities

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...


If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

endow the maintenance and enhancement of the parks in Grand Rapids

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Board meetings, committee meetings, special events and park days.