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September 15, 2017
Grant Expands Grand Rapids' Residential Safety Program

A federal grant awarded to the Grand Rapids Fire Department will continue to fund and expand its Residential Safety Program (RSP). The RSP provides residents with free smoke detectors and home safety assessments. This year's $347,000 award, however, also includes funds to begin to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in homes.

September 14, 2017
Grand Rapids Bar Association Partners with GRPS for "Constitution Day"

On Monday, September 18th, at 9:00 a.m., in honor of the 227th Anniversary of our nation’s founding document, attorneys from the Grand Rapids Bar Association will volunteer their time to educate students about the U.S. Constitution.

September 11, 2017
Sigsbee Park Playground Dedication & Ribbon Cutting 9/13 @ 9:30 am

Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Carter’s Kids, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, and Eastown Community Association will dedicate the new Sigsbee Park playground in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:30 am.

August 3, 2017
GRPS Back to School Celebration

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at John Ball Park from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. This exciting event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for the coming school year.

June 15, 2017
Coldbrook trail opens to water's edge

The City of Grand Rapids, its Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI), the Michigan Department of Transportation, Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority and the West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition officially opened the Coldbrook Edge trail this afternoon.



June 13, 2017
City Clerk’s Office visits Hispanic Center for Passport Outreach Event

The Grand Rapids City Clerk’s Office is hosting a special Passport Outreach Event on Saturday, June 17 at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan. City representatives will be on hand from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. to accept passport applications. The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is located at 1204 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.

June 9, 2017
Grand Rapids seeks resident input at series of City Update & Community Response Sessions

The City of Grand Rapids will hold a series of accountability sessions beginning this Monday, organized in response to community feedback gleaned from multiple forums and listening sessions.