Firefly Ball
Sep
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Firefly Ball

The Firefly Ball will take place at beautiful Millennium Park! The Kent County Parks Foundation hosts this spectacular, casual evening of fun to celebrate and honor those who contribute to the growth of our parks and trails. The evening will include cocktails, a seated dinner, and a recognition program. An Afterglow in the park will conclude the evening. 

Friday, September 15, 2017
Honoring Mike and Sue Jandernoa
5:30 - Cocktail Reception
7:00 - Dinner & Program
Afterglow to follow

The Meadows of Millennium Park
1400 Maynard Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534

Purchase tickets HERE

For more information, please email info@kentcountyparksfoundation.org.

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Kent County Bike Tour - CANCELLED
Jul
30
7:00am 7:00am

Kent County Bike Tour - CANCELLED

Dear Participants, 

It is with many apologies that Grand Rapids Bicycle Co. has decided to cancel the Kent County Parks Bicycle Tour on Sunday, July 30.  Registrants will see a full refund on their  credit card for the event registration.

It is our hope to work on some event details and to revisit this event in the future. For the enjoyment and safety of our participants, we have decided to cancel this tour for the time being. We thank you, so much, for registering for this event. 

Once again, sincere apologies on our end. Thank you for your willingness to participate. 

Sincerely,

Grand Rapids Bicycle Co. 

 

 

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Apr
19
7:30am 7:30am

Parks Matter!

 
 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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Project Johnson Disc Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Oct
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Project Johnson Disc Golf Tournament Fundraiser

This disc golf tournament in Brewer Park, held by the Flight Risk Disc Golf Club, will support Project Johnson, a crowdfunding effort by KCPF and Grand Rapids Disc Golfers Unite (GRDGU) to renovate the course in Johnson Park. Johnson Park's disc golf course is a popular spot for beginners and skilled players alike to "go discing," and in recent years it has fallen into disuse. The renovation plan consists of replacing all 18 baskets and tee pads as well as installing 2 practice baskets.

The tournament is two rounds of singles where disc golfers will play through both the North and South courses in Brewer Park once. Levels include Junior, Novice, Recreational, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open.

For more information and to sign up for the tournament, click here.

To donate to Project Johnson and earn some cool perks, click here.

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Something's Grilling VII
Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Something's Grilling VII

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the opening of Millennium Park and we’re gathering together to recognize the work that our community leaders have done to ensure that Kent County’s natural beauty is preserved for all to enjoy. On September 15th we will be hosting the seventh Something's Grilling Gala at Millennium Park! Our Honorary Event Chairs, Peter Secchia & John Canepa, invite you to join us as we recognize Dick & Betsy DeVos, Dan & Pamella DeVos, Cheri DeVos, and Doug & Maria DeVos for their generous contributions to our Kent County Parks.                        

For more information on this event, to become a sponsor, or puchase a ticket, click here.

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Chief Hazy Cloud Park Kayak Tours
Aug
24
to Oct 8

Chief Hazy Cloud Park Kayak Tours

Take a kayak tour of Chief Hazy Cloud Park in Ada led by our executive director, Kate Meyer, get a preview of the projects to help expand and develop it. Meet at the Ada Covered Bridge for a picnic before heading out on the water and paddle down the river while seeing the future of this park that's been in our county family since 1924.

Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 24 5:30-8:30pm
  • Friday, August 26 5:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday, October 1 1:00-4:00pm
  • Saturday, October 8 1:00-4:00pm

Limit 7 people per tour. Pre-registration is required. RSVP to Kate Meyer at kate.meyer@kentcountyparksfoundation.org

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Jun
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wetland Walk in Pickerel Lake Park

Join Raymond Gates, Associate Professor of Biology at Cornerstone University, on an evening stroll around beautiful Pickerel Lake! Learn about the plants and animals that live right in these wetlands and then enjoy a picnic while being serenaded by a chorus of frogs!

Please be sure to wear appropriate attire, including footwear. Insect repellant suggested.

RVSP by Thursday with Kate Meyer at kate.meyer@kentcountyparksfoundation.org

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2016 Grand Rapids Conservation Collective
Mar
31
4:30pm 4:30pm

2016 Grand Rapids Conservation Collective

The 2016 Grand Rapids Conservation Collective is an opportunity for current and future volunteers, members, and supporters of the participating organizations to learn more at an informal open house held at The Cheney Place from 4:30pm-6:30pm

Guests are encouraged to learn more about region-wide volunteer opportunities as well as upcoming projects that will positively impact the environment in West Michigan. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided and this event is free to attend. 

Participating organizations include: Kent County Parks Foundation, Blandford Nature Center, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, John Ball Zoo, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, Sierra Club, The West Michigan Cluster of The Stewardship Network, and Kent County Parks Department Volunteer Services.

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Apr
12
to Apr 18

Bill and Paul's Sporthaus Presents "The North Face Perks for Parks Week!"

Bill and Paul's Sporthaus will be donating 20% of all sales of The North Face products from April 12 through April 18, 2015 to the Kent County Parks Foundation.

The first 50 Customers purchasing TNF products at Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus will receive a special TNF bag as a gift with purchase valued at $20. Also, during the week customers can enter to win one of two North Face Basecamp Duffel bags valued from $120-$145!

Want to learn more about The North Face and Kent County Parks Foundation? Representatives will be at Bill and Paul's on Friday, April 17 from 12pm-4pm

 



 

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