GPNA is excited to announce that, in partnership with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids, we have launched a fundraising campaign to build a splash pad at Garfield Park!
In 1952, the city of Grand Rapids opened a public pool in Garfield Park that served as a gathering place for neighborhood children. The pool served the neighborhood for more than 50 years before it was closed when the repairs became too costly for the city to manage. We plan to successfully raise the resources to bring a prominent water feature back to Garfield Park.
GPNA has applied for a grant through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, and has plans to apply for other grants, as well as raising private dollars from local businesses, philanthropists, and neighbors. No gift is too small. If you are passionate about bringing an integral water feature back to our neighborhood, please consider giving!
For more information about supporting this project, please contact GPNA staff.