On July 23, you can tell City Hall to tell City Commissioners how much the current Parks Millage has done for our parks and community, and why it’s vital that Grand Rapids voters have the opportunity to vote on this renewal.
Here are 3 keys reasons why this Parks Millage Renewal is important:
- It will ensure funds to continue improving park infrastructure, such as playgrounds, splashpads, courts, and bathrooms.
- It will provide new funds for much-needed park maintenance and free youth programming, which were not possible under the current millage.
- The proposed new millage would accomplish #1 and #2 through a $14 increase, from $50 to $64 annually.
The City Commission will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. next Tuesday, July 23, to listen on this issue– and hopefully give the community the opportunity to vote it,
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is asking for you to come and share your stories. “Stories of great community park plans coming together, projects that have activated your park, cleaner and greener parks, open pools and new splash pads – and the projects yet to be done. Bring the kiddos! We need them to share what they love about their parks, pools, and playgrounds, too.”