Items Tagged with 'David Marquardt'


Street Talk: Save the planet

Natural immersion.

September 20, 2019
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is upping the ante when it comes to sustainability. Read More

Riverside Park lands $150K DNR grant

Funds will be used for universal-access canoe and kayak launch.

February 15, 2019
More community members will be able to enjoy paddling activities at Riverside Park thanks to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources recreation passport grant. Read More

Graphic artists take issue with city’s design competition

AIGA contends call for public entries could undermine work of creative professionals.

November 30, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids recently opened public voting for a public parks signage design competition in order to engage the community, but the competition is not sitting well with professional designers. Read More

City, partners consult tribes on river work

Downtown Development Authority approves costs for new river guidelines.

April 20, 2018
New design guidelines are underway for the Grand River restoration initiative, based on new site assessments and input from the Native American community. Read More

City concludes $4M parks renovation

September 9, 2015
The final six of eight Grand Rapids parks that received upgrades this summer will reopen to the public on Thursday. Read More

Inside Track: Creating meaningful public spaces for everyone

As Grand Rapids’ new Parks & Rec director, David Marquardt wants to be thoughtful about where funds will be spent.

August 14, 2015
David Marquardt is new to Grand Rapids. Read More

Grand Rapids names director of parks and recreation

January 30, 2015
The Grand Rapids City Commission has welcomed the city’s new director of the Parks & Recreation Department. Read More