Water Pool-ooza on the Grand comes to Riverside Park June 1

Published on May 06, 2024

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City of Grand Rapids is thrilled to announce Water Pool-ooza on the Grand, a FREE community event aimed at engaging families and students in water conservation efforts while providing a day of fun-filled activities and education. The event takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Riverside Park (Guild Street Entrance), located at 2001 Monroe Avenue NE, Grand Rapids. Water Pool-ooza on the Grand is open to students (ages 6+) and families, offering a variety of interactive experiences to explore and enjoy.

Attendees can look forward to:

  • Hands-on water activities led by water professionals, community partners and non-profits
  • Kayaking with GR Outside and macroinvertebrate sampling with Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds
  • Touch-a-Truck with City of Grand Rapids public services departments
  • Career exploration sessions for students interested in water-related fields
  • Opportunities to learn about local water stewardship initiatives and how to become a Water Champion
  • Resources for adults to learn about City services and community opportunities

Water Pool-ooza on the Grand is made possible through funding by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College and the City of Grand Rapids. Together, the group aims to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our natural water resources and inspire positive action within our community.

"We are extremely excited to bring Water Pool-ooza to the Grand Rapids and Grand River Watershed communities," said Hillary Caron, the City’s water education and programs coordinator. "This event provides a fantastic opportunity for families and students to learn about water conservation in a fun and interactive way. By coming together, we can make a significant impact in preserving our precious water resources for future generations."

For more information on this day of learning, exploration and fun or to register for Water Pool-ooza on the Grand, please visit: https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Events-Activities/Water-Pool-ooza-on-the-Grand. Registration is not required but encouraged. Registrants will get information before the event about parking, schedule changes and weather. Registration is open through May 30.

 

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