Grand Rapids To Add More Programs And Park Ambassadors For Safety
In the wake of a man being shot June 26th at Joe Taylor Memorial Park , the City of Grand Rapids is adding park ambassadors four different city parks and adding a few more programs, according to WOODTV.
The four parks: Joe Taylor, Martin Luther King, Garfield, and Highland are going to get two park ambassadors each, who will be on park grounds from 3 pm to 9pm seven days a week. They’ll be on the job from mid-July through September, and the city is looking to fill these positions; you only have to be 18 years old to apply. CLICK HERE
What the job entails from the posting,
Assist park users with relevant information and directions
Connect park users to existing or upcoming programs and/or events
Remove trash as needed
Engage with youth while they are active in the park
Report maintenance/repair needed in the park and park facilities
The other plans for safety include more recreational opportunities, the city told WOODTV. Part of that initiative is adding a youth program to Joe Tyler Park, similar to the one offered at Martin Luther King Park.
There’s a third program planned, but the city didn’t divulge that info quite yet, according to WOODTV.