Who We Are

River For All is a team of regional, state and national partners working together to restore the Grand River and waterfront, ensuring it remains a healthy, safe and vibrant resource for all to enjoy.

As a result of our work, the Grand River will serve as a natural asset, public space, equitable neighborhood connector and healthy ecological system, connecting and uniting current and future generations.

Primary Partners

Additional Partners

How We Got Here

The Grand Rapids Restoration Project (GRRP) has been a vision of the community since 2002. Read below to see what has happened since then and what’s to come.

Grand Rapids Master Plan

Major goals include broadening the visibility and access to the river and expanding greenspace and recreation

Grand Rapids Whitewater

Major goals include restoring the rapids to improve overall river health and recreational opportunities within the region

Green Grand Rapids

Major goals include reclaiming and reinvesting in a clean, accessible and sustainable river

GR Forward

Major goals include creating an outdoor adventure city, establishing Grand Rapids as the hub in a regional river trail system and enhancing neighborhood access to the Grand River

Parks and Recreation
Master Plan

Major goals include building a Grand River waterfront and using the river’s various tributaries and trails to create a connected network of public spaces

River For All

Major goals include implementing the vision and direction outlined in earlier plans by designing 6 opportunity sites and a 7.5-mile connected trail network flanking the riverfront and continuing to work with community partners to restore the Grand River, ensuring it remains a healthy, safe and vibrant resource for all to enjoy for generations to come

Current Projects

Exciting work is happening and is planned in the river and along the river’s edge. See our current projects to learn more.