GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-For the first time ever, Grand Rapids Public Schools will host a series of back to school park parties.
"The idea here is we're going to have live entertainment, music, kids games, free hot dogs, snacks and water," explained district spokesman John Helmholdt. "There's also going to be a series of information booths for G.R.P.S. [and] also community partners."
The first park party will take place Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Clemente Park. Another will happen at the same time Tuesday at Martin Luther King Junior Park. Then next Monday and Tuesday, two more park parties are planned for Aberdeen Park and Lincoln Park.