Did You Know Grand Rapids Almost Had a Pizza Park?
We've seen a ton of upgrades to Grand Rapids Parks in recent years.
There's one proposed park plan from back in the day we really wish would have happened though...
Grand Rapids Almost Had a Pizza Park
The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation recently shared that a delicious-looking triangular park was proposed in the 1970s near Monroe Ave and Coldbrook St.
Alas, Pizza Park was not meant to be. For whatever reason, it did not come to fruition.
As GR Parks and Rec says, "We'll never forget what could have been."
Some of the comments on the Facebook post are truly great.
Mitten Pizza replied,
We'll see you for lunch.
Shawmut Hills Schools commented,
Our fifth graders are making a Shawmut Hills Tree Tour. To do list: have students design their own park using tree canopy as part of an aerial design. Bet. We’ll be back. Thanks for the inspiration.
So if Pizza Park didn't happen, what IS in this spot in Grand Rapids?
Close to the Grand River, the plot is kind of in-between two parks - Canal Park and Belknap Park.
Here's a look around:
Well, it might not be Pizza Park - but we do have some cool park upgrades in GR to look forward too, including the makeover of Lyon Square.
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