Park Parties

Celebrating the 2018 Park Party season

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - The 2018 Park Party season was  incredible!  Every party had perfect weather, great attendance and good times for everyone! This year over 33,300 people attended Park Parties for lots of free fun!

"It's a real honor to complete our 24th season of Maranda Park Parties. It's a beautiful thing to host these parties and say-Everyone is Invited and Everything is FREE!  Thank you West Michigan!"  Maranda

In a partnership with the Michigan Department of Education and local area school districts over 13,100 free lunches were provided to kids under the age of 18! Maranda’s generous partners also stepped up in a big way! Comcast painted the park green- outfitting kids with over 25,000 brightly colored backpacks and our friends from Priority Health gave away nearly 15,000 fitness trackers. Kids could keep cool thanks to 20,800 Country Fresh ice cream sandwiches and 28,000 bottles of Aquafina water.

Maranda and the team passed out 20,000 bags of Cheese Kurls and nearly 1,000 prizes!

This season Maranda and the Park Party crew visited the following locations:

Maranda’s Park Parties 2018

  • June 21- Lamar Park, Wyoming
  • June 28- Smith Ryerson Park, Muskegon
  • July 12- Kollen Park, Holland
  • July 19- East Kentwood High School, Kentwood
  • July 26- Bronson Park, Kalamazoo

What do we say to every sponsor, every city official and every person who joined us for these five events? Thank you!


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Photos: Maranda Park Party at East Kentwood High School
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Photos: Maranda Park Party in Holland
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Photos: Elton John in Grand Rapids
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Photos: Jurassic Quest in Grand Rapids
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Photos: Red Shoe Gala for Ronald McDonald House
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