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Coming Soon In Creston

Many opportunities to take an active role in your community.  Together we make Creston a great place to live! 


What questions do you have for our City Manager?

Thursday, June 27 
Creston Neighborhood Association 
Community Room
205 Carrier St NE

Lots of important things are happening in our City government now, for instance Police Chief hiring is underway, a strategic plan was created this spring.  Come ask Mr. Washington your questions about his vision for Grand Rapids!  

6:00pm: A brief walk around our building to learn the history and role of CNA in the community

6:30pm: 30 minute Q&A with City Manager Washington, followed by the regularly scheduled Creston Neighborhood Association Board meeting.


Medical Marijuana - Community Feedback Meeting + DINNER PROVIDED!

Tuesday, June 18
Motel 6 
3221 Plainfield Ave NE 

Join your neighbors for an info session about a proposed Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center at 3423 Plainfield Ave NE (currently Cesar’s Pub) to be operated by Green Skies – Healing Tree, Grand Provisioning LLC.

This gathering is taking place so residents and business owners can learn the details of this proposed new business, have the opportunity to ask questions and share YOUR opinion.

DINNER & Raffle too!

Contact CNA staff members Megan Kruis ( or Kymie Spring ( 616-454-7900 with any questions
Stay up to date on event info at Facebook.

Get Creston ready for new murals and a big street party!   


June 22

Meet in the City parking lot near Quimby and Plainfield

All residents, business owners and local stakeholders are invited to pick up trash, clean those storm drains and help out those who can't do it on their own.   

Let us know you're coming!

Creston.Clean Up will help prepare our neighborhood for a whopping 8 new murals!  

This is a great opportunity for groups of friends, co-workers, church folks, or students who need community service hours! 
Please pre-register here so we can have a clear head count. Please be sure to select the volunteer position you think you would be the best fit for.

We will be giving everyone a Creston. After Dark thermal mug to enjoy a cup of joe in.
1. After 12pm, 6/22 bring your cup to Creston Brewery for $1 off drinks. 
2. Remember to bring your clean cup back to Creston. After Dark on July 13 and once again, receive $1 off all drinks.

Are you ready for extreme weather?

We had some extreme weather this past winter and many areas were without power for days.  Join us for an opportunity to learn about how to be prepared for flooding, power outages, tornadoes and large storms: 

  • What to do

  • Where to go

  • Emergency kits in case of disaster

  • Disability etiquette

June 21st 9:00-12:00
June 26th 12:00-3:00
Snacks and beverages provided!
West Grand Neighborhood Organization
415 Leonard NW 

Parking in Brann’s parking lot, next door.

Please sign up ahead of time. Click here!
Saturday, June 22 at Riverside Park.
11:45am - 9:15pm at the Boat Launch #2 where Guild St. runs into Monroe Ave.

Fabulous music, wonderful speakers, amazing kids' activity tent, great food and beer! Our Living Green in Creston committee will be there as well!

Click here for schedule information.

Creston Native Plant Initiative: Smart Plants for Pollinators

Learn about Smart Plants for Pollinators 
With Rebecca Finneran
Michigan State University Extension,
Senior Consumer Horticulture Educator
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6 PM
775 Ball NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Learn and experience the buzz about native plants at this interactive talk and tour.
Pollinators are essential to our environment and the food we eat. Pollinating more than 85 percent of the world's flowering plants these insects represent the "world's largest workforce!"  They are responsible for pollinating two-thirds of the world's crops and are uniquely linked to most terrestrial ecosystems that provide seeds and fruits for birds and mammals.  

Supporting native bees and beneficial insects right at home is the first step in conservation of these species.  By choosing the right plants and adopting "Smart Gardening" behaviors, home gardeners we can help our native bee and insect populations thrive.  Explore a wide palette of plants as well as conservation techniques to encourage pollinators.  

For more information on a wide variety of Smart Gardening topics, visit or call MSU's Lawn and Garden hotline at 1-888-678-3464.

MSU Extension programs and material are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.


Creston.Clean Up: Neighborhood-wide Beautification Day meeting location Plainfield & QuimbySaturday, June 22, 9am

Meet City Manager Mark Washington + June Board of Directors Meeting  at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Thursday, June 27 at 6:00pm

Living Green in Creston Committee
 at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30pm

Land Use Committee at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30pm

Creston After Dark  Street Party July 13, 4:00-11:00pm

Night Out in Creston at Briggs Park: Tuesday, August 6

Smart Plants for Pollinators!  775 Ball NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, August 8, 6:00pm

Creston Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting for Community Engagement Location TBD Thursday, October 24 at 6:30pm

Find up-to-date information on all CNA events at our Facebook page:
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