Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.
Mayor Lyman Parks Sculpture: Outside the Kent County Administration Building 300 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Mayor Lyman Parks won an election to Grand Rapids City Commission in 1968, representing the Third Ward. He was the city's first African-American commissioner, and three years later was chosen by his colleagues to fill a mayoral vacancy. He later was elected mayor and served in the office until 1976.