15115 East Jefferson Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone:  313-822-6200
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday


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Arbor Day

Arbor Day is locally celebrated the third Friday of April

Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States during 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were planted that day.

Many countries now observe a similar holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

Birdsey Northrop of Connecticut was responsible for globalizing it when he visited Japan in 1883 and delivered his Arbor Day and Village Improvement message. In that same year, the American Forestry Association made Northrup the Chairman of the committee to campaign for Arbor Day nationwide. He also brought his enthusiasm for Arbor Day to Australia, Canada and Europe. 

Trees are nature’s oldest and largest living things. As a city that values trees and a Tree City USA member, Grosse Pointe Park celebrates Arbor Week. In the State of Michigan, we celebrate Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. Locally we celebrate the last full week of April. 

PHONE NUMBERS
City Administration:  Including City Clerk, Election Information Tax Information, Water Bills: 313-822-6200   Fax: 313-822-1280
Public Service:  Including Building Department, Assessors Office: 313-822-6200 Fax: 313-822-1280
Code Enforcement: 313-822-4347
Public Works Garage:  313-822-5100
Public Safety: All Police, Fire and EMS Services 24 hour: 313-822-7400   Fax: 313-822-4577   Administration/Records: 313-822-4416
Municipal Court: General Info: 313-822-3535   Traffic & Criminal: 313-822-4323   Civil: 313-822-4565   Probation: 313-822-4470   Fax: 313-822-0016 
Parks and Recreation: 313-822-2812  Windmill Pte Gatehouse:  313-822-5155   Patterson Park Gatehouse: 313-822-1681
 

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