In September 2020, park neighbors presented to the
Parks Advisory Commission to rename the park from Rose White Park to Graydon Park, to honor fellow neighbor, volunteer and former City Council member, Graydon Krapohl. The
resolution was passed unanimously and the park was renamed to Graydon Park.
was born in Ann Arbor and attended the University of Michigan and was regarded as someone who
exemplified service. He served in the United States Marine Corps, in both active duty and reserve status, for 30 years and achieved the rank of Colonel. In his civilian career, Graydon worked in the Federal, nonprofit and private sectors where he provided expertise in information technology, strategic planning, organizational design and development, program management and leadership.
Graydon served as a member of the Ann Arbor City Council from 2014-2018 representing the 4th ward. He also served on the Parks Advisory Commission from January 2013 to November 2014. He served on the Human Rights Commission, Local Finance and Development (LDFA), Council Administration Committee, Public School Liaison and the SPARK Public Sector Committee.
Graydon actively volunteered with the City's Adopt-a-Park volunteer program. He partnered with staff to advocate for park improvements, planned and led annual workdays in the park with his fellow park neighbors and was dedicated to being an active member in his community. He passed on April, 15th 2020. View his obituary