2021 National Trails Day

Celebrate the American Hiking Society's #NationalTrailsDay with us! Millions of people have found physical, mental, and emotional restoration on trails and in quality green space during the pandemic. Let’s return the favor as a community! Help care for our magnificent...

Bend Area Expansion

Update: May 13, 2021 Join us on June 11, 2021 from 2-4 pm to celebrate the acquisition of 149 acres of land at Bend Area Open Space in Jenison. This property is undeveloped now, but its future is bright. Attendees are invited to explore a newly developed hiking loop...

Grand Ravines Tree House

Coming soon: Tree House at Grand Ravines This summer, the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission plans to commence work to add another jewel to the crown of one its most scenic and beloved parks – Grand Ravines in Georgetown Township, just south of the Grand...

Ottawa County Adopts Focus on Agriculture Plan

Travel the scenic backroads of Ottawa County, you will notice one common denominator: farming. Whether it's corn fields, fruit orchards, or livestock, you can easily see local agriculture at work.  With nearly 9,500 employed in ag-related businesses and $506 million...

New Groundwater Board to address aquifer challenges in Ottawa County

Scientists, officials, community stakeholders tapped for new Ottawa County Groundwater Board WEST OLIVE — Momentum is crucial to any project. When a 2018 study by Michigan State University revealed declines in the quality and quantity of Ottawa County’s deep bedrock...

2021 National Trails Day

Celebrate the American Hiking Society's #NationalTrailsDay with us! Millions of people have found physical, mental, and emotional restoration on trails and in quality green space during the pandemic. Let’s return the favor as a community! Help care for our magnificent...

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