Autumn StoryWalks

StoryWalks are now available throughout the county! Pages from a featured book will be posted along a path for your family to read together. Stories are available during park hours. Registration not required;  For more information: miOttawa.org/ocpevents. Click on...

Senior Specials

Did you know that Ottawa County Parks & Recreation offers special senior programs for active adults 55+ years? This season, we are introducing one-hour, themed walks at a variety of Ottawa County Parks. These walks will take a deeper dive into a topic of interest...

Grand River Greenway Campaign Reaches Goal

Fundraising for the Grand River Greenway The Grand River Greenway Campaign was a fundraising effort launched in 2017 with a goal of financing key land acquisitions along the 36.5-mile Idema Explorers Trail.  The Campaign recently achieved its fund-raising goal of $7.2...

Observatory Groundbreaking

Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony of the public observatory at Hemlock Crossing Park! September 11, 6:30-7 pm | Hemlock Crossing Construction will begin this fall on West Michigan's first public observatory, which will be located at Hemlock Crossing County Park....

Volunteer Spotlight: Park Stewards

The Park Stewards program was created in 2016 because of a number of particularly enthusiastic volunteers who had the time and desire to volunteer more frequently. Caring for our natural resources is a high priority for Ottawa County Parks, but one that could use an...
Prescribed Browsing Project

Prescribed Browsing Project

The eco goats have returned for another year! Paul Busman volunteer veterinarian who has donated time and material to this program for years Our many volunteers who check on the goats daily to make sure they are behaving Friends of Ottawa County Parks for their...

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