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...

Two more cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. identified in Ottawa County

Additional COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. cases identified in Ottawa County The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified the Ottawa County Department of Public Health (OCDPH) that the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories identified the COVID-19 variant...

Macatawa Greenway Expansion

The Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission purchased a 5.5-acre parcel on Black River Court directly adjacent to Holland Township’s Hawthorn Pond Park as well as to other Macatawa Greenway property that connects along the Macatawa River to 96th Avenue. The...
Welcome Kate Harmon

Welcome Kate Harmon

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission welcomes new member, Kate Harmon Kate Harmon has lived in Ottawa County for over fifteen years while working at Grand Valley State University. Currently serving as the Director of Recreation and Wellness, Harmon’s role...

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