The Spring and summer StoryWalk schedule is up through June! Pages from a featured book will be posted along a path at one of the parks listed below for your family to read together. Stories are available during park hours. Registration not required;  For more...

Hunting in Ottawa County Parks

To apply for hunting permits online, please visit: Hunting is an important part of managing natural lands and parks in Ottawa County. Biodiversity is dependent on a delicate balance of predator and prey populations. In...

Photo Update – July 27, 2022

Site preparation and excavating continues.    

Construction Photos – July 19, 2022

The first month of construction involved site clearing and stump grinding as seen in this week's photos. More excavation continues through the month.  

Macatawa Water Festival

Saturday, August 13  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Windmill Island Gardens The Macatawa Water Festival is a family-friendly event that will be held on Holland's Windmill Island. Numerous community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational...


What is a tick? Ticks are parasitic arachnids that attach themselves to a host and have the ability to transmit diseases. They are external parasites and survive by feeding on the blood of other animals. They have oval-like bodies and four pairs of legs. Are they...
Public Observatory

Public Observatory

Update June 30, 2022 Check out progress on construction of the Public Observatory at Hemlock Crossing County Park in West Olive, MI. The local club who will be operating the telescope, the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association is working hard to install and...

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