2021 Lake Michigan Beach Update

Kirk Park Beach Update, June 21, 2021 We know many of you love Kirk Park dog beach (we do too!), but we have to talk about the rules. Due to only having only one beach access point and smaller than usual beaches, dog beach hours have been limited to accommodate beach...

Bend Area Expansion

Update: June 1, 2021 Ottawa County Parks is pleased to invite its local stakeholders to an upcoming Grand River Greenway event recognizing the opening of the expanded Bend Area Open Space and a recently completed two-mile section of the Idema Explorers Trail in...

Prescribed Fire

Fire for restoration Ottawa County Parks has four prescribed fires, also known as controlled burns, planned for 2021. In general, the goal of these fires is to use a natural and once common occurrence to turn back the clock on a mature forest. This creates once...

Riverside BioBlitz

Riverside Park BioBlitz - Grand River Greenway On June 12, Ottawa County Parks will be hosting its first-ever BioBlitz at Riverside Park (from pre-dawn to dusk). This event will bring local scientists and conservation organizations together to work with community...

Spokes Fighting Strokes

Spokes Fighting Strokes Grand River Greenway Event July 25, 2021, 1-3 pm at Connor Bayou (Rain date July 27) Join us for a dose of inspiration and a trike ride! Dan Zimmerman will share how he’s changing lives across the nation with recumbent trikes. Followed by our...
2021 National Trails Day

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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