Making Parks Accessible

Historically, trail construction has been based primarily on the mindset of conservation – in other words, how can we create trails using a process that leaves as small an impact? This is an extremely important perspective, but as nature becomes less a part of our collective everyday lives, it is also crucial to consider making nature accessible to as many people as possible.

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 speakers, local stroke survivors can test out a trike. We’ll wrap up the day with a social ride along the Idema Explorers Trail.

2021 Ottawa County Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan

Available for public comment A draft of the 2021 longe-range parks plan is ready for review. A public meeting is planned for the December 2 Parks Commission meeting (approximate time TBA; meeting begins at 3 pm). Public comment will be available via Zoom; a link to the meeting will be available on the day of the meeting at miOttawa.org/parks. Comments may also be sent via email or mailed to the Parks administrative office: 12220 Fillmore St.

2020 Lake Michigan Beach Update

For the 2021 Lake Michigan update, please visit: https://news.miottawa.org/2021-lake-michigan-beach-update/ Update#4 – June 5, 2020 2020 has been a year like none other. Between COVID and record-high water levels, your visit to the beach will be different than in years past.
The Ottawa Beach Marina, accessible kayak launch, and Park Plaza were dedicated at a special event on August 15, 2019. The Ottawa Beach Marina, accessible kayak launch, and Park Plaza were dedicated at a special event on August 15, 2019. Learn more about the amenities here.