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 million, which is critical in leveraging public funding as part of the $21 million Grand River Greenway project.
On Tuesday, July 6, Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Connor Bayou County Park in Ottawa County to propose spending $150 million in federal relief money on locally owned parks and trails.
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.
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 Georgetown Township. The dedication event is scheduled for Friday, June 11 from 2-4 pm.
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 members to build an awareness of the biodiversity along the Grand River while collecting monitoring data.