Ottawa County is home to some of Michigan’s most scenic natural spaces and recreational areas, including some of the most visited in the State, including Grand Haven, Holland, and PJ Hoffmaster State Parks. Since the formation of the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission in 1987, the presence of parkland in the County has great expanded and access to natural and recreational land has increased for this growing community.
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; 
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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.
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 trails and advocate for equitable inclusion outdoors by: 1.
This summer booths at Tunnel Park, Kirk Park, North Beach Park will be outfitted with materials for park visitors to become a Beach Buddy. When visitors arrive at the park they can request a Beach Buddy Bucket to fill with trash, especially small pieces of plastics, that they find on the beach during their visit.