Update: November 3, 2020 Following the purchase of 87 acres of land to expand the Bend Area Open Space in Georgetown Township earlier this year, the acquisition of an adjacent 62 acres of former gravel mining land was completed in October. In addition to Ottawa County Parks millage funding, this expansion was made possible by a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources
Ottawa Sand update Project recap (updated 6/26): In the fall of 2017, the current owner offered to sell the property based on an appraisal of $11.2 million and donate 25% of the land value to serve as match in a grant proposal for $8.4 million to the Michigan Natural Resources
A small parcel of land was purchased this spring in partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center. This parcel is a critical link in the future greenway trail on the Macatawa River.
Updated: December 27, 2018; October 29, 2018; August 20, 2018; August 3, 2018; July 13, 2018 Coming soon: Ottawa Beach Marina Construction is expected to begin on the new Ottawa Beach Marina in mid-October, with plans to open spring 2019, but preparations have already begun for next season’s marina customers. The marina
For a number of years, Ottawa County Parks has explored options to purchase an ecologically important property with over 6,000 feet of frontage on Stearns Bayou and Stearns Creek. This 117-acre property features exceptional floodplain and wetland areas with rare stands of wild rice, a state threatened species. It also