N 43° 00.614'
W 085° 56.294'

When you see the 68th street Bridge crossing the river then you are approaching Eastmanville Bayou Open Space. The actual bayou is accessible by kayak from the south side of the Grand River and is another ideal place to fish from a kayak. Eastmanville Bayou County Open Space is 157 acres with 1.75 miles of Grand River frontage and 1.5 miles on Eastmanville Bayou.

Acquired in late 2008, the property became popular with fisherman as an access to Eastmanville Bayou and the banks of the Grand River after two houses on the property were removed in 2009 and access was permitted.

Nearby residents and the general public were encouraged to participate in the master planning process that was completed in January 2010. Most improvements are planned for the property just southwest of the 68th Avenue bridge over the Grand River, which will be the primary access point for the site. Improvements include a 40 car parking area, a small boat launch ramp on the bayou, a walkway under the bridge to access the eastern portion of the site, picnic tables, interpretive displays, a special canoe/kayak dock on the Grand River, and rustic toilets. The site will also be a trailhead for the future Grand River Greenway non-motorized trail.