Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Bend Area

9500 - 12th Ave.
Jenison, MI 49428


From Cottonwood, take Taylor Street east.  Turn North on 12th Avenue to the entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Small parking area and information kiosk
  • Fishing
  • Off-trail hiking and cross-country skiing
  • Dogs are allowed on or off leash
  • Archery deer hunting. More information


This Map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. The Bend Area is 188 acres of mostly wooded land plus a half mile of Grand River frontage. There are no designated trails or restrooms.


5am to 10pm
The parking area is not plowed in winter.


There are no entry or launch fees.

Open Space Land Rules


Parks Visitor Center

  • The Nature
    Education Center
    at Hemlock Crossing
    8115 West Olive Road
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Tuesday - Saturday:
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 786-4847

Administration Office

  • Room 267
    12220 Fillmore St.
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 738-4810
    Fax: (616) 738-4812
  • In Ottawa County:
    (888) 731-1001 ext.4810

General Park Hours*

March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm
*Some parks close in winter or have hours that vary. Select each park for specific park hours.