Giving to the Parks
Along with many volunteer opportunities, residents and visitors alike can support parks financially in many ways.
Commemorative Bench Program
Are you looking for a special way to commemorate a milestone?
- A tribute in memory of a loved one
- A distinctive recognition of an individual or family
- An honor for making an achievement or special event
- Anniversary, birthday, retirement or any special occasion
As of Spring 2022, the Ottawa County Parks Foundation now runs the commemorative bench program. Visit their website to complete an inquiry form, or click the button below.Sponsor a Bench
Ottawa County Parks Foundation
The Ottawa County Parks Foundation raises funds to assist the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission in achieving goals for acquiring land, developing parks and providing parks and recreation services to residents and visitors of Ottawa County.
Here are a few examples of the projects they support:
- The development of the Grand River Greenway and Idema Explorers Trail
- Development and restoration at Ottawa Sands
- Expanding nature education access in Ottawa County
- Construction of a public observatory at Hemlock Crossing
- Construction of the Grand Ravines Tree House
The Nature Center Endowment Fund
With school budgets more prudent than ever, many children may not get to experience the joy and wonderment of a field trip to Ottawa County’s Nature Center without your donation.
Schools needing financial support for a field trip can request grants from the Nature Center Endowment Fund (through our local community foundation) to help with expenses. Donations to the fund are also used to purchase educational supplies for the free nature programs offered at the center. Those who donate $500 or more will be acknowledged, if desired, on a Giving Tree displayed prominently inside the Nature Center (donation levels below).
You may donate to the Nature Center Endowment Fund by mail or online. To make a donation, please follow the directions below. If you have any questions, please call the Parks Office at 616-786-4847. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Donate online through the Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland
Donate online through the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
Donate by mail - Download and print the donation form
Giving Tree Emblem
|$500 to $999||Oak Leaf|
|$1,000 to $1,499||Acorn|
|$1,500 to $2,499||Songbird|
|$2,500 to $9,999||Rock|
|$10,000 and above||Boulder|