Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
Kirk Park9791 Lakeshore Drive N
West Olive, MI 49460
DirectionsFrom Lake Michigan Drive, also known as M-45, travel south on Lakeshore Drive to the entrance.
Amenities & Activities
- Picnic shelter (reservable)
- Kirk Park Lodge (reservable)
- Dog Beach
- Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS)
- Picnic tables & grills
- Scenic Lake Michigan views
- Hiking and ungroomed cross country ski trails
- Horseshoe pit
- Modern restrooms (closed in winter)
- Parking lot
MapThis Map shows amenities, features and trails. Stretching along Lake Michigan's shoreline for over 1/3 mile, this park boasts 68 acres of sandy beach, high bluffs and wooded dunes. Nature trails with wooden stairways wind through the wooded dunes, offering spectacular views of Lake Michigan. A paved path leads to a deck overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan. This is a popular park for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking and cross country skiing.
March 1 through October 15: 7am to 10pm
October 16 through February 28: 7am to 8pm
Motor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Dogs are permitted at Kirk Park in designated areas only. Dog lovers will delight in the new off-leash beach at the southernmost area of the park. The area is accessible from the south beach stairs, and dogs must remain on leash to and from the off leash beach. For the safety and enjoyment of all park guests, pets must be on ten foot leashes and under control. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle. Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters, playground areas, or as posted. Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted in all areas at any time. Recognizing that most dogs enjoy running and playing freely, many Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs year-round off leash.
Parks Administration Office
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fax: (616) 738-4812
(888) 731-1001 ext.4810
General Park Hours*March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm