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Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Grose Park Lake Picnic Shelter

  • COVID-19 Parks Updates & Closures
    • The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park will re-open soon - Date TBA
    • Indoor reservation facilities are closed; new reservations at these facilities are not being accepted at this time.
    • Outdoor nature programs have resumed. Click here to register for a program.
    • Cross-country ski and snowshoes will be available to rent at Pigeon Creek Park. Learn more
    • The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park will rent snowshoes this winter, more info TBA
Grose Park Lake Picnic Shelter
  • Covered picnic area with cement floors and
    picnic tables
  • Lake Shelter seats 60 people
  • Facility has large group grill, serving table, and electrical outlets
  • Fully accessible

Dates Available

Last Saturday in May through second Saturday in October

Rental Times and Fees

Residents Non-Residents
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm $66 $96
Friday-Sunday 10:00am - 9:30pm $66 $96

Make a Reservation

If not reserved, Picnic Shelter is available on a first come basis.

Facility Rules

  • Nothing is allowed that would damage park property or furnishings. This includes nails, screws, tacks, staples, duct tape, mailing tape, or similar products. Decorations may be adhered using painter’s tape, Command™ strips, or floral wire and must be completely removed after the event.
  • Anything that would leave evidence in the park is not allowed. This includes sidewalk chalk, glitter, confetti, birdseed, rice, or sprinkled decorations of any kind.
  • Piñatas are allowed; however, a tarp or sheet must be placed under it to ensure everything is cleaned up after the reservation.
  • There is a fee to bring in an amusement (such as a bouncy house, dunk tank, etc.) and these items must be approved in advance. You also must have liability insurance and complete a liability release form. Please contact the Parks Office for more information.
  • Dogs and other animals are not allowed in any rental areas. Service dogs are permitted if working and wearing an identifying harness or vest.
  • Alcohol is not allowed.

Facility Opening/Closing

The facility will only be available at the times listed on your rental confirmation form. You may not see a staff person when you arrive.

Parks staff will:

  • Make sure your facility is clean and ready on time.
  • Clean and remove trash after your reservation.

The renter is responsible for:

  • Any decorating or food-related needs, such as table coverings, dishes, utensils, etc.
  • Placing all trash in the bins that are provided.
  • Cleaning up any spills or messes.
  • Removing all belongings at the end of the reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations that are cancelled 30 days or more in advance of the reservation date will receive a 50% refund of the reservation fee. Reservations cancelled less than 30 days in advance of the reservation date will result in the loss of the entire reservation fee.