Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
Step it Up
Registration is Now Open!
Lace up your walking shoes & get ready for a free, 6 week walking challenge.
This spring, we will “virtually walk” 210 miles along regional trails in Michigan. The challenge begins on Monday, April 3. Register by April 10!
This program is designed to help you spring into fitness after the winter months. Participants of all fitness levels are invited to join. Simply track and report your steps each week to be eligible for weekly raffle prizes, including Fit Bit fitness trackers.
Join us for one or all of our optional group walks (schedule below) as we explore the different parks in Ottawa and Allegan counties. Each walk will be led by a naturalist guide.
We will celebrate at the end of our challenge with a wrap up party at the Connor Bayou Woodland Cabin.
Join us for one or all of our group walks as we explore the different parks in Ottawa and Allegan counties! Each walk will have a naturalist to help participants enjoy the natural beauty of the park at a leisurely pace as well as a fitness leader for those that want to get their heart rate pumping!
April 8: Pine Bend Park, 10-11 am
April 8: Outdoor Discovery Center, 10-11 am
April 13: New Richmond Bridge Park, 10-11 am
April 13: Rosy Mound Natural Area, 5:30-6:30 pm
April 22: Riley Trails, 10-11 am
April 22: Bysterveld Park, 10-11 am
April 27: Grand Ravines (North), 5:30-6:30 pm
May 2: Hemlock Crossing, 5:30-6:30 pm
May 8: Allegan Sports Complex, 10-11 am
May 6: Kirk Park, 3-4 pm
May 11: Connor Bayou, 5:30-6:30 pm
Walk & Wrap up Party!
This final walk will be followed by a family-friendly party at the Connor Bayou Woodland Cabin!
Route maps will be provided prior to the walk.
Parks Visitor Center
- The Nature
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
- Pigeon Creek Hotline: (616) 738-9531
- 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