COVID-19 Updates from Public Health
COVID-19 Limited Operations, Procedures and Closures

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

  • COVID-19 Parks Updates & Closures

    Do your part to keep our parks safe and open!

    • If the park you normally visit is busy (lot more than half full), please considering visiting another location - you can find our full list of properties here
    • Only visit parks on your own or with members of your household
    • Stay 6-10’ from others who are not in your household, on trails and in parking lots
    • Do not congregate
    • Wash your hands before and after your visit (hard surfaces are not disinfected)
    • Park facilities, playgrounds, dog parks and dog beaches are closed; restrooms have re-opened.
    • Pack out what you pack in

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bringing nature to you

Online Programs

Due to COVID-19, our Nature Center has closed and programs have been canceled. Even though we are unable to bring you nature programs in person, we can still bring nature to you!
Check out our online programs here »

Featured Parks

Ottawa Sands in Summer

Ottawa Sands

Learn more about the potential for this 345-acre property and how you can be involved in planning for the future!

Stearns Creek

Stearns Creek

Visit the newest Ottawa County Parks property!

Upper Macatawa Natural Area

Features stunning bridges and hiking and biking trails. The bike path running through the park is part of the Macatawa Greenway Trail.

Connor Bayou

Connor Bayou

Stunning views of the Grand River and meandering hiking trails along wetlands and through hardwood forest. You can access a newly completed segment of the Idema Explorers Trail.

Grand River Park

Enjoy upland woods, floodplain forest, restored native grasslands, wetlands, and a small lake.



Ottawa County Parks Pass

Motor vehicle permits are required at Lakeshore parks Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Buy yours today!


Park News and Announcements

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