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

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If you are considering an outdoor wedding in an Ottawa County Park, read the following information carefully and you MUST call the Parks Office at 616-738-4810 for information about the specific park you wish to use. Certain sites, such as Spring Grove Trellis, Connor Bayou Woodland Cabin the Pine Bend Weaver House and Grand Ravines Lodge require reservations.

  • If you choose to hold your ceremony at an Ottawa County Park, you MUST call the Parks Office at (616) 738-4810.

  • Nonreserveable outdoor areas are first-come, first-served.
    • You may not rope off or “hold” space prior to your event. 
    • You may not block any walkways/boardwalks/stairs.

  • All park rules and regulations are in effect.

  • No amplified music or speaking.  Music may be played during your ceremony, but it must not disturb other park guests.

  • Pesticides, bug bombs, and similar products are not allowed.

  • ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED on all park property, except by special permit at the Pine Bend Park Weaver House and Connor Bayou Woodland Cabin.

  • If you would like to provide seating for your guests or decorate the area, the following regulations apply:
    • Chairs and/or decorations may only be put up 30 minutes before the ceremony in a nonreservable area and must be removed immediately after the ceremony is finished. 
    • Artificial flowers are not allowed.
    • Birdseed, rice, confetti, and like products are not allowed.
    • Candles or open flames are not allowed.
    • Decorations that would cause damage to park property or buildings are not allowed.

  • Parking is not guaranteed for any event.  Parking areas may fill if it is a nice day or if large events are occurring. 

Vehicle entrance fees are in effect at all Lakeshore parks (Tunnel, Kirk, North Beach, Rosy Mound, Olive Shores) between the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (Monday).