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

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

  • COVID-19 Parks Updates & Closures
    • Kirk Park Dog Beach is open with limited hours due to high water. Dogs are allowed daily between 7-10 am and 7-10 pm. Outside of theses hours dogs are not permitted anywhere in Kirk Park. Sign up here to receive e-mail alerts related to the Kirk Park Dog Beach.
    • Ottawa Beach Marina is open to transient boaters. Reservations can be made online.
    • Picnic shelters are now available to reserve online.
    • Indoor reservation facilities remain closed and we are not accepting new reservations at this time. More information to follow.
    • The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park will re-open soon. More information to follow.
    • Outdoor programs have resumed. Click here to register for a program.
    • Summer Camps will resume in July. More information about programs and summer camps to follow. Sign up to receive email alerts for seasonal programs or summer camps.

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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, and Grand Ravines Lodge.

  • 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).