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

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

  • COVID-19 Parks Updates & Closures

    A number of sections in EO 2020-110, announced on June 1, are specifically relevant to parks and park users. Be sure to check the list of updates before planning a visit to a park as some amenities, including the Kirk Park Dog Beach, will not re-open right away.

    • The Grand Ravines Dog Park has is now open.
    • Drinking fountains are currently undergoing required, annual Ottawa County Department of Public Health water testing and will be turned on as soon as possible.
    • Playgrounds will re-open by June 3.
    • Kirk Park Dog Beach will reopen soon however there will likely be new limitations due to the high water and eroded access to the south side of the beach. More information to follow. Sign up here to receive e-mail alerts related to the Kirk Park Dog Beach.
    • Ottawa Beach Marina is tentatively planned to re-open to transient boaters on June 5. Reservations will be able to be made online.
    • New outdoor shelter reservations will resume July 1.
    • Reservation facilities with indoor spaces remain closed and we are not accepting new reservations at this time. More information to follow.
    • Summer Camps will likely 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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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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