Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Windsnest Park

Windsnest Park shoreline

Windsnest Park picture courtesy of @frommichiganwithloveblog from Instagram

7905 Margaret Ave
West Olive, MI 49460

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission was contracted in 2023 to manage the daily operations and management of Windsnest Park, including rule enforcement. The property is owned/overseen by Port Sheldon Township.


From Holland, take Butternut Dr until it turns into Lakeshore Ave. Turn left on Croswell St and then left again onto Olive Shores Ave. Take a right on Polk St and follow that to the entrance of Windsnest Park.

Amenities & Activities

  • Picnic shelter (reservable)
  • Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS)
  • Picnic area
  • Playground
  • Scenic Lake Michigan views
  • Modern restrooms
  • Parking lot


Windsnest Park is located on 4 acres of land and provides a sandy beach front on Lake Michigan for the public to enjoy. The main activities include swimming and picnicking. The park also provides handicap accessible play equipment, restrooms, and improved parking facilities along with a wooden walkway for a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.


  • March 1 through October 15 - 7AM to 10PM
  • October 16 through February 28 - 7AM to 8PM


Motor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Learn more »

Dog Policy

  • Dogs are not permitted May 1 through September 30.
  • Dogs are required to be leashed (10' max) and under control at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters, playground areas, volleyball courts, off-trail, or as posted.
  • Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.
  • Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted in all areas at any time.
  • Recognizing that most dogs enjoy running and playing freely, many Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs year-round off leash.