Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
Kirk Park9791 Lakeshore Drive N
West Olive, MI 49460
Stretching along Lake Michigan's shoreline for over 1/3 mile, this park boasts 68 acres of sandy beach, high bluffs and wooded dunes. Nature trails with wooden stairways wind through the wooded dunes offering spectacular views of Lake Michigan. A paved path leads to a deck overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan. This is a popular park for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking and cross country skiing.
Note: Ottawa County provides NO LIFEGUARDS at parks with swimming facilities.
Park Map - This printable map shows facilities, parking areas, features and trails (if any).
- Picnic shelter (reservable)
- Kirk Park Lodge (reservable)
- Dog Beach
- Lake Michigan overlook deck
- Picnic Tables and grills
- Children's Playground
- Hiking and ungroomed cross country ski trails
- Horseshoe pit
- Modern rest rooms (closed in winter)
* Barrier free facilities include picnic shelter, restrooms, some picnic tables and grills and a trail to the Lake Michigan overlook deck.
FeesMotor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Dogs are permitted at Kirk Park. Dog lovers will delight in the new off-leash beach at the southernmost area of the park. The area is accessible from the south beach stairs, and dogs must remain on leash to and from the off leash beach. For the safety and enjoyment of all park guests, pets must be on ten foot leashes and under control. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle. Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters, playground areas, or as posted. 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.
DirectionsLocated in Grand Haven Township along Lakeshore Avenue about 2 miles south of M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive).
Parks Administration Office
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fax: (616) 738-4812
(888) 731-1001 ext.4810
General Park Hours*March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm