Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
Join the Ottawa County Parks Team Today!
Become a Volunteer.
Volunteers provide a critical service to the County Parks. Our goal is to provide you
with a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience that contributes to the mission
of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation. Contact Melanie Manion for more information. Or, you
can get started by filling out a Volunteer Application. We will contact you once we receive your application.
Along with the volunteer positions listed below, we are looking for Wind Storm Chasers. The wind storm chaser will be called upon to visit an assigned park following severe weather to check for downed trees blocking trials or other park areas. The chaser reports any issues to parks staff who will clean and make the needed repairs.
Because of the amazing volunteers, we were WOOD TV Connecting with Community Award Finalist.
Current Volunteer Job Descriptions
|Nature Education Center Volunteer||General Park Volunteer|
Trail Construction Leader
Trail Construction Worker
|Eastmanville Farm Volunteer||Garden Volunteer|
Adam Street Landing
|Hager Park Volunteer|
|Weaver House Volunteer|
|Pigeon Creek Park Volunteer|
Contact Georgia Meyer with questions about current volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Workday Schedule The public can also help keep the parks beautiful and combat invasive species. We could use your help!
Never volunteered for a stewardship workday before? No problem! Here’s what you should know:
- Bring work gloves (preferably leather), insect repellent and appropriate outdoor gear.
- All necessary tools, drinking water and snacks will be provided.
- No preregistration is required.
- All ages are welcome, however we do ask that those under 16 are supervised by an adult.
- Work days are cancelled if raining.
Parks Visitor Center
- The Nature
at Hemlock Crossing
8115 West Olive Road
West Olive, MI 49460
- Tuesday - Saturday:
9:00am - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
- Phone: (616) 786-4847
- Pigeon Creek Hotline: (616) 738-9531
- Room 267
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
- Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
- Phone: (616) 738-4810
Fax: (616) 738-4812
- In Ottawa County:
(888) 731-1001 ext.4810
General Park Hours*March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm