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

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Limited administrative office and phone hours are in effect.
The administrative office is open on Monday and Thursday from 10 am-2 pm, or by appointment.
Administrative staff are available by phone Monday-Friday from 9am-4:30 pm by calling (616) 738-4810.
  • 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.
    • The Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing County Park is closed.
    • Indoor reservation facilities are closed; new reservations at these facilities are not being accepted at this time.
    • Picnic shelters and outdoor facilities are available to reserve online.
    • Outdoor nature programs have resumed. Click here to register for a program.

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Nature Programs

The Nature Center remains closed, but we are now offering outdoor programs at various parks

Check out the schedule here »
Online programs are still available here »

Featured Parks

Ottawa Sands in Summer

Ottawa Sands

New! Master planning documents now available. Save the date for an open house on October 3 from 2-4 pm.

Hemlock Crossing

Hemlock Crossing

Located along the Pigeon River, this park offers a variety of ecosystems, family-friendly paths, and is a great spot to enjoy fall color.

Crocker Creek Natural Area

Crocker Creek Natural Area

Includes about two miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails meander along the creek, mature wooded ridges, floodplain forest, open hardwoods, wet meadows and buttonbush swamps.

Paw Paw Park

Paw Paw Park

The bridges, boardwalks and observation decks offer treasured, scenic views of the natural world within the City of Holland and along the Macatawa Greenway Trail.

Ottawa County Parks Pass

Motor vehicle permits are required at Lakeshore parks Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Buy yours today!


Book a Facility Online

Reserve a park facility for your next event.

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Olive Shores

Programs & Events

Check out upcoming programs and events!

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Ribbon Cutton on Project

Park Projects

Stay up-to-date on Ottawa County Parks projects

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Future Development Ottawa Sands Master Plan

Open House Event

October 3, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Coast Guard Park Picnic Shelter

Park News and Announcements



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