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Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Kirk Park

9791 Lakeshore Drive N
West Olive, MI 49460

Directions

From Lake Michigan Drive, also known as M-45, travel south on Lakeshore Drive to the entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Picnic shelter (reservable)
  • Kirk Park Lodge (reservable)
  • Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS)
  • Off-leash dog beach – Please note hours below
    • May 1 - September 30: Limited dog beach hours are in effect (dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10am-6pm)
    • October 1 - April 30: Dogs are allowed on Kirk Park beach off-leash; they must remain leashed on-trail
  • Picnic tables & grills
  • Playground
  • Scenic Lake Michigan views
  • Hiking and ungroomed cross country ski trails
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Modern restrooms (closed in winter)
  • Parking lot
* Barrier free facilities include picnic shelter, restrooms, some picnic tables and grills and a trail to the Lake Michigan overlook deck.

Map

This Map shows amenities, features and trails. 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.

Hours

March 1 through October 15:  7am to 10pm
October 16 through February 28:  7am to 8pm

Fees

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

Dog Policy

Please note Kirk Park Dog Beach Hours below

  • May 1 - September 30: Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 10am-6pm; dogs are permitted on-leash, on the park trails.
  • October 1 - April 30: Dogs are permitted on Kirk Park beach off-leash.
    • If dogs are not at the dog beach, they are required to be leashed (10' max) and under control at all times. This includes walking to and from the beach.
    • Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters, playground areas, 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.

Additional Park Rules