Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Parks Plans & Reports

2022 Annual Report

In 2022, the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission had many exciting projects, partnerships, and programs. Progress was made along the Grand River Greenway on two major connections in the Jenison area. The Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association worked on installing West Michigan's first public observatory. Partnerships with various groups allowed us to provide programs and events to the community, and also helped continue our growth. Read the 2022 Annual Report to get the full scoop!

2021 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan

2021 Parks Plan

The 2021 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan was finalized in January. Ottawa County residents and park visitors helped build and guide this plan by completing surveys (raw data is available in plan appendices), comment cards, and by directing comments and suggestions to the Parks & Recreation Commission. This plan is updated every five years and ensures eligibility for grant funding from the State of Michigan and provides a road map for park and trail development.

Ottawa Sands Master Plan

miOttawa Sands Park - A Collective Community Visioning Plan

Over a year in the making, the Ottawa Sands County Park Master Plan report was formally accepted by the Parks & Recreation Commission in December 2020.