Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Parks Plans & Reports

Strategic Plan: Community Review of Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission (OCPRC) initiated a strategic planning process earlier this year. The plan is shaped by extensive outreach, including 5,621 public survey responses, 57 stakeholder survey responses, six visioning engagement sessions, and a scientific survey.

We are excited to invite you to a public presentation of the updated mission, vision, values, and goals resulting from the Strategic Plan process on Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Fillmore Complex Board Room. A draft of the presentation we’ll be sharing on June 13 is now available for review. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback in-person during the June 13 meeting. You can also share your thoughts in advance of or following the meeting by filling out this survey.

Click here to livestream the public presentation.

The deadline for submitting comments is June 20.

Review Presentation
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2023 Annual Report

The 2023 Annual Report provides highlights of our efforts to improve recreational opportunities, connect our community to the wonders of nature, and prepare for what lies ahead. A grand opening celebrated West Michigan's first public observatory located at Hemlock Crossing. Two newly completed sections of the Idema Explorers Trail were commemorated with major public events. Several exciting projects are on the horizon. Read the full report to learn more.

2021 Parks Plan

2021 Parks, Recreation, and Open Space 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.

miOttawa Sands Park - A Collective Community Visioning Plan

Ottawa Sands Master 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.

Previous Years' Plans & Reports