Parks Plans & Reports
Strategic Plan Public Survey - Now Available!
The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission kicked off its strategic planning process on February 6. Public input is being sought through a brief survey that will help guide the decision-making process.
The OCPRC is conducting this survey to better understand the community’s perception, satisfaction, and needs for the overall parks system. Results from this survey will drive the future priorities and initiatives of the parks system and will support the development of the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission Strategic Plan.
We want to hear from you! Please complete the survey by April 10, 2024.
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.
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
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!