The Michigan Recreation and Park Association announced this week that Ottawa County Parks was awarded the 2018 Park Design award for Grand Ravines.
The Ottawa Sands park in Ferrysburg has drawn a lot of visitors since it opened in October, but the county is already looking ahead to big changes for the site.
Sign-up is full for the River Run, which is staged at the Connor Bayou County Park in Robinson Township, but tickets are still available for a post-race party with food and alcoholic beverages.
The 345-acre Ottawa Sands property in Ferrysburg was acquired through a partnership between Ottawa County Parks and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. It features a dune landscape with an 80-acre lake and views of the Grand River.
Ottawa County Parks & Recreation advises against displaying the wreaths, most of which are made from the non-native invasive oriental bittersweet plant that is taking a toll on the natural habitat.
CROCKERY TOWNSHIP — An Ottawa County trail system is 96 percent complete, and a fundraising campaign is aiming to carry it the rest of the way.
Riverside Park has suffered with invasive species and erosion, but state and federal grant funds will help the Ottawa County Parks improve wildlife habitat and recreation.
A new Ottawa County park featuring an 80-acre lake, dune trails and views of the Grand River and Lake Michigan will open to the public Oct. 15.
The 345-acre property is located between green space owned by the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg and the county’s North Ottawa Dunes.
Ottawa County is being sued for more than $25,000 after a woman was injured at a county-owned park, according to documents filed recently in Ottawa County Circuit Court.
Jess Sory loves to explore the outdoors, and in her role as a naturalist with the Ottawa County Parks, she gets the chance to pass that passion on to others.
FERRYSBURG — Area residents participating in a regularly scheduled bird walk were treated to a colorful fly-by Wednesday morning when an incoming storm pushed the migrating birds across the big lake.
The Ottawa County Parks Foundation has raised nearly $5.7 million to-date for the Grand River Greenway and Idema Explorers Trail projects.
A surprising chorus of spring peepers. The up-and-down stairs and vistas of Rosy Mound Natural Area. The quiet, twisting waters of the Pigeon River at Hemlock Crossing.