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.
A $2 million gift from the Bill and Bea Idema Foundation to the county park system announced Friday is helping to shore up support for the long-planned Grand River Explorers Trail greenway project.
The park will be closed Thursday, Jan. 11, due to unusually warm weather.
It's a marshmallow world! And that's the case at Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven Township. We've seen this Ottawa County park in warm weather, it's a different world with all the snowfall we've had since Christmas.
The Ottawa County Parks Foundation has announced that its effort to complete the Grand River Greenway Campaign is gaining traction thanks to a pair of recent gifts from two West Michigan family foundations.