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Some "Friends" are for Life

Friends of Ottawa County Parks is an organization dedicated to connecting people with nature, recreation and community by partnering with the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission. Organized in 2005, the Friends sponsors programs to build public awareness of the Ottawa County park system by hosting events and providing information about Ottawa County parks and open spaces.

  • Monthly Membership Meetings
    are the third Wednesday of each month, except December, 4 PM in Room E at  Fillmore Complex....dates

  • Cruise on the Grand River
    Reserve now for an afternoon excursion on the Grand River May 15 aboard the Grand Lady ... more

  • Grand River Greenup - A Great Start to SPRING:
    Join with Friends, West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Grand Haven Area Jaycees on Saturday, April 19 for the 4th Annual Grand River GreenUp...more

  • Volunteer opportunities
    Start spring off right by helping at a park near you. A variety of work days are on the schedule...more


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