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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

  • Grand Lady Excursion on the Grand RiverGrand Lady
    Reserve now for an afternoon excursion May 20, 2015 on the Grand River aboard the Grand Lady sternwheel riverboat. Enjoy watching for eagles, herons, and other wildlife, while Captain Bill Boynton, Parks staff, and guest speakers share their knowledge of the environmental and historic background of the river corridor...more

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Join in with the Parks staff for some important work days to beautify our parks. New Garlic Mustard Pull dates posted for spring 2015...more

  • The Weaver House at Pine Bend County Park will again be open to the public for tours...more

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