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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...

  • Macatawa Greenway Trail Dedication
    June 25, 4:00-8:00PM at the Upper Macatawa Natural Area 84th Ave. entrance...more

  • Save the Date! - The Friends Annual Meeting
    will be held September 16 at 7 PM. Presentation by Chip Franke...more

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


    Grand Lady Excursion on the Grand River a Grand Success!

    Both cruises were a sell out and everyone had a grand time. We hope that you will join us again next year...more

  • Black Lake Boardwalk Dedicated
    The Black Lake Boardwalk was officially dedicated May 28, 2015 with a ribbon cutting cermony and Pump House open house...more

  • For information on Ottawa County Parks, visit: