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Opportunities and Events

  • Meeting Dates for 2017
    Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, except December, 4:00 PM in Room A at Fillmore Complex. We welcome Friends' attendance and participation.

  • Friends Members are Hosting an Open House at the Weaver House at Pine Bend Park. Open house dates are May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15 from 1-3 PM. Folks are invited to stop by to tour the house and gardens, hear some history of the site, and become familiar with the possibilities to rent it for a future event.

  • Friends Annual Meeting at Grand Ravines North, September 20 at 7 PM
    The annual meeting of the Friends of Ottawa County Parks hosted a nice gathering of Friends members and Park Volunteers at the Lodge at Grand Ravines North. After refreshments were served, a short business meeting was held.

    There followed a presentation by Stephanie Ogren from the Grand Rapids Public Museum, highlighting the multi-faceted approach to restoring critical features of the Grand River, improving its quality and accessibility in downtown Grand Rapids. It was an enjoyable and enlightening evening.

  • Birds of Ottawa County Book
    An annotated checklist of all the birds known to frequent Ottawa County. On sale at the Ottawa County Nature Education Center and on line at