We are located on the shores of Lake
Michigan, in Michigan's Ottawa County. Organized as a 501(c)(3)
non-profit corporation in 2005, the Friends of Ottawa County
Parks have vigorously built public awareness of County Parks by:
..hosting events to introduce park
properties and facilities to the public.
..providing information about the
county park system at fairs, community celebrations, and
out-lying recreation sites
..sponsoring a low-cost Grand River
excursion for families on the paddle-wheeler Grand Lady
..organizing events to explore &
discover features within the parks
.. planning and assisting Parks staff
with activities to involve residents and visitors in healthy
activity and nature appreciation.
Where and when we Meet:
Member meetings are usually held
the third Wednesday of the month, in
one of the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex's conference rooms.
The address is 12220 Fillmore, just west of 120th Avenue.
members are encouraged to attend the member meetings to make
suggestions and participate in planning and discussions. The
elected Board of Directors and Officers make the decisions for
operation of the organization in cooperation with the Parks
Department and Parks Commission.
2016- 2017 Board of
- Alice Hoban, President
- Susan Bastek, Vice President
- Maureen McElroy, Treasurer
- Don Williams, Secretary
- Ray Statema, Parks Commission Representative
- Liz Notman
- Mike Cary
- Barb Beck
- Deb Ellis
- Rick Bosch, Member Representative
- Larry Fegel, Member Representative