Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge

On September 14, the Ottawa County Parks Foundation hosted a small fundraiser at Grand Ravines. Guests in attendance were able to take a first look at the newly completed suspension bridge. At 275′ long and 70′ high, it is believed to be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Michigan. The bridge was funded in full Read more about Grand Ravines Suspension Bridge[…]

Parks Foundation Endowment Fund

The Parks Foundation has established an Endowment Fund with the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.  An initial investment of $5,000 was made to establish the fund and the Foundation Board has submitted a request to the Loutit Foundation for a matching grant to expand the endowment.  The purpose of the endowment is to help ensure Read more about Parks Foundation Endowment Fund[…]

ArtHop benefiting the Ottawa County Parks Foundation at C2C Gallery

ArtHop benefiting the Ottawa County Parks Foundation Friday, September 1, 6-9 pm, C2C Gallery C2C Gallery will be selling $10 raffle tickets for a MICHELLE COURIER painting (a $1,300 value). Michelle will be at the event and will share about her creative life at 7:30 pm. Loren Johnson will be providing music for the evening. Read more about ArtHop benefiting the Ottawa County Parks Foundation at C2C Gallery[…]

$125,000 Grant Award from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation Board recently announced seven second-round grant awards totaling $285,000 to support the northern Ottawa County community, including a $125,000 to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation for its Grand River Explorers Trail/Stearns Bayou Connector. The county hopes to expand recreational opportunities and increase access to nature to create a healthier Read more about $125,000 Grant Award from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation[…]

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Parks Foundation Launch Event!

On Thursday, April 20 the Ottawa County Parks Foundation (OCPF) celebrated its official launch as a 501(c)(3). To demonstrate the impact private donations can have on the park system, the Parks Commission made a major announcement: the construction of a suspension bridge at Grand Ravines Park. A recent article in the Grand Haven Tribune highlighted the Read more about Parks Foundation Launch Event![…]