Green Investment – Fur traders, bootleggers and Gerald Ford: Ottawa Parks have history

Ottawa County parks have robins, streams, hemlock trees, trails, and chipmunks. They also have history. Wander the trails at Paw Paw Park at Holland and you’ll find a sign marking where immigrant Jan Rabbers in 1847 built a dock at the fork in the narrow river, to bring supplies by flatboat to the new village Read more about Green Investment – Fur traders, bootleggers and Gerald Ford: Ottawa Parks have history[…]

Green Investment – Parks offer healing, antidote for stress

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Parks offer healing, antidote for stress One crisis phone call can be plenty of stress for any one of us. Dealing with hundreds a day, as Read more about Green Investment – Parks offer healing, antidote for stress[…]

Green Investment – Economic Development and the Parks

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Parks Offer Green Enticement to Talent, Business Dana Grassmid loved the mountains of Colorado in seven years living near Denver, but even their heights didn’t measure Read more about Green Investment – Economic Development and the Parks[…]

Green Investment – Community Backyards

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Ottawa Parks serve as big community backyards Even with several acres of property at home, Brenda Easterling and her children can’t do everything in their own Read more about Green Investment – Community Backyards[…]

Green Investment – Youth Education

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Parks enrich children’s lives “I found a lily pad! I see a whole bunch of lily pads!” called little Cora, wide-eyed with her long braids flipping Read more about Green Investment – Youth Education[…]

Green Investment – Health

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation. This is the first story in the series.  A HEALTHY APPEAL Ottawa County Parks offer ample opportunities to exercise By Ben Beversluis, Ottawa County Parks Foundation Read more about Green Investment – Health[…]