October 2021 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – October 2021 Newsletter Making Nature Accessible Part II: Accessibility in the Parks New Swing at North Beach Thanks to a generous donation from the Angela …

September 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – September 2021 Newsletter Pollution in the Great Lakes by Jessica Gregory Think back to your last visit to the Lake Michigan shoreline and in your mind’s …

August 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – August 2021 Newsletter Accessibility in the ParksPart 1: Spokes Fighting StrokesParks are for everyone and over the next couple of months, we will be emphasizing …

July 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – July 2021 Newsletter National Park and Recreation Month Join us in celebrating National Park and Recreation month! We know that Parks not only bring us …

Spokes Fighting Strokes

Join us for a dose of inspiration and a trike ride! Dan Zimmerman will share how he’s changing lives across the nation with recumbent trikes. Followed by our speakers, local …

Art for the Parks

Join us Aug 15 when LVAC pops up at the Grand Ravines North county park for an outdoor sale of art in a wide range of media by regional member …

June 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – June 2021 Newsletter Bend Space Open Area Trail Preview Celebrating the Continued Expansion of a Grand Plan by Anita Yoder The Bend Area Celebration on …

2021 National Trails Day

Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s #NationalTrailsDay with us! Millions of people have found physical, mental, and emotional restoration on trails and in quality green space during the pandemic. Let’s return …

Riverside BioBlitz

Riverside Park BioBlitz – Grand River Greenway On June 12, Ottawa County Parks will be hosting its first-ever BioBlitz at Riverside Park (from pre-dawn to dusk). This event will bring …

May 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – May 2021 Newsletter Volunteering in the Parks by Pete Esser It’s probably no surprise to you that there is a lot of community support for …

April 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – April 2021 Newsletter Five Years of Supporting Ottawa County Parks This year marks the FIVE-YEAR anniversary of the Ottawa County Parks Foundation! FIVE years ago, …

March 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – March 2021 Newsletter Foxy Farmer: Vollmer Family History at Stearns Creek by Marjie Viveen In 1894, two potato farmers on Prince Edward Island quietly began …

February 2021 Newsletter

True Love is Alive and Well in Ottawa County Parks!

Outdoor venues have been a growing trend for proposals and weddings, and Ottawa County Parks have provided the backdrop
for many memorable moments.

January 2021 Newsletter

During these unusual times, I am especially grateful for our Ottawa County Parks and the vision and work of the Foundation which directly funds and supports the parks and their programs.

As we begin 2021, I wish you all, the joy of nature woven into your lives.

December 2020 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – December Newsletter Healing and hope on the trail Spending time outdoors and in nature has important physical and mental health benefits, but for avid-outdoor enthusiast …

Park it at Home

    We went virtual for our event to support the outdoor spaces in Ottawa County! Facebook page. Thank you to our Sponsors! Gold Level   Friend Level GEI Consultants …

Explore Where You Belong

Join Ottawa County and ‘Explore Where You Belong’! This year, we are doing something a little different in place of the 231 River Run. We’ll be offering a virtual, convenient, …