Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Update

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June 2, 2020

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Update
EO 2020-110

A number of sections in EO 2020-110, announced on June 1, are specifically relevant to parks and park users. Please see below for a list of updates and re-opening dates of park amenities. We appreciate your patience as we work through these changes:

  • The Grand Ravines Dog Park has re-opened today, June 2. 
  • Drinking fountains are currently undergoing required, annual Ottawa County Department of Public Health water testing and will be turned on as soon as possible.
  • Playgrounds are currently being re-opened; they should all be opened by June 3.
  • Kirk Park Dog Beach will reopen soon however there will likely be new limitations due to the high water and eroded access to the south side of the beach. More information to follow.  Sign up here to receive e-mail alerts related to the Kirk Park Dog Beach. 
  • Ottawa Beach Marina is tentatively planned to re-open to transient boaters on June 5. Reservations will be able to be made online
  • New outdoor shelter reservations will resume July 1.
  • Reservation facilities with indoor spaces remain closed and we are not accepting new reservations at this time. More information to follow. 
  • Summer Camps will likely resume in July. More information about programs and summer camps to follow. Sign up to receive email alerts for seasonal programs or summer camps

For questions related to a previously cancelled reservation or summer camp, email Be sure to include relevant information in your inquiry.  

Park visitors should continue to maintain appropriate social distancing while outdoors.  Thank you!

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Lake Michigan Beach Park - Video Update

If you haven't visited Lake Michigan in a while, our latest video update will give you an idea of the size of the beaches and how we are managing the continuously rising water levels. 

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