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Some "Friends" are for Life

Friends of Ottawa County Parks is an organization dedicated to connecting people with nature, recreation and community by partnering with the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission. Organized in 2005, the Friends sponsors programs to build public awareness of the Ottawa County park system by hosting events and providing information about Ottawa County parks and open spaces.


  • Monthly Membership Meetings
    are the third Wednesday of each month, except December, 4:00 PM in Room A at Fillmore Complex...

  • Goat Project: The Goats Are Now Working at Eastmanville Bayou. The goats have been doing a great job eliminating many invasive plants at Eastmanville Bayou. They will be moved to Riverside Park shortly to continue their helpful impact on the habitat. You are welcome to visit and observe.

  • Friends Members are Hosting an Open House at the Weaver House at Pine Bend Park. more...

  • Friends want to say, ‘Welcome’  to a new parks organization.  There is now an Ottawa County Parks Foundation! To learn more about the purpose and vision of this group, please visit


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