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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 PM in Room E at  Fillmore Complex...

  • The Friends Annual Meeting
    You are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting to be held September 16 at 7 PM in the VanderLaan Room at Hager Park. Chip Francke, retired Parks Naturalist, will talk about his new book, Birds of Ottawa County, Michigan: An annotated Checklist. Co-authored by Friends members, Carl and Judi Manning, the book presents an historical perspective of all the birds recorded in Ottawa County, along with places to bird and expected occurrence dates. Books will be available for purchase at the meeting....more

  • The Weaver House
    at Pine Bend County Park will again be open to the public for tours...


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