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On August 15, 2019 Ottawa County Parks will dedicate the Ottawa Beach Marina & Kayak Launch with Park Township

Please join Ottawa County Parks and Park Township to celebrate and dedicate the new Ottawa Beach Marina, universally accessible kayak launch, and Park Township Plaza.

Special event details:
August 15 from 4-6 pm, ceremony from 4-4:30 pm

Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of Ottawa County Parks. Also available to attendees, free-of-charge, will be:

  • Short pontoon boat rides (on-site sign up required. space is limited)
  • Adult and child kayaks
  • Bikes will be provided by Cross Country Cycle

The Pump House Museum and Learning Center will be open to the public as well, and admission is free. We hope you join us to enjoy the beauty of our waterfront!

This project was funded by a number of different sources, including: Ottawa County Parks, Park Township, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Boating Infrastructure Grant program, the Coastal Zone Management grant program, and a Boating Pumpout grant. We are looking forward to celebrating and thanking our many partners.

The Ottawa Beach Marina, kayak launch, and Park Township Plaza are part of a collection of parks called Historic Ottawa Beach. Also included in this collection is:

  • Mt. Pisgah
  • Black Lake Boardwalk
  • Pump House Museum (operated by the Historic Ottawa Beach Society)
  • Lake Michigan Beach (adjacent to Holland State Park)

This site, established by the West Michigan Park Association in 1886, is made up of 12 park parcels, totaling 58 acres that border a number of historic cottages and was once home to the Ottawa Beach Hotel. It includes 750 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, 2400 feet of Lake Macatawa shoreline, and beautiful wooded dunes which are dispersed between the cottages and Holland State Park.