Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Grand Ravines

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9920 - 42nd Ave
Jenison, MI 49428

3991 Fillmore Street
Jenison, MI 49428


Grand Ravines North:  From Fillmore Street travel one half mile north on 42nd Avenue to the entrance. Grand Ravines South:  Entrance is on Fillmore Street east of 40th Avenue.

Amenities & Activities

  • Hiking trails
  • Fishing
  • Paved parking areas on the north side
  • Grand Ravines South: Enclosed dog park; learn more here. Renovated historical barn.
  • Grand Ravines North: Grand Ravines Lodge (Now reservable for fall 2016)


This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. This  newly developed 187-acre park can be accessed from the north or south. North Grand Ravines offers deep wooded ravines and dramatic views of the Grand River. The lodge on the property has been renovated for public use and will be available as a rental facility. Construction on an accessible path to the Grand River will begin fall of 2016.

South Grand Ravines is a former farm that is now the home of a 21-acre off-leash dog park that includes fenced trails and play areas. The barn on the property was recently renovated. Many renovations are planned for the fall of 2016, including: expansion and paved parking lot, the addition of shade structures and trees in each play area, two additional paved paths for accessibility in the west side to all dog and the small dog areas, and continued improvement of off-leash trails. Like the Grand Ravines Dog Park on Facebook to stay up-to-date on dog park news.

A paved path and bridge connecting the two properties will be complete in fall 2016. A staircase through the ravines currently serves as the only connection between the two.


March 1 through October 15:  7am to 10pm
October 16 through February 28:  7am to 8pm


There are no entry fees.

Dog Policy

  • Grand Ravines South is home to the county's first enclosed off-leash dog park. Please review the dog park rules before visiting the park.
  • Dogs are required to be leashed (10’ max) and under control at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters, playground areas, off-trail, or as posted.
  • Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.
  • Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted at any time.
  • For more park properties that allow dogs off leash year-round, take a look at the Ottawa County Open Space Lands.

Grand Ravines Dog Park

Premiere off-leash dog park 
Includes 21-acres of enclosed dog park, with separated fenced areas for large and small dogs. Additionally, there will be fenced trails for off-leash walking. 
The Parks & Recreation Commission has already built the parking lot and support facilities and has allocated $75,000 toward building the park, but that will only pay for fencing and trails. In order to include the amenities that will make it a gold star facility, we will be seeking funding from local businesses and residents.

Additional funding is for:

  • Water service and doggy fountains
  • Lighting
  • Waste stations
  • Additional paved paths and benches
  • Modern restrooms
  • Picnic tables and a shelter area

To learn more or to make a donation, please visit this page.

Additional Park Rules

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Parks Visitor Center

  • The Nature
    Education Center
    at Hemlock Crossing
    8115 West Olive Road
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Tuesday - Saturday:
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 786-4847

  • Pigeon Creek Hotline: (616) 738-9531

Administration Office

  • Room 267
    12220 Fillmore St.
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 738-4810
    Fax: (616) 738-4812
  • In Ottawa County:
    (888) 731-1001 ext.4810

General Park Hours*

March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm
*Some parks close in winter or have hours that vary. Select each park for specific park hours.

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