Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Grand Ravines

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North
9920 - 42nd Ave
Jenison, MI 49429

South
3991 Fillmore Street
Jenison, MI 49428

Directions

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
  • Small parking area
  • Coming soon to Grand Ravines South: Enclosed dog park; learn more here. Renovated historical barn.
  • Coming soon to Grand Ravines North: Grand Ravines Lodge (will be reservable)

Map

This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. This mostly undeveloped 168-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 is being renovated for public use. South Grand Ravines is currently a farm with a small parking area and trails. The barn on the property will soon be renovated to be open for public use. In fall of 2015 the county will open its first enclosed off-leash dog park at this site.

Hours

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

Fees

There are no entry fees.

Dog Policy

Dogs on leash are permitted at Grand Ravines North year round, but on trails only from May 1 through September 30. For the safety and enjoyment of all park guests, pets must be on ten foot leashes and under control. Dogs are permitted year round, off leash at Grand Ravines South. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle. Grand Ravines South will soon be home to the county’s first enclosed off-leash dog park. Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted at any time. Recognizing that most dogs enjoy running and playing freely, Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs year-round off leash.

Coming Soon to Grand Ravines South

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

A local pet store, Chow Hound, is already on board. Chow Hound has committed to matching customer donations up to $10,000, for a maximum donation of $20,000. With Chow Hound’s pledged support, we are 25% of the way there. 

To make a donation, please visit this page or your local Chow Hound. Stay tuned for our unveiling of the dog park this fall.

Additional Park Rules

CONTACT US

Parks Visitor Center

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

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.