Parks & Recreation
The Township maintains five (5) parks and four (4) public accesses totaling nearly 600 acres of property, one (1) boat launch and more than 33 miles of non-motorized pathway, with an additional 10 miles being constructed by 2019. Organized recreational programs utilizing facilities within the parks system are provided by the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority.
Facilities such as a shelter, baseball field, softball field, or soccer field may be reserved for exclusive use for varying blocks of time. These facilities are generally available for reservation April 1st through October 30th, 8:00AM and 10:00PM each day.
The Grand Haven Township park reservation system is hosted through a collaborative effort with Ottawa County.
During your park visit, please observe the park Rules & Regulations. All questions or concerns regarding reservations or payments should be directed to Grand Haven Charter Township at (616) 842-5988.
Hofma Park has 120 acres with 1 shelter, a restroom, a soccer field, 78 space parking area, a softball field and a developed playground.
Hofma Preserve has 446 acres with approximately 4.5 miles of trails, an 885 foot floating bridge, 17 space parking area and a restroom.
Mercury Park has 6.71 acres with a restroom, a softball field, a multi-purpose grass field, and a developed playground.
Pottawattomie Park has 20.83 acres with 3 shelters, a restroom, 2 volleyball courts, 2 horseshoe pits, a soccer field, a developed playground, 2,750 feet of trails, a floating fishing/viewing platform, 160 feet of boardwalk, and 74 parking spaces.
Millhouse Park is comprised of 0.46 acres of undeveloped natural areas that provide informal access to Millhouse Bayou of the Grand River.
Odawa/Battle Point Boat Launch
The boat launch facility provides 4 areas for launching, a restroom and parking area. A boat launch permit is required for the launching of any watercraft, including kayaks and canoes.
Daily passes are available for $6.00 at the launch site. If you purchase a daily pass, no credit will be given should you choose later to purchase an annual pass.
Annual permits are also available and must be obtained in person at the Township offices.
$30.00 – for a Grand Haven Charter Township resident
$20.00 – for Grand Haven Charter Township resident 65 or older
$40.00 – for all non-residents of Grand Haven Charter Township
Make sure to completely fill out all of the information on the form, including the trailer plate number (permits will not be issued if the form is incomplete). Forms are also available at the Grand Haven Charter Township offices located at 13300 168th Ave., Grand Haven.
If you own more than one boat/water craft, you can register them all on one form and pay only one fee. Proof of registration showing the same owner for all vessels is required in order to qualify for one fee.
The launching of boats greater than 28-feet in length or any commercial marine equipment is prohibited.