Parks & Recreation

The Ferrysburg Park System includes a soccer field, ball diamonds, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts. The sand dunes at Coast Guard Park and the Kitchel/Lindquist Dunes Preserve offer hiking trails and, in the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing.

Parks are open from 8 a.m. until 10 pm. No person may be in, occupy, or use any portion of any park between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.

  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in any parks.
  • Open year-round.
  • No entrance fees.
  • Coast Guard Park

    Coast Guard Park is located one mile west of 174th Street off of North Shore Road at 18161 North Shore Road. The park offers baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a picnic shelter, a play area, restrooms, grills and picnic tables.Coast Guard Park also serves as a trail head for the North Ottawa Dunes‐parking, which is located at the entrance to Coast Guard Park.The park is also ½ mile from the shores of Lake Michigan.

    Reservations: Not accepted at this park.
    Hours: 8am ‐ 10pm

    Ferrysburg Nature Preserve

    The L‐Shaped 43 acres is bordered to the east by Dogwood Drive, to the south by Mohawk Drive, to the west by Hiawatha Drive, and to the north by the Spring Lake Township border. The park consists of 43 acres of undeveloped dune property. The site is public accessible, green‐space preserve. The future land use plan states the future land use should focus on passive and non‐invasive recreation so as to minimize land disturbance.

    Reservations: Not accepted at this park.


    Fire Barn Park

    Fire Barn Park is located at the corner of North Shore Road and 174th Avenue at 601 174th Avenue adjacent to the Fire Department. The park offers baseball fields, basketball courts, play area, restrooms, grills, and picnic tables. The park is also 1½ miles from the shores of Lake Michigan.

    Reservations: Not accepted for this park.
    Park hours: 8 am‐10 pm.


    Kitchel Lindquist Hartger Dunes Preserve

    115 acres of protected dunes, forest, and wetlands await you at the preserve. This beautiful location encompasses the unique freshwater dune ecology that exists only on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Founded in 1971 when Constance and Gerald Lindquist along with Harold Hartger donated 60 acres to The Nature Conservancy, the preserve has only grown since then. Today it is owned and operated by the City of Ferrysburg and remains a hidden gem of West Michigan that promotes education, research, and conservation. Trail maps and a shelter are available on site. Classroom and group tours are also available.


    Kitchel-Lindquist-Hartger Dunes Commission
    [icon name=”map-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] KL Dunes Trail Guide Map

    Mike Herman Park
    The Mike Herman Memorial Field Committee consists of many volunteers who have raised funds and made several improvements to this memorial park. The people directly involved in raising funds are Annel Olthof, Beth LeBeff, Chris Wright, Connie Berry, and Bob Wright. We have raised about $40,000 for this great project. We have resurfaced the tennis court, installed 4 basketball poles, painted the tennis court fence, installed lights around the tennis/basketball courts, put up a new baseball backstop, built a shed to house the ice rink when not in use, installed an irrigation system, had new stone dust brought in for the baseball field, added new top soil to the rest of the field and had it hydro-seeded. Most of the work has been done by volunteers.

    About Mike Herman
    Mike Herman, a 15 year-old young man, played soccer on that very field. On November 16, 2005, he was killed in a car accident. The committee’s goal is to provide a great place for kids and families to enjoy several different sports in memory of Mike Herman.

    If you would like to donate to the support the maintenance of the Mike Herman Memorial Field, send your donation, along with Invalid download ID. payable to the “City of Ferrysburg” to PO Box 38, Ferrysburg MI 49409

    North Beach Park
    North Beack Park is located on the shore of Lake Michigan off of North Shore Road on the shores of Lake Michigan. The park is operated by the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department.
    Amenities & Activities

  • Picnic shelter (reservable)
  • Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS)
  • Beach walkway
  • Dune stairs & deck with scenic Lake Michigan views
  • Seasonal vending machines
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables & grills
  • Modern restrooms (closed in winter)
  • Parking lot
  • Reservations: Contact Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department at 616-738-4810 to reserve picnic shelter.
    Park Hours: 8am ‐ 10pm.   
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    18775 North Shore Drive
    Ferrysburg, MI 49409

    Ottawa Sands Park

    Ottawa Sands Park is located off of North Shore Road. The park is operated by the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department.

    Contact Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department at 616-738-4810 for further information.

    Pine Street/West Spring Lake Road Bike Path
    Along Spring Lake’s shore line, starts at William Montague Ferry Park and continues through Fruitport, Spring Lake Township and Spring Lake Village. The bike path is an approximate 15 mile loop with rest stops along the way.
    Sunnyside Park
    Sunnyside Park is located at 17200 Valley City Avenue and West Spring Lake Road. 

    William Montague Ferry Park
    William Ferry Park is located on Pine Street along the Grand River at 110 Pine Street. The park offers a play area, restroom, grills, picnic shelter and picnic tables.  Wm. Ferry Park is also adjacent to biking trails leading into the City of Grand Haven, Village of Spring Lake and is a trail head around the Spring Lake Bayou.
    Reservations: No reservations accepted for this park.
    Park Hours: 8am ‐ 10pm.