Years in the making, the $41 million Grand River Greenway project is nearing completion.

To help finish this project, only $404,000 in additional philanthropic funding is needed. With the generous help of our project partners, over $7.2 million in philanthropic funding has been raised for this five year project plan.

We are seeking additional gifts and new gifts to complete the Grand River Greenway Campaign and help acquire up to 700 acres of land and build 27 miles of new pathway over the next five years. With your help, we can complete a project that will create recreation opportunities for generations to come, improve our environment, and bring our communities closer together. To support this project, please contact us.

Grand River Greenway Campaign Committee

Monica Verplank, Co-Chair

Samantha Verplank, Co-Chair

Myron Aldrink

Dr. Barb Brown

Wendy Creason

Tina Dee

Andy DeVries

Thomas Haas

Tom Jackoboice

Mark Schmidt

Timothy Stoepker

Al Vanderberg

Jason Shamblin, Parks Director

This project would not have been possible without the support of many. The Idema Explorers Trail is managed by the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission and supported by many organizations, including:

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
Ottawa County Parks Foundation
Friends of Ottawa County Parks
Herman Miller Cares