Paragon Parks Tour 2016 #3. Paw Paw Park was third on our tour. We’ve had quite a bit of snow fall over the last couple of days so we were running (if you can call it that) through about 6-8″ of sticky thick snow. It was brutal! My suggestion is to bring your cross country skis or snow shoes for your winter activity here. However, in the summer, be sure to check out the disc golf and the waterfowl. Paw Paw Park is a restored wetland and is a wonderful location for birders! There are benches, boardwalks and bridges that take you next to the river and allow for great scenic views. We will definitely be back in the Summer!
This now 172-acre park (formerly known as Macatawa Greenspace) is being reintroduced as Paw Paw Park. The park now has two distinct and unique properties connected by a portion of the regional bike path known as the Macatawa Greenway Trail. The portion of non-motorized constructed in 2015 was funded through a “Building Healthy Communities Grant from the Michigan Department of Health in collaboration with the Ottawa County Health Department. The east-122 acres of the park is the site of the former Holland Country Club, a golf course that served the Holland area for many decades.