Help shape Holland State Park management planning at Aug. 20 virtual meeting

Contact: Matt Lincoln, 517-284-6111
Agency: Natural Resources

Aug. 6, 2020

Holland State Park lighthouse and sail boatThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, to gather public feedback on a new draft phase 2 general management plan for Holland State Park in Ottawa County.

The meeting will be formatted similar to other open houses, including a review of the draft plan and planning process, followed by an opportunity for people to share feedback and questions with DNR staff.

Advance registration is required. Register for the GoToWebinar meeting and view a copy of the draft management plan at Michigan.gov/Holland. A recording of the meeting will be posted on this webpage by Aug. 28.

Comments also can be shared via email through Sept. 4 with Matt Lincoln, a land liaison, grants coordinator and planning analyst with the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, at LincolnM@Michigan.gov.

The phase 2 general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy that will help the DNR protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources and provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities. Get more information on the DNR’s management plan process at Michigan.gov/ParkManagementPlans.

The 140-acre Holland State Park is best known for sugar sand beaches, beautiful sunsets and views of the iconic "Big Red" lighthouse. The park is home to two modern campgrounds, concessions, a playground and connections to Holland's system of non-motorized trails. A boat launch is located 1 mile east of the park with a fish cleaning station.

For more information about the plan or meeting, contact Matt Lincoln at LincolnM@Michigan.gov or 517-284-6111.

An accompanying photo is available below for download.