Due to the “stay home, stay safe” executive order, most burn permits are suspended across the state. Burning yard debris is the top cause of wildfires in Michigan. Suspending burn permits reduces the potential for wildfires, which will limit the risk of exposing first responders to coronavirus and make sure trained personnel and equipment are available to assist with COVID-19 response as needed. Thank you for your understanding.
The Holland Charter Township Parks and Recreation Departments have published some park guidelines for our community. The purpose of these decisions are to ensure we're doing all we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 by following recommendations made by the CDC, Ottawa County Department of Public Health, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
There are MANY amenities that are closed until further notice in our parks system.
- Quincy Park DOG PARK and Helder Park DOG PARK.
- All playgrounds.
- All athletic fields including soccer fields, softball fields, tennis courts, shuffle board courts, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts.
- All restroom facilities are still closed for the season and will remain closed at this time. Please plan ahead before your visit.
While many amenities are closed at this time, our bike paths, walking paths, and trails will remain open for public use. Please follow the social distancing guidelines of remaining 6'-10' apart from others and practice good hygiene before, after and while visiting. Limit your group to your immediate household family and do not congregate. The parks are FREE for everyone to use, but please if you come to one of our parks and the parking lot is over half-full, please consider exploring another park in Holland Township or Ottawa County.
The Holland Charter Township Parks and Recreation Departments will be doing our best to bring nature, parks and activities to you virtually on our social media outlets:
Please note that closures and cancellations may extend if recommendations from our county/state health officials change. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
NOTICE: Effective Friday, March 20, 2020
The safety of Holland Charter Township's residents, customers, staff members and their families are our highest priority. We have made the decision to suspend all in person transactions at all of our buildings which include the Township Offices, Water & Sewer Maintenance Building, and the Parks Building until further notice. The temporary measure is intended to minimize the risk of exposure to Covid-19 for all of us, and to comply with local, state, and federal social distancing initiatives.
While our doors will be locked, we will still be able to assist you by phone or by email. A drop box is located inside the main entrance (west doors) for tax, water and sewer payments. Payments may also be made online through our website or sent by mail. Holland Charter Township will be temporarily waiving the 3% fee to pay by credit card.
We sincerely appreciate your continued support and patience during these unprecedented times.
Please call our office at (616) 396-2345 with any questions or concerns.