Holland is the biggest city in Ottawa County and was founded in 1847 by Dutch Americas, which is where it got the name Holland. The city is known for its Dutch background and is nicknamed the Tulip City because it is booming with these beautiful flowers. There are approximately 7,520 dogs in 4,700 homes in Holland, so there are many places to go with Fido when you visit.
Quincy Dog Park is a 5-acre fenced area inside Quincy Park on 144th Avenue. It is double-gated for safety, areas for small and large dogs, walking paths, seating and tables, and lighting so you can enjoy the park after dark. The pups have plenty to drink in the dog watering station, and there are dog waste disposal bags and trash cans available.
A dog park just opened just last month at Grand Ravines South on Fillmore Street. Brand new benches were just put in place, and there are picnic shelters and tables, plenty of trees and grass, lighting, and restrooms. There are separated areas for big and small dogs and some play equipment such as tunnels and ramps.
On Ottawa Beach Road there is a park with small and large sections, running water, benches, and lots of space to run. There are always a bunch of playful dogs and friendly dog owners to hang out with.
If you’re looking for a great dog park to bring your pup to, check out Park Township Dog Park in Park Township. This pawsome park contains separate areas for large and small breeds, and offers water in the summer time. Locals rave about the cleanliness of the park, and the agility props that are inside the dog park. If the dog park isn’t for you, then enjoy the surrounding 10 acre park, which includes a skate park often populated with local skateboarders. You can also visit the Ottawa County Fairgrounds with your dog, conveniently located right by the dog park.
Holland Charter Township is home to the Quincy Dog Park which contains 5 acres of off leash fun. This dog park has double gates to make sure your pet is safe, and is separated for large and small breeds. It also includes paved walking paths, picnic tables, security lights, and tons of water fountains with dog bowls. If you want more freedom for your pup, then check out Van Buren Street Dunes, which is great for off leash activities. Beware of deer and bird hunting during certain seasons. Port Sheldon Natural Area is another green space that offers a great off leash trail for you and your dog to enjoy.
If you and your pooch need some retail therapy, then visit Decadent Dogs in downtown. This upscale dog boutique offers a wide range of products including treats, collars, and food. Decadent Dogs even has clothing, gifts, and home décor for the pet lover. After some shopping, you and your furry friend can stop at one of many dog friendly restaurants downtown for a bite to eat, including 8th Street Grille, The Good Earth, JP’s Coffee, and The City Delicatessen, which serves pizza, wraps, and frozen yogurts.
Neil’s Dutch Village is a great place for you and your dog to get matching log shoes, great food, and Instagram worthy photos in front of hundreds of tulips. Neil’s Dutch Village welcomes your dog for a fun Dutch adventure as long as it stays on leash. Dogs are not, however, allowed in the petting zoo or food service areas. If Dutch food isn’t your thing, then check out two nearby restaurants that allow your furry friend to accompany you. Stromboli’s pizza offers amazing Italian cuisine, while Joe 2 Go offers breakfast, savory sandwiches, and coffee.
The surrounding areas in Ottawa County nearby Holland boast many dog friendly parks, such as Riley Trails Park. This beautiful 300-acre forest contains rolling terrain, pine plantations, and a small lake, all perfect for your dog to explore. Your dog must stay on leash in Riley Trail and owners must follow all posted signs. Take your dog for a nice hike and when you’re finished, enjoy a picnic in one of the many picnic areas, or take your dog fishing with you at the lake. If you want a smaller environment, check out Grand River Park in nearby Jenison, or Hager Park in nearby Georgetown Township, both just as fun without the crowd.