‘Tree house’ coming to Grand Ravines County Park

Thanks to an anonymous gift to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation, the county parks department will build a 40-foot-high "tree house" at Grand Ravines County Park, just off the Idema Explorers Trail route and will serve as an overlook to the ravine.

JENISON — Many thanks to an nameless gift to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation, the county parks section will make a 40-foot-large “tree property” at Grand Ravines County Park. 

“The Ottawa County Parks Foundation was established with the hope that we could assistance provide ‘the margin of excellence’ for our parks methods,” stated Parks Basis President Bobbi Jones Sabine. “We are so thankful for this reward, which will make it attainable to produce an inspiring, enriching link to nature and to these ravines.”   

The tree house will be situated off the Idema Explorers Path route and will serve as an forget about to the ravine. 

The tree house will be focused to Bea Aldrink Idema, “in recognition of her adore for mother nature, education, and owning exciting,” a news launch from the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission mentioned. “The north ravines property is deeply connected to Bea and her family members.” 

Design plans show what the tree house at Grand Ravines County Park could look like.

The engineering work on the tree household will start off this spring, the parks commission declared, with development work starting later this year. 

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The tree residence will be situated at the stop of a new 100-foot, elevated boardwalk through the forest as the land starts off to descend into the ravine. The tree home alone, crafted with a rustic layout, will be perched on the edge of the ravine among the the trees, supplying viewers the “tree-major” perspective of the ravine.