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121. Eastmanville Farm

May 2, 2011

Looking for place that is pretty quite and kick back in the country? Eastmanville Farm is is one of those places. This 229 acre property, located on the Grand River in Polkton Township, was acquired by Ottawa County in the early 1800s and established as a “poor farm” to provide housing and services for indigent residents. This operation, called Community Haven, survived until the late 1990s. In April 2004, the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners approved a request by the Parks Commission to designate the Community Haven property for future park use. Following several public meetings with potential user groups, a master plan for Community Haven was approved. The plan includes equestrian trails and facilities, development of an educational farm and general recreational use including river access. This park, now called Eastmanville Farm, currently offers 3.5 miles of equestrian and hiking trails and a parking lot. A large barn built in the 1930’s has been restored and will be available in the future for events.

Facilities

  • Equestrian and Hiking trails
  • Parking lot designed for horse trailers
  • Pit toilet
  • Picnic tables

Park Hours

Eastmanville Farm is open year-round at the following times.

April 1 through October 31 – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. November 1 through March 31 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fees

There are no entry or trail fees.

Directions

Eastmanville Farm is located in Polkton Township on Leonard Street about 1.4 miles west of 68th Avenue.

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