Ottawa County Community Haven (Poor Farm)

In 1890

Name of Historic Site:  Ottawa County Community Haven (Poor Farm)

Description of Historic Site:  The 229 acre which is now currently used as a public park was once Ottawa County’s “poor farm” which provided housing and work for indigent residents.  The remnants of its past that still can be viewed today are a 1930’s era barn and a historic cemetery.  Parts of the park are leased to the West Michigan Agriculture Education Center for crop demonstrations and public education purposes.

Early 1900s

Phone Number:  616.738.9531


Address:  7851 Leonard, Coopersville, MI