New Park Features Offer Spring and Summertime Fun

. May 17, 2016.

Just in time for spring and summer fun, the Metroparks have several new parks and features for you to explore.

Bull’s eye!

Westwinds Metropark has the area’s first public archery range. Comprised of 172 acres of open and wooded terrain, it features several target areas to hone the skills of novices and pros. Two static ranges offer ground level or elevated platform target shooting from 20 to 75 yards. The real standout is the marvelous 3D archery range. As you walk along the tree lined pathways, you will encounter 13 shooting stations, tucked in among the greenery, and staged with 30 life-like three dimensional animal targets like bison, bobcats, wild turkeys, elk and coyotes which “roam” the area. 

In addition, the park hosts the Flying Tigers Remote Controlled Model Club. Join the club on the first Saturday of the month from 10am-3pm. 


Westwinds Metropark | 9918 Geiser Rd | Holland

Glorious water

Wiregrass Lake Metropark mesmerizes with its crystal clear 4-acre lake with reflections of the trees and the blue sky on its shimmering surface. The lake further entices with delicate floating water lilies, a sweet chorus of singing frogs and a refreshing breeze, beckoning you to relax as you fish for bass, bluegill and catfish from the dock or while strolling the picturesque, grassy trail. Venture into the lake’s center in a kayak or canoe and delight in the graceful, colorful population of dragonflies that flutter around. Reserve a primitive campsite and enjoy all the daytime activities, then as night unfolds, embrace the solitude and peace of the darkness entwined with the songs of crickets and the lake, radiant with star and moonlight.

The park features an EZ launch with an ingenious roller system for kayaks and canoes, allowing you to launch and dock without assistance. 

Wiregrass Lake Metropark | 201 N. Eber Rd | Holland
For a full schedule on park programs, maps, campsite reservations and 
archery lessons, visit