Park Township Airport

Park Township Airport is a public airport located 3 mi (5 km) northwest of Holland, Michigan. Built in 1937, the airport is operated by Ottawa Aviation, an organization of local users whose aim is to promote the value of the airport to the surrounding community.

Address
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1269 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424
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Contact:
Office:  616-399-9333
Manager, Doug Formsma:  616-994-9956

Pilots:
 find important information about the Park Township Airport at AIRNAV.COM  

 

AirPark Vision Plan Completed

The Park Township Board of Trustees appointed a committee to create a vision for the Township’s airport property.  Over the last year, the Airport Vision Committee spent countless hours creating, debating, and refining a vision, culminating in the AirPark plan detailed  here.  The AirPark plan is exciting, bold and looks to create a recreational, education, and aviation amenity that benefits the entire community.

Please review the AirPark Plan and let us know your thoughts and if you support the overall concept.  If after reviewing the plan, you don’t feel it is the right vision for the site, let us know what you would prefer or what changes you would make to the plan.  Click here for a direct email to both the Board of Trustees and Township Manager.

Over the next six months, the Park Township Board of Trustees will be seeking the communities input on this plan.  We are working on identifying a firm and or academic institution to conduct scientific surveying to gather resident feedback.  Community meetings and information sessions will be held to present the plan throughout Park Township.

 

History:

Established in 1937, the airport has a rich history as one of Michigan’s earliest airports.  It has served as an airmail stop, passenger service, and as a military pilot training airport during WW II with pilots being housed in the community building on the current fairgrounds. It once was the premier business airport in Holland where many companies would base their corporate plane. Most corporate planes are now located at the West Michigan Regional Airport.  Although with direct access to companies located on the north side, we still see some business traffic.

While times have changed, the airport continues to be very popular and many indicators show HLM becoming more of a “destination” airport.  Many visitors come to enjoy a weekend or a day on the lake shore, or as a convenient way to access their boat at our local marinas.  We offer a courtesy car, tent camping area and free bicycles, although many will bring their bikes with them in their plane.