Macatawa Park Cottagers' Association

Lake Michigan and its beautiful beaches provide peace and beauty to those who take the time to enjoy it. The Macatawa Park Cottagers’ Association (MPCA) is the body of volunteers who help to provide necessary services that keep the park running smoothly, winter and summer. Whether you are a guest or a cottage owner, we hope that you enjoy and support this organization.

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The MPCA works with all neighbors to ensure everyone is able to freely enjoy the wonderful peninsula we between Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa.


The purpose of the MPCA is to enhance the quality of life and to promote a cohesive community of residents and institutions.


Permanently protect the peninsula from overdevelopment and encourage enjoyment for the benefit of the entire community.

Brief History

of the Macatawa Park

Macatawa Park is an area of historical cottages dating from the 1800’s. Macatawa was originally American Indian lands which were ceded to the United States in 1821. 

 Lake Macatawa was officially named in 1935 (formerly Black Lake).  Macatawa Park itself was established in 1881 after a group of men acquired & platted land near the Holland harbor for a public park and pleasure resort; the Macatawa Park Association was formed later that year.  

Today the Macatawa Park area still is a beautiful peninsula, with dunes dotted by seasonal cottages and occasional year-round residents.  Lake Michigan and its beautiful beaches continue to provide peace and beauty to those who take the time to enjoy it.

Community News

& Recent Happenings

Find information about our Macatawa community.

2022 Annual Meeting

Neighborhood News

The annual meeting will take place on Saturday, July 9th 2022. 9:00am at MBYC....
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Please help us preserve this special place we all love.

It takes the whole neighborhood to keep our peninsula in top working order - we appreciate each one of you!

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