For the past five years, Ottawa County’s parks and health departments have extended an offer for folks of all walks of life to get active, come together and enjoy the nature at more than 20 local parks.

The free eight-week Step It Up! program traditionally consists of guided walks of varying paces each week, but this year it will be debuting two new opportunities for community members to engage in, according to Jessica VanGinhoven, the communication specialist for the parks department.

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