WEST OLIVE, Mich. (WZZM) - The heavy snowfall this week is helping Ottawa County get its money's worth on a major investment. The county spent $150,000 to renovate Pigeon Creek Park, but it wasn't able to open until recently because of a lack of snow.
"We cannot produce our own snow, so we're completely dependent on nature," says Leif Vanhorssen, Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Supervisor.
Vanhorssen says the snow is better later than never.
"We didn't get our first significant snow until the last of January, so we were unable to open until then. But then when we did open, this was a very busy place," says Vanhorssen.
Vanhorssen says it's quite a change from last season.
"It was probably the slowest year of the 18 years we have been open," says Vanhorssen.
This year, the county spent $150,000 on improving the lodge.