Park & Garden Survey

By: Jack Schmidt

Park & Garden Store


Store Hours

Currently closed for the season

Starting in April

  • Water Softener & Bulk Deliveries Only

Starting May 18

  • Monday-Saturday        9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Starting in June

  • Monday-Saturday        9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday                             12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Deliveries & Propane Filling not available on Sundays

Park & Garden Rental Office


Rental Office Hours

Currently Closed for the season

Starting May 18

  • Monday-Thursday  9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday   9:30 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday   9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday   10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Marina Gas & Boat Rentals

Currently Closed for the season

Memorial through Labor Day Weekend

  • Wednesday & Friday    5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday   12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

September Saturdays

  • Saturday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

All hours weather dependent

Think Spring

In just a few weeks we will be back at Sandy Pines to begin the 2020 season.  While the store is not open during April & May, we will be installing water softeners Monday through Saturday and will be available for preordered landscaping supplies including mulch, stone, and blocks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Please call the Park and Garden Store and leave a message if you need a delivery and we will call you back to make arrangements.  If you do need something from the store we are usually around during the day and will try and accommodate you while we are onsite.  The store will officially open for the season on Monday, May 18. We’ll be open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Sunday hours will start in June.  We are also looking for seasonal staff for both the Park & Garden Store and the Rental Office this summer.  Positions will be posted online at We are looking forward to another great summer!

Park & Garden Survey

Did you shop at our new Park & Garden Store in 2019?  If so, please take our Park & Garden Survey and let us know what you think. We’d also love to get your feedback on products we do and don’t yet offer in our store. The survey is online at and will be open until March 31, 2020.  We are giving away a $50 Park & Garden gift certificate to one random survey taker that can be used in the store or toward golf, boat, and bike rentals. Good luck!

Water Softeners

Got hard water and rust stains? Get a water softener!  If you ordered a softener before you left the park last year or had been a softener customer in the past year you will be receiving an email to reconfirm the order of the softener and the date for your preferred install.  Please be as accurate as possible with the date for install and make sure your site is ready for the installation.  We’ll need your hoses available and your hook up at the riser well marked as installation usually takes place within 3 days of your request.

If we get to your site to hook up the softener and the hoses are not available or the riser is not marked, we will leave the softener with a note to call the store. If you get there before we have hooked up the tank please call the store 616-896-9334 and leave a voicemail and we will come out and hook the tank up. For those who want to self-install we be at the store on Fridays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm and 4:00 to 6:00 pm for pick up.  Saturday and Sunday hours are by appointment only.

If you do not get the email and you still want a softener or if you haven’t had a softener in the past and would like to order one visit, complete a the Water Softener Contract and email it to with your name, site, and the date you would like the softener either installed or to pick up.

Golf Cart Rentals & Reservations

The Park and Garden Rental Office is located at the Retail Center, next to the new Park & Garden Store.  We have leased golf carts to bring our fleet up to 97 four passenger carts and 25 six passenger carts.  We have lowered the price on the four passenger carts this year to $50 per day.  The six passenger carts will rent for $70 per day.  New this year we’ll be renting golf carts by the day. All daily rentals are due back the following day by 10:00 am. If you rent a cart on Saturday at 9:00 am and return it Sunday by 10:00, you’ll only pay for one day. If you’d like to pick up on Friday after 4:00 pm we have a special for you.  Friday will not be considered a full day rate.  The rate for Friday with pickup after 4 will be $35 for the 4 passenger cart and $45 for the 6 passenger cart.

Now is the time to reserve your golf carts, kayaks & stand up paddle boards for the season. Camping reservations always pick up after the first of the year and golf carts typically sell out for the big holiday weekends, particularly Memorial Day, 4th of July, Christmas In August and Labor Day Weekend. Online reservations can be made at You’re also welcome to reserve by email, just send your request to with your phone number, site number, what site you will keep the cart, your pick up date, number of days needed, and the type of cart you’d like (4 or 6 person).  We will then put your info into the reservation system and you should get a confirmation email.  Once the store is open you will also be able to stop by and make your reservation or call the office phone 616-896-9888.

Boat & Bike Rentals

The Park and Garden Rental Office will also offer bike, paddleboard, kayak, and rowboat rentals.  We also have small tools, power washers, wheel barrows, ladders and other items for rent this year.  The Marina will open for the season on Memorial Day Weekend for boat fuel and watercraft rental at the Marina site.

The Park and Garden Staff will be providing boat service for putting your boat in the lake.  We can handle regular pontoons.  If you have a boat on a trailer we can provide the vehicle to take it to the boat launch.  Please call the store to schedule the time to put your pontoon into the lake. Additional details on all of our services can be found at

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