Park Updates

Park Commission Vacancy - Enthusiastic individuals are needed to serve on our Park Commission. This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to become involved in local government. Applicants must be residents of Ingham County. Click HERE to apply.

Beach/Pedal Boat/Rowboat Rentals: the beaches at Hawk Island, Lake Lansing South and Burchfield Park, and the Hawk Island Splash Pad and boat rental open for the season on May 26th, weather permitting. Click HERE for more information about beach hours and HERE for more information on pedal boat/rowboat rentals.

Canoe/Kayak Trips: the McNamara, Bunker Road Landing and Eaton Rapids canoe/kayak trips are currently closed due to high river levels. Please call 517-676-2233 for updates when we may open trip rentals for the season.

Bunker Road Landing: is closed due to flooding.

Grand River Obstruction: There is an obstruction on the Grand River at the bridge near the Old English Inn blocking access. Please portage around the obstruction. This is a danger for all levels of kayakers and canoers. Click HERE for photos of the obstruction.

Day Camp: Registration is open for day camp at Burchfield Park. Call 517-676-2233 to register. Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Meetings: Click HERE for more information on upcoming meetings of the Park Commission and Board of Commissioners.

Volunteer Opportunities: Looking for opportunities to learn about nature and to improve your favorite park?  We offer flexible volunteer outings for groups and individuals of all ages, please e-mail Emma Campbell (

Shelter Rentals: Ingham County Parks have picnic shelters that accommodate 50 to 375 people.  Learn which shelter will best meet your group’s needs by calling the parks office or click HERE to review shelter prices, seating accommodations, and pictures of the shelters. Reservations can be made by calling 517-676-2233 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm (the office is closed at lunch from 12-1pm). 

Upcoming Events

Jun 1

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

New Rule: 
Join us for a night at Lake Lansing South! New Rule will entertain us with live music inspired by various forms of retro music ! FREE PARKING starts at 6pm and concert starts at 7pm! 

Jun 2

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town


Burchfield Park 

Event showcases Greater Lansing's attractions, special events and tourism suppliers to local residents.

FREE parking and FREE half hour pedal boat rental at Burchfield Park with "Be a Tourist" passport from 9am-6pm!

Please visit for more information.


Jun 8

Sounds of Summer Concert: Kathy Ford Band

Free Friday Night Concerts at the Lake Lansing Community Band Shell. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Free parking & admission for all, and free entry for kids to play on a Moonwalk and Giant Slide! 

Band: Kathy Ford Band
Genre: Variety
2018 Annual Park Passes Available

Annual 2018 passes, for Ingham County residents are available for $32.  2018 annual passes are valid from purchase date until December 31, 2018.   Non-Ingham County residents passes are $42.   Annual passes are available at all park gatehouses and in the parks office at 121 E. Maple St., Mason. There is a daily per vehicle entrance fee year-round of $3 for Ingham County residents and $5 for non-residents at Burchfield Park, Hawk Island, Lake Lansing Park-North, and Lake Lansing Park-South.  No vehicle entrance fees will be collected one hour prior to the Friday night Band Shell concert at Lake Lansing Park-South.  Ingham County welcomes everyone to our parks.  If paying the vehicle entrance fee would be a hardship, please ask the attendant to waive the fee with a hardship pass.