Park Updates

End of season closures: the Hawk Island Splash Pad, boat rental at Hawk Island and Lake Lansing South, and the swimming beaches at Hawk Island, Lake Lansing South, and Burchfield Park are closed for the season.

Canoeing/kayaking: The McNamara Landing and Bunker Road canoe/kayak trips are open on weekends only. The Eaton Rapids trip is closed due to low water. 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 Jakobcic ( and click HERE for more information.

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 at 517-676-2233 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. 

Upcoming Events

Sep 26

MParks Grand Experience

The communities of Southern Michigan Recreation and Park Association invite individuals 50 years of age and better to join us on this all inclusive trip complete with five-course dinners, cocktail reception, carriage tour, and variety of programs exclusively for our group and this special 50th Anniversary that will make your vacation at this world class destination a truly Grand Experience!

When: Tuesday, September 26 - Friday, September 29, 2017
Who: Individuals 50+ and their guests (only one individual in each room must be 50 or over)
Where: Three nights at the elegant Grand Hotel

Click HERE to download the registration form.  Reservation deadline is May 12, 2017.
Oct 1

Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis

Hawk Island County Park
This walk will benefit the Michigan chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis foundation of America. For more information you can visit 
Oct 21

Greater Lansing Muscle Walk

Hawk Island County Park 
A family event where groups walk in the park to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There is a celebration picnic following the event and for more information you can visit 
Oct 22

Capital Region Autism Network (CRAN) 5K

Hawk Island County Park
This event is a collaboration between communities, schools and families to support young adults with disabilities. Join us for this fun 5K where you can walk, run and roll to the finish line! 

2017 Annual Park Passes Available

Annual 2017 passes, for Ingham County residents are available for $30.  2017 annual passes are valid from purchase date until December 31, 2017.   Non-Ingham County residents passes are $40.   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.