U.S. Passports

Need a vacation?  Now you need a passport and the Ingham County Parks Department is here to help!  The Parks Department has taken over the responsibilities of processing passport applications for Ingham County.  Click HERE for more information. 

Park Updates

Touch a Truck ~ The Friends of Ingham County Parks will host the third annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday, September 13th, 11am-3pm at Hawk Island County Park.   Kids will love getting close to “BIG RIGS” that they see on the road every day!  This is a chance to touch, “drive”, or take a picture with all sorts of trucks, tractors, and more.   A bounce house, education animals from Potter Park Zoo, disc golf, pet adoption, paint a truck and a straw maze will add to the fun. Click HERE for more information.

Canoe/Kayaking at Burchfield Park ~ canoe/kayak rentals are open for the season on weekends only, weather permitting.  Click HERE for trip times and rental fees.

~ Our beaches are now CLOSED for the season.

Shelter Reservations ~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 make an online reservation.  


What You Need to Know

2014 Season Passes Available

There will be a 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.  Annual passes are valid for one calendar year: January 1st - December 31st.   Annual passes are available for $30 for Ingham County residents and $40 for non-Ingham County residents.  Annual passes are available at all gatehouses.  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. 

Calendar of Events

Hawk Island County Park (map)
5K walk/ run

For more information please visit www.mclaren.org
Hawk Island County Park (map)
Half Marathon course to travel on river trail thru Hawk Island also utilizes the entrance to Potter Park and River trail.

For more inforamtion please visit www.impression5.org
Hawk Island County Park (map)
Walk 'N Roll for ALS is a 2 mile walk in which teams raise money to benefit patients with Lou Genghis's disease. All walkers receive t-shirts. Refreshments for breakfast and lunch are provided.

For more information please visit www.alsofmichigan.org
Hawk Island County Park (map)
This is a superhero themed run where all registered participants receive and authentic commemorative superhero cape. Lansing run benefits Lutheran social services of Michigan.

Please visit www.lssm.org for more information.
Lake Lansing Park North (map)
This is a race in the playmakers series of runs.

For more information please visit www.soml.org
Take steps Lansing is a fundraiser walk for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Participants come together in a fun-family friendly event to celebrate steps taken towards a cure.

For more information please visit www.cctakesteps.org/takestepslansing