Park Updates

Hawk Island Construction Update - The Hawk Island Trail is partially reopened. If you are on the Lansing River Trail and are entering the Hawk Trail from Scott Woods, you can now travel all the way to Cavanaugh Street. If you are entering the park from Cavanaugh Street and head to your left the Trail is open to Scott Woods and the Lansing River Trail. The east side of the trail (near playground and main parking lot) remains closed. A subgrade problem was identified while we were paving and park staff will be working to rebuild that over the next few days. We will keep you posted! 

Employment: We are currently accepting applications for lifeguards for Lake Lansing Park South.  Please click HERE to apply. 

Beach Information: the beaches at Hawk Island, Lake Lansing South, and Burchfield Park are open for the season. Click HERE for more information and hours of operation.

Boat Rental:
pedal boat and row boat rentals are open for the season.  Click HERE for more information and hours of operation.

Canoe/Kayak: In-park rentals, the McNamara Landing and Bunker Road Landing canoe/kayak trips are open. The Eaton Rapids Canoe/Kayak trips is unavailable due to low water levels. Click HERE for rental/trip times. 

Burchfield Park Day Camp:
Burchfield Park's Exploring Nature Day Camp provides a safe, guided and enjoyable experience in a natural setting. Camp sessions run Monday through Friday in the summer. Call 517-676-2233 to sign up. Click HERE for session dates.

Upcoming Events

Aug 26

Sounds of Summer Concert: Jeff Baldori

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! 
Sep 3

Lettuce Live Well

Volleyball tournament and lake day brought to you by Lettuce Live Well, a health non-profit. This group has monthly events in the Lansing area to promote fitness and healthy eating. For more information please visit 
Sep 4

Stomp out Sepsis 5K

The Stomp out Sepsis 5K is a campaign to increase campaign awareness of sepsis, including the benefits of early identification and treatment. September is Sepsis awareness month and our goal to raise awareness and funds will support the Sepsis Alliance. 
Sep 10

Hawk Island Triathlon

Kids triathlon will be Saturday at 9 AM and the Olympic triathlon will start at 7:30 AM on Sunday. For more information and to register please visit  
Sep 11

Come Clean Duathlon 2016

This is an annual event by put on by CATA Clean Commute Options. The event is a multi-sport run-bike-run, for more information please visit 
2016 Annual Park Passes Available

Annual 2016 passes, for Ingham County residents are available for $30. Annual passes are valid for one calendar year: January 1st - December 31st.  Non-Ingham County residents passes are $40.   Annual passes are available at all gatehouses.  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.