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

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.  

Summer Job Opportunities ~ We are now accepting applications for seasonal summer positions at Burchfield, Hawk Island, and Lake Lansing County Parks. For more information about how to apply click

Chainsaw Safety Training ~ O


Thursday, May 14th, 2015 become chainsaw certified while learning about c

hainsaw safety, saw maintenance, tree felling, and electrical hazard awareness. For more information please click HERE or visit the MRPA Website to register.

What You Need to Know

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)
An annual event to raise money and awareness for much needed Spinal Muscular Atrophy research and family support programs.  A fun filled day that includes clowns, face painting, food, music, and more! 

Please click here for more information and to register.

Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave, Lansing Mi (map)
Ingham Parks will be participating in the Spring "Choosing Health" Rally! 
Hawk Island County Park (map)
Autism Society of Michigan's 5K Run/Walk that winds through the beautiful setting of Hawk Island and Scott Woods Park.

For more information please visit www.autism-mi.org/Events/5KRun.aspx