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

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

Swimming
~ Our beaches at Burchfield Park, Hawk Island, and Lake Lansing Park South are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend weather permitting.  Hours vary by park, click HERE for more information.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series ~ Lake Lansing Park South hosts free Friday Night Concerts at the Band Shell concert stage in June, July and August.  All Friday evening performances begin at 7:00pm.  There is free parking and admission, and for the kids, free entry to play on a Moonwalk and Giant Slide! Bring your lawn chair and a picnic and we will see you this summer.  Click HERE for the concert schedule.

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

Lake Lansing Park South (map)
Come join us for a free Friday night concert at Lake Lansing Park South.  The band is Blue Catz. The concert is at 7pm.  There is free parking and admission, and for the kids, free entry to play on a Moonwalk and Giant Slide! Bring your lawn chair and a picnic and we will see you this summer.   The Bluecatz, 1996 to present, play a diverse range of blues styles from heartfelt deep blue to toe-tapping Texas swing. The bands repertoire includes their own arrangements of material fr...
Burchfield Park (map)
5K course to go along with blue trail using the white cutoff. Participants will use the Burchfield entrance and park near the woodsong shelter and picnic area.

For more information visit www.playmakers.com
Hawk Island County Park (map)
Come enjoy the opportunity to meet, walk and talk with local physicians while learning about all the great benefits of being physically active. 6:30PM-7:00PM- Registration 6:45PM- 7:00PM- Playmakers Good Form Walking Clinic 7:00PM- Dr. Azhary and Dr. Bhatti share about the benefits of being physically active 7:15PM-7:50PM- Get a chance to talk with the doctors while walking around Hawk Island 7:50PM-8:00PM- Prizes; presentation of the 2014        &nbs...
Lake Lansing Park South (map)
Come join us for a free Friday night concert at Lake Lansing Park South. The concert is at 7pm.  The band is Party of Seven.  There is free parking and admission, and for the kids, free entry to play on a Moonwalk and Giant Slide! Bring your lawn chair and a picnic and we will see you this summer.   Party of Seven plays the best of classic rock, Motown, oldies, disco, country and current hits. The band’s members gather from across the greater Lansing area and have diverse c...
Hawk Island County Park (map)
Saturday Kids Triathlon ages 14 and under. Registration 12pm-3:30pm. Race is from 4pm-6pm. Swim in lake, bike around park and run along board walk.

Sunday Olympic triathlon ages 10-80. Registration from 5:30am- 7:30am. Race will start at 8am-12pm. Swim in lake, bike city streets, run on river trail.


For more information please visit www.southlansing.org or www.hawk-i-tri.com

Hawk Island County Park (map)
Big Rig Gig featuring: CATA, PJ's Towing, Consumers Energy, D&G Equipment, Dehli Township Fire, Meijer, ReMax, Southeastern Equipment Trainco, Two Men & A Truck and more! Kids activities including: Bounce House, Straw Maze, Game with Prizes and more! Take a picture, touch "drive" or climb on a truck. Presented by Friends of Ingham County Parks. Proceeds will support school field trips, youth fishing programs and day camp scholarships. Add your business to our list.
Hawk Island County Park (map)
Duathlon event starting with a 5k foot race throughout Hawk Island, followed by a 10 mile bike ride throughout the area. Actual routes TBD.

For more information please visit www.cata.org
Hawk Island County Park (map)
5K walk/ run


For more information please visit www.mclaren.org