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Park Updates

Exploring Nature Day Camp at Burchfield Park: Registration is open for day camp at Burchfield Park.  Click HERE for session dates.  Call 517-676-2233 to register.

Dr. Bill Earl Youth Fishing Program: We are inviting you to join us for fishing on May 6, 13, or 20, 2017, at Hawk Island Park, Lansing. This is a free program for youth, ages 5-16, to learn basic fishing skills of casting, knot tying, regulations, and fishing ethics. Check-in will begin at 8:30am and the program runs from 9:00am to noon. A responsible adult must remain on-site with each youth participant. Please click here to register: http://www.mynaturecenter.org/

2018-2022 Ingham County Parks Master Plan: the 2018-2022 "draft" Master Plan is available online by clicking HERE. The next step is for the Board of Commissioners to adopt the plan at their March 28, 2017 meeting.

Upcoming Events

Mar 25

Introduction to Vernal Pools

Meridian Township Municipal Complex
On Saturday March 25th, 2017 from 10am - 11am there will be a public presentation to learn more about vernal pool ecology and how you can help monitor and protect important wetlands! The presentation will take place at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos MI 48864-1198. 

Mar 26

Winter Warm Up - Goal Event

Hawk Island County Park
The 15 instructional sessions included in the Couch to 5K training program will lead to a free tri-county goal event. The free Blue Cross Winter Warm Up 5K walk/run and celebration will be at Hawk Island in Lansing on Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Apr 15

ICASF Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Hawk Island County Park
This event will benefit the Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund. Dogs will hunt for eggs on the lawn near the Red Tail Shelter. 
Apr 29

ASM 5K Run for Autism Acceptance

Hawk Island County Park
This 5K is an event to help raise awareness and promote acceptance of Autism. There will be refreshments and awards following the run. 
May 6

Dr. Bill Earl Youth Fishing Program

Hawk Island County Park
Join us on May 6th, 13th, and 20th at the Beach Cabana at Hawk Island for a day of youth fishing. This is a hands on educational program that the Ingham County Parks is proud to help facilitate. Registration opens March 1st. To register, visit: www.mynaturecenter.org 

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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.

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