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

Day Camp at Burchfield Park ~ Call 517-676-2233 to sign up for camp this summer.  Campers will explore Burchfield Park's 540 acres - from woods to wetlands and participate in hands-on activities that will help them learn more about the natural world surrounding them. Activities, crafts and games are planned to provide recreational enjoyment while challenging young minds to nurture and support nature.  Enrollment is open to children ages 5-12.  Children age five must have completed kindergarten. Click HERE for more information.

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.  New this year is the Hawk Island Beach Cabana.  The Cabana is located near the boat rental building at the park.  The three existing picnic shelters at Hawk Island are fully booked each weekend from May to September.  The Cabana will allow us to serve more customers who wish to make a reservation.  The Cabana will seat approximately 50 people and will reserve for $75 for the day.  Reservations for next summer, 2014, can be made now by calling 517-676-2233. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm except holidays.

  

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)
This is a free program for youth, ages 5-16 years of age, where they can learn basic fishing skills such as casting, knot tying, rigging for different types of fishing, regulations, and fishing ethics. THen the kids get to apply those skills and knowledge at a local fishing site in the Lansing area with the assistance of trained volunteers. Check-in will begin at 830am and the program will run from 9am-12pm. An adult must remain on site with each youth participant. What to bring: Wear cloths ...
Hawk Island County Park (map)
This is a free program for youth, ages 5-16 years of age, where they can learn basic fishing skills such as casting, knot tying, rigging for different types of fishing, regulations, and fishing ethics. THen the kids get to apply those skills and knowledge at a local fishing site in the Lansing area with the assistance of trained volunteers. Check-in will begin at 830am and the program will run from 9am-12pm. An adult must remain on site with each youth participant. What to bring: Wear cloths ...
Hawk Island County Park (map)
This is a free program for youth, ages 5-16 years of age, where they can learn basic fishing skills such as casting, knot tying, rigging for different types of fishing, regulations, and fishing ethics. THen the kids get to apply those skills and knowledge at a local fishing site in the Lansing area with the assistance of trained volunteers. Check-in will begin at 830am and the program will run from 9am-12pm. An adult must remain on site with each youth participant. What to bring: Wear cloths ...
Hawk Island County Park (map)
Beaches will be opening for the season on May 24- September 2. Hawk Islands beach will be open daily from 12pm- 8pm, the splash pad will be open daily from 9am-8pm. Weather permitting. Hawk Islands boat rental is open daily 12pm-8pm.
Lake Lansing Park South (map)
Beaches will be opening for the season on May 24- September 2. Lake Lansing Souths beach will be open daily from 12pm- 8pm, Weather permitting. Boat rentals are open daily 12pm-8pm.
Burchfield Park (map)
Beaches will be opening for the season on May 24- September 2. Burchfield beach is open SATURDAY- SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS 12PM-8PM. They will be closed Monday-Friday. Burchfield's boat rental will be 11am- 7pm on weekdays and 9am- 7pm on weekend and Holidays