Park Updates

Holiday Hours: the administrative office will be closed on 5/29 in observance of Memorial Day. The office will re-open on 5/30. The parks remain open, for more information on park activities click HERE.

Canoeing/kayaking: The McNamara Landing canoe/kayak trip opens for the season on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Click HERE for more information.

Employment Opportunities: To apply for a job with Ingham County Parks Department, please click HERE and scroll down and click the link to apply under summer seasonal job opportunities. Positions available at Burchfield Park in Holt, Hawk Island in Lansing, Lake Lansing Parks in Haslett, and the Administrative Office in Mason:

Park Staff - $9.25 per hour. Positions include Rangers, Gate Attendants, Snack Bar and Rental Attendants.
Lifeguards - $11.00 per hour. These positions begin working in late May and continue through Labor Day weekend.
Office Management Intern - $10.00 per hour. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Looking for opportunities to learn about nature and to improve your favorite park?  We offer flexible volunteer outings for groups and individuals of all ages, please e-mail Emma Jakobcic ( and click HERE for more information.

Shelter Rentals: 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 review shelter prices, seating accommodations, and pictures of the shelters. Reservations can be made by calling 517-676-2233 Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. 

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.

Upcoming Events

May 29

Sparrow Hospice Benefit Car Show

Hawk Island County Park 
Net proceeds will benefit Sparrow Hospice Services - a non-profit hospice! Awards will be given out to the top 20 cars, 5 sponsor trophies and best of show! 

Jun 2

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Life Support
Join us for a night at Lake Lansing South! Life support will provide live entertainment by playing music from the 70's & 80's. FREE PARKING starts at 6pm! 
Jun 3

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Burchfield Park - Free Parking w/ Passport 
The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau has been coordinating this family-friendly, community-building event for 23 years. Each year seems to reacquaint both visitors and residents with all that Greater Lansing has to offer. By purchasing a “passport” for one dollar, participants (local residents and visitors) are admitted into all participating attraction venues. With your passport you will be admitted to Burchfield Park for FREE. 

Jun 9

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Soul Town Band
Join us for a night at Lake Lansing South! Soul Town Band will entertain us with live music inspired by Motown! FREE PARKING starts at 6pm! 

Jun 10

Mason Optimist Youth Sports Event

Burchfield County Park 
This event will provide a wide variety of outdoor activities as well as prizes, lunch, and t-shirts for area youth ages 4 to 14. 
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.