Our Mission

The Ingham County Parks and Recreation Commission and Department will provide quality outdoor recreation opportunities and facilities for all segments of our population. We will strive to enhance the quality of life for park visitors and county residents through active citizen involvement, planned acquisition, preservation, and professional management of park lands. 

The Ingham County Parks offer year-round activities for its visitors and residents.

More than 1,200 acres of out-standing Ingham County parkland are devoted to sports and recreation. Most Ingham County Parks remain open year-round (call 517-676-2233 for winter hours). Your Ingham County Parks can make any day of the year a play day!


May 6

Dr. Bill Earl Youth Fishing Program

Hawk Island County Park


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: