Park Updates

Beach Hours: See below for beach hours, and click HERE for additional information.

Hawk Island - the beach is open 12pm-8pm through August 20th, and then the beach is closed for the season starting on August 21st. 

Lake Lansing South - the beach is open 12-8pm with the exception of a closure from August 26th to August 30th.The beach closes for the season on September 3rd.

Burchfield Park - the beach is open on weekends and holidays from 12-8pm and closed Monday-Friday unless open for a holiday. The beach closes for the season on September 3rd.

Hawk Island Splash Pad: the Splash Pad is open daily from 9am-8pm, weather permitting, through Labor Day.

Canoe/Kayak Rentals at Burchfield Park: canoe and kayak rentals at Burchfield Park are available, with the exception of closures on August 26th-28th. Click HERE for rental trip times/fees.

Pedal Boat and Rowboat Rentals: boat rental is available through Labor Day with the exception of the following closure: Hawk Island - boat rental is closed August 23 and August 26-30th and Burchfield Park - boat rental is closed August 26-28th. Click HERE for additional information on rental hours.

Lake Lansing North - Park Improvements In Progress: Upgrades will include the entrance road, restrooms and accessibility. There will be some unexpected park closures along the way and we ask that you use alternative sites to park and access the park during the construction periods of the project. The restrooms will remain closed through August. Port-a-johns are available at both restroom locations. Please stay away from any fenced-off areas while projects are under construction. Check back for updates.

Upcoming Meetings: Click HERE for more information on upcoming meetings of the Park Commission and Board of Commissioners.

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 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 (the office is closed at lunch from 12-1pm).

Be a Park Patron! New Fundraiser for Park Pride! The Friends of Ingham County Parks has launched the Park Patron program. You can show your pride in your county parks by becoming an official Park Patron. Click HERE to order your $100 membership, you will receive a large, deluxe parking pass that lets you in to all county parks and shows your pride and helps us do great projects! Your $100 Patrons membership gets you an annual parking pass, a year long membership in the Friends of Ingham County Parks and lets us raise money for exciting park projects!

Upcoming Events

Aug 23

Sounds of Summer Concert: Black Barn Band

Free Friday Night Concerts at the Lake Lansing Community Band Shell. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Free parking & admission for all, and free entry for kids to play on a Moonwalk and Giant Slide! 

Band: Black Barn Band
Genre: Classic Rock
Aug 24

Fishing Derby & Mason Optimist Youth Sports Day

Burchfield County Park
Registration begins at 8am at the park with the fishing derby starting at 9am and ending at 12pm.  The outdoor fair will end at 4pm.  Ingham County Parks offers a fishing derby for youth age 4-16 years of age.  All youth must be accompanied by an adult.  Please bring your own fishing gear.

The Mason Optimist Youth Sports Event sponsors the outdoor fair.  Activities include fishing, air rifle shooting, archery instruction, disc golf, kayaking, canoeing, Potter Park Zoo animal exhibits, etc. A free lunch is provided for all children in attendance. Please continue to check the schedule as events and times may change.

Participation in the derby and outdoor fair is free.  Parking fee of $3 for Ingham County residents and $5 for non-residents.  
Aug 30

Sounds of Summer Concert: Jeff Baldori

Free Friday Night Concerts at the Lake Lansing Community Band Shell. All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Free parking & admission for all, and free entry for kids to play on a Moonwalk and Giant Slide! 

Band: Jeff Baldori
Genre: Jazzy Mix
2019 Annual Park Passes Available

Annual 2019 passes, for Ingham County residents are available for $32.  2019 annual passes are valid from purchase date until December 31, 2019.   Non-Ingham County residents passes are $42.   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.