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Park Updates

FLOOD UPDATE: The back 9 on Rivers Edge disc golf course at Burchfield Park is closed.

Grand River Obstruction: There is an obstruction on the Grand River at the bridge near the Old English Inn blocking access. Please portage around the obstruction. This is a danger for all levels of kayakers and canoers. Click HERE for photos of the obstruction.

Day Camp: Registration is open for day camp at Burchfield Park. Call 517-676-2233 to register. Click HERE for more information.

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

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 Campbell (ecampbell@ingham.org) 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 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). 

Upcoming Events

May 19

Bill Earl Fishing Program

Hawk Island County Park 
A fishing education program designed to help inspire the next generation. For more information visit http://www.mynaturecenter.org/
May 19

Run for the Ages 5K

Hawk Island County Park 
This fun run benefits the Tri-County Office on Aging Meals on Wheels and other in-home services.  

For more information please visit: https://www.tcoa.org/tcoa-events/

Jun 9

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 fly tying, fly casting, lure making, dog retrieving demo, air rifle shooting, archery shooting, trappers display, deer display, virtual reality fishing machine, kayak and canoe paddling, water safety, and disc golf.  

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

Jun 12

Bill Earl Fishing Program

Lake Lansing South Park 

An education program designed to inspire the next generation. For more information visit fishinmichigan.org 

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2018 Annual Park Passes Available

Annual 2018 passes, for Ingham County residents are available for $32.  2018 annual passes are valid from purchase date until December 31, 2018.   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.

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