Park Updates

Upcoming Meetings: Click HERE for more information on upcoming meetings of the Special Trails and Parks Committee and the Park Commission.

Beach Hours: weather permitting the swimming beaches at Hawk Island and Lake Lansing South are open 12-8pm seven days a week. The beach at Burchfield Park is open 12-8pm weekends/holidays and closed Monday-Friday. Click HERE for more information.

Sound of Summer Concerts: the Friends of Ingham County Parks host free Friday Night Concerts at the Lake Lansing Park South Band Shell concert stage June-August. All Friday evening performances begin at 7pm. There is free parking and admission, and for the kids, free entry to play on a moonwalk and giant slide! Bring your lawn chair and a picnic and we will see you this summer.  Click HERE for the schedule. 

Canoeing/kayaking: The McNamara Landing and Bunker Road canoe/kayak trips are open for the season.  The Eaton Rapids trip is currently closed due to downed trees in the river. Click HERE for more information.

Pedal Boat & Rowboat Rental: Click HERE for rental hours and rates.

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

Aug 11

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Oldies But Goodies
Join us for a night at Lake Lansing South! Oldies But Goodies, a community favorite, will return and play the night away. FREE PARKING starts at 6pm!

Aug 18

Mobile Farmers Market

Mobile Farmers Market at Hawk Island
The North West Initiative will be selling fresh fruits and vegetables to park attendees out of their mobile truck. The truck will be visiting the park every Friday from 3 - 5 pm!  

Aug 18

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Don Middlebrook
Join us for a Caribbean night at Lake Lansing South! Don Middlebrook is back again! FREE PARKING starts at 6pm!

Aug 19


Burchfield County Park
This is a 3 v. 3 Guts frisbee event. There are teams traveling across the state for this two day event. It should be a competitive and fun weekend! 

Aug 20

Playmakers Team Relay

Lake Lansing Park South
This is the 5th annual Playmakers Fitness Foundation event at Lake Lansing South. The team relay will be run by teams of five around the lake.  For more information please visit 

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.