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Park Updates

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. Work location: Mason office.

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 (ejakobcic@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 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 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 25

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Jeff Baldori
Join us for a night at Lake Lansing South! Jeff Baldori is back to mix things up during our final concert of the summer! FREE PARKING starts at 6pm!

Sep 10

CATA Come Clean Duathlon

Lake Lansing South County Park
Clean Commute Options (CCO) is a service of CATA (Capital Area Transportation Authority). We promote alternative ways to travel such as biking, walking (or running!), bus, car/vanpooling to help keep emissions down and our air clean! 

Sep 16

Capital Area Out of the Darkness Walk

Hawk Island County Park 

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience


Sep 17

Walk 'N Roll for ALS

Hawk Island County Park
2017 marks the 17th year of Walking 'n Rolling for ALS! We invite you and your family and friends to join us at our largest fundraiser of the year. What better way to make a difference for our Michigan ALS community than to form a Walk team in honor of your special pALS?
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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.

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