Park Updates

Park Commission Vacancy - Enthusiastic individuals are needed to serve on our Park Commission. This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to become involved in local government. Applicants must be residents of Ingham County. Click HERE to apply.

Beach/Pedal Boat/Rowboat Rentals: the beaches at Hawk Island, Lake Lansing South and Burchfield Park, and the Hawk Island Splash Pad and boat rental open for the season on May 26th, weather permitting. Click HERE for more information about beach hours and HERE for more information on pedal boat/rowboat rentals.

Canoe/Kayak Trips: the McNamara, Bunker Road Landing and Eaton Rapids canoe/kayak trips are currently closed due to high river levels. Please call 517-676-2233 for updates when we may open trip rentals for the season.

Bunker Road Landing: is closed due to flooding.

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 (

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

Aug 31

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: Classic Faves
Sep 9

CATA Come Clean Duathlon

Lake Lansing South 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, and car/vanpooling to help keep emissions down and our air clean!

For more information about the run please visit:
Sep 15

Walk 'N Roll for ALS

Hawk Island County Park
2018 marks our 18th 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?

Please visit for more information about the event. 

Sep 20

United States Women's Disc Golf Championships

9/20-9/23/18 Women from all over the country will compete in this PDGA Major event at Burchfield Park. For more information visit
Sep 30

Out of the Darkness Walk

Hawk Island County Park 

This is a walk to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. For more information visit 

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.