Park Updates

August 28-September 1: Please note there are various closures of park activities the week of 8/28 to 9/1 due to staffing levels at Hawk Island and Lake Lansing South. The swimming beach will be closed 8/28 to 9/1 at Lake Lansing South. The swimming beach and boat rentals will be closed 8/28 to 8/31 at Hawk Island. Normal operating hours resume for the Labor Day holiday weekend.  Please be sure to check hours of operations for certain activities to ensure availability: click HERE for boat rental hours and HERE for beach and Splash Pad hours. 

Labor Day Weekend: Park activities will be open for the holiday weekend and Labor Day (9/2 to 9/4). Click HERE for more information on park activities.

Beach Hours:
Hours vary by park. Click HERE for beach hours. 

Canoeing/kayaking: The McNamara Landing, Bunker Road and Eaton Rapids canoe/kayak trip are open for the season. Click HERE for more information. 

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

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. 

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 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. 

Upcoming Events

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.