Park Updates

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.

Dr. Bill Earl Youth Fishing Program: We are inviting you to join us for fishing on May 6, 13, or 20, 2017, at Hawk Island Park, Lansing. This is a free program for youth, ages 5-16, to learn basic fishing skills of casting, knot tying, regulations, and fishing ethics. Check-in will begin at 8:30am and the program runs from 9:00am to noon. A responsible adult must remain on-site with each youth participant. Please click here to register:

2018-2022 Ingham County Parks Master Plan: the 2018-2022 "draft" Master Plan is available online by clicking HERE. The next step is for the Board of Commissioners to adopt the plan at their March 28, 2017 meeting.

Upcoming Events

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?
Sep 26

MParks Grand Experience

The communities of Southern Michigan Recreation and Park Association invite individuals 50 years of age and better to join us on this all inclusive trip complete with five-course dinners, cocktail reception, carriage tour, and variety of programs exclusively for our group and this special 50th Anniversary that will make your vacation at this world class destination a truly Grand Experience!

When: Tuesday, September 26 - Friday, September 29, 2017
Who: Individuals 50+ and their guests (only one individual in each room must be 50 or over)
Where: Three nights at the elegant Grand Hotel

Click HERE to download the registration form.  Reservation deadline is May 12, 2017.
Oct 1

Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis

Hawk Island County Park
This walk will benefit the Michigan chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis foundation of America. For more information you can 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.