Hawk Island


Hawk Island County Park is a 100 acre park, located on Cavanaugh Road, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Aurelius Road, in south Lansing is the newest park in our system.   Long-time residents will remember the Sablain Gravel Pit location, which has been transformed into a beautiful park featuring natural planting areas.  Please note there is a vehicle entrance fee to enter Hawk Island year round.

Hawk Island offers rowboat and pedal boat rental, a swimming beach, Splash Pad®, picnic areas and shelters, sand volleyball, horseshoes, paved accessible walkways (1.5 miles) and fishing docks and a concession stand. Come check out the community built playground or the state-of-the-art Splash Pad®.  In the winter, bring the family and enjoy snow tubing! Then warm up and take a break in the warming lodge.

Dogs are prohibited at Hawk Island.  For more information on user fees for the Soldan Dog Park,  an off-leash dog park adjacent to Hawk Island click here.  The Soldan Dog Park is a City of Lansing facility, which is maintained cooperatively with the Ingham County Parks Department. 

Park Hours
As a general rule, the park opens one half hour before sunrise for pedestrian access and gates open as listed below for vehicle access.  With the exception of the winter season, the park closes one half hour after sunset unless otherwise posted at the park.

Mid March – May 14:
8am - 1/2 hour after sunset
May 15 – August 14: 6am - 1/2 hour after sunset
August 15 – September 14: 7am - 1/2 hour after sunset
September 15 – December 16: 8am-1/2 hour after sunset
December 17 – Mid March: Monday-Thursday 8am to 1/2 hour after sunset.  Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 8am - 8pm* if winter activities are open.  *The park closes ½ hour after sunset if winter activities are cancelled due to weather conditions.
December 24: 8am-5pm
December 25: closed

For beach and splash pad hours click HERE.

For shelter reservations please call 517-676-2233 during regular business hours 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday or reserve online.

Questions? Contact Brian Collins, Park Manager at parks@ingham.org.

Hawk Island Park
1601 E. Cavanaugh St.
Lansing MI, 48910