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Things to Do

From the cool wooded groves, lush green grasses and clear waters of summer to the glistening cross-country ski trails and thrilling sled runs of winter, the Ingham County Parks offer year-round activities for its visitors and residents.

Located just minutes from the heart of Lansing, more than 1,200 acres of out-standing Ingham County parkland are devoted to sports and recreation.  Enjoy the quiet simplicity of a picnic overlooking Lake Lansing or a day canoeing along the scenic banks of the Grand River at Burchfield Park.  Spend an afternoon looking for wildflowers,  hiking nature trails, or playing in the water at Hawk Island's Splash Pad ® we have something every can enjoy!

Sports enthusiasts can crack home runs at any of the three ball diamonds, toss a ringer at horseshoes, spike a volleyball across a net, or dunk a basketball.  Most Ingham County Parks remain open year-round (call 517-676-2233 for winter hours).  Cross Country ski trails and a snow tubing hill is available for those who relish the great outdoors in the winter.   From the brilliant fall colors along the wooded trails of the Riverbend Natural Area to the sizzling summer beaches of Lake Lansing Park South and Hawk Island County Park, your Ingham County Parks can make any day of the year a play day!

Activities by Park

Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing Boat Launch Lake Lansing North Lake Lansing South
Learn more about your favorite activities at your Ingham County Parks!
Basketball Burchfield Park Lake Lansing North
Beach Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing South
Bike Burchfield Park Hawk Island
Canoe Burchfield Park
Concerts Lake Lansing South
Cross Country Skiing Burchfield Park Lake Lansing North
Disc Golf Burchfield Park
Dog Park Hawk Island
Dog Walking Lake Lansing North
Dunk Tank Rental Lake Lansing North Lake Lansing South
Fish Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing Boat Launch Lake Lansing South
Giant Inflatable Slide Rental Lake Lansing South
Hike Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing North
Horseshoes Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing North Lake Lansing South
Kayak Burchfield Park
Launch a Boat Lake Lansing Boat Launch
Moonwalk Rental Lake Lansing North Lake Lansing South
Pedal Boat Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing South
Picnic Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing Boat Launch Lake Lansing North Lake Lansing South
Playground Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing North Lake Lansing South
Rowboat Hawk Island
Sledding & Snow Tubing Burchfield Park
Snow Tubing Hawk Island
Snowshoeing Burchfield Park Lake Lansing North
Softball Burchfield Park Lake Lansing North
Splash Pad® Water Park Hawk Island
Storywalk   Hawk Island      
Volleyball Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing North Lake Lansing South
Walking Path/Trails Burchfield Park Hawk Island Lake Lansing North