Hawk Island

Updates: Shelter rentals will be permitted so long as the gathering does not exceed 100 people and people not part of the same household maintain six feet of distance from one another. The swimming beach and the Splash Pad® are closed for the season. The following amenities will not be offered in 2020: pedal boat and rowboat rentals and the volleyball courts are closed. The health and safety of our park patrons and staff is of the upmost importance. We appreciate your understanding as we try to navigate these uncertain times, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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  a swimming beach, picnic areas and shelters, paved accessible walkways (1.5 miles) and fishing docks. Come check out the community built playground. In the winter, bring the family and enjoy snow tubing! Then warm up and take a break in the warming lodge. For more information on activities available at this park, please visit our Things to Do page.

Dogs are allowed at Hawk Island with the exception of the area between the playground and the concession stand, which comprises the beach and Splash Pad® area. All dogs must be on a 6 foot or less leash.

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.

Hours of Operation:
The park opens one half hour before sunrise for pedestrian access and 8:00am for vehicle access. The park closes one half hour after sunset, unless otherwise posted. Winter hours may vary depending on snow conditions, please call 517-676-2233 for specific winter hours.

Questions? Contact Brian Collins, Park Manager at parks@ingham.org or call 517-676-2233.

Hawk Island is located at 1601 E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing, MI 48910
Hawk Island Facility Map
Hawk Island Trail Distances




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