December 2 – Giving Tuesday

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Our official launch of 2 new project fundraisers!

Hawk Island Playground TLC - the Hawk Playground is ten years old and needsHawk Playground some TLC.  Project goals:  general maintenance, feature replacement and expansion of the “footprint” of the playground to include a climbing net.  Hawk Island has welcomed over 5 million visitors  since the playground was built in 2004.

Fundraising Goal:  $20,000     Make a Donation Button

Lake Lansing South Park History - the Lake Lansing Park plays an important a00014^from_lansing_state_journalpart in our community’s history.  Records dating to the 1860’s tell us about spiritualist camps, trolley cars to the park, later the development of an amusement park and the Ingham County Park.  The historic carousel building will serve as a backdrop for the project.  Project Goals:  Develop a panel exhibit of historical images and information.  Design a setting of gardens and benches in the area adjacent to the display.

Fundraising Goal:  $20,000     Make a Donation Button

Cuisine in the Park – Tickets on Sale!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 – 6:30 – 9:30 pm – Lake Lansing Park – South

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Buy Now Button One Person $45
Buy Now Button Two People $80
Buy Now Button Group of 8 – $240

Big Willy Band – Hors d’oeuvres – Beer – Wine – Silent Auction – Good Company

Thanks to our AWESOME sponsors!  Adams Outdoor Advertising, Image Creative Group, BRD Printing, Artist Barbara Hranilovich, Information Systems Intelligence, Plante Moran Financial Advisors, Physicians Health Plan, VanAtta’s Greenhouse & Flower Shop, Bill MacLeod | Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood and Meyers & Klein Pediatric Dentistry | Snap Fitness of Haslett | McKearney Asphalt | Playmakers | UPS

Getting Ready for Winter

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Hawk Island and Burchfield County Parks prepare for winter sports!

At Hawk Island Park the snowmakers have been working on covering the snow tubing hill.  The parks anticipate a December 20 opening at Hawk.  The Soldan Off Leash Dog Park, accessible through Hawk Island is open year round for you and your pet.  The walking trail around the lake is kept snow free for your outdoor winter walks and runs.

Burchfield Park features sledding hills and cross country skiing.  We are hoping Mother Nature delivers some snow soon!  When we are snow free, the nature trails are open for walkers, hikers and runners.  Disc Golf is open year round.

Check out a few of our Silent Auction items – Cuisine – Aug 7th

Come bid on some awesome offerings! 

Ace Hardware – Ornamental Sprinkler – Cute!

Baryames – $25 gift card

Belle Tire -$50 gift card

Burgdorf Winery – Wine Tasting

Creative Wellness –  (2) One Hour Massage Gift Certificates

Curves of Haslett – (5) One week Membership Passes

Deck and Shake – 5 gallon pail deck sealer

Douglas J Salon – $50 gift card

Graff Chevrolet – Gift Package w/ oil change/chair and cooler

Granger Waste – (2) 6 mos Curby Service

Lansing Lugnuts – 2 Game Tickets, player statue, baseballs

McKearney Asphalt – $500 gift certificate for driveway sealing

Meridian Chiropractic – Initial consultation and treatment

Michigan Princess – $25 gift card

Potter Park Zoo  Annual Membership

Snap Fitness – Jim Alquiza – (1) Individual and (1)Family Memberships

Soldans – $25 gift card

State Room – $70 gift certificate

Cuisine in the Park – Tickets on Sale!

The Friends of Ingham County Parks Present: CUISINE in the PARK

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 

6:30 – 9:30 in the evening

Lake Lansing Park – South

Come enjoy an evening fundraiser in the park to benefit Your Ingham County Parks!  Sip on a glass of wine from our local Burgdorf’s Winery or a tasty Michigan Beer.  Enjoy delectable hors d’ oeuvres from Morton’s Fine Catering and be tempted by some exciting offerings in the silent auction.  This years auction will include items from the State Room, Douglas J, Ace Hardware – Haslett, Potter Park Zoo, Creative Wellness, Curves and more!

We thank our SPONSORS who make this night possible!  Image Creative Group, Artist Barbara Hranilovich, Plante Moran Wealth Management, Physicians Health Plan, VanAtta’s Greenhouse & Flowershop and Bill MacLeod | Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood.

Sit back, enjoy the music and beautiful view of Lake Lansing.  Tickets on Sale now!

Buy Now Button One Person $45
Buy Now Button Two People $80
Buy Now Button Group of 8 people $240

Looking Ahead

friends_of_parksThe Friends of Ingham County Parks are definitely in planning mode for 2014.  A favorite of many, the Touch a Truck event, will return on Saturday, September 13th at Hawk Island Park.  Proceeds from this event support kids programs in the parks.  Youth programs include free school field trips to over 12,000 school children each year, a fishing derby, fishing tournaments, day camp scholarships and the annual park passes program for families in financial need that reaches over 3,000 children annually. 

Back this year will be Cuisine in the Park on August 7th at Lake Lansing Park South.  The event will feature fabulous hors d’oeuvres, local wine and beer, silent auction, great music and great company.  In 2013 the event was known as Cuisine and Carousels and received rave reviews.  We are excited that the new name Cuisine in the Park opens up a host of ideas for planning this summer’s event. 

Our Mission:  THE FRIENDS OF INGHAM COUNTY PARKS is a group of citizens committed to supporting, identifying, planning, funding and implementing select improvements within the Ingham County Parks system.  Through active citizen involvement we strive in conjunction with the Parks Department to provide financial assistance to support park operations and to enhance the quality of life for park visitors and county residents.  

With the help of our community we are making a difference!  Please consider a donation to the Friends of Ingham County Parks.