2013 Touch a Truck

002The Friends of Ingham County Parks are happy to host the 2nd Annual Hawk Island Touch a Truck.  Join us on September 21st from 11 am to 3 pm at Hawk Island.  Bring the kids and check out the BIG RIGS kids love.  Joining us again this year are CATA, Dean Transportation, Consumers Energy, P.J.’s 25 Hour Towing, Two Men and a Truck and more.  We continue to seek vehicles and equipment to add to the event.  Contact us if you or your business would like to join the fun. 

030More fun for the kids includes a straw maze, education animals from Potter Park Zoo, TIGGER the Bounce House and Disc Golf.  Food and beverages will be available. This event is a fundraiser to support FREE school field trips for children. 

Adults – $4     Kids $2 (12 and under)      Family $10 (up to 5 people)

Questions: 517-244-7186  or kfraser@ingham.org

Cuisine and Carousels: Tickets on Sale Now!

Carousel logo with food

August 15, 2013   .   6:30 – 9:30 pm  .    Lake Lansing Park South

You are invited to the first annual Cuisine and Carousels event, hosted by the Friends of Ingham County Parks.  Cuisine and Carousels is a celebration of the historic traditions of Lake Lansing Park and our community’s cherished memories of the past amusement park!  Spend an evening with friends and neighbors at beautiful Lake Lansing Park.  The event features mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, sweets table, jazz, silent auction and Michigan wine and beer!  Event proceeds benefit your Ingham County Parks.

A peek at what the auction and raffle offer:  One night stay at the Cozy Koi Bed and Breakfast, Lugnut Tickets and memorabilia, Potter Park Zoo membership, Tickets to Impression 5, Spagnuolo’s gift card, Golf outings and more!

We thank our 2013 Sponsors!

Arlene McDaniel Trio – Bad Brewing Company – BRD Printing – Burdorf Winery – Events to Rent – Image Creative Group - Information Systems Intelligence – Morton’s Fine Catering – National Carousel Association – Physicians Health Plan – Plante Moran Wealth Management – Playmakers – Spartan Irrigation – Van Atta’s Greenhouse

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Cuisine and Carousels Event

PrintFriends announce Cuisine and Carousels Event.

The Friends of Ingham County Parks are pleased to announce the Cuisine and Carousels event to be hosted at Lake Lansing Park South, August 15, 2013. The event, established to celebrate the rich history of Lake Lansing and the fond memories of the Amusement Park where the roller coaster thrilled, the Ferris wheel rose high and the carousels charmed all.

We look forward to spending the evening with friends and neighbors while enjoying delectable hors d’oeuvres and sweets, jazz by the Arlene McDaniel Trio, Burgdorf Winery, Bad Brewing Company, raffle and more! 

Join us at the park Thursday, August 15, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  Tickets on sale soon, $60 per person.

This fundraiser event supports your Ingham County Parks. 

Touch a Truck – Hawk Island

Cloudy skies and cool temperatures did not keep people away! Thank you to all of businesses and organizations who participated and made the day a huge success. Over 600 visitors came to see a great collection of BIG RIGS from our great Lansing community. This was a day made just for kids and they had a ton of fun. The trucks, bounce house, straw maze, animals from Potter Park Zoo were great hits. Thanks to our good friends from Capital City Renegades Disc Golf Club for bringing out a couple of baskets for visitors to try, check out the two new courses at Burchield Park.

A special thank you to our great and unstopable volunteers Alfreda, Crystal, Karen S., Ryan, Charlene, Frank, Joyce, Tom, Jerry, Gloria, Doris, Kyara, Stephen, Chuck, Zach and John. You made the day a great one for the kids and we hope to see you next year.

Truck participants in 2012 included; Lansing START, Lansing Police, Lansing Fire, Two Men and a Truck, U-Haul, D&G Equipment, Southeastern Equipment, WLNS Weather, Hammond Farms, P.J.’s Towing, CATA – Entertainment Express, Meijer, Consumer’s Energy, Shaheen Chevrolet, USPS, Ingham County Sheriff and Shroyer’s.

Mascots; CHIPPY from Ingham County Animal Control, TRUCKIE from Two Men and a Truck and BIG Lug from Lansing Lugnuts made it a fun, fun day.

We may be biased, but the staff at Ingham County Parks really rock. Thanks for all of your help at the event!

Touch a Truck – Hawk Island

The Friends of Ingham County Parks are excited to present Touch a Truck event at Hawk Island Park.

Saturday – October 6 – 11am to 4 pm

$2 kids, $4 adults, $10 family(up to 5 people) Attend and you may win a hot air balloon ride – compliments of ReMax!

Proceeds from the event will support FREE school field trips to Ingham County Parks. In 2011 over 14,000 school children visited our parks.

We have an awesome collection of vehicles for your kids to look at, touch and in some cases “drive”! Great opportunity for really fun pictures.

So many businesses are supporting the event with vehicles on display. Many thanks to Meijer, PJ’s Towing, Shafer’s Landscaping, CATA, Central Ford Truck, City of Lansing Police and Fire, Consumer’s Energy, D&G Equipment, Dean Transportation, Delhi Township Fire, Hammond Farms, ReMax and many, many more!!!

In addition to all of the trucks and equipment there will be a bounce house, straw maze, education animals from Potter Park Zoo and games with prizes. Don’t forget lunch – we’ll have that too!

Summer Happenings

Visit Lake Lansing Park South any Friday this summer and enjoy a FREE concert at 7:00pm.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair and sit back and enjoy the music. 

July 27 – Linda Lee Brown

August 3 – Boris Williams

August 10 – The Nomads

August 17 – Party of Seven

August 24 – Lindsay & Flatbellies

August 31 – Sea Cruisers