Cuisine in the Park – Tickets on Sale!

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

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. 



The Friends of Ingham County Parks (FRIENDS) a non-profit organization is seeking individuals from the community to join our Board of Directors.

Ingham County Parks:  Burchfield Park, Hawk Island Park and Lake Lansing Parks North and South.

Mission: THE FRIENDS OF INGHAM COUNTY PARKS support, identify, plan, fund and implement improvements within the Ingham County Parks. Through active citizen involvement and in conjunction with the Parks Department we provide financial assistance to support park operations that enhance the quality of life for park visitors.

Active board members may contribute to the FRIENDS Board in a host of ways by facilitating or arranging meetings with potential donors, chairing a sub-committee, volunteering at events or offering professional services to the FRIENDS that will advance and support the FRIENDS mission. Board members are asked to serve a three year term. The FRIENDS Board meets four times annually and may set additional special meetings should a need arise.

The Friends of Ingham County Parks is a 501 (c) (3) organization.  The FRIENDS were established in 1999 and have raised over $600,000 for the parks including funding for playgrounds, land acquisitions, drinking fountains, wheel chairs, school field trips, camp scholarships, and concert programming for the Lake Lansing Band Shell.

For more information visit our website at or call Karen Fraser at 517-244-7186 or

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

Cuisine and Carousels: Tickets on Sale Now!

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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

2013 Ticket Sales Closed. Thank you!

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.