47 Parks to Choose From in Greater Lansing

Our Lansing Family Fun team has picked 47 must-visit epic parks in our area that we know your family will love. They’ve been tested and proved, then visited over and over again by popular demand. You know the type – where the minute your kids get in the car to leave they are knocked or worn out from all the playing.

We’ve picked parks that we personally enjoy so that it’s a true full family fun outing. Places like Frances Park, where a Rose Garden is tucked away in trails overlooking the Grand River; Or Birchfield park in the winter, where tubing not only gives us a workout climbing up the hill but has us all grinning ear to ear over a hot cocoa at the end.

Fun awaits at 47 fantastic parks, Lansing! Where will you visit first?

 Check out this map to find the Best Parks in Lansing:

Favorite Lansing Area Parks Grouped by Location

Create a parks bucket-list or try something new with the LFF teams top pick list of 47 parks!

Frances-Park in Lansing

Parks Kids Love in Lansing

Frances Park is both a favorite and a hidden gem. It has a beautiful Rose Garden, lookout point onto the Grand River water, two playgrounds, and one mile paved walking trail around the perimeter. Bring some bread along to feed the ducks if you’ve got extra time.
2600 Moores River Dr, Lansing, Michigan 48911

Granger Park Hill Lansing Kids

Granger Meadows Park Do you remember the Granger Meadows area before it was a park? This is one of the coolest things a company could do with its available space. It’s paved trails and huge hill to climb is great for all seasons – sledding in the winter and city gazing in the summer. If you time it right, you may see airplanes taking off or landing while on our cities mini “butte.” Disk golf with your older kiddos or play on their large and beautiful playground area and more.
1745 Granger Meadows Ln, Lansing, MI 48906

Valley Farms Park/Community Center is home to a newly renovated baseball diamond plus a great playground and climbing structure. Plus – it’s connected to the trail that leads to the Granger Meadows park and hill mentioned above. Year-round you’ll find a story walk in the trails of these two parks.
16199 Brook Rd, Lansing, MI 48906

Grand Woods A hop skip and a jump from the Lansing Mall nests this woodsy park along the Grand River. It is home to a disk golf course, rolling trails, RC Track, and multiple playgrounds.
4500 Willow Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

Delta Mills Park Lansing Waverly

Delta Mills is crazy, in a good way. The playground is massive and the kids literally jump for joy when they see us pulling up to this parking lot. Pro Tip: You may want to go with a friend if you have a new baby in tow as this place is large and can be hard to hunker down in one spot. Kids love to go up and down the hills to the top of the play structure. This playground connects to two adjoining parks.
7001 Old River Trail, Lansing, MI 48917


Hawk Island is not just a playground. It is home of the Dragon Boat Races in the fall, one of the best places to cool off in the summer, and a hot spot for sledding/tubing in the winter.  Their splash pad is fully fenced and the lake is a blast to play in the sand with lifeguards present. Also, the Lansing River Trail runs right through their grounds.
1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd. Lansing MI, 48910

Potter Park Zoo has a really nice play structure right outside the entrance. The Lansing River Trail runs through this area and makes a great pit stop on a bike ride. Play here before or after a zoo trip or just stop by for the playground.
1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

moores park lansing swimming pool

Moores Park has a huge round public swimming pool and is one of the last of its kind! I love this place equally as much as my kids. Run around, play on multiple playgrounds, hop on the Lansing Riverfront Trail, launch your kayak, or go fishing all in one place.
400 Moores River Drive Lansing, MI 48910

Sharp Park has two fun playgrounds with a maze and a gorgeous pond where you can feed fish and ducks. Paved trails start across the street at the Delta District Library, running through Sharp park and leading all the way to the Lansing Mall, on to Kroger, and Horrocks Farmers Market!
1401 Elmwood Rd, Lansing, MI 48917

crego park lansing

Crego Park is a relaxing and a peaceful kayak and fishing park with beautiful paved trails feeding into the Lansing River Trail. The lake has a kayak launch and many sitting areas along with a large deck overlooking the water. FUN FACT: This area is a nesting site for Bald Eagles.
1600 Fidelity Road, Lansing, MI 48910

Brenke Fish Ladder and Park shares a parking lot with Old Town and is a great place to start a nice walk or bike ride. Keep walking down the trail and you’ll run into a playground. Take a few more steps and grab a bite to eat at the Waterfront Bar and Grill or MP Social.
216 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906


River Point Park is a hidden gem located on the Lansing River Trail between Downtown and Reo Town. The lookout point sets you where two streams colide and the little park is a fun pit stop on a walk or bike ride.
See map above for exact location.

Westside/Dunnebacke Park is the cutest little park with a sand pit and stationary digging tools. It is home to a beautiful community garden and is located down the street from Biggby at the Point. We love to grab a quick coffee and head to this serene and quiet destination. There’s lots of space for kids to run around and a fun area where folks gather for horseshoe tournaments.
801 Stanley Street Lansing, MI 48915

Woldumar Nature Center has a nature playground. You wouldn’t believe how much kids love this playground – almost more than most regular play structures. It’s so fun to play in the dirt and run around with logs and obstacle courses that it’s most times hard to pull them away. But don’t worry, it’s worth it! The welcome center has fun scientific information to study and learn about + story times. Bonus: Woldumar has my favorite spot in the city located right in the middle of their trails. The large pines smell takes me to another world.
5739 Old Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48917

Hunter Park Pool Lansing

Hunter Park Pool and Playground makes the list for go-to places in the summer. The community garden and greenhouse project is amazing and the pool is a dream (sometimes cold but a great way to cool down on those hot summer days). There is a splash pad, large wade-in pool with a climbing wall.
1400 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48912

Beacon Field at Ferris Park has a free to the public community enclosed outdoor Soccer Field. This large park area is right in the heart of downtown and a great place to run around with the kiddos as well as play on their playground and have a picnic.
401-, 499 N Walnut St, Lansing, MI 4893

Parks Kids Love in East Lansing, Haslett, Williamston, Howell

Patriarch Park has been a go-to spot for many years and their recent updated epic playground built by the community is so much fun. Kids of all ages love it here and it’s totally fenced.
960 Alton Street, East Lansing, MI 4882

Lake Lansing South East Lansing Haslett Parks

Lake Lansing South Park has it all. Spend the day on the beach and in the lake swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boating and more! Among its many charms and amenities include two huge wood structure playgrounds and a FREE big wheel track (big wheels available).
6260 East Lake Drive Haslett, MI 48840

McCormick Park has a huge wooden play structure fun for all ages. Bring your bike or walking stick and take a little jaunt on their paved trail. Also, enjoy live performances in their amphitheater.
128 E Riverside St, Williamston, MI 48895

Lake Lansing South Park Bikes Play Structure

Kensington Metropark has so much to offer you’ll want to plan a day of it. Some of the many amenities include a Water Park, Swimming, Playgrounds, Hayrides, Camping, and the list goes on!
4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380

Parks Kids Love in Grand Ledge, Portland, Charlotte

Fitzgerald Park the ledges Lansing Parks

Fitzgerald Park is home to the ledges! Can you believe we have this in our own backyard? Don’t forget to stop by the fish ladder as well. This place is beautiful in every season and a real adventure for the kids. Play on the playground or hike through the trails.
100 Fitzgerald Park Dr, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Wacousta Dream Depot 2.0 was recently rebuilt by the community and is now a destination spot again for all families. This outrageously cool 6000 sq feet park was dreamed up with kids in mind – a must visit playground.
9135 Herbison Rd, Eagle, MI 48822

MOO-Ville Creamery has a FREE playground! Playing outside + Moo-Ville ice cream. Need I say more?
162 E. Tuttle Rd, Ionia, MI 48846

Island Park Grand Ledge Lansing Parks

Island Park is a really unique park literally on an island right in the middle of downtown Grand Ledge. It’s a nice place to walk and rest.
206 W River St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Jaycee Park is home to a new splash pad! Head over to cool off and play with other kids. This park and playground sits in downtown Grand Ledge and is walking distance to the library and Island Park.
525 E River St, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Joe Tichvon Park is a small-town park set in a quiet neighborhood. Be sure to pack your basketball and bring a picnic.
Carl St, Portland, MI 48875, see above map for exact location.

Alton Park is a nice sun-shade park and perfect for your little one that loves to swing!
See above map for exact location.

Parks Kids Love in DeWitt, Bath, Laingsburg, St. Johns, Owosso

downtown dewitt park lansing

Riverside Park is an “All Play” (handicap accessible) playground. Walking distance to downtown DeWitt makes Riverside’s three playgrounds a perfect stop on any given day. Don’t miss stopping into Sweetie-licious while you’re there.
405 S Bridge St, DeWitt, MI

Wiswasser Park is one of the BEST PARKS IN OUR AREA. It has a tall three-story playground and is right across the street from the swimming area on Park lake.
6499 Park Lake Rd, Bath, MI 48808-9718

Sleepy Hollow is the perfect place to get away for a day or overnight. Campgrounds, cabins, playgrounds, and all kinds of ways to explore await you and your family!
7835 E Price Rd, Laingsburg, MI 48848

Uncle John's Cider Mill Lansing Parks

Uncle Johns Cider Mill is a family favorite loved by all. They are open as soon as May and shut down very late in the fall. Pumpkins and Cider are not even the main attraction for our kids. They LOVE the bounce houses, maze, games, huge bouncing pillow, hayrides, and snack shop.
8614 North US 127, St. Johns, MI

St. Johns City Park/Spray Park is a fantastic place to cool off in the summer and sledding in the winter! 
805 W Park St, St Johns, MI 48879

West Park’s paved walking trails and sweet wooden play structure are a blast! After you play, jump in the water for a swim or play all the other fun games and activities that surround the park like disc golf and more.
11877 E Carson City Rd, Carson City, MI 48811  (M-57 at the Western Edge of Carson City, MI)

McClintock Park has one small play structure, one large play structure + a skate park. It has plenty of green space to run around and is located in downtown Laingsburg. We love this park!
See above map for exact location.

Lansing Parks Kids slide

Bentley Park Playscape has something for everyone from the “train” play structure for your littlest engineers to the large play structure for your more adventurous kiddos + swings and more!
See above map for exact location.

Motz Park’s sandy beach on a sunshining day makes this FREE swimming spot a must-stop during the summer.
4630 N Dewitt Rd, St Johns, MI 48879

Parks Kids Love in Holt, Eaton Rapids, Mason, Leslie, Jackson

Sledding Tubing Birchfield Park

Burchfield is an absolute blast any time you go, but tubing in the winter months is what sets it over the top. You can rent tubes for $2 and run up and down those hills as many times as your feet can carry you. There’s a warming fire pit at each hill and indoor concessions. Summer is epic here at the Beach as well.
881 Grovenburg Road Holt, MI 48842

Valhalla Park’s pond and beach are a great family spot. It has a playground and nature trails.
2287 Pine Tree Rd, Holt, MI 48842


Island Park is an be reached by a bridge in downtown Eaton Rapids. The old play structures and canon make this park a unique hidden gem. The oldness of the park is new fun to kiddos.
See map above for exact location.

Russel Park is another throwback to the wooden play structure days set in downtown Leslie.
See above map for exact location.

Rayner Park has an extensive wooden play structure. Plus, CADL does storytimes there occasionally and there is an old-school ice cream spot across the street.
738 E Ash St, Mason, MI 48854

Vevay Township Hall has a play structure and swings. It is across the street from Mason Jewitt Airfield, so if you have an airplane lover in the family you can see tons of cool planes taking off and landing!
780 Eden Rd, Mason, MI 48854

Hayes Park includes a huge play structure, lots of swings, tennis and basketball courts, and more.
See above map for exact location.

lansing parks kids

Loomis Park has a large community built wooden play structure/playground.
210 Gilbert Street, Jackson (Between Edgewood & Gilbert Sts) Charles A. Boos Recreation Center

Ella W. Sharp Park is home to Carter’s Corner Play Structure. Also, check out their Olympic size swimming pool, an eighteen hole miniature golf course, and rose gardens.
3225 Fourth Street, Jackson

Nixon Park is so cool! Their Water Park and Skate Park make it fun for both young and older kids with a swimming pool, skateboard, and roller blade areas.
400 E North St, Jackson, MI 49202 (Corner of North & Cooper Streets)

Cascades Falls and Splash Pad is such a beautiful spot to hang and watch the falls and play in the splash pad.
1401 S Brown St, Jackson, MI 49203


If you know of an amazing park you’d like to share with the LFF community we’d love to hear about it! Comment below and help us add to the family fun experience in Lansing.