When the sun is shining, there are lots of area places to cool off and have FUN! Many of the locations are free and great for all ages. Pack some snacks, towels and don’t forget the sunscreen! Perfect for a play date and get the energy out. Enjoy!
Greater Lansing Area
Burchfield Park Beach 881 Grovenburg Rd, Holt
The beach at Burchfield Park is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, 7 days a week. The beach is open when weather permits and lifeguards are on duty when available. Encourage all users to practice social distancing. Fee to park.
Hawk Island Beach 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd. Lansing
The beach at Hawk Island is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, 7 days a week. The beach is open when weather permits and lifeguards are on duty when available. Encourage all users to practice social distancing.
Hawk Island Splash Pad Ⓡ 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd, Lansing
open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day 9:00am to 8:00pm weather permitting, splash pad is free of charge. If it rains, the Splash Pad is closed.Fee to park.
Hunter Park Pool 1400 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing
open now – August 22, 1-4p, 5-7p daily
GL Splash Pad at Jaycee Park 525 E River St, Grand Ledge
Open daily thru Labor Day 10a-8p, free to enter, offers 2,000 square feet with 19 water sprays all within a universally accessible and universally fun play area! Portable, ADA-accessible bathrooms are located in two areas within Jaycee Park.
Lake Lansing South 1621 Pike St, Haslett
The beach at Lake Lansing Park South is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, 7 days a week. The beach is open when weather permits and lifeguards are on duty when available. Encourage all users to practice social distancing. Fee to park.
Motz Park 4630 N DeWitt Rd, St Johns
Amenities include a sand beach and swimming area, beach house with 7 unisex restrooms, grills, fishing pier and a covered pavillion. A floating mobility chair is available upon request to a park ranger.
Sleepy Hollow State Park 7835 E. Price Rd. Laingsburg
Beach, disc golf, pet friendly, hiking, Free to park with recreation passport or $3
St John’s, MI Spray Park 805 W Park St, St Johns
Open 10a-8p daily, Restrooms are available on the West side of the building. No fee.
Valhalla Park 2287 Pine Tree Rd, Holt
8am to dusk, Beach and swimming area, bathrooms and changing rooms nearby
Outside of Greater Lansing Area
Camgrounds-R-Us 1255 S. Ruess Rd, Owosso
About 45 minutes from Lansing, Open daily May 1 – October 3, beach open 11a-6p, day passes available, $5. Canoe, kayak, paddleboard rental available, can bring your own; pavilion rental available.
Jump Island 6140 Bishop Lake Road, Brighton
about 45 minute drive from Lansing, Michigan’s first outdoor inflatable water park! Single pass $15, all day pass $60
Lake Arvesta Farms 06464 Arvesta Drive, South Haven
2 hour drive from Lansing,indoor and outdoor pickleball courts and a 4-lake Aqua Park, plus swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, groomed beaches, beach volleyball, playground, game room and scenic walking trails. general admission day pass $10, all access day pass $50. Closed Wednesdays.
Kensington Park Splash ‘N Blast 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford
50 min drive from Lansing, two, 240-foot twisted water slides Memorial Day to Labor Day, adult and children $4, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Wristbands go on sale at 11 a.m.) or 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Wristbands go on sale when 11 a.m. sells out or at 2 p.m.)
Reed County Park 3181 E Johnson Rd, North Star
About 45 mins from Lansing, 100 acre park has a man-made lake great for swimming, and disc golf as well.
Splash Pad at the Cascades 1401 S Brown St, Jackson
Normal Splash Pad Hours are 11 a.m. -7 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) Noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Wednesday Family Nights, which include live music and characters, have extended hours of 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. $2.00 4 and up, Free ages 3 and under.
As always, check websites before you go for delays, closings and online ticket sales.
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