From the Director's Desk
Summer Fun with Lansing Parks and Recreation...
It has been an unusually long cold winter, but Summer is finally around the corner. With summer arrives new life, warm weather and the ability to enjoy the many parks and outdoor activities the City of Lansing has to offer. With that said, the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the opening of the largest park in the City – Crego Park!
Crego Park is located at the corner of Mt. Hope and Aurelius Roads and is just over 200 acres. Crego hosts a 15 acre lake for fishing, kayaking and canoeing, as well as another connection location to the Lansing River Trail.
Crego's environmental cleanup was completed in 2000 with final clearance granted in 2013 allowing the park to open for public use. With a $500,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant and a $250,000 local match, the Parks and Recreation Department was able to make substantial improvements to the park. Improvements include a parking lot, accessible watercraft launch facilities, a fishing dock, walkways through the park, and other park amenities.
The City of Lansing Parks and Recreation is proud to offer another wonderful natural resource within the city for families and individuals to enjoy.
Summer with Lansing Parks and Recreation also offers many programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Whether you are looking to cool off in one of our outdoor pools, play a round of golf or a game of tennis; play on one of our many youth or adult softball or baseball teams, enroll your children in our Kids Camps or enjoy an outdoor concert – LANSING IS THE PLACE TO BE!