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American Rescue Plan Act - Ingham County Recovery Plan 2021 Report

American Rescue Plan Act - Ingham County Recovery Plan 2021 Report

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act includes $56.8 million in direct local recovery assistance for Ingham County. The first half (First Tranche) was received in May, 2021 and the second half (Second Tranche) will be received in May, 2022.
Irene Cahill Appointed to Serve as Ingham County Commissioner for District 9

Irene Cahill Appointed to Serve as Ingham County Commissioner for District 9

Mason, Michigan – The Ingham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Irene Cahill to fill the vacant District 9 County Commissioner seat. Commissioner Cahill was sworn in at the October 12, 2021 meeting of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.
Senate Bill 82 Section 1222(4) Regarding Emergency Orders

Senate Bill 82 Section 1222(4) Regarding Emergency Orders

Section 1222(4) of SB 82 states: If a local health officer has an emergency order under section 2453 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.2453, in effect as of October 1, 2021, the funds appropriated in part 1 for essential local public health services are unappropriated. This subsection does not apply if a county board of commissioners passes a nonbinding resolution by a record roll call vote to support any emergency orders the local health officer has in effect on October 1 of the current fiscal year.
Ingham County Health Department Statement on Local Health Orders in Educational Setting

Ingham County Health Department Statement on Local Health Orders in Educational Setting

The Ingham County Health Department has received numerous inquiries regarding the status and legality of our local public health emergency orders for educational settings after the Governor signed the 2022 state budget bill which includes language that threatens public health funding. After consulting with legal counsel, it is now clear that the Health Departments retain the authority to issue and enforce their emergency orders. The boilerplate language, the written statement of the Governor, and the Michigan Constitution have been reviewed and analyzed and the boilerplate language will have no effect on the Ingham County Health Department, its budget, or existing public health orders.

Red Panda Day

Red Panda Day

Red Panda Day September 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Come celebrate red pandas! Whether you are already a fan or you don’t know much about them (or even what they are), this is your chance to learn more.
Ingham County Board of Commissioners Returning to In-Person Meetings

Ingham County Board of Commissioners Returning to In-Person Meetings

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners will be returning to in-person meetings starting on July 15th, 2021 with the Law & Courts Committee meeting.

With the current local State of Emergency ending on June 30th, 2021, the Board of Commissioners will not be extending this beyond this date. As a local State of Emergency was one of the qualifying reasons to hold virtual meetings according to the Open Meetings Act as amended, the Board of Commissioners will no longer be able to meet virtually.
Historic Mason Courthouse to Open to the Public July 6, 2021

Historic Mason Courthouse to Open to the Public July 6, 2021

The Mason Historic Courthouse will open to the public on July 6, 2021 at 8:00 am. Visitors and staff will not be required to mask or social distance but those individuals who are not fully vaccinated (14 days after final vaccination) are encouraged to do so. Visitors should use the south entrance to the courthouse (Ash Street) and will be required to pass through security to gain access.
Justice Complex Update

Justice Complex Update

The construction of the new Justice Complex is progressing on time.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 22, 2021.  Renderings of the complex and the latest updates are available.
Board of Commissioners Approve Small Business Rescue Grant Program

Board of Commissioners Approve Small Business Rescue Grant Program

The Ingham County took action to assist small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by approving an $11 million Small Business Rescue Grant Program resolution to be administered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). The funding for the Program will come from Ingham County’s $56.7 million allocation from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
Potter Park Zoo's Black Rhino Calf Heading to a New Home in the Fall

Potter Park Zoo's Black Rhino Calf Heading to a New Home in the Fall

Jaali, the first black rhino calf in Potter Park’s 100-year history, will be heading to a new home this fall. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) black rhino Species Survival Program (SSP) has announced that Jaali will be paired with a young female for breeding at his new facility.

 

Zoo Nights

Zoo Nights

This spring and summer, join us after-hours for a night of drinks, appetizers, and live music from local musicians. The first Zoo Nights event is scheduled for May 13, 2021.
Ice Safari

Ice Safari

Visit the zoo and experience our Ice Safari!
 
When: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Potter Park Zoo

There will be animal ice carvings
PA123  Publication List

PA123 Publication List

Ingham County is required by statute to publish a listing of properties at risk of foreclosure for non-payment of property taxes.
Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights

Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday lights displays at the 26th annual Wonderland of Lights!

Stroll around the zoo during a magical Michigan winter evening and take in the twinkling light displays across the zoo while holiday music plays.

Grab a goodie bag for children as you leave to take home and enjoy.
Ingham County Creates Racial Equity Taskforce

Ingham County Creates Racial Equity Taskforce

At their June 9, 2020 meeting, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution #20-254 to declare racism as a public health crisis in Ingham County and recommitted its full attention to improving the quality of life and health of Black Ingham County residents.
Potter Park Zoo Is Open

Potter Park Zoo Is Open

Potter Park Zoo is open!   We’ve missed you!

We’re grateful for the many ways the Lansing community has supported the zoo over the past few months. We love seeing comments, questions, and participation on social media, but we’re excited to see you all in person at the zoo, too!
Ingham County Suspends Services

Ingham County Suspends Services

To protect the overall public health of our citizens, families, and employees Ingham County is following the recommendations of the State of Michigan and the Ingham County Health Department in preventing the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus by suspending County operations. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. most County departments and services including the parks will be suspended. While limited staff will continue to perform essential functions, a number of County facilities will be closed to the public.
2020 Census.  Be Counted!

2020 Census. Be Counted!

Important Dates In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.
Meet Jaali

Meet Jaali

Jaali was born Dec. 24 at 5:40 a.m and is the zoo’s first black rhino calf in its 100-year history. Mom Doppsee and Dad Phineus are both first time parents.
25th Annual Wonderland of Lights

25th Annual Wonderland of Lights

Join us for the 25th Annual Wonderland of Lights. Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday light displays.
Zoo Animal Meet and Greet

Zoo Animal Meet and Greet

Looking for a gift to ‘WOW’ a special someone? Need a ‘Knock Your Socks Off’ gift for a client, loved one or even to celebrate a special occasion? We’ve got you covered!
6th Annual Bowling for the Rhinos

6th Annual Bowling for the Rhinos

Come on out to City Limits East for a fun night of bowling for a good cause! We are raising money for rhino conservation. The event is August 2, 2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and City Limits East. Tickets are $32 (individual) . A family of 4 can bowl for $105. Tickets include 3 hours of bowling, pizza, and pop
Zoo Days Are Back

Zoo Days Are Back

Enjoy admission to Potter Park Zoo for only $1 with a voucher Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10! Join us for this wonderful family-friendly event presented in part by Meijer! We’ll have a variety of games and activities offered by our community partners, free Meijer give-aways, and of course you can pay a visit to the animal residents. Don’t forget to grab a complimentary popsicle on your way out!
Quality Healthcare is Coming to Your Neighborhood

Quality Healthcare is Coming to Your Neighborhood

See a Doctor - No Cost to You - Get Help Sparrow, Ingham County Health Department, and Dean Transportation are teaming up to bring our Mobil Health Clinic to five Ingham County locations. We're offering health screenings and services at no charge. If you have Medicaid/Medicare or other insurance coverage p.ease bring your membership card.
Wine and Stein

Wine and Stein

Are you ready for this one of a kind casual after hours bash? Wine & Stein features beer and wine samplings from select Michigan breweries and wineries, fabulous hors d’oeuvre samplings from Lansing restaurants, live music and exclusive access to see Potter Park Zoo’s animals after hours.
Ingham County 9-1-1 Adds Text to 911 Services

Ingham County 9-1-1 Adds Text to 911 Services

Text-to-911 will be available to all individuals living in or traveling through Ingham County on January 16th, 2019. Text-to-911 is another means of contacting a 911 dispatcher in an emergency situation when a caller is unable to make a voice call. It is important for citizens to know that Text-to-911 is a great addition to our dispatch center, but it should be used in a very limited capacity. It is not the preferred method of receiving emergencies. In fact, citizens should follow this guideline; CALL 911 WHEN YOU CAN AND TEXT WHEN YOU CAN’T. We do not anticipate that we will receive many emergencies via text. Most 911 centers currently using Text-to-911 see very low percentage of usage.
How Would  Federal Government Shutdown Impact Ingham County Operations?

How Would Federal Government Shutdown Impact Ingham County Operations?

Fortunately, Ingham County does not depend on federal government assistance for most County services. Total County revenue from all sources in 2017 was $166.5 million, of which about $8.1 million (4.9%) came directly from the federal government. Federal funds pay for road projects ($4.1 million), Health Department programs ($3.3 million), judicial activities and some law enforcement services ($668,000
Winter Wine and Stein

Winter Wine and Stein

Are you ready for this one of a kind WINTER casual after hours bash?
Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights is open on Thursdays through Sundays from 5pm to 8pm only from November 22 through December 30, 2018.

Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday lights displays at the 24th annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for all to enjoy!
Boo At the Zoo!

Boo At the Zoo!

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun! There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy.
911 Phone Surcharge Increase Ballot Proposal

911 Phone Surcharge Increase Ballot Proposal

The County is requesting that voters consider a ballot proposal that would authorize the County to assess a charge on all landline, wireless, and voice over internet protocol service users located in Ingham County of up to $1.80 per month to be used exclusively for the funding of 9-1-1 emergency telephone call answering and dispatch services within Ingham County, including facilities, infrastructure, equipment and maintenance, and operating costs.
Tailgate with the Animals

Tailgate with the Animals

Wear your team’s colors and catch the fun Sunday, September 30, from 1 – 3 p.m.!

This isn’t your typical tailgate. It’s the Zoo’s animals receiving football-themed treats and making choices that will “predict“ the outcome of October’s Michigan vs. Michigan State football game.
Ingham County Free Day at the Zoo

Ingham County Free Day at the Zoo

Lansing & Ingham County residents receive free admission to Potter Park Zoo on Saturday, October 6, 2018 to see our nearly 600 animals and over 160 species. We can’t wait to see everyone! NOTE: Visitors will still be responsible for parking fees.
MDARD Report Released

MDARD Report Released

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners released the results of the investigation and findings of the Ingham County Controller/Administrator concerning the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter Report Issued by the Michigan Humane Society.
Thank You Voters

Thank You Voters

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth and 55th District Court Judges Donald Allen and Thomas Boyd thank the voters of Ingham County for approving the Justice Complex Ballot Proposal.   This millage will enable the County to replace the current County Jail, the Sheriff’s administrative offices and court facilities located in Mason.
Juvenile Justice Community Agency Process Now Open

Juvenile Justice Community Agency Process Now Open

Ingham County announced the start of the 2019 Juvenile Justice Community Agency grant application process.Ingham County will provide financial support to community agencies to support the goals of the Juvenile Justice Millage program.
Justice Complex Ballot Proposal

Justice Complex Ballot Proposal

The County is requesting that the voters consider a millage that would replace the current county jail, the Sheriff''s administrative offices and court facilities located in Mason.
Informational Meeting on Justice Complex Millage Proposal

Informational Meeting on Justice Complex Millage Proposal

Join the Ingham County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth for an informational meeting to learn more about the Justice Millage Proposal on the August, 2018 Primary Election Ballot.
Zoo Brew Retro Night

Zoo Brew Retro Night

Potter Park Zoo is so excited to kick off our Zoo Brew 2018 series on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5 pm to 10 pm with a night of 80's music from Starfarm!
Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

A public hearing has been scheduled for May 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ingham County Courthouse, Board of Commissioners Room, 341 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI 48854 to receive comments on the PACE Program, including the amended PACE Report.
Wine and Stein

Wine and Stein

Join us Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6 pm to 10 pm fora one of a kind casual after hours bash? Wine & Stein at the Potter Park Zoo.
Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet

Celebrate Earth Day! April 29, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm explore conservation issues with hands-on artifacts, information, and demonstrations around the zoo.
Save A Life Soiree!

Save A Life Soiree!

Join us on Saturday, March 10th for our third annual Save A Life Soiree! Our goal is to raise funds for our Animal Care Fund, which provides surgeries, medications and other life saving treatments. Enjoy an evening of silent and live auctions, dinner and more. Join us for a night of fun while supporting Ingham County's homeless animals!
Road Closures

Road Closures

Due to flooding many roads are closed.  For the latest updates on road closures from the Ingham County Road Department and the City of Lansing ...... 
Dennis M. Louney Appointed As New Commissioner

Dennis M. Louney Appointed As New Commissioner

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Dennis M. Louney to fill the seat previously held by former Commissioner Brian McGrain.
Ingham County Seeking Applications to Fill Vacancy on Board of Commissioners

Ingham County Seeking Applications to Fill Vacancy on Board of Commissioners

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners announced the process for making an appointment to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Commissioner Brian McGrain, who was appointed by Mayor Schor to serve as Director of the Economic Development and Planning Department for the City of Lansing.
Winter Wine and Stein

Winter Wine and Stein

You love wining and steining in the summer! Now, celebrate the wintery season with our WINTER casual after hours bash at the zoo!
Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights

Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays at the 23rd annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for the kids to enjoy.
Pumpkinfest

Pumpkinfest

See how the animals celebrate the fall season! This fun-filled family event gives animals and spectators a special treat as the animals explore, play and finally eat their annual pumpkin treats.
What is the Separate Tax Limitation Proposal?

What is the Separate Tax Limitation Proposal?

This November Ingham County voters will be asked to consider something called a “separate tax limitation” for the County, general law townships and the Intermediate School District. Just what does this “separate tax limitation” mean? If approved, it means millage rates for the County, general law townships and Intermediate School District will be reset to rates originally approved in the 1970’s
Facts About the Separate Tax Limitation Millage Proposal

Facts About the Separate Tax Limitation Millage Proposal

The purpose of the separate tax limitation proposal on the ballot for the November 7, 2017 General Election is to re-establish the maximum operating tax levy for the County, general law townships and intermediate school district. As a result of Proposal A and Headlee, the maximum operating levy has been rolled back over several years.
Zoo Brew

Zoo Brew

Zoo Brew is the best music venue in town! With three musical acts each night, food, beverages and animals... Who else has that?! Settle in at a picnic table or bring a blanket to kick back on the lawn and listen to the tunes provided by local musical acts. Lansing Brewing Company will be on-site offering their tasty brewed beverages and if you're hungry the zoo catering service will have dinner for purchase. Wander the zoo and see the animals, eat, drink, enjoy live music and support a great cause.... It doesn't get any better than this!
Dad's Day at the Zoo

Dad's Day at the Zoo

Want to make your dad feel extra special this Father’s Day? Bring him to Potter Park Zoo where dads receive free admission!
Woofer Walk

Woofer Walk

On May 20th, bring your dog and join the fun at Ingham County Animal Control’s Woofer Walk for an untimed 1-mile walk or an officially-timed 5k run on MSU's beautiful campus to raise funds for the homeless animals at the Ingham County Animal Shelter
Panda Babies Heading to New Home

Panda Babies Heading to New Home

The two red panda cubs, Pabu and Roji, born last summer at Potter Park Zoo will soon be moving to a new home in Massachusetts.
Potter Park Zoo's Wine and Stein

Potter Park Zoo's Wine and Stein

Bring your friends to this casual after hours event at the zoo featuring beer and wine sampling, live music and free tasty treats from local food vendors. Eat, drink and celebrate spring with the animals while you support a great cause - Potter Park Zoo! This event is for those 21 and older.
Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and Kids Eggstravaganza

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and Kids Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 15, Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund’s 3rd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and Kid’s Eggstravaganza will take place at Hawk Island Park, 1601 E Cavanaugh in Lansing.
All In For Ingham

All In For Ingham

Interested in making a difference in the community? Join All In For Ingham -- an effort to provide opportunities for those interested in volunteering their time to make our community a better place.
Environmental Health Recycle Rama

Environmental Health Recycle Rama

On Saturday, April 8, 2017 Ingham County Environmental Health will be hosting Recycle Rama.

The event will take place at the Ingham County Human Services Building (5303 South Cedar Street, Lansing) from 9 AM – 2 PM. Additional information.
Ingham County Launches 2018 Budget Process

Ingham County Launches 2018 Budget Process

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners launched its 2018 budget process with the adoption of the budget calendar and strategic plan.
State of the County Event

State of the County Event

Please join the Ingham County Board of Commissioners at the State of the County Event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights

Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays at the 22nd annual Wonderland of Lights! There will be cookies, crafts and animal encounters for the kids to enjoy!
Toys for Tots at Wonderland of Lights

Toys for Tots at Wonderland of Lights

It's our annual Toys drive, and this year we're stuffing a truck courtesy of Two Men and a Truck! On December 3rd, each person who brings in a new, unwrapped toy will be admitted to Wonderland of Lights for free.
Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:
Zoo Brew Series 2016 - 2

Zoo Brew Series 2016 - 2

Potter Park Zoo is thrilled to kick off our Zoo Brew 2016 events!
Zoo Brew

Zoo Brew

Potter Park Zoo will host three after hour Zoo Brew events throughout the summer offering guests a chance to taste a variety of beers and food while meandering through the zoo listening to live music, enjoying the animals and supporting the zoo.
Celebrate Mother's Day at Potter Park Zoo

Celebrate Mother's Day at Potter Park Zoo

Celebrate the 46th Earth Day at the zoo! Party for the Planet is North America's largest Earth Day celebration, with more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the country participating.


Winter Wine and Stein

Winter Wine and Stein

You love wining and steining in the summer! Now, celebrate the wintery season with our WINTER casual after hours bash at the zoo!
161st Ingham County Fair

161st Ingham County Fair

The 161st  Ingham County Fair, proudly presented by MSU Federal Credit Union is days away!  Join us August 3 - 8, 2015, for family-focused fun and entertainment!
Community Agency Application Process Begins

Community Agency Application Process Begins

Ingham County provides financial support to various community agencies that are primarily non-profit organizations.  Often using volunteers, these organizations provide a variety of important services to residents across the County.
Dad's Day at the Zoo

Dad's Day at the Zoo

Want to make your dad feel extra special this Father’s Day? Bring him to Potter Park Zoo where dads receive free admission. 
Celebrate Mother's Day at Potter Park Zoo

Celebrate Mother's Day at Potter Park Zoo

Potter Park Zoo invites moms and their families for a fun-filled Mom’s Day at the Zoo on Sunday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms will receive FREE admission to the Zoo.
Wine and Stein

Wine and Stein

On Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm celebrate the beginning of summer with a casual after hours bash at the zoo! Enjoy tastings of beer and wine and sample fabulous hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants as you listen to live music. And of course, all of our animal residents will be there! This event is for those 21-years-old or older. 
Meet Meeko  Potter Park Zoo's Second Alaskan Moose

Meet Meeko Potter Park Zoo's Second Alaskan Moose

What’s brown, 400 pounds and a recent resident of Lansing? That would be Potter Park Zoo’s newest addition, a nine-month-old male Alaskan moose, alces americanus gigas.
Applications Accepted for Register of Deeds

Applications Accepted for Register of Deeds

A Statutory Committee consisting of Barb Byrum, County Clerk, Chief Probate Judge Garcia and Stuart Dunnings, III, Prosecuting Attorney will review applications and make a selection for the Register of Deeds position.  

Those interested in applying should complete the application, submit letters of interest, resume' and letters of recommendation to the Ingham County Human Resources Department, 5303 S. Cedar, Lansing by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015.

PA123 2014 Publication List: 2012 & Prior Forfeited Property Taxes

PA123 2014 Publication List: 2012 & Prior Forfeited Property Taxes

The Ingham County Treasurer is acting as the Foreclosing Governmental Unit in proceedings to foreclose on this property for unpaid property taxes.

There are two hearings scheduled to finalize the foreclosure process. This publication is intended to provide additional notice to parties of interest in these parcels as to the nature, time, and location of these hearings.  This notice is required pursaunt to PA123. General property Tax Act.  To view, click here.
New Wolves at the Zoo Named

New Wolves at the Zoo Named

Kamots and Tikanni are the official names for the two newly added Potter Park Zoo gray wolves that were decided by zoo staff after our Facebook fans were tasked with suggesting and voting on their top choices.
Winter Wine and Stein

Winter Wine and Stein

Celebrate the wintery season with our FIRST EVER WINTER casual after hours bash at the zoo on Wednesday, December 3 from 5 to 8 pm at the Potter Park Zoo.
Advisory Board and Commission Opportunities

Advisory Board and Commission Opportunities

Interested in participating in County Government?  The Ingham County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for vacancies on various boards and commissions.  This is an excellent opportunity for citizens to become involved in local government.
Pumpkinfest at the Zoo

Pumpkinfest at the Zoo

Pumpkinfest

Join us Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for Pumpkinfest at the Potter Park Zoo.   Watch as Potter Park Zoo animal feast on Halloween leftovers!
Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Join us Saturday, October 25, 2014 and Sunday, October 26, 2014 for days 3 and 4 of Boo at the Zoo. 

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • Straw maze
  • Live animal presentations
  • Hayrides
  • The (in)famous Boo Tunnel

World Rhino Day Tours

World Rhino Day Tours

Celebrate the 4th annual World Rhino Day, we're offering special tours and a behind-the-scenes look at our black rhino exhibit
Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Lake Lansing Park South hosts free Friday Night Concerts at the Band Shell concert stage in June, July and August.  All Friday evening performances begin at 7:00pm.  There is free parking and admission, and for the kids, free entry to play on a Moonwalk and Giant Slide! Bring your lawn chair and a picnic and we will see you this summer.  Click HERE for the concert schedule.
Community Agency Process Begins

Community Agency Process Begins

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners has an annual application process whereby eligible agencies may identify how they propose to meet the County's strategic planning objective of Meeting Basic Needs, the amount of funds they are requesting, how they collaborate with other government or community agencies, and how the County appropriation will leverage other sources of funds to meet the organization’s and County's objectives.
International Migratory Bird Day & Be A Tourist in Your Own Town

International Migratory Bird Day & Be A Tourist in Your Own Town

International Migratory Bird Day celebrates spring, and with it the return of millions of migratory birds to their breeding areas! Nearly 350 species of migratory birds travel between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
County Beaches and Splash Pad Opening

County Beaches and Splash Pad Opening

All beaches will open on Saturday, May 24, 2014.  Beach hours for the 2014 summer season will be 12:00pm through 8:00pm every day at Hawk Island and Lake Lansing Park-South and weekends and holidays at Burchfield Park, weather permitting. The Splash Pad® at Hawk Island will open on Saturday, May 24, 2014.  Splash Pad hours are 9:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week, weather permitting.
Celebrate Mother's Day at Potter Park Zoo

Celebrate Mother's Day at Potter Park Zoo

Potter Park Zoo invites moms and their families for a fun-filled Mom’s Day at the Zoo on Sunday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms will receive FREE admission to the Zoo.
Wine & Stein

Wine & Stein

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a casual after hours bash at the zoo on! Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
PA123 2013 Publication List

PA123 2013 Publication List

Ingham County is required by statute to publish a listing of properties at risk of foreclosure for non-payment of property tax.  Click here to view list of properties forfeited in 2011 and prior years.
Walk the Ingham County Parks Trails

Walk the Ingham County Parks Trails

There is still time to enjoy the beautiful fall colors before winter sets in.  The Ingham County Parks Department oversees a system of five parks and over 1400 acres of greenspace within minutes of the heart of downtown Lansing.
Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights begins Friday, November 29, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Potter Park Zoo.
Thousands of lights create extraordinary animal exhibits and holiday displays at the 21st annual Wonderland of Lights! Enjoy strolling carolers, musical performances and more.
2014  Park Season Passes Now Available

2014 Park Season Passes Now Available

Season passes are now available for 2014.  There will be a per vehicle entrance fee year-round of $3 for Ingham County residents and $5 for non-residents at Burchfield Park, Hawk Island, Lake Lansing Park-North, Lake Lansing Park-South, and Potter Park.
Tailgate for the Animals

Tailgate for the Animals

Join in an exciting enrichment day at Potter Park Zoo, Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm.  The animals will be celebrating the long-standing rivalry between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.  General Admission / 50% discount with valid college student ID 
Public Land Sale Auction Scheduled

Public Land Sale Auction Scheduled

Ingham County Treasurer Land Sale auction scheduled for August 24, 2013 at 10 am, with registration at 8:30 am. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.
Juvenile Justice Community Agency Grant Process Now Open

Juvenile Justice Community Agency Grant Process Now Open

 The 2014 Juvenile Justice Community Agency grant application process has begun.  Ingham County will provide financial support to community agencies that are primarily non-profit organizations.
Land Sale Auction of Property Owned by Treasurer

Land Sale Auction of Property Owned by Treasurer

A public land sale auction of property owned by the Ingham County Treasurer is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  The auction will be held at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, with registration scheduled for 8:30 am and the sale at 10 am.   More information
Zoo Days

Zoo Days

Join this wonderful family-friendly event Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm presented in part by Meijer!
Ingham County Seeking Candidates to Fill Upcoming Vacancy on Board

Ingham County Seeking Candidates to Fill Upcoming Vacancy on Board

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners announced the process for making an appointment to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Commissioner Debbie De Leon, who was elected to serve as Vice-Chairperson of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in northern Michigan.
2014 Community Agency Application Process Begins

2014 Community Agency Application Process Begins

The Ingham County Community Agency Application for 2014 funding is now available, click here to download the application.   Any request for an application packet or for additional information can be made by contacting Jared Cypher, Assistant Deputy Controller, at (517) 676-7229.
Zoo Days

Zoo Days

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 9:00am - 6:00pm and Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Throughout the zoo  Price:$1 with voucher*

Beaches and Splash Pad at Hawk Island Open

Beaches and Splash Pad at Hawk Island Open


The public beaches at Lake Lansing Park-South, Burchfield Park, and Hawk Island County Park opened for the summer on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Hawk Island Activity Status

Hawk Island Activity Status


Hawk Island Activity Status.   For information on Hawk Island Activity Status ...... 


Walk and Play Disc Golf at Burchfield Park

Walk and Play Disc Golf at Burchfield Park

Saturday, November 10 at 10 am.  Enjoy a disc golf demonstration and playing opportunities provided by
the Capital City Renegades.
Pumpkinfest

Pumpkinfest

Join in the fun as the zoo animals feast on Halloween leftovers Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Potter Park Zoo. 
Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights

Wonderland of Lights Begins Friday, November 23, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm at the Potter Park Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy an afternoon of spooktacular fun. There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy at Boo at the Zoo, Saturday October 20.
World Rhino Day Tours

World Rhino Day Tours

Celebrate the 3rd annual World Rhino Day Saturday, September 22. Special tours and a behind-the-scenes look at our black rhino exhibit will be offered.
Big Zoo Party

Big Zoo Party

Join us for the Big Zoo Party Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 6:30pm - 11:59 pm at the Potter Park Zoo.