Hawk Island County Park is run by the Ingham County Parks Department. It is located on Cavanaugh Street between Pennsylvania Ave and Aurelius Ave. Previously the site of a gravel pit, Hawk Island has been transformed into a wonderful family park with rowboat and pedal boat rental, a swimming beach, picnic areas and shelters, sand volleyball, horseshoes, paved accessible walkways (1.5 miles) and fishing docks and a concession stand.
In the winter there is a great sledding hill for all ages. Grab a hot chocolate afterwards in the warming hut. The trails are still open and maintained regularly.
Ample parking is available at the park. There is a per vehicle entrance fee of $3 for residents and $5 for non-residents Thursday through Tuesday. Annual passes are available for $30 for Ingham County residents and $40 for non-Ingham County residents. Annual passes are available at the gatehouses when an attendant is staffed.
For more information see the official Ingham County web site, http://pk.ingham.org/Parks/HawkIsland.aspx