Notable Places

Brenke Fish Ladder

The Brenke Fish Ladder was built in 1981 to help fish swimming up the Grand River pass the dam without injury. The fish ladder is a peaceful place to visit along the river and you can always catch fishermen along the riverside of the ladder catching catfish, carp, sunfish, and other smaller species of fish that inhabit the Grand River.

Hawk Island Park

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.

Lansing City Market

Lansing City Market, a proud charter member of the Michigan Farm Market Association, was established in 1909. After recent reconstruction, the market is now situated along majestic Grand River and open for business. For more than 100 years, quality local farmers and artisans have been bringing their goods to sell to the public in a warm, family-friendly environment. To this day, The Lansing City Market and its businesses provide the best in quality at reasonable prices, in a one-of-a-kind inviting atmosphere. Join us today to experience the personal touch you can only find here at home.

Potter Park Zoo

The Zoo encompasses over 20 acres and features more than 500 individual animals representing approximately 160 different species. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, we are committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will help protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Potter Park Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families.