Parks & Rec

What Do You Want from Parks & Rec?

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Parks & Rec Department is looking for citizen feedback on the forthcoming five-year plan for East Lansing. You can take an online survey or attend one of two upcoming meetings. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Ask ELi: Burcham Solar Park Finally Happening?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Solar panels? A sculpture? A reader wrote to ask us about what's happening at the long-awaited Burcham solar park. We bring you a fresh photo and the story as reported by ELi's Paige Filice.

Muskrat Mayhem Movement Raises Money, Gets Kids Moving

Friday, October 12, 2018

On October 12, Marble Elementary students will take on an obstacle course based on a popular TV show. "Muskrat Mayhem Movement" (M3) is a fundraiser, but organizers say it's also about teaching kids the joy of physical exercise. ELi's Amalia Medina reports.

East Lansing Celebrates Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Students walked to school, many in groups and some accompanied by a kilted piper. ELi's Jessy Gregg has the scoop (and some great photos.)

East Lansing Solar Park to Produce Renewable Energy This Year

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

After years of delays, Michigan Energy Options and Lansing Board of Water and Light announced that the solar array in Burcham Park will begin producing renewable energy by the end of this year. ELi's Paige Filice has the story.

Pickleball Players Give Back to the Community

Friday, September 28, 2018

Over three hundred pickleball players, volunteers, and spectators gathered for the second annual Jim Savage Memorial Pickleball Tournament. Gary Beaudoin reports for ELi.

Parks & Rec Looking at Many Improvements

Monday, September 24, 2018

Parks & Rec is looking at more funding, thanks to East Lansing’s passage of an income tax and the existing Ingham County trails millage. Projects are already happening, and more plans are in the works. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

Whitehills 5k and Fun Run Returns August 25

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Anyone, from any neighborhood can sign up for fourth annual Whitehills Elementary 5k and Fun Run, but only until the August 23 deadline. Charlie Meyers, a recent graduate of ELi's Summer Youth Journalism Program has the details.

Area Trail Repairs Ongoing

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What's happening with improvements to trails in East Lansing and nearby? ELi's Jessy Gregg attended the latest meeting of the Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails and brings back this report.

Park Named for Corey Cafagna

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Above: Corey Cafagna Park

There is a new park in the Glencairn neighborhood, behind Hannah Community Center. Well, okay, the green space at the intersection of Sunset Lane and Southlawn Avenue has always been there, and some people even knew it was a city park. But now the City of East Lansing has named it the Corey Cafagna Park. The park will soon have what people expect in a neighborhood park---benches, a flower planter, and an "official" name sign.