Parks & Rec

Pumpstock Features Up-and-Coming Musicians in Family Friendly Environment

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Now in its 10th year, Saturday's Pumpstock festival will fill Bailey Park for six hours with the sounds of Americana and folk music. ELi's Chris Wardell spoke with artists who will play the main stage, and tells us why they're looking forward to performing in East Lansing. 

Oh, Deer! What’s Your Experience?

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Whether or not you have deer in your neighborhood, if you live in East Lansing, ELi is asking you to take a quick survey. We want to know where the deer are in the city, and what you think should be the City's management approach. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains.

River Trail to Be Extended East

Monday, March 4, 2019

All the parts are finally starting to fall into place for a much-anticipated trail in Meridian Township that will connect the Lansing River Trail and MSU campus to Meridian’s existing Interurban Trail. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Ask ELi: Walking Dogs Without Leashes?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Is it legal in East Lansing to walk a dog with just a "shock collar" on? ELi's Casandra Eriksen looks into the question and brings some thoughts on off-leash dogs from a member of City Council who has been concerned about the issue.

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.

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