New picnic structure coming to Hawk Island Park

By Maleah Egelston
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer

Next year, visitors to Hawk Island County Park in Lansing will have a new space for picnics and parties. Ingham County parks allocated $11,000 this fall to construct the Hawk Island Cabana picnic structure which will hold around 50 people and have picnic tables. A large portion of this project is funded by a $5,000 donation from the Friends of Ingham County Parks. The remaining construction costs will be covered by a $6,000 allocation from the Ingham County Capital Improvement Fund. Hawk Island Park has over 450,000 visitors each year making it the busiest park in the Ingham County Parks system.