Do the kids need some cooling down and a place to truly chill out? Find multiple swimming options and even some great beach areas in our county and state parks in the Greater Lansing region as well as other regional cities. Whether you’re looking for a SplashPad, a pool or a stretch of beach with some lake swimming, you can it all right here in Greater Lansing.


Hawk Island Park
The Hawk Island splashpad offers fifteen features to spray, splash, and dump a blast of refreshing cool water. 
Jaycee Park Splashpad
This Grand Ledge park has a newly installed 2,000 square feet splashpad with 19 water sprays all within a universally accessible and universally fun play area. 
St. Johns Spray Park
This is a newer spray park located in St. Johns Park.
Hunter Park Pool Splashpad
This splash pad adjacent to the pool, gives you an alternative to swimming in the Hunter Park Pool.


Charlotte Aquatic Center
This indoor pool actually has two pools- a warm water therapy pool and a main, multi-purpose pool. The larger pool is maintained at 83 degrees and has a one meter diving board, lap swim area, a water basketball hoop and a Wibit inflated obstacle course. The smaller pool is perfect for low impact exercising, playtime with little ones and lounging around. Open swim times for public use is $4 a person.
Hunter Park Community Pool
The Hunter Park Community Pool is an outdoor pool run through the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation department. It is open to the public 6/14-8/22, 2021 daily 1-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Schmitt Pool
This indoor pool can be found at the Alfreda Schmitt Community Center. Summer hours run from 6/14-8/22, 2021. Lap hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-Noon Call for reservations: (517) 483-6687. Open swim is Tuesday-Thursday 1-2:30 p.m.
East Lansing Family Aquatic Center
At this time, the pool is closed for the 2021 season


Hawk Island Park
The beach at Hawk Island is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Noon-8 p.m. at the 30 acre lake. 
Burchfield Park Beach
The beach at Burchfield Park is located amongst 540 acres of scenic woods and trails and is just 8 miles from downtown Lansing. It is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Noon-8 p.m.
Fox Memorial Park
This park is located in Potterville and part of the Eaton County Parks system. This 100-acre park (50+ currently developed) contains a small kidney-shaped lake excellent for swimming, fishing, and ice skating in designated areas.
Lake Lansing Park South
Lake Lansing Park South is located on Lake Lansing, the largest body of water within 30 miles of Lansing. The 30-acre site includes a sandy beach bordered by four acres of lush green grass. 
Sleepy Hollow State Park
Sleepy Hollow consists of over 2,600 acres with a 410 acre lake - Lake Ovid. Activities include picnicking, swimming, boat launch, fishing, wildlife viewing areas, bird watching. 
Rotary Park (urban beach)
This urban beach is located along the Lansing River Trail and just north of the Lansing Center. While there is no swimming, families can enjoy the sandy beach, picnicking and seating areas, Adirondack chairs and cornhole games.

Another option would be to check in to one of the Lansing area hotels that have an indoor pool. So if you’re looking to swim, wade or just get wet, here in Greater Lansing, we’ll keep you cooled down, refreshed and entertained.