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CATA partners with Ingham County to offer free year-round rides to county-operated parks

Monday, March 6, 2023

Categories: General

Ingham County parks offer a myriad of year-round activities unique to the outdoors. An initiative to give residents greater access to some of its most prestigious parks led Ingham County’s Parks Department to partner with CATA on a year-round fare-free transportation program.

Under the new program, the Ingham County Parks Department earmarked funding to purchase curb-to-curb transportation service to the four parks it manages: Lake Lansing Park North and South, Burchfield Park and Hawk Island Park. Transportation will be provided by CATA Redi-Ride, Rural and Spec-Tran services.

· Burchfield Park – Delhi Redi-Ride and Spec-Tran customers can ride fare-free to the park located in Holt.

· Hawk Island Park – Spec-Tran customers can ride to the park, located in South Lansing, at no charge.

· Lake Lansing Park North and South – Meridian Redi-Ride and Spec-Tran customers can schedule free rides to the two parks located in Haslett.

All trips require an advance reservation and are subject to CATA’s service hours, ride availability and service area boundaries. For information about service availability or to schedule a ride, speak with a CATA Paratransit Representative at 517-394-2282 weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a list of park amenities and activities, visit https://pk.ingham.org.

Spec-Tran customers must be certified in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, visit www.cata.org/SpecTran. To learn more about how to visit these four Ingham County Parks for free, visit www.cata.org/InghamCountyParks.

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