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Explore Ingham County Parks with CATA

Catch a free ride to one of Ingham's county-operated parks!

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 to the following:

Burchfield Park, Delhi Township
Lake Lansing North and South Parks, Meridian Township
Hawk Island Park, City of Lansing 

Fare-free rides are available on CATA Redi-Ride, Spec-Tran and CATA Rural Service for eligible customers courtesy of Ingham County Parks. All trips are subject to CATA's service hours, ride availability and service area boundaries. For trips on Spec-Tran, ADA certification is required.

Schedule your ride with CATA

Plan ahead as advance reservations are required (up to a day in advance depending on the service). Contact a CATA representative for details on when to book your trip. 

To schedule your trip, simply call a CATA representative at 517-394-2282 and tell them you'd like to book a free ride. The reservation line is open weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Be prepared to provide:

  • Name of the park you want to visit
  • Date and time of your trip 
  • Your contact information
  • Details of any mobility devices you require
  • Names of guests accompanying you


Burchfield Park

Free trips to Burchfield Park are available year-round on Delhi Ride-Ride and Spec-Tran*.

Learn more about amenities at Burchfield Park.

Lake Lansing Parks North and South

Free trips to the Lake Lansing Parks are available year-round on Meridian Ride-Ride and Spec-Tran*.

Learn more about amenities at Lake Lansing Park North.

Learn more about amenities at Lake Lansing Park South.

Hawk Island Park

Free trips to Hawk Island Park are available year-round on CATA's Spec-Tran*.

Learn more about amenities at Hawk Island Park.

Residents of Ingham County's outlying areas may also book trips on CATA Rural Service free of charge to connect with Spec-Tran or Redi-Ride for service to the park. 

*Spec-Tran customers must be certified in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.