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Ingham County beaches prepare to reopen for the holiday weekend

Posted at 4:53 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 04:53:21-04

LANSING, Mich. — A trip to the Ingham County beaches will look a little different this holiday weekend.

Thursday, two beaches in Ingham County have officially opened while others are almost ready for swimmers.

“We were actually able to open Burchfield park and Hawk Island Park for the beaches today,” said Brian Collins, Ingham County Park Manager.

Both Burchfield and Hawk Island Park had their soft openings on Thursday after official safety measures were put into place. Collins says there are two things he wants people to keep in mind before you decide to get in the water.

“With COVID going around, you know practice social distancing, be considerate of others and also the park staff.”

“And number two we are doing unguarded beaches, this year, so to swim at your own risk so we encourage parents to you know to actively watch your kids in the water,” said Collins.

Lake Lansing is the last beach to open up in Ingham County. Collins says he hopes to have it open by Friday, but there are a few things they have to finish taking care of in addition to cleaning the beach and putting out swimming buoy

“We’re working at Lake Lansing park tomorrow getting that ready to go. We had to make sure we have signage out there. There’s a duel threat not only the lifeguarding, but also cause of the coronavirus. We’re encouraging people to, you know practice social distancing.”

Collins says they will also be opening Splash Pad Hawk Island Friday morning at 9 a.m.

“So we have everything ready to go and just have fun out there.”

To find more information on the beaches in Ingham County click HERE.

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