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  1. Holiday Food Drive Donate December 1-15, 2023 on a brown paper bag with food peeking out of the top

    ELPRA to Host Holiday Food Drive to Benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank Dec. 1-15

    The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts (ELPRA) is hosting a holiday food drive to benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank this season. Read on...
  2. A Christmas Carol with an illustration of a candle burning

    All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Present “A Christmas Carol” in December

    All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre is pleased to present “A Christmas Carol” in December. The production will be performed by area youth, aged 12-18. Read on...
  3. East Lansing Winter Fest inside a snowglobe

    Winter Fest is Coming Saturday, Dec. 9

    East Lansing’s Winter Fest will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road. Read on...
  4. A large white dog with black & brown fur stares at the camera from a grassy field

    Northern Tail Dog Park Closing Soon for the 2023–2024 Winter Season

    Community members and their dogs are advised that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park, 6400 Abbot Road will close for the winter season on Thursday, Nov. 30. The park will re-open again in the spring. Read on...
  5. Round Up for Scholarships: Adult, Youth and Family Scholarships are available now!

    Round Up Scholarships Remove Barriers to Participation for Community Members

    The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) launched Round Up for Scholarships at the end of last year to remove the barriers that prevent community members from fully participating in ELPRA offerings. Read on...
  6. 2023 Fall Connect Front Page

    2023 Fall Connect Magazine

    Community members can browse the Connect Magazine to learn about programs, classes and activities being offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts this fall. Read on...
  7. Collage of 2023 ELAF winners

    ELAF Announces 60th Annual Award Winners

    Awards totaling $6,000 were presented to artists at last weekend’s 60th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF). Read on...
  8. A group of Crystal Awards honorees stand together, many holding a bouquet of flowers

    Crystal Awards Honorees Recognized at Annual Reception

    The East Lansing City Council presented its 2023 Crystal Awards at a reception on April 27 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center. Read on...
  9. Rose Barnes at ELHCC

    New Events and Reservations Specialist Joins Staff at the ELHCC

    The City of East Lansing is pleased to welcome a new events and reservations specialist to the staff at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC). Read on...
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    East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Launches Round Up for Scholarships Program

    The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) has launched a new Round Up for Scholarships program. Read on...
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    Youth Scholarships Available for ELPRA Activities

    Youth scholarships are available for eligible community members seeking to participate in activities offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts. Read on...
  12. Fake Trees at Playground

    Enjoy East Lansing's Parks, Trails and Facilities

    There are a number of community and neighborhood parks, trails and recreational facilities in the City of East Lansing. Read More
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    East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program

    The Environmental Stewardship Program involves the community in the restoration of the City's park biotic communities. Read More
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    All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

    All-of-us Express Children's Theatre offers area youth the opportunity to take part in every aspect of theatre production. Read More
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    Sports Offerings (Youth and Adult)

    The Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts offers sports leagues and programs for adults and youth. Read More
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    Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Develops Online Parks and Trails Viewer

    Find several parks and trails in the area by viewing the Tri-County Planning Commission's online parks and trail viewer. Read More