For beautification of our
City Parks, the City of
Mason would be delighted to
accept donations of trees,
benches, flower bulbs or
other similar items. These
generously donated items
would greatly enhance the
beauty of our parks. If you
are interested in making a
donation to the City of
Mason please contact Rob
Selby at 517-676-5041.
If you are interested in
donating your time by
volunteering to help
maintain our parks, please
contact Kathy Revels at
517-676-9155. Your time and
effort would be greatly
The City of Mason maintains seven
public parks totaling almost 91 acres. The parks are
opened daily to the public during the hours of
8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., during the months of May
through October and 8:00 A.M. to one-half hour after
sunset, November through April.
Bicentennial Park is the location of the Pink School
House which was moved to the park in 1976. The 2.27
acres serves as one of the Mason Area Historical Society
museums, with plantings in memory of Ludell Cheney, et
al, and flagpole. Visits by school classes welcome.
Bond Park is a 5.3 acre neighborhood park with a lighted
ball field and restrooms. Rayner Creek runs through the
park, and the Ingham County Courthouse is a fine view
from this location. Bond Skatepark includes a
13,000 square foot area for skate boarders and a 12,000
foot roller hockey rink. See below for Skatepark rules
and hours of operation. The larger area will provide
varying degrees of skill levels for the skaters in our
Griffin Park is a very small park site with a historical
marker and landscape plants. The total size of the park
is 0.65 acres.
Hayes Park is the largest City park with 9.22 acres of
park land. The park has a lighted ball field, basketball
court, two tennis courts, sledding hill, shelter,
restrooms, picnic tables, and grills. The park is newly
developed and provides year-round recreation
Laylin Park is a 7.2 acre park located on the east side
of the City. The park has a unique resource of two
stocked fishing ponds with fishing docks. Fishing is
available on a "catch and release only" basis. The park
is used predominately for small group and family picnics
and has a shelter with restrooms, picnic tables, grills,
and playground equipment.
Austin Park is a 0.5 acres with Willow Creek running
through the property. The park is just west of the
downtown and has a small playground, picnic tables and
Maple Grove Park is located on 5.2 acres of undeveloped
property. Sycamore Creek runs along this park, which
makes for a fine nature walk.
“Rayner Park is now
managed by the City of Mason and its open fields, ponds,
and mature woodlot are available to the public for
recreation and enjoyment.
Today, Rayner Park covers 60 acres, and the south half
of the park includes a wooded area with numerous nature
trails and an educational tree identification system.
Other amenities available at the park include soccer
fields, a sand volleyball court, a little league
baseball field, a giant wooden playground and sand play
area, a nine hole Frisbee golf course, horseshoes pits,
picnic and BBQ areas and grills. A large, 200-person
pavilion is at the south end of the park, and can be
rented through City Hall (call 517 676-9155 for
Rayner Park also
boasts three ponds, where you can enjoy the wildlife and
catch-and-release fishing. Dogs on leashes are welcome.”
Hayhoe Riverwalk (click
for a map) was generously donated to the
City of Mason by the Richard George
Hayhoe family as a memorial to the late
Richard Hayhoe. Mr. Hayhoe was the
founder and owner of Capital Excavating
and Paving of Mason and in his lifetime
paved most of the streets in the city.
The Hayhoe Riverwalk - a quiet and
peaceful 2.5-mile trail along Sycamore
Creek - is a fitting memorial to Richard
Hayhoe, a preeminent road builder.
This trail wanders
through the City of Mason, predominately
along Sycamore Creek. Whether you are
walking for exercise or bird watching,
the Hayhoe Riverwalk offers an
opportunity for recreation to everyone.
The Hayhoe Riverwalk is linked with the
sidewalk system making Mason a “walkable
community.” Enjoy Mason at its best.