The Soldan Dog Park is an off-leash dog park adjacent to Hawk Island. The Soldan Dog Park is a City of Lansing facility, which is maintained cooperatively with the Ingham County Parks Department. The Soldan Dog Park requires the use of an electronic pass card (key fob) for access into the dog park.
The Soldan Dog Park is a beautiful natural setting with plenty of room for your dog to roam off-leash, with you close by, of course! The park consists of more than 15 acres of diverse natural area complete with trails, a large pond, an expansive open field, pet/human drinking fountains, and a free dog washing station.
What You Need to Apply for a Key Fob
The Soldan Dog Park requires the use of an electronic pass card (Key Fob) for access into the dog park. Click for a brochure that highlights the pass card system and the purpose behind it. You must present a current dog license and proof of rabies vaccination when applying for a dog park pass.
Where to Obtain a Dog License
Ingham County Treasurer Office, Second floor, County Courthouse, Mason
Veteran's Building, First floor, 313 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing
Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Buhl Street, Mason (Key Fob passes also available for sale at this location).
Various Ingham County Veterinary Offices
If you already have the dog license and proof of rabies vaccination, you may apply for a key fob at Ingham County Parks Department, Ingham County Animal Control, and City of Lansing Parks & Recreation, see below for business hours and locations.
Key Fob Fee
Twelve Month Pass: $30
Student/Senior (60+)/Veteran/Owner of Service Animal: $20
Daily passes are only available when staff is present at Hawk Island gatehouse facilities. In November and December by appointment with the manager Mon-Fri between 8am-2pm - call 517-676-2233): $5
Replacement fee for lost pass: $5
How to Renew? Click here for renewal procedures. Fee structure is the same as a new registration.
Daily passes are available for purchase only at Hawk Island when staff is present (In November and December by appointment with the manager Mon-Fri between 8am-2pm - call 517-676-2233). Twelve month pass cards are available for purchase at Hawk Island (only when staff is present. In November and December by appointment with the manager Mon-Fri between 8am-2pm - call 517-676-2233), Ingham County Parks Department, Ingham County Animal Control, City of Lansing Parks & Recreation and any Soldan's Pet Supplies.
At Gatehouse, only when staff is present.
In November and December by appointment only with the manager Mon-Fri between 8am-2pm - call 517-676-2233
1601 E. Cavanaugh
Lansing, MI 48910
Ingham County Parks Office
121 East Maple St,
Mason, MI 48854
City of Lansing Parks and Recreation
200 N. Foster Street
Lansing, MI 48912
Ingham County Animal Control
600 Curtis St
Mason, MI 48854
Sunday & Monday Closed; Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-6pm; Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 11am-4pm
Closed at lunch 1-2pm Tuesday-Friday
View a copy of the park rules (PDF Download)
The Soldan Dog Park is located just north of Hawk Island Park in Scott Woods Park (a City of Lansing park). The dog park's main entrance is through Hawk Island. You may also access the park from the west off the River Trail in Scott Woods.
Drive to the very north end of Hawk Island parking area, and then walk a short distance (with your dog(s) on-leash), past the Hawk Island Maintenance Building, to the main entrance of the Soldan Dog Park.
Please note the entrance FOB pass is separate from the annual or daily parking fees collected at Hawk Island. Please click for parking fees at Hawk Island.
The dog park is also accessible through the City of Lansing’s Scott Woods Park, which does not charge a parking fee.