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    Community Invited to Line Streets for MSU Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 22

    The City of East Lansing and Michigan State University (MSU) welcome community members and MSU alumni to line the streets of East Lansing on Friday, Sept. 22 for this year’s MSU Homecoming Parade. Read on...
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    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...
  3. Merchandise booth at the 2021 East Lansing Art Festival

    City of East Lansing Seeks RFQs for 2024 East Lansing Art Festival Poster Design

    The City of East Lansing has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from graphic designers, artists and/or design firms interested in designing the poster and other deliverables for next year’s East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF). Read on...
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    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...
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    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...
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    City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park Reopening Scheduled for April 3

    The City of East Lansing has announced that the Northern Tail Dog Park will reopen to the public for the 2023 spring, summer and fall seasons on Monday, April 3. Read on...
  7. 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...
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    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