Lansing Mom’s Neighborhood Guide to South Lansing

Looking to be close to the downtown area but not directly in it? Then consider South Lansing. South Lansing is home to historic homes, so many beautiful parks and businesses big or small.

Lansing Mom’s Family Favorites in South Lansing

Things to Do:

  • CADL South Lansing Branch | One of the best indoor play spaces for your little explorers with everything from pretend play to puzzles to building! 
  • Frances Park | Perfect spot to check out the blooms in the spring and the colors in the fall! 
  • Crego Park | Right on the Lansing River Trail. The perfect spot to enjoy water activities such as fishing, kayaking, and canoeing  
  • Hawk Island | Walk, Ride, Play, Swim- Hawk Island has it all with trails connecting you to the Lansing River Trail, a playground, beach and splash pad! 
  • Fenner Nature Center | Free nature visitor center with hands-on activities, festivals and beautiful walking trails 
  • Lansing Country Club | If you love golfing or have a golf lover in your life, come enjoy Lansing’s historic golf club!

Groceries and Food Shopping

Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Schools and Daycares

Lansing Mom does not partner with, support or endorse any of the following schools, we have pulled these as a resource to you and encourage you to look at all options before making a decision on a school for your child. 

K-12 Schools

Public Schools

  • The District is home to Lansing Public Schools servicing kids grades K-12

Private Schools

  • Lansing Christian School
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary School
  • Cole Academy
  • Lansing Baptist School
  • Holly Park Academy
  • Woodcreek Montessori

Daycares and Pre-Schools

  • Little Dreamers Daycare Center 
  • Kitten’s Playground 
  • Pam’s Academy of Champions
  • Fairytale’s Daycare
  • Oak Park YMCA
  • Fenner Nature School 
  • Smurfs Time Childcare
  • Liz’s Breadcrumbs Daycare
  • Happy Elephant 
  • Cozy Bear Child Care 
  • Au Bonheur des Enfants – French Immersion Daycare

Want to check out a different Neighborhood? Head back to The Neighborhood Guide here.

Erica Lachowski
I am one of the owners of Lansing Mom. I grew up in the Lansing area. I went to Michigan State where I got my degree in advertising management and met my husband. We live in the Mason with our two daughters who are 6 and 4. I love reading, traveling and baking! I love this community so much! It brings me so much joy to bring women together and share their stories!


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