There is an oasis of quiet green in the heart of Lansing. Cooley Gardens & Scott Sunken Gardens is a public park with trees, plants, flowers, and history. While it is a popular wedding venue, it remains one of the best-kept secrets in Lansing’s downtown.
The Brenke Fish Ladder was built in 1981. Its to help fish swimming up the Grand River pass the dam without injury. The fish ladder is a peaceful place to visit along the river.