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The community of Meridian Township lies along the eastern border of East Lansing and the campus of Michigan State University and in close proximity to the Michigan State Capitol.

Centrally located in the palm of Michigan’s hand, Meridian Township has nestled within its borders two healthy and active communities; Haslett and Okemos. A smaller portion of the Township is comprised of East Lansing and Williamston mailing addresses.

Founded in the early 1800’s along the Red Cedar River as a trading point, Meridian Township residents enjoy quiet, safe, and well maintained connected neighborhoods with plenty of parks, pathways, and recreational opportunities for visitors and families to enjoy. With natural beauty on roads, interurban pathways, and vibrant business districts, Meridian Township is a great atmosphere for families, seniors, and young professionals.

A destination for raising families since before the turn of the century, Meridian Township offers an array of quiet neighborhoods and an abundance of natural beauty with four seasons of outdoor activities.

With a park system that has over 904 acres of park land in 29 parks and natural areas, Meridian Township welcomes visitors from surrounding areas to its parks and to the largest lake within 25 miles of the State Capitol, Lake Lansing.

Active and Healthy Lifestyles

  • Kids Park

    Percent of work force who carpool, use transit, walk, or bike to work: 13.8% (2009 estimate)

  • Mean travel time for work: 19.7 minutes (2009)

  • Township-wide pedestrian/bicycle pathway system consisting of 73+ miles of paved or concrete pathways including nearly five miles of paved off-road bike trails.

  • Over 1,400 acres of township and county park lands.

  • Over 740 acres of land preservation properties

  • 450 acre Lake Lansing which permits motorized water sports

  • Michigan Athletic Club and Court One Athletic Club

  • Suburban Ice skating and ice hockey

  • MarveLanes bowling alley

  • College Fields, Indian Hills, Meridian Sun and Walnut Hills golf courses

  • King Par golf driving range

  • Friends of Meridian Pathways

  • Directly adjacent to Michigan State University

  • Quality ranked public educational school systems

Meridian Township Brochure

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