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Crowds Enjoy Water Parks Before Summer Ends

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Sunday's warm weather made for a beautiful day to take a trip to local parks and beaches as the unofficial end of summer quickly nears.

Labor Day is the symbolic end of summer. Soon pools close and schools re-open. Sunday, parents and their kids swam, splashed and soaked up the last few drops of summer vacation.

While some kids can't wait for school to start, other wish summer lasted just a little bit longer.

"It's not the best on the end of summer, the last day of summer," said fifth grader Ellis Donat. "But it's exciting."

For Ingham County Parks, like Hawk Island, summer treated them fairly well. A cooler than average start set crowds back, but officials say, since July, they've seen a spike in attendance.

"Every time the sun comes out visitation pops up a little bit," said Ingham County Parks Director Willis Bennett.

Even though the sun hid behind clouds Sunday, warm weather still brought crowds. Kids made sure to enjoy their last couple days free of responsibility.

"Homework isn't the best," said fifth grader Cooper Donat.

Homework aside, all kids 6 News spoke to Sunday say they're excited. However, they'll have to wait just a little bit longer before they pack up their backpacks, head to their bus stops and begin a new school year Tuesday morning.

Even though the water parks and beaches close after Labor Day, Ingham County Parks remain open all year long. For more information on any of the parks, visit Ingham County's website.

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