Yes, you read that right, there is going to be a sandy beach in downtown Lansing very soon. So now you won't have to travel all the way to Lake Michigan or one of the other Great Lakes to get a beach day in as downtown Lansing announced a sandy beach is coming to Lansing, according to LSJ. 

The new beach park will be called Rotary Park and it will stretch from the Lansing Center to the Shiawassee Street Bridge. At Rotary Park there will be an outdoor fireplace, a lighted forest, a plaza and a sculpture patio. Along with all of there will be a beach area with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Construction on the new Rotary Park will start in a few weeks and the park should be finished by August.

You can see more on it here.