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City of Lansing

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-Mayor Virg Bernero

Mayor Virg Bernero
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The Lansing Parks and Recreation Department staff, the residents of Lansing, and all park users will appreciate everyone's help in keeping Lansing's parks and public facilities in good condition. Please report any problems, defacing of property, and damage to the Parks and Recreation Department during regular weekday hours, or to the park caretaker or Lansing Police Department if there is a situation requiring immediate attention.

  • No one shall willfully annoy someone else, recklessly endanger the life, health, or well-being of another person, or obstruct anyone's free or uninterrupted passage on any street or sidewalk or in any public place.

  • Alcoholic beverages may not be sold, consumed, or possessed in an open container except in certain parks when a specific license has been granted.

  • It is unlawful for anyone to use or possess a controlled substance

  • People shall not enter or remain in an area where access has be restricted or closed.

  • Loud, unnecessary, or unusual noise is not permitted. This includes amplified music that annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others.

  • Trash, litter, etc. is to be placed in appropriate containers; everyone's help in keeping public areas clean will be appreciated.

  • Acts of prostitution or engagement in any other lewd or immoral conduct is prohibited.

  • Firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows, slingshots, crossbows, or other dangerous weapons are not permitted.

  • Trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants may not be removed, broken, cut, or trimmed without written authorization.

  • Motorized vehicles may be operated and parked only in areas intended and designated for such use.

  • Animals are not allowed where prohibited and posted.

  • Dogs, when permitted, are to be restrained by a leash no longer than six (6) feet and of adequate strength. (Dogs are not permitted in Frances, Moores, Washington, or Potter Parks. They are permitted, however, on theRiver Trail, which passes through Potter Park.)

  • Peddling and soliciting is prohibited in parks except by special written permit.

  • Fires are permitted only in picnic grills or designated areas.

  • The City of Lansing is not responsible for accidents, injury, or lossof park users' property.

  • Signs of any kind may not be posted. Frances, Moores, and Washington parks each have only one pavilion, and at Potter Park the parking gate attendant can direct groups to the proper pavilion.
Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to scholarship Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site