Township of Grosse Ile, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 20.
Disorderly conduct — See Ch. 80.
Fishing and recreational activities — See Ch. 113.
Horses — See Ch. 130.
Hunting and trapping — See Ch. 132.
[Adopted 10-27-2008 by Ord. No. 08-02]
A. 
Both active and passive recreational activities are permitted in the park within designated areas. This includes field sports in the ball field areas; sledding on the sled hill, hiking and other events as approved or specifically permitted by the Grosse Ile Community Recreation Commission.
B. 
Certain facilities within the park, such as the ball fields may be reserved for use by individuals or organizations by permit from the Grosse Ile Community Recreation Commission (Township). Such actions may be subject to fees and other specific rules and regulations adopted by the Township. These facilities, when reserved, are closed to the general public.
A. 
The Recreation Commission may adopt rules concerning use of the park. The Commission may designate from time to time portions of the park for specific uses.
B. 
Rules adopted by the Commission and/or the Township Board are enforceable by any Township officer, including but not limited to employees of the Grosse Ile Public Safety Department.
A. 
No person shall injure, deface, disturb or pollute any part of the park nor any building, sign, equipment or other property found therein; nor shall any tree, shrub, rock or other mineral be removed, injured or destroyed.
B. 
No person shall deposit, permit or assist in depositing in any part of the park, any garbage, ashes, sewage, refuse, waste or other noxious material, unless these materials are disposed of in waste receptacles provided for such purposes; nor may any person dump or assist in dumping any earth within the park without specific written permit from the Township Board.
A. 
No person within the confines of the park, unless authorized by written permit of the Township Board, shall hunt, pursue with dogs, trap or in any other way assault any wild bird or wild animal found within the confines of the park, or therein, nor take any bird nest or take the eggs of any bird.
B. 
No person shall fish in any waters in the park in any manner.
A. 
No person, other than a police officer or other person specifically authorized by law to do so, shall discharge a firearm in the park.
B. 
No person except a police officer, Sheriff or other person authorized by state law, shall carry firearms of any description, or air rifle, slingshot, arrow or similar device within the park, or discharge any firearms, fireworks or explosive substances, air rifle or similar device therein without specific permit from the Township Board.
A. 
No person shall, either by word or deed, engage in any excessively noisy, boisterous, disorderly or indecent conduct, or act in any manner intended to disturb the peace or good order of the community within the park; nor shall any person gamble or play betting games, nor do any indecent, lascivious, lewd or improper act therein.
B. 
No person may visit the park while intoxicated by alcohol or while acting in a manner that appears that he or she is visibly under the influence of alcohol, illegal narcotic drugs or opiates.
C. 
No person shall bring into the park any alcohol, illegal narcotic drugs or opiates.
D. 
No person shall remain within the park who does not abide by the instructions and directions of duly authorized police officers or agents of the Township in the lawful performance of their duties. Any person directed by a police officer or agent of the Township to leave the park shall do so promptly and peaceably. No person shall resist or obstruct, or be abusive of or address in a profane or obscene manner, any police officer or agent of the Township.
E. 
The use of loud speakers, public address systems, or sound-amplifying equipment is prohibited without a permit. Excessively loud radios, televisions or similar devices are also prohibited.
F. 
No person shall enter a restroom set apart for the opposite sex.
G. 
No persons shall violate any of the rules adopted by the Recreation Commission.
A. 
All dogs shall be controlled and on a chain or retractable leash not exceeding 20 feet in length. Cats shall also be under direct control and leash. No controlled animal shall be destructive to other birds and animals.
B. 
The riding of horses or other animals is prohibited.
C. 
The animal owner must remove and properly dispose of all animal waste.
A. 
No persons shall drive, or cause to be driven, along or over any road within the park, any vehicle at a rate of speed greater than 15 miles per hour; nor shall any motor vehicle be driven in a reckless manner or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb or property of pedestrians, or the drivers or occupants of other vehicles, or any other person.
B. 
No vehicle, including off-road type vehicles, shall be driven in the park except upon roads or trails for that purpose.
C. 
No person shall park or store any car, motorcycle, bicycle, wagon or other vehicle within the park, except in places designated by the Township for such purposes.
D. 
State laws relating to lights on vehicles shall apply to vehicles within the park, including off-road vehicles.
A. 
Fires. No person shall start a fire or assist with starting a fire in the park.
B. 
Commercial activities.
(1) 
No person shall sell or offer for sale any article, thing, privilege or service within the park without a permit from the Township Board.
(2) 
No person shall do any begging, peddling or soliciting therein.
(3) 
Further, no person shall expose, distribute or place any sign, advertisement, circular, notice or statement, or display any banner, emblem or design, within the park, without a specific permit from the Township Board.
C. 
Camping. No person shall establish or maintain any camp or temporary lodge in the park, without specific written permit from the Township Board.
D. 
Golf. The use of the park for the hitting of golf balls is prohibited.
A. 
The park shall close at dark, but no later than 10:00 p.m. All park users must leave at closing time unless a written permit for later hours has been issued by the Township. Upon the park's closing, it shall be unlawful for anyone to enter upon or occupy the parks without a permit to occupy the premises issued by the Township.
B. 
The park, or portion thereof, may be closed entirely or closed to certain uses during any specified period of time by officers of the Township where it is determined that the physical condition of the park or portion thereof is such that the intended use of the park or portion thereof would cause damage and deterioration to the park or portion thereof in a degree greater than ordinary park wear and tear, or that the intended use of the park or portion thereof would create a health hazard or safety hazard to the proposed user or other citizens. During such period of time as the park or portions thereof are closed, these closings shall be prominently posted and it shall be unlawful for anyone to enter upon or occupy such park or portions thereof contrary to the posted regulations.
Any person in violation of the article will result in the individual being responsible for a municipal civil infraction and subject to the fines and costs as set forth in § 1-13 of the Code of Ordinances of Grosse Ile Township.
[Adopted 9-10-2012 by Ord. No. 12-03]
The following regulations shall be observed when using the Grosse Ile Parkway/East River Road End:
A. 
The Grosse Ile Parkway/East River Road Waterfront Area may only be used between dawn and dusk. "Dawn" shall be defined as the actual time of sunrise for that particular day the Grosse Ile Parkway/East River Road Waterfront Area is being used, and "dusk" shall be defined as the actual time of sunset for that particular day the Grosse Ile Parkway/East River Road Waterfront Area is being used. The site will be closed during winter months as determined by the Township.
B. 
No alcoholic beverages or glass bottles are allowed on the premises.
C. 
Picnicking is permitted.
D. 
Bonfires, littering, camping, fishing, hunting, and docking of motorized boats is prohibited on or from the shore.
E. 
Swimming is prohibited.
F. 
Kayak, canoe, and nonmotorized watercraft launching and landing will be permitted.
G. 
Dogs are permitted while on a leash no longer than six feet.
A sign shall be posted on the premises setting forth these regulations.
The Community Recreation Commission (CRC) shall be responsible for the oversight of the Grosse Ile Parkway/East River Road Waterfront Park.
Penalties for violation of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, Municipal Civil Infractions.