Parklands Rules & Regulations

See Parklands calendar for scheduled events


  • Parklands Closed Dusk until Sunrise.

Dogs / Pets / Draft Animals

Motorized Vehicles / Gasoline-powered equipment / Boating

  • Prohibited: vehicles, ATV's, motorcycles, mini-bikes, scooters, go carts, snowmobiles, etc. (Exempt: Authorized Town maintenance and service vehicles). Max speed limit: 10 mph
  • Prohibited: use of gasoline-powered equipment anywhere within the Parklands including - but not limited to: chainsaws, leaf blowers, hole diggers, weedwackers, snowblowers etc. (Exempt: equipment used for routine or emergency maintenance by Park Department or Highway Department personnel).   
  • No Gas Motors - Electric motors only  Portage/Cartop Boating Only. (Hulls, paddles, oars and props should be wiped clean before and after launching to help stop the spread of nuisance aquatic plantlife).


  • View Zero tolerance policy.
  • NO Brush or Tree cutting
  • NO Sign posting, trail blazing/glazing/tagging, marking or defacing any tree, rock, road, path, or structure.
  • NO Fires or Fire pit Building.  (Cookouts allowed in grilles/ provided at 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fireplaces, and at the Lookout, Fisherman's Island, and Moroney's Grove shelters).
  • NO Littering or Illegal Dumping of Household/Yard Debris
  • NO Metal detector prospecting
  • NO Shelter building or fabrication

Firearms / Hunting

  • NO Firearms
  • NO Hunting
  • NO Paintball, BB, or Pellet Guns


  • NO Camping (unless pre-approved by the Park Commission)
  • NO Alcoholic Beverages or Illegal Drugs
  • Swimming allowed at Town Beach only - when open -  with lifeguards  on duty.

Organized Activities

  • Must be scheduled and approved by the Park Commission  See usage guidelines facilities
  • Prohibited: Commercial or private instructions / lessons / fundraising / soliciting / clinics /animal training;  Private sports instruction, clinics, games, practices, tournaments, etc.; Commercial / private animal training, for-profit fundraising etc.