The following sections are found under Chapter 24 of the Springfield Township Code of Ordinances.


1. Park Hours:   
  • Summer Hours: April 15–Labor Day 8am–10pm
  • Fall/Winter Hours: Labor Day–April 14, 8am–8pm
1. Open fires are prohibited.
2. Glass containers are prohibited.
3. No littering or dumping allowed.
4. Park in designated areas only.
5. ORVs, ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles are prohibited.
6. Lawful hunting and trapping are permitted in designated areas only. Trap and skeet shooting are prohibited.
7. Camping on park lands is prohibited.
8. Damaging or removing park property is prohibited.
9. Business of a commercial nature is allowed by permission only.
10. Loud music; profanity; or loud, abusive, and/or disorderly conduct is prohibited.
11. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all Township Parks and Recreation land, except as may be specifically allowed by permit issued by Commission.
12. The consumption, possession, sale, or display of marijuana and/or marijuana accessories is prohibited in all Township Parks and Recreation land.
13. Swimming is prohibited.
14. Air vehicles, as defined in Ordinance Code Section 24-94, shall not be authorized to make any ascent or descent on any park and recreation lands (“Park Property”) unless they are part of an event sponsored by the Commission.
15. Flying of unmanned remote-control aircraft operated from any Park Property is not permitted, per Ordinance Code section 24-94, unless certain guidelines are followed. Those guidelines can be found on the Parks and Recreation website.
16. Metal Detecting is not allowed on park property without acquiring a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department prior to starting said activities. The entire policy can be found on the Parks and Recreation website.

This list is not inclusive.  Please visit the park office for a complete list of rules for each park.  The Shiawassee Basin Preserve properties have additional rules, which can be found at the Springfield Township Parks and Recreation office.

Please report all violators of park rules to the Oakland County Sheriff at 248-858-4950

Violation of park rules is a civil infraction and may lead to court action.  A $250 reward to anyone who leads to the conviction of a park vandal.