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The Park Board sets the rules and regulation for general use of park district property pertaining to green space and recreation facilities. To read a copy of our "General Use Ordinance," click the link and a downloadable pdf will be displayed. ORDINANCES
Did You Know? Except when necessitated by an unavoidable emergency, no person shall fly, permit, or authorize the flying of manned aircraft of any kind at any time over District property at an elevation lower than the minimum safety requirements established by the Federal Aviation Administration or other relevant governmental authority. Best Practices can be found on page 15 of the General Use Ordinance.
Did You Know?Bounce Houses are not permitted at your special event on District property without a permit from the District. Best Practices can be found on page 10 of the General Use Ordinance.
Did You Know? No person shall bring, possess, sell, or deliver to another person or use cannabis or any controlled substance upon District property unless they are following the Illinois State Statutes regarding marijuana and/or cannabis. Possession of cannabis is prohibited in a vehicle unless the cannabis is in a sealed, odor-proof, child-resistant cannabis container and reasonably inaccessible while the vehicle is moving.Best Practices can be found on page 17 of the General Use Ordinance.
Did You Know? Most parks in the Springfield Park District are open from sunrise until 10:30 p.m. in the evening of the same day and the parks shall be closed to the public from 10:30 p.m. each day until sunrise the following day. Exceptions: multi-use trails, Gurgens, Enos, Gehrmann, Riverside, and Carpenter Parks will all close at sunset. Best Practices can be found on page 4 of the General Use Ordinance.
Did You Know? Motorized Bicycles on Trails or in Parks is prohibited.Best Practices can be found on page 26 of the General Use Ordinance.