Park Rules & Policies

General Park Rules

Parks are Open from Dawn to Dusk
No Alcohol
Keep Clean and use Trash Receptacles that are there
Pick up after your dogs

No Smoking Ordinance

Full ordinance can be found at:

§ 151-3. Violations

No Person or persons shall smoke in any of the following areas:
Within any Municipal building.
Within 25 feet of any entrance to a municipal building.
On or within 100 feet of any playground located on any public lands.
On or within 100 feet of any sports field while in use by any person or persons.
On or within 25 feet of the Beach located at the Greenfield Swimming Pool.
Under or within 25 feet of the Greenfield Swimming Pool Pavilion.
Within the confines of any public lands while such public lands are being used for either;
  • Any public event, or;
  • Within 100 feet of any gathering of people within the confines of any municipal land.
Within the boundaries of the area known as “Shattuck Park”.

Swim Area Rules

1. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on premises.
2. Smoking is prohibited on the beach.
3. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED in the Swimming and Recreation Area JUNE 1st - NOVEMBER 1st
4. Coast guard approved floatation devices only.
5. Glass containers are prohibited from the beach area.
6. Please watch your children carefully - lifeguards cannot babysit.
7. Bicycles are not allowed in the waterfront areas - please use the rack provided near the bath-house.
8. Fishing in or near swimming area is prohibited.
9. Keep the waterfront and park areas clean, throw trash in containers.
10. Do NOT throw sand, stones, mud or sticks.
11. No Motorized vehicles in the beach, bridge or picnic area.
12. Loitering around or in guard chairs, restrooms, guardroom or concession stand is prohibited.
13. Due to shallow depth, diving or jumping off of bridge, and north wall is prohibited.
14. WALK in all waterfront areas.
15. Climbing, playing, or swimming around the dam and bridge is prohibited.
16. Rough play, running, splashing, shoving or dunking is not permitted.
17. Balls and throwing objects may be used in the athletic fields only.
18. Parking is only allowed in designated parking areas.
19. Non swimmers must have competent adult swimmer in the water with them and no further than one arms length away.

Energy Park Rules

1. All animals must be leashed at all times.
2. Bikes and skateboards are not allowed during events.
3. All food vendors, distributors, and special events must obtain permits.
4. Smoking is prohibited in the park.
5. Gas grills, charcoal grills or hiabachis are prohibited.
6. Limited parking in adjacent lot, other parking available on Miles St, Main St, and Hope St.
7. All other park and supervision rules apply.

Bike Rules and Safety

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Published on Apr 23, 2014

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