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Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department

A Citizen & Visitor’s Guide

Park Rules & Regulations

For the Protection and Enjoyment of All Our Visitors

Washington Park Only: Opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. You must exit Washington Park by 10 p.m.
Fedder’s Alley in Washington Park Only: Opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. You must exit Fedder’s Alley by 10 p.m.
All Other Parks: Open at 5:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. You must exit parks by 10:00 p.m.
Police or park staff may close parks and lock gates at any time if deemed necessary.
The following rules apply to all Michigan City Park Department properties.

  1. SPEED LIMIT 5 M.P.H.
  2. GLASS OF ANY KIND – CONTAINERS OR OTHERWISE - IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
  3. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WITHIN 50 FT. OF ROADWAYS OR PARKING LOTS
  4. NO PETS OUTSIDE OF VEHICLES – NO DOGS ALLOWED IN PARKS
  5. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING OR CAMPING
  6. NO LITTERING
  7. NO GROUND FIRES. GRILLS PERMITTED IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY. ONLY NON-CHARCOAL (BUTANE) PORTABLE GRILLS ARE ALLOWED ON BEACH.
  8. HUNTING IS PROHIBITED ON ALL PARK PROPERTY
  9. PICNIC SHELTERS AND PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE AT PARK OFFICE 219/873-1506
  10. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS
  11. NO METAL DETECTORS ON GRASS
  12. NOISE ORDINANCE ENFORCED
  13. NO SKATEBOARDING EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED AREAS
  14. FEEDING OF WILDLIFE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED UNDER ORDINANCE NO. 4058