Rules & Regulations

Park Rules

The following rules and regulations apply to all of the parks in Springfield:

  • Please keep your park clean and beautiful. Prevent littering and vandalism.
  • Hours: 6:30 am until Dark or scheduled event hours.
  • All pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. Pit bulls must also be muzzled.
  • Pet owners must clean up pet waste.
  • Pets are not allowed on athletic fields, bleachers, or playground areas.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs allowed.
  • Permits must be obtained from the Parks and Recreation office to reserve park facilities or use the park for any prohibited use.
  • No golfing permitted, except in designated areas.
  • Placing posters or signs is prohibited except by permit.
  • Selling of merchandise is prohibited except by permit.
  • Sound truck advertising is prohibited.
  • Building fires are prohibited except in grills or by permit.
  • Fishing is allowed until further notice.
  • Swimming is prohibited in lakes, ponds, and streams.
  • Speed limit throughout the park is 15 mph.
  • Only licensed drivers are to operate motorized vehicles inside the park. Driving lessons are prohibited.
  • Motorized vehicles are confined to the paved roads and parking areas unless otherwise directed by a police officer or Parks Department employee.
  • Skateboarding, skating, and biking are prohibited in the spectator or bleacher areas of athletic fields during games or practices.
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on paved trails excluding electric-powered apparatuses used to assist disabled persons.
  • Authorized service vehicles may occasionally be on the trails.

Hours

Park Hours are as follows:

  • 6:30 am to Dusk

Splash Pad at Martin Luther King Jr. Park

Closed for the remainder of the season due to COVID-19.

Hours of operation vary by season:
Memorial Day Weekend - August 1st, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
August 2nd - Season Close 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Picnic Shelter (adjacent to Splash Pad) available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • The splash pad is an unsupervised facility. Use at your own risk.
  • All children must have adult supervision at all times.
  • Children under the age of ten (10) must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older at all times
  • All participants must conduct themselves in a courteous, safe and family-oriented manner
  • No food or drink permitted on the splash pad
  • No glass containers are permitted in the park area
  • Climbing on splash pad features are strictly prohibited
  • No pets are allowed on the splash pad
  • Non-toilet trained children must wear swim diapers
  • Roughhousing or violent play is prohibited
  • Be mindful of inclement weather. Remember, "lightning Kills"
  • Splash pad shall be vacated at the first sign of thunder or lightning
  • Splash pad may be closed occasionally due to weather, maintenance or other operational concerns
  • No water balloons permitted in the park
  • Do not enter the splash pad area if you have a communicable disease or an open wound
  • No skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, scooters, or other wheeled toys are allowed on the splash pad
  • No diaper changing within the splash pad area. Use changing tables in restrooms
  • The splash pad is for recreational use only. No bathing allowed
  • Water shoes or sandals are recommended
  • Toys are not permitted on the splash pad
  • Do not drink the splash pad water
  • Surveillance cameras recording at all times
  • ANY PERSON VIOLATING ANY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EVICTED FROM THE PARK

Greenway Rules

  • Greenway shall be open from dawn to dusk year-round.
  • Prevent littering and vandalism.
  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs allowed.
  • All pets must be on a leash and under control at all times. Pit bulls must also be muzzled.
  • Pets are not allowed on athletic fields.
  • Horseback riding is prohibited.
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on Greenway excluding electric-powered apparatuses used to assist disabled persons.
  • Authorized service vehicles may occasionally be on the trails.