Public Property Regulations

Beach Information Regulations

All parks, playgrounds, and ballfields shall be closed and may not be used between the hours of 9:00pm and 8:00am with the exception of Mattos field and Stage Fort Park which may be kept until 10:00pm at the discretion of the Public Works Director for seasonal league play.

Leagues, groups, companies, and individuals desiring to use a facility for organized activities, sports, social, and other events must schedule, reserve, and be issued a permit for the use of the particular facility through the appropriate division of the Department of Public Works.

All costs involved in the use of the city's parks, playgrounds, ball fields, and beaches such as for police enforcement and maintenance requirements shall be paid by the permit holder.

No unauthorized vehicles, including but not limited to off-road vehicles, motorcycles, motorbikes and mopeds, shall be allowed to enter upon the recreational grounds of any park, playground, ball field or beach.

Dogs and other pets shall be prohibited from being on the grounds of any park, playground, ball field or beach unless under control of the owner or keeper in accordance with the City of Gloucester Dog Control Ordinance.

The use or introduction of alcoholic beverages on any playground, park, ball field,or beach is prohibited, except when properly licensed to do so in accordance with state law and local ordinance, subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works in accordance with section 15-32 (b) as noted.

Rubbish, trash, and litter shall be deposited in barrels or other containers as may be provided. Leagues, groups, companies and individuals who schedule and reserve a facility are responsible for policing the grounds at the conclusion of the scheduled activity.

No fires of any type are allowed at any parks, playgrounds, ball fields, or beaches except barbecue fires conducted at designated locations within Stage Fort Park. All coals must be completely extinguished and deposited in designated containers.

Sleeping or camping in a park, playground, ball field, or beach is prohibited during the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. except as scheduled and permitted by the Department of Public Works.

The gates to the parking lots at Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, and Stage Fort Park will be kept locked from 9:00 pm to 8:00 am from April 1 to October 31 annually. Gates will be kept closed and the lots will be off limits at Good Harbor and Wingaersheek between November 1 and March 31 annually. Access to Stage Fort Park will be on a year round basis.