2016 PINE LAKE PARK AND BEACH RULES
Welcome to Pine Lake! Please enjoy the park and beach, and keep them safe, clean and civil by following these simple rules. Anyone not following these rules may be asked to leave the park. In some cases, a ticket may also be issued, with a fine to be paid.
KEEP IT SAFE!
• Swim at your own risk. There is no lifeguard on duty.
• Anyone 12 years old & younger must be accompanied by an adult, on playground, trails or beach.
• Children 6 years old & younger in the water must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
• Swimming allowed only within the roped area. Adults may swim between the ropes and the berm by signing a waiver available at City Hall or from the Beach Manager.
• Smoking is NOT permitted on the beach. No fires on the beach without a permit.
• No pets allowed off-leash, in the lake, or on the beach at any time.
• No glass containers allowed on the beach or in the park.
• Water quality is periodically tested between May 7 and the first weekend in October, and test results are posted on the community bulletin boards. The City of Pine Lake does not guarantee water quality during swimming season. Swimmers are responsible for monitoring posted water conditions and making their own determinations about water safety.
KEEP IT CLEAN!
• Please clean up after your pets.
• To promote health and lessen pollution in our lake, Pine Lake requires pet owners to pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly.
• Please do not litter. Trash cans provided for your convenience.
• Please use swim diapers for infants and toddlers.
KEEP IT CIVIL!
• Alcohol beverage consumption and public drunkenness are not allowed at the park or beach; violators are subject to arrest and prosecution. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed during special and permitted events.
• Be considerate of other people enjoying the park. Please, no loud music or swearing! City Ordinances prohibit noise from 11pm — 7am.
PROTECT OUR WILDLIFE
• Do not disturb the turtles or other wildlife in any way.
• Fishing is allowed. Persons 16 years and older must have a valid state fishing license (available online). “Catch-and-release” is strongly encouraged.
• Please do not feed the geese, ducks, and other birds — it is not healthy to their digestive system, interrupts their migration pattern, and pollutes our lake.
HOURS OF OPERATION
• The Lake and all park areas (playground, Western Wetlands, Eastern Green Space, and all trails surrounding the lake) close at sunset, re-opening at dawn.