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    Parks & Locations — Norton Shores

    Ross Park - Norton Shores


    Fields #1 and #2 are together while Field #3 is off by itself. Please see the picture below.

    82 Randall Road
    Norton Shores, MI  49441

    Park Features & Rules

    Park Rules

    • Hours: 5 am – 10 pm
    • Only emergency and service vehicles are allowed in the park.
    • No lifeguards are on duty.
    • No animals are allowed on the beach. Dogs are permitted, on a leash, in all other areas of the park.  Mutt Mitts are available at dispensers at the park - please use them and help keep our park beautiful!
    • No fires are allowed outside the picnic grills.
    • Trash containers are for picnic trash only.
    • Alcoholic beverages (no glass containers, please!) are only permitted in the picnic area.
    • Camping is not permitted in the park.
    • Hitting golf balls in the park is not permitted.
    Beach Level Features
    • Sandy beach area includes play equipment, a picnic area, a paved walkway and a volleyball area.
    • There is no lifeguard on duty at the swimming area.
    • Boat area – boats can park by the beach area for short periods of time for boaters who want to spend time at the shore area.
    Upper Level Features
    • Picnic area – the park contains approximately 400 picnic tables for use by the public. Permits are required for groups of 50 or more and are available at the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall. An application must be filled out and fee paid before a picnic permit can be issued.
    • Picnic shelter – this shelter is available to be reserved in either of two time slots (9 am – 2:30 pm or 3:30 – 9 pm.) A permit is required by groups to reserve the picnic shelter – please see the application link above for specific costs. The shelter is large enough for approximately 12 picnic tables and has electricity available for groups who have reserved it.
    • Volleyball area – nets are up during the summer season, bring your own volleyball to play.
    • Ball fields – there are three slow pitch softball fields at Ross Park. These fields are used for the Norton Shores Slow pitch Leagues from April to September, Monday – Thursday evenings. They can also be used on a first-come, first-serviced basis on weekends. Permits for specific time periods are issued by the Parks Dept. in 2-hour increments on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9 am. The fee is $15 per 2-hour time slot.
    • Horseshoe Pits – bring your own horseshoes to play.
    • Disc Golf Course – 9 hole course located on the east side of Wellesley.
    • Tennis courts – located across Randall Road. Area includes eight courts. Lights can be activated, using a button on the light pole, from dark until 10 pm during the summer months.
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