Park and Lake Rules
Spring Hill’s city parks are open for public use between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. All park facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Any request for the use of City parks between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. must be submitted in writing to the City Clerk.
City park rules are as follows:
- No alcoholic beverages
- No glass containers
- No hunting, trapping, killing, pursuing, or molesting of any animal, bird, or waterfowl
- No use of firearms
- No burning or open fires
- No motorized vehicles
- No damage, modification, removal, or addition of park amenities, trees, turf, or any public property
- No dumping
Any violation of City ordinance can result in fines, imprisonment, or both.
Melvin Murry Dog Park rules are as follows:
- Dogs must be current on vaccinations.
- Owners are legally responsible for the behavior of their dog(s) at all times
- Dogs must be leashed while entering and exiting the dog park
- Dog waste must be cleaned up immediately
- Owners must be in the dog park and supervising their dog(s) with leash readily available
- Handlers must be at least 16 years of age
- Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times
- Aggressive dogs must be removed immediately
- Prohibited items include dog/human food or treats, glass containers, dogs in heat, aggressive dogs, sick dogs and puppies (four months and under).
Please help us keep our parks clean! All Spring Hill City parks are equipped with trash receptacles and animal waste bags and containers that are picked up and disposed of on a regular basis by park personnel. Your use of these receptacles is appreciated.
Spring Hill’s City Lake and the ponds near the Woodland Ridge subdivision are open to the public for fishing and outdoor enjoyment.
Violation of City ordinances can result in fines, imprisonment, or both.
The following rules and regulations apply at City lakes:
- All persons fishing in a City lake must have a state fishing license if required to do so. State fishing laws apply at City lakes.
- No seining, netting or trapping minnows.
- No dumping or disposing of any kind of live bait, garbage or refuse.
- No use of trotlines, bank lines, or jugs.
- No more than two fishing lines per state license.
- No removing of grass carp.
- There is no limit on size of channel catfish but a daily creel limit of 10. The minimum limit on size of largemouth bass is 15 inches long and a daily creel limit of five. The minimum limit on size of walleye of 15 inches long, a daily creel limit of five. Daily creel limit of no more than 50 crappie. There are no length or creel limits on sunfish or bullhead catfish.
- Boats must be no longer than 16 feet.
- No power-driven boats or vessels except for those powered by an electric trolling motor
- Minimum wake with 5 mph speed limit.
- No wading, bathing, or swimming.
- Recognized float tubes are permitted. Hip boots or chest waders can only be worn with a float tube