Permits, Rules & Regulations

Wayne County Parks rules and regulations are enforced by the Wayne County Sheriff. Please click the button below to view the full set of rules and regulations.

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Wayne County Parks - Permits, Forms, Information

Picnic Permits

When you’re looking for a unique place to have your special gathering, look no further than Wayne County Parks. Permit fees are assessed for the reservation of picnic areas or shelters and league use of sports fields. We are currently taking reservations for the 2017 picnic season.

To check availability or for more information, please call the permit office at (734) 261-1990.

Boat Permits

Yearly boat permit applications for small non-motorized boats (canoe, kayak, rowboats) to be used at Newburgh Point in Livonia can be purchased for $5 at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland. The boat permit is good for the current calendar year.

For more information, please call Wayne County Parks at (734) 261-1990.

Commercial Advertising & Photography Permit

Commercial advertising and photography permits should be obtained by anyone shooting a film or commercial or professional photographers taking photos in the Wayne County Parks system. Filming permits are $100 per day and photo permits are $100 for the year for professional photographers. In addition, film permits will need to provide a $1,000,000 insurance policy listing Wayne County Parks as additionally insured.

To obtain a film or photography permit, please contact Wayne County Parks at (734) 261-1990.

Dog Park Forms

The attached forms should be brought to the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland, along with your dog license (from your city) and your dog's vaccination forms (including the DHLP and rabies shots). The cost of the dog park membership is $20 for Wayne County Residents and $25 for Non-Residents. The membership is good from May 1-April 30 each year. Please note that the dog park is closed each year for the month of May for reseeding.

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is located at 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. For more information about the Wayne County Dog Park, please call (734) 261-1990.

Geocaching Permit

If you are looking to place a geocach in the Wayne County Parks system, please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, fax to (734) 427-7689 or email to Wayne County Parks. There is no charge for the geocaching permit.

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is located at 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. If you have any questions, please call (734) 261-1990.

Ice Shanty Permit

If you are looking to place an ice shanty on Newburgh Lake in Livonia, please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, fax to (734) 427-7689 or email to Wayne County Parks. There is no charge for the ice shanty permit.

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is located at 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. If you have any questions, please call (734) 261-1990.

 

Surveys / Feedback

Special Event Survey

Let Wayne County Parks know how you enjoyed a special event in the park.

We love to hear your comments and suggestions! Please fill out the attached survey and drop it off at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, fax to (734) 427-7689 or email to Wayne County Parks.

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is located at 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. If you have any questions, please call (734) 261-1990.

Interpretive Center Program Survey

Let us know how you enjoyed an interpretive program at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center or Crosswinds Marsh.

We love to hear your comments and suggestions! Please fill out the attached survey and drop it off at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, fax to (734) 427-7689 or email to Wayne County Parks.

The Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is located at 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. If you have any questions, please call (734) 261-1990.

 
Beverly Watts
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