Rules and Regulations for the MDC Southwest Corridor Park

The words below were copied verbatim from a metal sign at the entrance to the Southwest Corridor Park at the southwest side of Ruggles Street on April 27, 1998. -Tom Revay (
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Metropolitan District Commission


1.   Vehicular traffic is prohibited except on designated paved roads 
     authorized for use by the Commission.  Parking is prohibited on the park
     at all times.

2.   No person shall engage in sporting activities except on designated areas
     and during posted hours.  Court areas and playgrounds will open at 8:00 
     a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m.  Loitering thereafter is prohibited when
     closed.  Bromley Heath Deck Court areas may be permitted for use during
     closed hours by Commission approval only.

3.   Conduct and activities unreasonably disruptive and which infringe on 
     someone's right to be undisturbed are prohibited.

4.   Use of grills or fuel stoves is prohibited except in designated areas.
     Camping and open fires are strictly forbidden.

5.   Drunkenness, breach of the peace, profanity and other disorderly conduct 
     offensive to the general public are strictly forbidden.

6.   All motorized recreational vehicles such as minibikes, mopeds, snowmobiles
     and ATV's are prohibited in the park.

7.   Pets are not permitted on the parkland except on the pathways and must be
     controlled by a leash not exceeding seven feet.  Horses are not permitted
     at any time except for police patrols.

8.   Bicyclists, skateboarders and rollerskaters are permitted only in areas
     set aside for such use, and will not exceed 15 m.p.h. on pedestrian
     walkways and must give right of way to pedestrians at all times.

9.   No person may bring a pet on the parkland pathways without the means of
     removal of any feces left by the animal.  The means of removal shall
be any
     device carried for the purpose of picking u and containing such feces.
     Such persons shall dispose of the feces by removing it off the park for

10.  No person shall injure, deface, destroy, remove or carry off any sign,
     structure, facility, sprinkler system component, trash receptacle, fence
     or other property or equipment, real or personal, under the care and 
     control of the Metropolitan District Commission.

11.  Parades, games, fairs, carnivals, festivals, bazaars, art shows or
     solicitations for raising or collecting funds shall not be allowed unless
     authorized by special written Commission approval.

12.  Gambling and possession of machinery, instruments or equipment used for
     gambling of any kind are prohibited in the park.

13.  Organized events or groups of 25 or more people require a written permit.

14.  Any commercial activity including display of goods for sale is not allowed 
     on the park without written Commission approval.

15.  Posters, leaflets, placards or advertisements shall not be distributed or
     affixed to any park property without a written permit.

16.  The possession or discharge of any firearm, air rifle, bow and arrow,
     handgun, fireworks or explosives are prohibited.

17.  Digging, disturbing, cutting or removing vegetation is prohibited unless
     authorized in writing by the Parkland Manager.

18.  No person shall drop, throw or place and allow to remain any litter, 
     garbage or other refuse except in receptacles that are provided.
     Disposing of household garbage and trash or other materials in trash
     receptacles or within the park is prohibited.

19.  Persons wishing to garden at one of the Southwest Corridor Park Community
     Gardens must apply for a written permit from the Southwest Corridor Park 
     Manager.  Gardening hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

20.  No person shall refuse or neglect to obey any posted regulatory sign or
     the lawful directions of a police officer or person in charge.

Requests for special permits should be directed to the Metropolitan District
Commission, Secretary of the Metropolitan District Commission, 20 Somerset 
Street, Boston, MA 02108

Any violation of these rules and regulations may be punishable by a fine not
exceeding $200.00 pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 92,
Section 37.

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