Chapter 17

 

PARKS AND RECREATION*

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* Cross References: Littering in parks, 10-14; trailer coaches parking in city parks, 25-13.

State Law References: Playgrounds and recreation places, M.S.A., 5.2421 et seq.

 

Constitution reference--Power of city to acquire, own, establish and maintain parks, Art. VII, 23.

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Art. I. In General, 17-1--17-14

 

Art. II. Establishment of Certain Areas for Park and Recreational Purposes, 17-15--17-82

 

ARTICLE I.

 

IN GENERAL

 

Sec. 17-1. Parks and recreation commission--Created; composition; qualifications of members.

 

There is hereby created an advisory parks and recreation commission. Such commission shall consist of a minimum of five (5) and/or a maximum of nine (9) members, who shall be qualified by experience and shall have evidenced interest in the development of park and recreation services for public use.

(Ord. No. 851, 8, 2-3-75; Ord. No. 1516, 1, 8-13-01)

 

Sec. 17-2. Same--Ex officio, nonvoting member.

 

The city council may add one (1) of its members as an ex officio, nonvoting member to the parks and recreation commission. The term of such member of the commission shall correspond to his tenure as a member of the city council.

 

Sec. 17-3. Same--Term of office; appointment.

 

Commissioners of the parks and recreation commission shall be appointed by the city council for a term of three (3) years commencing July 1, 1947, with vacancies occurring each year except, that for the first appointment, two (2) members shall be appointed for three (3) years, two (2) members for two (2) years and one (1) member for one (1) year. Additional exception: For the two members whose terms begin July 1, 2001 as a result of expanding the parks and recreation commission to nine members, one (1) member shall be appointed for a three (3) year term and one (1) member shall be appointed for a two (2) year term.

(Ord. No. 1517, 1, 8-27-01)

 

Sec. 17-4. Same--Members to serve without compensation.

 

Members of the parks and recreation commission shall serve without compensation.

 

Sec. 17-5. Same--Meetings, chairman.

 

The parks and recreation commission shall meet monthly, with a minimum of six (6) meetings a year. Members shall elect a chairman at the first meeting after the first day of July each year.

(Ord. No. 1699, 1, 5-24-10)

 

Sec. 17-6. Same--Duties.

 

It shall be the duty of the parks and recreation commission to consider and study the reasonable needs of recreational facilities and activities in which the city might properly participate, to formulate and to report to the city council estimates of public requirements for recreational facilities and for the costs thereof, and the amounts which might properly be appropriated by the city council to provide and maintain such recreational facilities.

 

Sec. 17-7. Director of parks and recreation--Appointment, duties.

 

A director of parks and recreation shall be appointed by the city manager. Such director shall be the executive officer in charge of the use and maintenance of parks, properties and buildings owned by the city, and assigned to the department of parks and recreation, and he shall be responsible for the recreation programs in buildings or on properties of other public or private institutions that may be used by the city through rental, lease or by gift.

 

Sec. 17-8. Same--To be secretary of parks and recreation commission.

 

The director of parks and recreation shall serve as secretary of the parks and recreation commission.

 

Sec. 17-9. Enactment of park rules; violation of same declared to be unlawful.

 

The city council shall establish by resolution such rules and regulations relative to the general control, supervision and use of city parks as shall be deemed necessary or advisable. It shall be unlawful for any person to do any act forbidden by park rules and regulations or to fail to perform any act required by park rules and regulations.

(Ord. No. 859, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Secs. 17-10--17-14. Reserved.

 

ARTICLE II.

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF CERTAIN AREAS FOR PARK AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES*

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* Editors Note: Ord. No. 857, 1, enacted May 21, 1975, amended this Code by adding Art. II, 17-15--17-78, as herein set out.

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Sec. 17-15. Kaufman Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Kaufman Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Foster Subdivision Nos. 1 and 2, Birchgrove Subdivision and Outlot A of Birchgrove Subdivision; ten and eight-tenths (10.8) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-16. Birchwood Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Birchwood Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Birchwood Gardens Subdivision; one and six-tenths (1.6) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-17. Adams Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Adams Park:

 

Beginning at the center post of Section 3, Township 14 North, Range 2 East, thence north along the north-south quarter line 665 feet; thence east 485 feet; thence south 665 feet; thence west 485 feet to beginning; seven and four-tenths (7.4) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-18. Mac Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Mac Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of McMurty Subdivision; one and two-tenths (1.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-19. Siebert Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Siebert Park:

 

Northeast quarter of southeast quarter of northwest quarter except south 75 feet. Beginning at northwest corner of southwest quarter of northeast quarter, east 418 feet, south 40 feet, south 45 degrees west 153.7 feet, southwesterly on curve to left west 100 feet radius 78.5 feet, south 247.2 feet, southwesterly on curve to right west 100 feet radius 78.5 feet, southwesterly 37.93 feet, west 223.92 feet, north 566.92 feet to beginning Section 4;

 

and

 

beginning at the northeast corner, Lot 1, Sylvan Acres Subdivision, north 55 feet to south line Chapel Lane, westerly and northerly along said line (also south line of Dilloway Drive) to the east line of Lot 3, Timber Top Acres extended northerly, south to the north line Timber Top Acres, east 220 feet, south 808 feet, west to northeast corner Dowling Subdivision, south 472 feet; east 382.5 feet, north 135 feet, east 20 feet, north 740.62 feet, east to a point of beginning Section 4; twenty-one and six-tenths (21.6) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-20. Glencoe Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Glencoe Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Marden's Plat; one and six-tenths (1.6) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-21. St. Mary's Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as St. Mary's Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Greenmeadow Subdivision and Outlot A of St. Mary's Subdivision; five and seven-tenths (5.7) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-22. Lalkwood Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Lalkwood Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Lalkwood Manor; two and three-tenths (2.3) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-23. Huron Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Huron Park:

 

Beginning at the intersection of the south one-eighth line and the west one-eighth line of Section 6, Township 14 North, Range 2 East; thence southerly along the west one-eighth line a distance of 315.58 feet, north 89 degrees 31 minutes west a distance of 800 feet, north 313.28 feet to the south one-eighth line, east along the south one-eighth line a distance of 799.97 feet to the place of beginning and the east 20 acres of the northwest quarter of southwest quarter, Section 6; twenty-five and nine-tenths (25.9) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-24. Sturgeon Creek Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Sturgeon Creek Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Blackhurst Subdivision, Sturgeon Creek Subdivision, Nurmi Estates No. 2 and Outlot A of Nurmi Estates No. 2; twenty-five and two-tenths (25.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-25. Valley Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Valley Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Orchard Subdivision; thirteen and fourteen hundredths (13.14) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-26. Garden Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Garden Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Garden Subdivision; three and eleven hundredths (3.11) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-27. Orchard Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Orchard Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Orchard Subdivision; one and three-tenths (1.3) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-28. Wheeler Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Wheeler Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of North Park No. 3; five and four-tenths (5.4) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-29. Sunset Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Sunset Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Meadowbrook Woods Subdivision; six and two-tenths (6.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-30. Meadowbrook Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Meadowbrook Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Meadowbrook Woods Subdivision and Meadowbrook Woods Subdivision Nos. 2 and 3; seven and eight-tenths (7.8) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-31. Wyndemere Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Wyndemere Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Towsley's Addition, Meadowbrook Woods, Wyndemere Park Subdivision, and Linwood Subdivision; six and six-tenths (6.6) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-32. Devonshire Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Devonshire Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Towsley's Addition; one and eighty-five hundredths (1.85) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-33. Castle Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Castle Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Towsley's Addition; three-tenths (0.3) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-34. Barstow Woods Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Barstow Woods Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Midland Manor No. 2 and lands described as beginning 50 feet south of the intersection of the east and south one-eighth lines of Section 9, Township 14 North, Range 2 East, thence east 203 feet more or less to U.S. 10 Highway, thence southeast along said highway 613 feet, thence southwest 500 feet, thence west 1,040 feet, thence north 850 feet, thence east 820 feet to place of beginning; twenty-four and nine-tenths (24.9) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-35. Ottawa Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Ottawa Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Northeast Park Addition and Northeast Park Addition No. 3; five and nine-tenths (5.9) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-36. Chatham Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Chatham Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Homestead Addition No. 3; one and eight-tenths (1.8) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-37. Oak Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Oak Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Forestlawn Addition; one and two-tenths (1.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-38. Lowell Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Lowell Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Homestead Addition No. 2, three and five-tenths (3.5) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-39. Gleanoak Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Genoak Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of O'Brien Addition; one and two-tenths (1.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-40. Greenfield Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Greenfield Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Replat Homestead Addition No. 1; two and two-tenths (2.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-41. Longacres Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Longacres Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Baker's Second Addition and Campbell's City Plan Addition No. 2; three and two-tenths (3.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-42. Wallen Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Wallen Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Kentwood Division No. 2 and Lots 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 of Block O, Kentwood Subdivision No. 2; six and one-tenth (6.1) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-43. Plymouth Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Plymouth Park:

 

Beginning on the north line, Section 10, Township 14 North, Range 2 East, 359.48 feet west of the northeast corner said section, thence south to the north line Morse Park Subdivision, thence west to the west line Morse Park Subdivision, thence south to the north line Johnson Runnells Subdivision, thence west to the east one-eighth line, thence north to the north line Section 10, thence east to point of beginning; forty (40) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-44. Burlington Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Burlington Park:

 

Commencing at a point on the north one-eighth line of Section 11, Township 14 North, Range 2 East, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan, said point being 833 feet east of the west line of said Section 11; thence east along the north one-eighth line 350 feet; thence north parallel to the west line of Section 11 a distance of 350 feet; thence west parallel to the north one-eighth line a distance of 350 feet; thence south parallel to the west line of Section 11, a distance of 350 feet to the place of beginning; two and eight-tenths (2.8) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-45. Hillgrove Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Hillgrove Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Hillgrove Park Subdivision; four and four-tenths (4.4) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-46. Chestnut Hill Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Chestnut Hill Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Stumpfig Plat and Rapanos Park No. 1; four and two-tenths (4.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-47. Briarwood Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Briarwood Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Rapanos Park No. 2; seven and four-tenths (7.4) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-48. Stratford Woods Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Stratford Woods Park:

 

All that part of the north half of the southeast quarter of Section 13, Township 14, Range 2 East, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan, which lies westerly of a line 90 feet westerly of (measured at right angles) and parallel to a line described as: beginning at a point on the north line of said Section 13, which is north 89 degrees 50 minutes 50 seconds east a distance of 57.43 feet from the north quarter corner of said Section 13; thence south 27 degrees 44 minutes 50 seconds east a distance of 4,148.99 feet to the point of curvature of a 2,864.93 foot radius curve to the right (chord bearing south 19 degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds east); thence southeasterly along the arc of said curve 847.5 feet to the point of tangency of said curve and a point of ending, excepting therefrom the west 40 feet; fifty (50) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-49. Griese Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Griese Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of George Rapanos Subdivision Nos. 1 and 2; one and seven-tenths (1.7) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-50. Ann M. Winger Park.

 

The following area, previously established as Gary Park is renamed "Ann M. Winger Park":

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plats of Andrews Subdivision and Parsons Subdivision; three and five-tenths (3.5) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75; Ord. No. 1024, 1, 8-9-82)

 

Sec. 17-51. Parkdale Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Parkdale Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Hauri Subdivision; one and five-tenths (1.5) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-52. Wyllys Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Wyllys Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Ronan's Addition; one and eight-tenths (1.8) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-53. Dartmouth Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Dartmouth Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Ronan's Addition; one and five-tenths (1.5) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-54. Washington Woods Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Washington Woods Park:

 

Beginning 40 feet west of the northeast corner of southeast quarter of northwest quarter of Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 2 East; south to point 795 feet north of eastwest quarter line; west 741.57 feet, fifty degrees 23 minutes west 44.64 feet; north 38 degrees 37 minutes west to north one-eighth line; east to beginning, except south 30 feet, and also except that portion lying southwesterly of a line lying 60 feet northeasterly of and parallel with a line described as beginning 495.45 feet south 38 degrees 37 minutes east from intersection of northeasterly line of S. Saginaw Road and the west one-eighth line of said Section 15, thence north 51 degrees 23 minutes east 240 feet to beginning point of said line to be described, thence north 38 degrees 37 minutes west to north one-eighth line of said Section 15; ten (10) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-55. Virginia Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Virginia Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Pleasant Acres Subdivision; seven-tenths (0.7) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-56. Maryland Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Maryland Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Surath's City Plan No. 3; three and six-tenths (3.6) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-57. Parkwood Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Parkwood Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Parkwood Addition; three and seven-tenths (3.7) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-58. Lincoln Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Lincoln Park:

 

The following described premises situated in the City of Midland, County of Midland, State of Michigan, to wit: Beginning 554 feet east and 33 feet north of the southwest corner of Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 2 East, thence north 120 feet, thence west 25 feet, thence north 60 feet, thence west 10 feet, thence north 120 feet, thence west 60 feet, thence north 60 feet, thence east 60 feet, thence north 120 feet, thence east 180 feet, thence south 120 feet, thence east 77 feet, thence south 210 feet, thence west 202 feet, thence south 150 feet, thence west 20 feet to the place of beginning; one and nine-tenths (1.9) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-59. Crane Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Crane Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Golfside Addition; ninety-five hundredths (0.95) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-60. Currie-Bennett Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Currie-Bennett Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Broadmoor Addition and Lot 14, Block G, Broadmoor Addition, except beginning at southwest corner, Lot 14, east 125.8 feet, north 138.75 feet, west to northwest line Lot 14, southwest to beginning; six and nine-tenths (6.9) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-61. Noeske Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Noeske Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Midland Manor No. 2; five-tenths (0.5) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-62. Dartmoor Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Dartmoor Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Midland Manor No. 2; five-tenths (0.5) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-63. Manor Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Manor Park:

 

Beginning 259.1 feet south of northeast corner of northwest quarter of northeast quarter of Section 16, southwesterly 312.5 feet to north corner of Lot 84, Midland Manor No. 2 southeasterly 307 feet to east one-eighth line, north along one-eighth line to beginning; one (1) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-64. Nelson Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Nelson Park:

 

Lands dedicated for park purposes in the recorded plat of Midland Manor No. 1; four-tenths (0.4) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-65. Allen Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Allen Park:

 

Lots 1, 2, 9 and 10, Block 6, Baker and Moss Subdivision; thirty-six hundredths (0.36) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-66. Central Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Central Park:

 

Lots 9 through 24 and southeast half of vacated S. Erie Court and unplatted part of Section 16 bounded by Rodd Street, Collins Street, northwest line of George Street extended, and south line Central Park Addition; eighteen (18) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-67. Grove Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Grove Park:

 

Blocks 63 and 64, Carpenter's Division and Carpenter and Hines Addition, Block 73, Carpenter's Addition, Lots 7 through 13, Block 73, Lots 1 and 2, Block 73, except the northeasterly 76 feet, and southwesterly 45.2 feet of Lots 16, 17 and 18, all in Block 73 of Carpenter and Hines Addition, including vacated McDonald Street and Pine Street adjacent to two said blocks; five and two-tenths (5.2) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-68. Fournie Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Fournie Park:

 

All Block 13, Dow Chemical Company Addition, except Lots 3 and 4 and including Lot 2, Block 19, Dow Chemical Company Addition; two and thirty-nine hundredths (2.39) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-69. Emerson Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Emerson Park:

 

That area in Sections 8 and 17 bounded by the Tittabawassee River, Currie Parkway, the southwesterly right-of-way line of C&O Railway and Cook Road; fifty (50) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-70. Revere Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Revere Park:

 

That part of Section 17 bounded by Revere Street, West Park Drive, south and west lines of Parkside Addition, West Main Street, and south of a line beginning on northeast line West Main Street 56 feet southeast of intersection of West Main Street and east and west quarter line, north 58 degrees, east to west line of Parkside Addition, except beginning 429 feet west of southeast corner of Lot 1, Parkside Addition, thence southeasterly 245 feet, south 45 degrees 42 minutes east 136.9 feet, northeasterly on northwest line of Revere Street to intersection with West Park Drive, north 85 feet to beginning; three and eight-tenths (3.8) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-71. Currie Golf Course established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Currie Golf Course:

 

That area in Sections 17 and 18 lying west of Tittabawassee River, north of M-20 right-of-way, and south of Currie Parkway, except Lots 10 and 11, Blocks 5, Lots 1 through 6, Block 6, and Lots 11 through 14, Block 7, in Sias Second Addition, and except beginning southwest corner Lot 11, Block 7, Sias Second Addition, thence westerly along south line Lot 11 extended 180 feet, northerly 240 feet, easterly to north-south quarter line, Section 17, south to point of beginning, and except street rights-of-way;

 

also

 

That area in Section 17 lying south and west of Tittabawassee River and north of Currie Parkway, except Block 4, Lots 7 and 8 and west 40 feet Lots 6 and 9, Block 5, Block 1 except Lots 1, 2, 3, and east 64 feet Lot 14, all in plat of Elmwood and except beginning northwest corner Lot 12, Block 1, Plat of Elmwood, north 75 degrees, east 166 feet, north 116 feet, west to east line Madison Street, south 185 feet to beginning, and except beginning at the north line Soper Street and west one-eighth line, north to a point 416.6 feet north of east-west quarter line, west 856.7 feet more or less, south to south line Prentiss Street, east 55 feet, south 105 feet, west 15 feet plus or minus, south to north line Soper Street, northeasterly to point of beginning;

 

also

 

Beginning northeast corner of southeast quarter Section 18, west to the north-south quarter line, south to the south one-eighth line, east 165 feet, south 160.22 feet, east 165 feet, south 82.5 feet, east 375 feet, southeasterly 483 feet, south 34.5 feet, east 195.83 feet, south 80 feet plus or minus, southeasterly 463.96 feet, southeasterly 382.52 feet, south to Currie Parkway, northeasterly to east section line to point of beginning, except beginning 445.5 feet south of east quarter post, west 577.5 feet, south 123.75 feet, west 577.5 feet, north to point of beginning, excepting all street rights-of-way; four hundred thirty (430) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-72. Chippewassee Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Chippewassee Park:

 

That area of Sections 17 and 20 bounded by the Tittabawassee River, Chippewa River, the old channel of the Chippewa River and M-20 Highway right-of-way; thirty-five (35) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-73. St. Charles Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as St. Charles Park:

 

Lots 41, 42, 43 and 44, Assessors's Plat of the Fourth Ward; eight-tenths (0.8) acre more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-74. Reserved.

Editors Note: Section 17-74, which pertained to Plumer Park and derived from Ord. No. 857, 1, enacted May 21, 1975, has been deleted pursuant to the request of the city inasmuch as said park was sold on November 6, 1980.

 

Sec. 17-75. Waterworks Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Waterworks Park:

 

Lots 5, 6, 11, 12, 21 and 22, Plat of Melrose; twelve (12) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-76. City Forest established.

 

The following area is hereby established as the City Forest:

 

West half of northeast quarter; southeast quarter of northeast quarter; northwest quarter; east half of southwest quarter; southeast quarter, Section 29, Township 15 North, Range 2 East; containing five hundred twenty (520) acres, according to the returns of the surveyor general.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-77. Pine River Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Pine River Park:

 

The northeast quarter of Section 10; the east half of northwest quarter of Section 10; and the south half of Section 11; all in Township 13 North, Range 1 West, Porter Township, Midland County, Michigan, but specifically reserving to the grantor all mineral rights in the aforementioned property and the right to use said property in order to develop, mine and remove such minerals; five hundred sixty (560) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-78. River Bend Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as River Bend Park:

 

A part of 5A in the southeasterly portion of Lot 1, Section 2, Township 14 North, Range 1 East, Homer Township, Midland County, Michigan, described as follows: Beginning of survey at the south one-eighth corner of the north and south quarter line of said Section 2; thence south 192.00 feet along said north and south quarter line; thence west 47.23 feet to place of beginning of land being described; thence south 7 degrees 58 minutes west 461.21 feet; thence northwesterly 496.33 feet to a point located 258.11 feet west of the place of beginning; thence east 258.11 feet to place of beginning; also all land to the edge of the Tittabawassee River which lies south of the north line of the above-described land extended to the river and west of the east line of the above-described land extended to the river, to be used for public park or recreational purposes only; one and thirty-seven hundredths (1.37) acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 857, 1, 5-21-75)

 

Sec. 17-79. Thrune Park established.

 

The following area is hereby established as Thrune Park:

 

Lots 2 through 7 of Block 87 of the Original Plat of the City of Midland; being 0.99 acres more or less.

(Ord. No. 999, 1, 5-11-81)

 

Sec. 17-80. Hart Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Hart Park:

 

Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 78, Original Plat of Midland.

(Ord. No. 1193, 1, 7-9-90)

 

Sec. 17-81. Pere Marquette Rail-Trail Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail Park:

 

PARCEL I

 

All that certain land beginning at Grantor's Valuation Station 6059+20 being the west right-of-way line of Dublin Road, in the northeast 1/4 of the northeast 1/4 of Section 12, Town 14 North, Range 1 East, Homer Township, such beginning point being indicated on fragment print of Grantor's Valuation Section Map 1-F(62), marked exhibit B-1, attached hereto (Exhibit B-1 is not attached herein, but is on file and available for inspection in the office of the city clerk); thence extending generally in a southeasterly direction through Section 12 in Town 14 North, Range 1 East, Homer Township, and through Sections 7, 8, 16, 17 and 21 in Town 14 North, Range 2 East, Midland Township, a total distance of 2.77 miles, more or less, to Grantor's Valuation Station 6205+45, more or less, being the east right-of-way line of Jerome Street, such ending point being indicated on fragment print of Grantor's Valuation Section Map 1-F(65), marked Exhibit B-2, attached hereto: All as shown in detail on Grantor's Valuation Section Map 1-F. Sheets 62 through 65, inclusive, incorporated herein by reference: Containing 33.07 acres, more or less; and being subject to all easements of record.

 

PARCEL II

 

All that part of the following described parcel of land lying easterly from the east line of the Westerly 20 feet of Lot B, Block 10, of the original plat of the City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan: Description of railroad right-of-way in Block 10 of the original plat of the City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan described as beginning at a point on the east right-of-way line of Benson St. at a point which is south 44 deg 41 min 55 sec west, 129.86 feet from the north corner of said Block 10; thence along said easterly right-of-way line south 44 deg 41 min 55 sec west, 74.17 feet; thence south 64 deg 37 min 49 sec east, 254.22 feet; thence south 58 deg 28 min 27 sec east, 190.94 feet; thence south 59 deg 27 min 50 sec east, 130.69 feet; thence south 55 deg 38 min 19 sec east, 188.00 feet; thence south 60 deg 36 min 50 sec east,272.59 feet to the southerly right-of-way line of Main Street; thence north 49 deg 50 min 49 sec west 451.00 feet along said southerly right-of-way line of said Main Street; thence north 59 deg 38 min 31 sec west, 129.01 feet; thence north 44 deg 41 min 55 sec east, 5.00 feet; thence north 53 deg 52 min 00 sec west, 25.00 feet; thence south 33 deg 03 min 31 sec west, 15.00 feet; thence north 57 deg 37 min 53 sec west, 50.00 feet; thence north 54 deg 51 min 23 sec west, 117.00 feet; thence north 63 deg 44 min 17 sec west, 252.87 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1.30 acres, and being subject to any easements of record.

 

PARCEL III

 

A one hundred-foot wide strip of land lying fifty feet each side of the following described centerline: Beginning at a point on the west line of Section 7, Town 14 North, Range 2 east, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan, said point being 521.92 feet south of the northwest corner of said section, and also being the centerline of the former C & O Railroad right-of-way; thence South 57 deg 13 min 40 sec east 7387.4 feet more or less along the centerline of said former railroad, to the section line common to Sections 7 and 8; thence south 57 deg 13 min 40 sec east 734 feet along said centerline; thence southeasterly along the arc of a 1 deg curve to the right having a chord bearing and distance of south 54 deg 51 min 10 sec east 475 feet, to the section line common to Sections 8 and 17 and to the point of ending of said one hundred-foot right-of-way and the point of beginning of a seventy-foot wide strip of land lying 35 feet each side of said centerline; thence proceeding southeasterly along the arc of said 1 deg curve to the right having a chord bearing and distance of south 54 deg 51 min 10 sec east 475 feet; thence south 52 deg 28 min 40 sec east 1620 feet more or less to the west line of the east 1/2 of the east 1/2 of the northeast 1/4 of the northwest 1/4 of section 17, to the point of ending of said seventy-feet wide right-of-way and the point of beginning of a one hundred-foot wide right-of-way lying fifty feet each side of said centerline; thence south 52 deg 28 min 40 sec east 12 feet more or less; thence southeasterly 992.6 feet along the arc of a 2 deg curve to the right having a chord bearing and distance of south 42 deg 33 min 10 sec east 987.6 feet; thence south 32 deg 37 min 40 sec east 1992 feet more or less to the northwesterly line of Lot 1 Block 79 of the Midland City original plat, and the point of ending of said one hundred-foot wide strip of land.

 

PARCEL IV

 

Also; a piece of land in Section 17, Town 14 North, Range East, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan; bounded on the north by the northwesterly line of Lot 1, Block 79 of the Midland City original plat; bounded on the west by the Tittabawassee River; bounded on the south by the westerly right-of-way line of Jerome Street (Highway M-20); and bounded on the east by a line described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the westerly right-of-way line of Jerome Street, with the southwesterly line of Block 15, of the Midland City original plat; thence north 46 deg 30 min west along the southwesterly line of Blocks 15 and 16, to a point on the southwesterly line of Lot 8, Block 16, said point being 43 feet northwesterly from the southeast corner of said Lot 8; thence north 33 deg 50 min west 79 feet more or less to the line common to Lots 6 and 7 of said Block 16; thence southwesterly 7 feet more or less along the line common to lots 6 and 7; thence north 31 deg west 194 feet more or less, to the northwesterly right-of-way line of Hubbard Street extended southerly; thence north 43 deg 30 min east 57.5 feet along the northwesterly right-of-way line of Hubbard Street extended, to the southeast corner of Lot 1, Block 17 of said plat; thence north 46 deg 30 min west 166 feet, along the southerly line of Lots 1, 2, and 3 of Block 17; thence north 33 deg 50 min west 76 feet, to the easterly right-of-way line of Auburn Street; thence south 43 deg 30 min; west 5 feet more or less, along the easterly right-of-way line of Auburn Street; thence north 32 deg 17 min west 191.9 feet; thence north 33 deg 50 min; west 252 feet more or less to the northwesterly line of lot 1, Block 79 of said subdivision, and the point of ending of said boundary line.

 

PARCEL V

 

Beginning at a point on the easterly right-of-way line of Jerome Street 171.65 feet southwesterly of the northeasterly corner of Block 5 of the original plat of the City of Midland; thence southeasterly 24.47 feet; thence southwesterly 65.75 feet; thence northwesterly to the east line of Jerome Street; thence northeasterly to the point of beginning.

(Ord. No. 1328, 1, 10-30-95; Ord. No. 1354, 1, 7-22-96)

 

Sec. 17-82. Theis Park established.

 

The following described area is hereby established as Theis Park:

 

Hillside Park lying within the recorded Plat of Hillside, part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 2 East, City of Midland, Midland County, Michigan.

(Ord. No. 1478, 1, 5-15-00)