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Help Keep Midland Safe and Attractive:
Reminders about Parking and Littering in the City

Since the Great Lakes Loons minor baseball team has made their nest in Midland, an increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic near Dow Diamond stadium is likely to occur. Because of the influx of people coming into Midland, the City of Midland would like to remind citizens of parking regulations and rules regarding littering in the city.


There is a multitude of public parking available for Loons’ games and other events at Dow Diamond:
  • Approximately 700 on-site parking spaces are available at the stadium.

  • In the downtown Midland area - which stretches from Ripley to Cronkright streets and from Ann to Buttles streets - there are nearly 3,000 parking spaces. These include the Larkin Street parking ramp and the Farmer’s Market public parking lot off of Ann Street.  Permit and time-limited parking will be enforced until 5:00 p.m. weekdays in the downtown area.

  • Businesses may make their parking lots available for event parking.

Diagram of Parking Near Dow Diamond

Click the link below to access and print out a PDF map showing parking areas near the stadium:

Map of Available Parking Near Dow Diamond

Rules and Regulations Regarding Parking in the City

Parking is allowed in designated areas only, and certain rules apply (see graphic at right for visual example of allowed parking):

  • On-street parking is not permitted on the east side of State, Mill and Haley streets from Indian Street to Pine Street and on the north side of Grove Street from State Street to Fournie Street Monday through Saturday from 6 - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. These restrictions will be in effect annually from April 1 until October 1.

  • Parking on residential side streets is discouraged.

  • Parking on the curb, sidewalk, outlawn area (between the sidewalk and curb), or in front of private or public driveways is not allowed.

  • Vehicles must not block or obstruct any public sidewalk or paved pathway.

  • Parking on lawns or any unimproved (grassy) surface is not allowed.

  • Motorists must refrain from parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, within 15 feet of an intersection, or on city park property.

  • Double parking is not allowed.

  • In order to park in a handicapped space, motorists must have a Secretary of State-issued license plate or tag that is visible on their vehicle.

  • Travel lanes and fire hydrants must be kept free from obstruction.

  • Parking on streets within the city of Midland is prohibited between 3:00-6:00 a.m.

  • Signs that indicate the availability of parking on private property may be no larger than 2 feet x 2 feet in size, and must be located outside of the public right-of-way.


Visitors and residents alike are asked to help keep Midland beautiful by putting litter in its proper place, in trash receptacles.

For more information on regulations regarding littering within Midland, view Chapter 10 of the City's Code of Ordinances.

For questions about parking or littering within the city of Midland, please contact the Planning and Community Development Department at 989-837-3374.