Island Parks Information
General Rules & Regulations
Norwalk's City Island Parks include Grassy, Shea (Ram), and Chimon islands. Norwalk City Codes and the Department of Recreation and Parks' ordinances and regulations apply to the use of the city's island parks system.
Supervision and enforcement of all rules and regulations are conducted by the Norwalk harbormaster and constables of the Department of Recreation and Parks. Enforcement is also carried out by the Norwalk Marine Police Division. General rules for Norwalk Island Parks include, but are not limited to, the following regulations:
- Absolutely no fireworks
- No alcohol
- No cutting or injuring live trees, shrubs, plants, or wildlife
- No dogs
- No glass containers
- No hunting above the high water mark
- No manufacturing, wholesale or retail business, or commercial enterprise of any kind shall be permitted or allowed to be conducted on park property, except with approval from the Common Council
No open fires are allowed beyond the beach line. Fires will not be allowed in the island interior areas or in the areas supporting vegetation or foliage. Fires must be maintained in a pit environment to be properly filled in after use. No trash or garbage is to be buried or left in said fire pit.
Chimon, Grassy, and Shea islands are designated carry-in, carry-out recreation areas; no trash facilities are provided. All garbage and trash is to be taken off the island by the user. The City of Norwalk assumes no responsibility for injury or loss or damage of property.