Rules & Policies

Park Rules

  • Dogs or other pets are not permitted in the parks during rentals or special events.
  • No alcohol is permitted in the parks.
  • Parks, pavilions and playgrounds are accessible.
  • Park visitors are required to remove all trash they bring into the parks.  Carry in/carry out policy.
  • Dog Park: Enter at your own risk


Spectator Policy

Spectators should realize that they represent our community and they have an obligation to be a true sportsman or sportswoman and to encourage through their behavior the practice of good sportsmanship by others.  Spectators should recognize that good sportsmanship is more important than victory by approving and applauding good team play, individual skill, and outstanding examples of sportsmanship and fair play exhibited by all participants.  Spectators shall respect the judgement and integrity of the officials, recognizing that their decisions are based upon game conditions as they observe them.  Spectators shall be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.  Spectators shall refrain from participating in or encouraging the acts of bullying, hazing, and taunting.  Profanity, vulgarity, obscene gestures, abusive language, or derogatory remarks will not be tolerated.  Throwing objects will not be tolerated.  Going onto the playing surface and interrupting play will not be tolerated.  Use of alcohol or other controlled substances will not be permitted.  Anyone in violation of our policies will be asked to leave the premises.

Refund Policy

Participants wishing to withdraw from a program must do so at least two full business days (Monday-Friday) before the start of the program in order to receive a refund. Refunds are also granted when Parks & Recreation cancels a class due to low enrollment.   Partial refunds after the start of the program are considered if injury or serious illness occurs. In such cases, a physician’s verification may be required.  All refunds requested by the registrant that are granted are assessed a $5 administrative fee.  Cancelations initiated by Milford Parks & Recreation will not be assessed the $5 administrative fee.  Refund checks can take up to three weeks to process.

Photo Policy

Photographs and videos are occasionally taken of participants while they are in programs, special events, city facilities or enjoying parks. Please be aware that these photos may be published by the City of Milford.

Returned Checks

A $35.00 fee will be charged for checks returned for non-payment.

Corrections and Updates

We make every effort to ensure our brochure is free from errors, however sometimes errors or revisions in program details do occur. We appreciate your understanding when this occurs.

Discipline Policy

We will make every effort to counsel or discipline any behavior issues that may occur. In the event that a participant is removed from a program, no refund will be issued.

Don’t miss out!!

Please do not wait until the day before or the day of the start of our programs to register. Program decisions are made about a week before the program is scheduled to start. Help keep programs going by registering early. Remember we are scheduling program facilities, hiring instructors and ordering equipment, we cannot wait until the day of the program to make these decisions. We appreciate your consideration.

Registration Confirmation

Confirmation will not be sent. You will only be notified if there is a problem processing your registration. If the program is cancelled, you will be notified. Please make note of the program start dates, location and times.

Donation Opportunities

Give a gift of community. Milford Parks & Recreation welcomes donations of any amount. Donations can be for the general support of Parks & Recreation or specified for certain programs or areas. For more information, please call the office at 302-422-1104.

Recruiting Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to work with the Milford Parks & Recreation Department. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available, including: Special Events like the Community Egg Hunt, Bug & Bud Festival, Halloween Fright Night, Community Clean Up Day or with watering plants, coaching one of our sports teams, etc. Please contact the Parks & Rec office at 302-422-1104 if you are interested.


Adopt-A-Park is an opportunity for volunteers to help keep the parks in Milford beautiful. Adopt-A-Park is open to schools, community groups, civic organizations, businesses, families and individuals. For more information, please call the office at 302-422-1104.