Ironwood Defines what parks allow alcohol.
Written by Jesse Baroka on January 29, 2019
IRONWOOD – At last night’s Ironwood City Commission meeting the commission approved a new ordinance outlining rules about the consumption of alcohol in various city parks around Ironwood. Even the parks where consumption is allowed including Curry, Randa Field and Norrie parks. The ordinance designates a second set of parks as “special permit only” in regards to alcohol use. Parks on that list include: Longyear, Depot Park, Downtown Art Park, Downtown Pocket Park, Miners Memorial Heritage Park and Mt. Zion parks, as well as “sidewalk cafes.” Permits are issued by the city clerk’s office in downtown Ironwood. People who rent the pavilion at Depot Park will receive a alcohol permit included with their rental agreement packet. The ordinance was re-written to specify which parks allow the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages and which ones will require a permit, the permits are free and will be relatively easy to obtain. In other action, the commission: The commission welcomed new Ironwood Public Safety Department officer Mallory Nelsen. The Gladstone native most recently worked for the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Department in downstate Michigan.