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CITY OF DEWITT CEMETERY




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Cemetery Rules and Regulations
Chapter 22 www.municode.com 

Incorporated within the City Code is the City’s Cemetery Rules & Regulations which addresses such subjects as landscaping and decorations.  Before you place any plants or decorative materials in the cemetery, please contact the City Hall at 669.2441.  The City reserves the right to remove all prohibited items without notice.

 Cemetery Decorations – Many Violating Cemetery Rules: Over the past couple of years, City staff has noted an increase in the number of grave sites that are being decorated in a manner inconsistent with the City’s Cemetery Ordinance which was enacted in 1997.  The Ordinance was adopted in order to ensure that the general appearance of the Cemetery remains serene and park-like.  When preparing to decorate grave sites for this season, please keep the following regulations in mind:

Flowers may be placed at grave sites either in-ground or in non-glass urns.  Urns may only be placed on the north or south edge of the grave monument or marker.  They may not be placed in front of a monument or marker. Prohibited decorations include:  arches, trellises, chains, tri-pods, fences, railings, curbs, bird baths, sundials, steps, and wood structures.  The use of glass or ceramic containers is prohibited. Landscape rocks including marble chips, washed stone and lava rock are prohibited.

Trees and shrubs may be planted on grave sites with advance approval from the City.

Complaints made by visitors regarding the cemetery will be reviewed by the City.  The City reserves the right to remove any prohibited item without prior notice.  Questions about the Cemetery Ordinance should be directed to Lisa Grysen, City Clerk at 669.2441 or at lgrysen@dewittmi.org.  If you would like someone from the cemetery maintenance staff to meet you on site to discuss your decorations or landscaping, contact Rich Miller, DPS Supervisor at 669.5466 or rmiller@dewittmi.org.


DeWitt Parks and Cemetery System
 (Parks use, scheduling, maintenance and cemetery management is handled by the City)

REMOVAL OF SUMMER/FALL GRAVE DECORATIONS 

MUST BE REMOVED NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1ST

WINTER DECORATIONS
Grave Blankets
Winter Arrangements
Are to be removed from the Cemetery by April 1st of each year.

EASTER DECORATIONS
Are allowed one week prior and one week after Easter Day

MEMORIAL DAY DECORATIONS
Are allowed one week prior and one week after Memorial Day

ALL SUMMER/FALL DECORATIONS
Are to be removed from the Cemetery by November 1st of each year.

If such decorations are not removed by these dates, they shall be considered abandoned and may be disposed of by the City.  The City shall annually give notice of these dates on the City web page and on the WITT Channel 


City of DeWitt Parks

The City is proud to provide the DeWitt community with five quality parks that serve people of all ages, from tots to seniors. Park amenities include a variety of offerings such as:

Play Structures  Pavilions  Soccer Field 
Restroom Facilities     Picnic Tables Softball Fields 
Gazebo  Grills  Electricity 
Pedestrian Paths  Open Green Spaces      
 
Check out our Parks for Specific Offerings:
DeWitt Memorial Park        McGuire Park 
Riverside Park  River Trail Park 
Sports Park & Soccer/Softball Fields 
All Kids Playground 
(All parks info below)

PARK FEES & Information

Memorial Park   

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Park Amenities:                                       
Pavilion  Gazebo                                                  
Restroom facility  Electricity   
Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $ 67.00 
8 Hours $ 82.00 
Non-Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $134.00 
8 Hours $165.00
 
 
Park Location: 404 S. Bridge St. DeWitt, MI   

 
 
All Kids Playground   

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Park Amenities:                
No Pavilion available
                                                      
Restroom facility available at
Riverside & River Trail Parks

    
Is not rented

 
Park Location: 203 E. Dill Dr. DeWitt, MI     

 
   
Riverside Park   

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Park Amenities:   
Pavilion  13 Picnic Tables                    
2 large two-sided grills  Play Structures   
Restroom facility  Electricity   
Resident Rental:
4 Hours $ 67.00 
8 Hours $ 92.00
Non-Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $134.00 
8 Hours $185.00
 
   
Park Location: 405 S. Bridge St. DeWitt, MI     
     
River Trail Park   



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Park Amenities:  
Pavilion  6 Picnic Tables   
1 large two-sided grill  Play Structures                      
Restroom facility  Electricity   
Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $ 67.00 
8 Hours $ 92.00 
Non-Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $134.00 
8 Hours $185.00
 
   
Park Location: 211 E. Dill Dr. DeWitt, MI     
McGuire Park   

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Park Amenities:  
Two Pavilions
7 tables in one pavilion
6 tables in second pavilion
13 Picnic Tables   
Play Structures  Electricity                      
1 large two-sided
grill in pavilion 
Restroom facility   
Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $ 67.00 
8 Hours $ 82.00 
Non-Resident Rental:
4 Hours $134.00 
8 Hours $165.00
   
Park Location: 1001 W. Main St. DeWitt, MI     
       
Sports Park              

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Park Amenities:   
Pavilion  6 Picnic Tables   
1 large two-sided grill     Play Structures   
Restroom facility  Electricity   
Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $ 67.00 
8 Hours $ 103.00 
Non-Resident Rental: 
4 Hours $134.00 
8 Hours $ 206.00
 
 

Soccer and Softball Fields

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1 Soccer Field  2 Softball Fields     
Resident & Non-Resident Rental:
2 Hours $ 35.00 Per Field
 
   
Park Location: 200 W. Herbison Rd. DeWitt, MI