October 16th Newsletter
COVID-19 Updates
City buildings reopened to the public on June 8, 2020.

Residents can continue to utilize the drop box located on the west side of City Hall (near the wheelchair access ramp), postal mail, and online services available at www.citylp.com for transactions. 

City parks re-opened to the public on June 2, 2020.

As of June 24, 2020, city playgrounds, soccer fields and ball diamonds are now open.

Restroom facilities in the parks are still closed.

Please continue to practice social distancing and stay safe.
COVID-19 information for Lincoln Park residents and businesses, including press releases, news articles, and more.
Election Information
To check your voter status, polling location, register to vote, request absentee ballots, or track your ballot visit www.michigan.gov/vote.

To view election information from the city clerk visit https://www.citylp.com/departm.../clerk/current_election.php
Drive Through COVID Testing
Wayne County Public Health teams is hosting a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at the Lincoln Park Middle School on October 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

These testing sites are open to all residents over the age of five-years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. No pre-registration is needed to receive testing. Also, no insurance or doctor's order is required.
Lincoln Park Public Library Announcement
The Library is now open! We are so happy to welcome you back.
There are going to be many changes to how library visits work; the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, and we have to take steps to protect library patrons and members of our staff. Please keep these restrictions in mind when planning to visit the library; hopefully, we will soon be able to move back towards our normal operation. 

 Click the button below to view the opening restrictions.
Thank you for all of your patience and understanding during a difficult time. We hope to provide the best service possible while staying safe! Welcome back!
Parks and Recreation Announcements
As of June 24, 2020, city playgrounds, soccer fields and ball diamonds are now open. Please use them at your own risk as the city will not be cleaning or sanitizing them. Please remember to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
Don't forget to maintain social distancing. Please remain six feet (approximately two arms' length or one hockey stick) away from those not from your own household.

Restroom facilities in the parks are still closed.

City parks re-opened to the public on June 2nd, 2020.

There will be no concerts in the park during the months of June and July. There is a possibility that we will have them twice a week in August.

Please continue to practice social distancing and stay safe. Information will be posted to our website and Facebook as it becomes available.
Upcoming Events
Ghost Walk
Come hear haunting ghost stories about the early days of Lincoln Park, stories associated with the buildings and homes.

Participants at the Ghost Walk will hear haunting stories and history about the early days of Lincoln Park.

Ghost stories associated with the buildings and homes along Fort Park Boulevard from Southfield to Garfield will be told. This section of Lincoln Park dates to the 1850’s when Cleophus Goodell purchased 120 acres from the Native Americans. Along this section of Fort Park lived Lincoln Park’s founding families of the Cleophus Goodell family and the Herman Quandt family.

The annual Ghost Walk, now in its 13th year, is a great family event due to its affordability, appeals to all ages along with its educational and historical content. Participants can park in the city parking lot at the corner of Fort Park Boulevard and Philomene Street. Hot Cider and Treats will be available.

This year to be safe from the virus we are doing online reservations only, 5 tours with 10 people per tour and requiring social distancing and masks!

Hot cider and treats at end of tour!

When: Saturday, October 17
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Parking lot between the police and fire station
Gleaner's Free Food Distribution
Helping our community during urgent times of need.

Families and individuals in need of food are encouraged to attend an upcoming drive-up distribution provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank.

When: October 23, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 20, 2020, December 4, 2020, and December 18, 2020.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Where: Lincoln Park Community Center Parking Lot - 3525 Dix Hwy

Approximately 30 pounds of groceries: Items like milk, fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and other shelf-stable items.

Drive-up or walk-up: Stay in your vehicle, and groceries will be placed into your trunk. Walk-up guests without vehicles or those without a trunk are welcome to obtain groceries from a self-service table. If walking, please be prepared to carry the groceries or have a cart.

No appointment needed. You do not need to be a resident of Lincoln Park to receive food.

Increasing safety: If you wish to pick up for another household you may do so without their presence in the car.
Together with Gleaners Community Food Bank, we are taking all necessary precautions to distribute food safely.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
*Food items may vary by distribution site
City Council Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, Council Meetings are the first and third Monday of every month. They are held at 7:30 p.m in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can watch the live stream on YouTube or watch the rebroadcast on channel 12 (Comcast) and channel 10 (WOW!).
Lincoln Park Happenings
In addition to our bi-weekly newsletter, the city of Lincoln Park also publishes a quarterly newsletter, “The Happenings," which contains additional information about citywide events, activities, and recreation. Click the button below to learn more.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to provide dates for our classes at this time. Please be assured that our classes will resume once this crisis is over and will begin on a “to be announced” basis.

For updates, please watch our website or see our Facebook. We hope you continue to enjoy everything that is offered through our facility
Green For Life (GFL)
Recycling Program
The city of Lincoln Park has partnered with GFL Environmental, USA to bring a new comprehensive recycling program to all Lincoln Park residents.

The program officially started during the month of October with all other services remaining unchanged.

All items for pick up (including trash, recycling, and yard waste) must be out by 7:00 a.m.
What Is Recyclable?
  • Plastics - containers with codes 1 & 2
  • Metal - cans, pots, pans, etc.
  • Paper, newspaper, phone books, magazines, and brown paper bags
  • Cardboard - cut into 2' x 2' pieces and tied in bundles
  • Paperboard and box board - cereal, tissue, and shoe boxes - flattened and bundled
  • Rinsed milk or juice cartons
What Isn't Recyclable?
  • Packing materials
  • Garbage
  • Propane tanks
  • Paint cans
  • Medical waste
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Household cleaners
  • Dry or liquid chemicals
  • Wood items
  • Batteries
  • Plastic Bags
  • All Glass
Curbside Etiquette:
Why Was My Rubbish Collection Not Picked Up?
One of the most common reasons why our rubbish collection contractor misses pickups is because they simply did not see it!

It is important to place your cart so that the opening faces the street with the lid completely closed to avoid rubbish from falling in to the street. Be mindful to make sure the cart is not blocked by a vehicle or other curbside items.

Yard waste must be placed in designated paper yard waste bags or properly marked containers. Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall.

The yard waste truck will not stop to look in unmarked containers. All branches and twigs need to be cut in 3 foot lengths and bundled with twine. Filled bags must be less than 50 lbs. Please remember, dirt is not considered yard waste and will not be accepted.
Reminder: Residents can only put out ONE bulk item per week.
An example of this would be only ONE of the following items: a mattress set, a couch, carpet cut and rolled into 3 foot sections, or two additional 35-gallon size containers or bags weighing 60 lbs. or less.
If your trash, recycling, or yard waste was not picked up please contact:
Lincoln Park Department of Public Services (313) 386-9000 or
Lincoln Park City Management (313) 386-1800 ext. 1231
Reporting Issues Within The City
Before reporting a pothole, please ensure it's on one of our local City maintained roads.

Wayne County maintains the following roads: Fort Street, Outer Drive, Dix, and Southfield
DTE makes reporting nonfunctional street lights and downed power lines easy with their report tool.
City of Lincoln Park Phone Directory