September 11th 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 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.
Lincoln Park Public Library Reopening 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 it becomes available.
Upcoming Events
City Wide Yard Sale
The City of Lincoln Park wishes to offer citizens a City-Wide Yard Sale weekend. Mayor and Council hereby establish September 26 and 27 as the dates for a City Wide Yard Sale weekend in the City of Lincoln Park. Residents may hose a yard sale at their home on these two days without obtaining a permit or paying a fee. However, all participants must observe the following established regulations:

  1. No posting of signs on public property (Chapter 830.06)
  2. Comply with Executive Order #2020-147
  3. Subject to cancellation if required by order of the Governor

Chapter 830.06 states:
  • Signs advertising a sale regulated by this chapter may be erected or placed on the premises of the sale beginning on the first day of the sale and shall be removed immediately at the end of the third day.
  • No sign may be placed on the City easement between the sidewalk and the curb.
  • Signs advertising a sale regulated by this chapter may be placed on the applicant's vehicle, which is legally parked on the City streets, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., after which time the signs must be removed from the vehicle. At no time will these signs interfere with any vehicle visibility.
  • No sign shall be in excess of six square feet and no sign shall be illuminated in any manner whatsoever, except incidentally by street lights or house lights.
  • The posting of garage sale, yard sale, or basement sale signs is not considered to be display advertising, as otherwise defined in these Codified Ordinances or in the traffic control orders of the City.

Executive Order #2020-147 states:
Any individual who leaves their home or place of residence must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth:
  • When in any indoor public space
  • When outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household

Additional Information:
Lincoln Park Farmers Market
We are still a Sunday gathering place - although our season is shortened to three times this fall due to the safety precautions, we must put in place due to COVID-19.  Our vibrant market is at the highly visible southwest corner of Fort Street & Southfield Road. A Sunday destination providing an important link for our community to local agriculture and fresh healthy produce.

Upcoming Dates: September 13 and October 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find out more about us and our vendors by clicking on the button below.
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