Lynn's Ponds are managed by the Parks and Recreation Department a division of the Lynn Department of Public Works. The city's has many recreational parks, playgrounds and boat ramps that provide year-round enjoyment, recreational activities and entertainment outings for all the citizens of Lynn, young and old.
City Ordinance Regarding Flax and Sluice Pond Use:
IN THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINE
AN ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO SPEED LIMITS ON FLAX AND SLUICE PONDS
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Lynn and by the authority of the same as follows, to wit:-
SECTION 1 - No person shall operate any motorboat or vessel as those terms are defined in General Laws, Chapter 90B, Section 1 on Flax or Sluice Ponds so as to violate General Laws, Chapter 90B, Section 8.
SECTION 2 - No person shall operate any personal watercraft, such as a jet ski, surf jet, or wet bike on any pond in the City of Lynn of less than seventy-five acres.
SECTION 3 - For purposes of this ordinance a personal watercraft means a small vessel which uses an inboard motor powering a water jet pump as its primary source of motive power and which is designed to be operated by persons sitting, standing or kneeling on the vessel. The term ..includes but: is not limited to a jet ski, wet bike or surf jet, so called.
SECTION 4 - Whoever violates this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of Fifty ($50.00) Dollars for each offense.
SECTION 5 - The provisions of this ordinance shall be enforced by harbor masters and assistant harbor masters and by police officers of the City of Lynn.
SECTION 6 - All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
SECTION 7 - As provided in General Lews, Chapter 90B, Section 15, this ordinance. must be approved by the Director of The Division of Motorboats of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Once such approval is received, this ordinance will be published in a newspaper of general distribution in the City of Lynn to be effective five (5) days thereafter.