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Elworthy Field
Community Use
Pursuant to a Lease Agreement with the Board of Education of the Grosse Pointe Public School System the City of Grosse Pointe is responsible for all recreation opportunities and events that are held at Elworthy Field’s Recreation Facilities. These facilities are maintained and managed under the direction of the City of Grosse Pointe for recreational opportunities for the Grosse Pointe Public School System Community.

Classification of Users

Sponsored events held by the Grosse Pointe Public School System and the City of Grosse Pointe will have first priority for use of the recreation facilities with the exception of Little League and the Little League Diamonds. Little League Diamonds (Fields E1 and E2) in accordance with the Lease Agreement will be strictly used for Little League purposes only. The priority of other uses for City recreational facilities is divided into four classes. A fee schedule may be implemented by the City to help defray the cost of the recreational facilities and to preserve the parks and recreation budget.

Class I – The City of Grosse Pointe and the Grosse Pointe Public School System
This includes actual City/School District recreation programs, functions, and special events. This can also include actual City/School committees or groups affiliated with the
City/School District as determined by the City Council or City Administration. No fees are assessed for Class I groups.

Class I Sub-Group
– The City of Grosse Pointe’s Neighborhood Club will receive priority after City/School District Sponsored events in use of the Tennis Courts, Softball Diamond, and Soccer Field.

Class II – City of Grosse Pointe Groups and Organizations
This would include community groups using the Elworthy Field facilities that contain a majority of persons who reside in the Grosse Pointe Public School District. Community groups and organizations can also be designated by City Council when they provide substantial recreation or service to the City of Grosse Pointe and/or the Grosse Pointe Public School District. These groups may be charged rental fees and they must pay for all additional labor costs incurred by the City.

Class III – Individual Residents of the Grosse Pointe Public School District
This classification would consist of residents of the Grosse Pointe Public School District when less than 50% of the group resides in the Grosse Pointe Public School District. Rental fees would be established by the City Council and be assessed to Class III users.

Class IV – Commercial and Private Groups
This includes groups who operate for personal or private use. These groups will pay a rental fee plus all labor costs. The activity shall not directly compete with a City/School program. Rentals by private or profit-making groups will be permitted only when the anticipated use is not harmful to the public image of the City and will not result in misuse, overuse or abuse of City property.

For more detailed information, please click here to download the full Permit Policy.