King Rail Reserve (formerly Colonial Golf Course) opened on May 9, 2008 by the town via a license from National Development, who recently purchased the Colonial site. April 2007 Town Meeting approved the zoning of the Colonial property to 40R status and current plans have been submitted to create mixed-use retail, office and residential. This 9-hole course will reopen this year on April 1, 2009.
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CONSERVATION AREAS
1. These regulations apply to all areas in the Town of Lynnfield owned by and under the control of its Conservation Commission. Signs reading "Lynnfield Conservation Commission" shall be posted at public entrances to each such area if deemed appropriate by the Commission. These regulations shall be available at the Town Clerk's Office, the Conservation Commission Office and Police Department.
2. All persons are welcome to enjoy themselves without charge in Conservation Areas of the Town without permit from dawn to dusk.
3. Carrying of or discharging of firearms, bows and paintball guns, as well as hunting, shooting or trapping, are prohibited on all Conservation Areas. Fishing with State license in season is allowed unless the area is posted.
4. Use of alcohol and illicit drugs on Lynnfield Conservation Lands is prohibited.
5. Overnight camping will be permitted with written permission and allocation of camp site from the Conservation Commission Chairman or Administrator for organized or family groups, provided an adult is present at all times.
6. Permission to camp may be denied at the discretion of the Conservation Commission for any reason relating to health, safety, overcrowding, forest fire danger, or prior violations of these rules by some or any of the group applying for the permit. Citizens of the Town may be given priority. Citizens of other towns may be required to present references.
7. Conservation Areas are meant to be preserved in a natural state. Cans, bottles and garbage are to be placed in receptacles. If receptacles are not provided, trash is to be taken away. No plants are to be removed, cut or defaced. The removal of wildlife is prohibited by State law. Fires are prohibited unless an
authorized permit has been obtained from the Lynnfield Fire Department. Firewood should be provided by the camper.
8. No trails may be cut or marked. The building of any dam or any structure without written authorization of the Conservation Commission.
9. Visitors to Conservation Areas are urged to leave them cleaner than they found them and to report violations of any of these rules and regulations to the Conservation Commission, any Selectman, or to the Chief of Police.
10. No cars,
trucks, dirt bikes, ATV's or other powered vehicles or tools are allowed, except for police, civil defense, fire and public works department vehicles of the Town of Lynnfield without prior written approval by the Conservation Commission.
11. The Conservation Commission does not have the personnel to patrol conservation lands, and cannot assume for the Town any liability for injuries, damage to property, or other loss to persons going on such areas. Such persons assume, by reason of entry, all risks involved.
12. Violations of these regulations shall be punishable by fines of $50 for a first offense and $100 for a subsequent offense.