just a little update, i got an email from the parks dept. which reads
This question has been referred to the County Attorney. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Ingham County Parks
my email i sent to parks@Ingham.org is below, some personal identifiers omitted.
I recently visited the Lake Lansing Park North on July 21, 2012.
Placed upon a building housing bathrooms was a list of park rules, on the left hand side appx. halfway down the page it lists in section F the following,
1)No person shall have in their possession or control any rifle, shotgun, pistol or other firearm, slingshot, pellet gun, air rifle, fireworks or explosives within any park, provided that this rule shall not apply to any law enforcement officer.
2)Have in their possession or control any bow and arrow within any park except by prior written permission of the county
I feel such a rule is in direct violation of MCL. 123.1102, the firearms preemption law of 1990.I have included a link to it below.
I look forward to hearing back from you on the matter soon.