Introduction

To maintain everyone’s safety, and for the convenience of those using our recreation park, the Pine Lake Estates Beach Association (PLEBA) Board of Directors has established certain rules and regulations. We appreciate the cooperation of your entire family and guests to hep achieve our goal of providing a pleasant and secure environment. In order to help improve your family’s enjoyment of the PLE beach area, a listing and clarification of the aforementioned rules and regulations may be found below.

Registration

One is considered to be a member in good standing if the mandatory fees are paid annually.

Beach Hours

The beach will be open each day from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. Please be sure all vehicles, bikes, and boats are removed before dusk, when the gate will be locked.

Lifeguards/Gate Guards

For additional information, see the Staff Members page under the PLEBA menu.

  • Due to COVID-19 there are no lifeguards on duty for the time being
  • SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  • Note: all swimming rules still apply. Staff members will help enforce all rules posted on this page.

Guests

Members who have paid their dues are permitted to bring guests, provided those guests are not residents of Pine Lake Estates who have not yet paid their annual dues. Family members who are under 18 years of age, when not accompanied by a parent, are allowed to bring a maximum of four (4) guests. A member must be present when their guests enter and then stay at our recreation park and beach facility at all times with their guests, including boaters.

Parties and Gatherings

DUE to COVID-19, we are not allowing parties or gatherings at this time. Tables may not be reserved.

Children under 12 years of Age

All children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or another designated adult/individual who will assume full responsibility for them. Please remember the lifeguards’ responsibility does not extend to babysitting.

Motor Vehicles

Motorcycles and scooters/mopeds are not allowed in the recreation park and beach facility. All motor vehicles must be parked in the designated area. Please use only one space so that there is room for your neighbor. Also, do not block the driveways of the boat launch
area. Please remember to watch for children in the parking lot.

Bicycles

Bicycles must be placed in the bicycle rack provided, and not near the gate or the vehicle parking area.

Picnicking

Picnicking is permitted in the designated areas at the top of the hill, and at the base of the hill near the dock. With the exception of beach association annual picnics\events, food is NOT ALLOWED at the lower beach area east of the staircase.

Trash and Port-a-John

Containers have been provided for litter. Please use them, and help keep our recreational area clean. Also, please keep the Port-a-John clean for the next person.

Animals, Fires, Alcohol, Glass Containers, and Smoking

For the safety and convenience of all, the aforementioned are NOT ALLOWED in the recreational park and beach facility. If you do not comply, you will be asked to leave.

Boats

Certain lots in our subdivision have been deeded boat rights. These rights were established and permitted by West Bloomfield Township when our subdivision was originally set up.

Residents of these lots who wish to launch a boat must be dues-paying members of PLEBA and must pay an annual boating privilege fee. Paid boaters will then receive access to the boat launch. No more than one boat per “lot” is permitted in the lake at any given time. Boats must be removed from the recreational area on the day of use.

Canoes and Kayaks

All members are permitted to bring canoes and kayaks to the beach, but they are not allowed to remain overnight unless they are properly stored. Properly stored means that the canoe or kayak must fit on the racks provided and must be locked up.

Swimming

Swimming is restricted to the roped area designated. Children must be able to swim without the use of any flotation devices before they are allowed to go out to the rafts. Younger children may swim to the rafts ONLY if they are with a parent/guardian AND wearing a US Coast-Guard Certified Flotation Device (i.e. life jacket or USCG-approved puddle jumper).

No floating toys, plastic rafts, pool noodles, etc. are allowed in the deep swimming area (i.e. past the first rope).

No paddleboards or kayaks are allowed inside any of the roped swimming area.

Reminder: NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY; SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Wildlife

In order to help keep our beach clean, please do not feed the wildlife. It is also best to maintain a safe distance from all wildlife while also exhibiting respect towards them (i.e., do not throw things at them or tease them).

Suspension Policy

To keep our beach beautiful and safe, we have set up a violation policy for those refusing to follow beach rules and regulations.

1st Offense: Verbal warning from lifeguard, security guard and/or PLEBA Board Members.

2nd Offense: Letter mailed stating problem and rules.

3rd Offense: Certified letter informing of final warning of violation.

4th Offense: Dismissal as a Pine Lake Beach Member by the majority vote of Board of Directors. Remaining money will be prorated. Resident cannot rejoin until the following year