Certain rules and regulations regarding the city’s parks have been adopted to aid in protecting both people and the parks themselves so that everyone can safely enjoy their visit. This is a partial set of rules.
Compliance with the rules and regulations is a condition of the use of the city's public parks and playgrounds. Any person violating any of these rules shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided in section 1.01.009 of the city code.
Driving vehicles or animals in parks
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or propel any vehicle or motor vehicle or drive any horse or other large animal in, over or through any park or trail, excepting upon paved streets or driveways, or to drive or propel along or over any park drives, trails, or parkways any heavy laden vehicles or any vehicles carrying merchandise, goods, material or rubbish or any moving van or truck.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, destroy, mutilate or deface any structure, monument, statue, vase, fountain, wall, fence, railing, vehicle, bench, tree, shrub, fern, plant, flower or other property in any park or playground.
Parking on park roads
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle upon any paved park road or drive when official signs giving notice thereof are duly erected.
It shall be unlawful for any person to practice golf in any park not designated for that purpose.
Sales of goods or wares
It shall be unlawful for any person within a park or playground to sell or offer for sale any goods or wares.
Signs and other advertising devices
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or erect any structure, sign, bulletin board, post, pole or advertising device of any kind whatever in any park or playground or to attach any notice, bill, poster, sign, wire, rod or cord to any tree, shrub, fence, railing, post or structure therein. However, the city council may permit erection of temporary decorations on occasions of public celebration or holidays.
Tethering or pasturing animals
It shall be unlawful for any person to tether or pasture any cow, horse, mule or domestic animal in or upon any park or playground.
Walking, standing or sitting on flower beds, monuments, fountains or railings
It shall be unlawful to walk, stand or sit on any border, flower bed, monument, vase, fountain, railing or fence in any park or playground.
Possession, consumption of alcoholic beverages in parks
The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any park in the city and in all public street rights-of-way abutting any such park is prohibited except where special permits have been obtained.
Pets within parks
All pets must remain on leash and be handled by adults as per city ordinance 90.20. Running at large prohibited.