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No person in a park shall perform any of the following acts.
(A) Intoxicating beverages.
(1) Prohibition. Have brought alcoholic beverages, nor shall any person drink alcoholic beverages at any time in the park.
(2) Exceptions. With the express written consent of the Director, the consumption of alcoholic beverages may be permitted within a park under the strict regulation and control of the Municipal Administrator.
(3) Drunkenness. Have entered or be under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
(B) Fireworks and explosives. Have brought or have in his or her possession, or set off or otherwise cause to explode, discharge, or burn, any firecrackers, torpedoes, rockets, or other fireworks or explosives of flammable material, or discharge them or throw them into any such area from land or highway adjacent thereto. This prohibition includes any substance, compound, mixture, or article that in conjunction with any other substance or compound would be dangerous from any of the foregoing standpoints.
(C) Domestic animals. Have been responsible for the entry of a dog or other domestic animal into areas other than automobile parking concourses and walks immediately adjacent thereto, and in such other areas as may be clearly marked by signs bearing the words “domestic animals permitted in this area” or other appropriate signage designating such. Nothing herein shall be construed as permitting the running of dogs at large. All dogs in those areas where such animals are permitted shall be restrained at all times on adequate leashes not greater than ten feet in length. Owners shall clean up after all their domestic animals before leaving the park.
(D) Reservation of facilities. Occupy any seat or bench, or enter into, loiter, or remain in any pavilion or other park structure or section thereof which may be reserved as designated by the Director.
(E) Dress. Appear at any place in other than proper clothing. Proper clothing for aquatic areas shall be construed to prohibit the wearing of trunks shorter than approximately six inches above the knee or thong bikinis. No person shall indecently expose his or her person or call forth merited criticism regarding dress.
(F) Alms. Solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private.
(G) Fundraising. Solicit funds or hold a fundraiser on park property without prior approval by the Municipal Administrator or his or her designee.
(H) Fires. Build or attempt to build a fire or light candles except in such areas and under such regulations as may be established by the Director. No person shall drop, throw, or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes, candles, or cigars, tobacco, paper, or other flammable material within any park area or on any highway, road, or street abutting or contiguous thereto. Land management activities that utilize fire for vegetation management are permitted under the express control of the Director and state regulations.
(I) Closed areas. Enter an area posted as “closed to the public” or similar signage nor shall any person use, or abet the use of, any area in violation of posted notices.
(J) Games of chance. Gamble or participate in or abet any games of chance.
(K) Going onto ice. Go onto the ice on any of the waters except such areas as are designated as skating fields, provided that a safety sign is displayed.
(L) Loitering. Sleep or protractedly lounge on the seats or benches or other areas.
(M) Permits. Fail to produce and exhibit any permit from the Director he or she claims to have, upon request of any authorized person who shall desire to inspect the same for the purpose of enforcing compliance with any ordinance or rule.
(N) Interference with permittees. Disturb or interfere unreasonably with any person or party occupying any area or participating in any activity, under the authority of a permit.
(O) Indecent exposure. The deliberate exposure of private areas of the anatomy.
(P) Helium balloons. Tether or bring into a park or park facility helium balloons unless the Director grants express permission.
(Q) Noise. Cause noise at such levels as adjacent park users find objectionable or exceed the noise ordinances set under § 132.13 Noise Control.
(R) Altercations. Initiate or enter into an altercation with any park user or city personnel, or strike or injure another person deliberately.
(S) Language. Use offensive language in any park or park facility including swearing, offensive comments about race, creed, sex, or abilities except as specifically protected under the First Amendment.
(1980 Code, § 97.06) (Ord. 3071, passed 1-3-1974; Am. Ord. 7579, passed 8-7-2006) Penalty, see § 97.99