Title 12R
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF BIDWELL PARK AND OTHER PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS1
Chapter:
   12R.02   Administration and Enforcement of Park Rules and Regulations
   12R.04   Rules Generally
      Article I   General Provisions
      Article II   Rules for Alcoholic Beverages
      Article III   Rules for Bicycles
      Article IV   Rules for Dogs
      Article V   Rules for Health, Safety and the Environment
      Article VI   Rules for Waterways
      Article VII   Other Rules, Restrictions and Prohibited Acts
   12R.08   Permits Authorizing Public Events Conducted in City Parks and Playgrounds
   12R.10   Reservation of Facilities in City Parks and Playgrounds
   12R.16   Caper Acres Playground Area - Bidwell Park
   12R.17   Humboldt Neighborhood Park
   12R.20   Swimming Pools and Swimming Areas - Bidwell Park
   12R.32   Vehicle Use in Parks and Playgrounds
   Exhibits:  (Exhibits following Chapter 12R.04)
   A   Children’s Playground/Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater
   B   Bidwell Park
   C   Cedar Grove
   D   City Plaza
   E   Depot Park
   F   Five-Mile Recreation Area
   G   Greenways
   H   Lower Bidwell Park
   I   Middle Bidwell Park
   J   One-Mile Recreation Area
   K   Park
   L   Upper Bidwell Park
   NOTE:   Footnotes are numbered throughout the text and are located at the end of this title.
Chapter 12R.02
ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS
Section:
12R.02.005   Director - Defined
12R.02.010   Administrative responsibilities of director.
12R.02.020   Appeals to Bidwell Park and Playground Commission from a determination or action of the director.
12R.02.030   Appeals to the city council from a determination or action of the Bidwell Park and Playground commission.
12R.02.040   Enforcement by park rangers.
12R.02.045   Resisting park rangers or police officers in the performance of their duties - Unlawful.
12R.02.050   Exemptions from park rules and regulations.
12R.02.060   Violations.
12R.02.005   Director - Defined
   As used in this Title, “director” means the public works director or any designee of the director.
(Res. No. 31-13 §3)    
12R.02.010   Administrative responsibilities of director.
   The director shall be primarily responsible for administering the park rules and regulations adopted in this title. In carrying out such responsibilities, the duties of the director shall include, but not be limited to, the issuance of permits authorizing the conduct of public events in the city's parks and playgrounds and the approval of reservations authorizing the exclusive use of portions of the city's parks and playgrounds in the manner provided for by this title, the granting of any other authorization or permission required by this title, and supervising the park rangers in the enforcement of the park rules and regulations adopted by this title.
(Res. No. 153 92-93 §1 (part)) (Res. No. 31-13 §1)
12R.02.020   Appeals to Bidwell Park and Playground commission from a determination or action of the director.
   A.   Right of Appeal. Any person aggrieved by a determination or action of the director under the park rules and regulations adopted in this title, including a determination or action of the director on any application for a permit authorizing the conduct of a public event in a city park or playground or any application for a reservation authorizing the exclusive use of a portion of a city park or playground, may appeal such determination or action to the Bidwell Park and Playground commission.
   B.   Notice of Appeal. Appeals to the Bidwell Park and Playground commission from a determination or action of the director shall be made by filing a notice of appeal with the director not later than 15 days following the date the director serves the aggrieved person with a written notice of such determination or action in a manner required by this chapter or otherwise first informs the aggrieved person of such determination or action. Such notice of appeal shall be in a form prescribed by the director, shall contain a brief statement of the reasons why the person filing the appeal believes that the determination or action of the director does not comply with the provisions of this title, and shall set forth the relief requested by such person from such determination or action.
   C.   Appeals Procedures. Appeals to the Bidwell Park and Playground commission from a determination or action of the director shall be heard and decided by the commission at the first regular or adjourned regular meeting of the commission on or after the tenth day following the filing of the notice of appeal, and shall be conducted by the commission in accordance with the procedure for the conduct of appeals by the city council as prescribed in Title 2 of this code.
(Res. No. 153 92-93 §l (part), Res. No. 3 94-95) (Res. No. 31-13 §1)
12R.02.030   Appeals to the city council from a determination or action of the Bidwell Park and Playground commission.
   Any person aggrieved by a determination or action of the Bidwell Park and Playground commission under the park rules and regulations adopted in this title, including a determination or action of the commission on any application for a permit authorizing the conduct of a public event in a city park or playground or any application for a reservation authorizing the exclusive use of a portion of a city park or playground, may appeal such determination or action to the city council, all in the manner provided for by Title 2 of this code.
(Res. No. 153 92-93 §1 (part))
12R.02.040   Enforcement by park rangers.
   The park rangers shall be primarily responsible for enforcing the park rules and regulations adopted in this title, subject to the direction and control of the director. However, the park rangers, shall, from time to time, be assisted in enforcing the park  rules and regulations adopted in this title by city police officers.
(Res. No. 153 92-93 §1 (part)) (Res. No. 31-13 §1)
12R.02.045   Resisting park rangers or police officers in the performance of their duties - Unlawful.
Publisher's Note:This Section has been AMENDED by new legislation (Ord. R-87-18, adopted 11-6-18). The text of the amendment will be incorporated below when the ordinance is codified.
   No person shall resist, delay, obstruct, or provide false information to a park ranger or a police officer in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of the office or when active within the scope of employment in any park or playground in the city.
(Res. No. 19 93-94 §1, Res. No. 02 03-04) (Res. No. 31-13 §4)
12R.02.050   Exemptions from park rules and regulations.
   Except as otherwise specifically provided in this title, the park rules and regulations adopted in this title shall not apply to or restrict any city officer, employee, or agent when carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the office or when otherwise acting within the course and scope of employment or agency.
(Res. No. 153 92-93 §1 (part), Res. No. 02 03-04)
12R.02.060   Violations.
   A violation of the park rules and regulations adopted in this title shall be an infraction punishable by a fine in the manner provided for by Section 1505 of the Charter of the City of Chico.
(Res. No. 153 92-93 §1 (part), Res. No. 150 96-97)