(a)   No unauthorized person shall bring into, permit, have, or keep in any part of the park any household pet, other animal destructive to birds or other animals except that dogs or cats are permitted (other than in designated swimming areas or adjacent beaches as determined by the Chief Executive Officer or his designee) if they have a valid registration tag (except for guide dogs registered under Ohio R.C. 955.011) and are controlled at all times on a leash or tether not more than eight feet long.
   (b)   No owner, keeper, or harborer of any dog shall fail at any time to do the following:
      (1)   Keep the dog physically confined or restrained by a leash or tether, not more than eight feet long, except that dogs may be permitted in designated areas off leash but still under the control of owner, keeper or harborer.
      (2)   Have said leash or tether controlled by a person who is of suitable age and discretion or securely attach, tie or affix the leash or tether to the ground or stationary object or fixture so that the dog is adequately restrained and station such a person in close enough proximity to keep the dog under control at all times.
   (c)    The running at large of any such animal in or upon park district property is prima-facie evidence that it is running at large in violation of this section and a person's failure to control any such animal as evidenced by the animal biting a person, other than the owner, or biting another animal is prima-facie evidence of the failure to control the pet in violation of this section.  
   (d)   (1)   Whoever violates subsection (b) hereof is guilty of a minor misdemeanor for a first offense and a misdemeanor of the fourth degree for each subsequent offense.
      (2)   In addition to the penalties prescribed in subsection (d)(1) hereof, if the offender is guilty of a violation of subsection (b) hereof, the court may order the offender to personally supervise the dog that the offender owns, keeps or harbors, to cause that dog to complete dog obedience training, or to do both. (ORC 955.99)