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Publisher's Note:This Section has been AMENDED by new legislation (Ord. 1455 , adopted 10-16-2020). The text of the amendment will be incorporated below when the ordinance is codified.
A. Destruction Or Defacement Of Facilities Or Signs: It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, vandalize, or remove recreation facility property, buildings, or equipment, or to deface, destroy, cover, damage, or remove any placard notice, or sign or parts thereof, whether permanent or temporary, posted or exhibited by the City at such facilities.
B. Disturbance Of Natural Resources: It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, alter, injure, or destroy any natural resource at a recreation facility or from open space without authorization from the Manager, excepting City personnel in furtherance of their duties.
C. Disturbance Of Wildlife: It shall be unlawful for any person to kill, trap, hunt, pursue, or in any manner disturb or cause to be disturbed, or have in possession any species of wildlife found within the confines of any recreation facility, except that fishing may be permitted in accordance with the official rules established by the Manager for a given facility.
D. Littering: It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit, scatter, drop, or abandon in or along any recreation facility any paper, bottles, cans, sewage, waste, trash, or other debris, except in receptacles provided by the City Public Works Department for such purpose. No person shall deposit in any receptacle in any facility any accumulation of waste or trash generated outside the boundaries of the recreation facility.
E. Disorderly Conduct: It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in fighting or indulge in riotous, disorderly, threatening, or indecent conduct or use any abusive, threatening, profane, or indecent language while on or in a recreation facility.
F. Alcohol And Controlled Substances: It shall be unlawful for any person to use, possess, or sell any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances while on or in a recreation facility except as permitted by the City for specific events.
G. Discharge Of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons, Or Fireworks: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm, bow, or explosive of any kind, including fireworks, at a recreation facility excepting law enforcement officers and those who are allowed by State Code or have received written consent to do so from the Manager.
H. Noise Restrictions: No person may play or cause to be played amplified music or sound in a recreation facility without the express written approval of the Manager and without obtaining a license for such purpose. Such permission or license may be denied by the Manager where it is reasonably believed that such noise would disturb other patrons of the facility, annoy residents neighboring the facility, or disturb wildlife. The written permission and license to play amplified sound must be provided to any City employee or official upon demand during the time for which it is granted. Issuance of permission and a license does not exempt the holder or permittee from all other rules, regulations, ordinances or statutes, whether State, County or City.
I. Fires: It shall be unlawful for any person to burn an open fire in a recreation facility except in barbecue or grill areas provided by the City. The Manager may restrict allowed uses for the protection and preservation of public health, safety and welfare, and public facilities.
J. Unlawful Occupancy: It shall be unlawful for any person to enter any recreation facility building, installation, or area that may be under construction, locked, or closed to public use; or to enter, remain in, or be upon any building, installation, or area after the closing time or before the opening time, or contrary to the posted notice in any recreation facility.
K. Domesticated Animal Restrictions: At any recreation facility, any owner of a domesticated animal or person having charge, care, custody, or control of such animal shall remove and properly dispose of any feces left by the animal. It is prohibited for any person to take or permit any unrestrained domesticated animal in a recreation facility not specifically designated by the City for that purpose. Such animals must be continually kept on a leash. Such animals shall not enter or be watered at any fountain, pond, lake, or stream, except as locations specifically designated by the City for that purpose.
L. Grazing: It shall be unlawful to use any recreational facility for the purposes of grazing domestic livestock, such as horses, donkeys, mules, llamas, cattle, sheep, or goats without authorization from the Manager.
M. Concessions: It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any dispensary or concessions stand in any recreational facility without the express written consent of the Manager or without first obtaining a current, valid business license from the City.
N. Smoking: It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke in a recreation facility or open space.
O. Inflatable Attractions, Mechanical Rides, Water Slides: It shall be unlawful for any person to set up a private attraction, including, but not limited to: inflatable bounce houses, water slides, mechanical bulls, and carnival type rides in any City park except as permitted by the Director for specific City events.
P. Trail Etiquette Standard: It shall be unlawful to fail to yield to other trail users in the manner posted by the City.
Q. Bridges: It shall be unlawful for any user to climb, attach rope swings, hammocks, locks, signs, or any other item to any bridge or engage in any activity on a bridge that is reckless or unreasonable. (Ord. 1370, 12-11-2018)