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Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person in any park to have in his or her possession or use any missile propelling device, firework as defined in I.C. 22-11-14-1, bomb, explosive device, knife or any object that can reasonably be considered a weapon other than firearms as defined by I.C. 35-47-1-5, firearm accessories as defined by I.C. 35-47-15.1 and ammunition as defined by I.C. 35-47-1-2.5. This chapter does not prohibit the possession and use of bows and arrows within the designated archery ranges or transportation of bows and arrows to and from the designated archery ranges provided that such use and transportation is in strict conformance with any rules posted at such archery range. This chapter does not prohibit the possession and use of model rockets or planes in outdoor areas of the parks. This chapter does not prohibit the possession and use of kitchen knives and flatware by, or under the supervision of, adults for purposes of food preparation and dining. This chapter does not prohibit the possession and use of a weapon in accord with a specific permit issued by the Director of the Park Department or by the Park Board. State law (I.C. 36-10-3-39) prohibits a person from discharging a firearm into or inside a park. State law (I.C. 35-47-9-2) prohibits a person from possessing a firearm in or on property that is being used by a school for a school function.
(Ord. 12-177, passed 4-16-2012) Penalty, see § 93.999