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(A) Hours. All parks located within the city are closed to the public each day from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., unless otherwise permitted by the Director. In addition, any municipal park, section or part thereof may be declared closed to the public by the Director or a peace officer at any time and for any interval of time upon a temporary basis (daily or otherwise), either entirely or merely to certain uses as the Director or peace officer shall find reasonably necessary to manage, use, preserve and govern park property, buildings and activities.
(B) Restricted areas. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly enter into or remain in or on a park or area designated by one or more posted signs as "restricted" or "closed."
(C) Curfew in parks. See § 130.02.
(D) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that at the time of the violation the person was lawfully attending a special event, activity, or program that was sponsored by the city or conducted in the park with written permission of the city.
(Ord. 2019-34, passed 10-22-19)