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The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
(a) "Animal" means any living thing that is a member of the animal kingdom, other than a human being.
(b) "County park" means any park, community center, recreation facility, sports complex, open space preserve, ecological reserve, landmark site or monument site owned, leased or managed by the County.
(c) "Department" means the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation.
(d) "Designated sports facility" means a baseball field, soccer field, basketball court, tennis court, hockey rink, volleyball court, bocce ball court or other park sports facility that the Department has posted as requiring a reservation when used by certain groups.
(e) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation or the Director's designee.
(f) "Ecological reserve" means land or water areas the State establishes and the County manages, that are to be preserved in a natural condition for the benefit of the public to observe native flora and fauna and for scientific study or research.
(g) "Game of chance" means a game whose outcome is determined by use of a device such as dice, cards or some other random selector.
(h) "Historical site" means an object, building or structure that has historical or cultural significance.
(i) "Landmark site" means a building, site, district or object recognized by the County of San Diego Historic Site Board, State Register of Historic Resources or National Register of Historic Places.
(j) "Minor" means a person under the age of 18 years.
(k) "Monument site" means a place where something has been erected in memory of a person, group, or event.
(l) "Open space preserve" means land that contains sensitive natural biological and cultural resources and may allow limited passive recreational activities depending on the sensitivity of the resources involved.
(m) "Park ranger" means a person employed or appointed by the County to manage County parks and to enforce park rules and regulations.
(n) "Pet" means a dog, cat, bird, domesticated pygmy goat or pot-bellied pig owned by a park visitor.
(o) "Service animal" means a "guide dog," "signal dog" or "service dog," as those terms are defined in Penal Code section 365.5. A "service animal" also includes a "guide dog," "signal dog" or "service dog" in training accompanied by a trainer or an individual with a disability, who is training the dog.
(p) "Vehicle" has the same meaning as the term "vehicle" in California Vehicle Code section 670.
(q) "Water body" means any natural or manmade lake, river, stream, creek, pond, pool, recreational water feature, or reservoir located in a County park.
(r) "Youth group" means an organization that serves youth 18 years of age or younger, including but not limited to, the Boy Scouts, the Girls Scouts, YMCA, YWCA, Boys' and Girls' Clubs or any other similar organization.
(Amended by Ord. No. 3965 (N.S.), effective 10-19-72; amended by Ord. No. 6370 (N.S.), effective 7-8-82; amended by Ord. No. 8316 (N.S.), effective 11-25-93; amended by Ord. No. 9578 (N.S.), effective 8-8-03; amended by Ord. No. 9890 (N.S.), effective 10-26-07; amended by Ord. No. 9925 (N.S.), effective 4-11-08; amended by Ord. No. 10412 (N.S.), effective 2-26-16)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions, § 12.101 et seq.