CHAPTER XII. PUBLIC PROPERTYCHAPTER XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY\ARTICLE 1. CITY PARKS

The laws of the city shall extend to and cover all city parks.

(Code 2012)

The city shall have police regulations governing any public parks belonging to the city and the chief of police and law enforcement officers of the city shall have full power to enforce city laws governing city parks and shall maintain order therein.

(Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person, except duly authorized city employees, to willfully or wantonly remove, injure, tarnish, deface or destroy any building, walk, bench, tree or improvement or property of any kind belonging to any park owned by the city.

(Code 2012)

(Code 2012; Repealed by Ord. 907)

Motorized vehicles, including ATV’s, are not allowed beyond parking lots and roads designated for motorized vehicle traffic.  All signs prohibiting motorized vehicles must be strictly observed.

(Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person to pursue, catch, trap, maim, kill, shoot or take any wildlife, either bird or animal, in any manner at any time while in any city park.

(Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person to build or kindle any fire in any city park except in the ovens, stoves, or grills provided for that purpose by the city, and such fire must be extinguished by the person, persons or parties starting such fire, immediately after use thereof.

(Ord. 831; Code 2012)

Overnight camping is hereby prohibited in city parks except where posted.

(Code 2012)

All waste material, paper, trash, rubbish, tin cans, bottles, containers, garbage and refuse of any kind whatsoever shall be deposited in disposal containers provided for such purposes. No such waste or contaminating material shall be discarded otherwise. No sticks, stones, trash or other objects shall be thrown or discarded in or on any park lands, fountains, pools, drinking fountains, sanitary facilities, or other improvements.

(Ord. 831; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to use, consume or have on the premises of any park or other city property within the city any alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage.

(Ord. 831; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person, except duly authorized city employees, to take, injure, or disturb any live or dead tree, plant, shrub, or flower, or otherwise interfere with the natural state of city parks.

(Code 2012)

The city may post such rules and regulations, as are approved by the governing body, pertaining to the use of the city parks in a conspicuous place in each city park. Violations of these posted rules shall constitute a violation of this ordinance.

(Code 2012)

(a)   All parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.  Use may be extended with pre-arranged approval from the City office.

(b)   No alcoholic beverage consumption is allowed on City owned property.

(c)   All park users shall be responsible for depositing their litter in trash containers.

(d)   Open fires are not allowed in unauthorized areas.

(e)   Persons or groups requesting reservations for shelter houses may contact the city office during working hours prior to the time requested.  Reservation is granted on a first come, first served basis.  A $10 deposit is required to obtain a key for the facility and is refunded on the day it is returned.  Reservations will not be considered at any time other than during regular business hours.  The person who made the reservation is responsible for clean-up of the facility.

(f)    Motorized vehicles, including ATV’s, are not allowed beyond parking lots and roads designated for motorized vehicle traffic.  All signs prohibiting motorized vehicles must be strictly observed.

(g)   Dogs must be kept on a leash or be under the direct control of their owner.  Pet waste deposited on trails or play areas must be removed by pet owner.

(h)   Bicycles are restricted to roads, trails, and walkways allowable for bicycles, and are prohibited from “off road” riding where such roads, trails and walkways do not exist.

(i)    Horses and horseback riding are not allowed.

(j)    Please respect other park users by keeping noise levels low.

(k)   Fishing is allowed in Pack Park with the following restrictions.

(1)   Black Bass are catch and release only.

(2)   Limit 3 channel catfish daily

(3)   No fish or minnows are to be dumped into Pack Park pond.

(4)   All State fishing regulations are in effect, including a state fishing license required for all over 16 years of age.

(l)    Removal of fish and/or wading in the Black Kettle fish pond is prohibited

(m)  Boating and/or swimming are prohibited in Pack Park pond.

(n)   The use of firearms is prohibited anywhere within the city limits.

(o)   The use of fireworks is prohibited on city property, including city parks.

(p)   The park rules set forth in this article shall be posted in each and every public park of Moundridge, Kansas. Posted rules may be condensed in form.

(q)   The provisions of this article are severable. If any provision of this article or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this article that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.

(Ord.831; Code 2012)