Village of Greendale, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Greendale as Ch. 19 of the Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]

19.01 Permit required for park use.

(1) 
Any individual or group requesting scheduled use of the community center site park or any other park owned and operated by the Village shall apply for a permit. Permit holders shall have priority over non-permit holders and be entitled to usage of requested areas upon approval.
(2) 
The permit shall state the requested area and reason for the request as well as all other pertinent information needed to fill such request, such as date, time, activity planned, name of group and fees, as well as a signature of an individual or representative of the applying group.
(3) 
All permits shall be issued subject to park rules and regulations and issued in writing by an authorized employee designated by the Park and Recreation Director. The person to whom such permits have been granted shall be bound by such rules and regulations as fully as though the same were inserted in the permits, and any person or organization to whom such permit has been granted shall be liable for any loss, damage or injuries sustained by the Village or by any person by reason of the negligence of the person or persons to whom such permits have been granted, their servants and agents. No permit holder shall be allowed to sublet any approved facilities or activity areas.
[Amended by Ord. No. 649]
(4) 
Liability insurance coverage for any individual or group may be required when deemed necessary or reasonable. Liability insurance coverage, when required, shall be obtained before approval or granting of a permit.

19.02 Fees.

(1) 
Picnic areas and community park shelter. A reservation fee of $20 shall be required of which $10 shall be refunded to the permit holder following satisfactory proof that the premises were left in good condition.
(2) 
How established and disbursed. The Park and Recreation Committee shall establish a fee list for the use of the parks and related facilities in the Village, which fee list shall be subject to approval by the Village Board. Any fees shall be charged in accordance with the Park and Recreation Department policy and shall be payable to the Park and Recreation Department. The Village shall be reimbursed for maintenance expenses from the fees received for the issuance of permits by the Park and Recreation Department pursuant to this section.
[Amended by Ord. No. 649]

19.03 Hours of operation.

The parks and community center areas are available for public use from sunrise to 10:30 p.m., with the exception of the tennis courts at the community center which may be used until 11:00 p.m.

19.04 Liquor or fermented malt beverages.

No person shall bring into, drink from or have in his possession any spirituous, vinous, malt or mixed liquors, whether opened or unopened, in any Village park or in the community center site area, except in such areas as designated by the Park and Recreation Committee and only with written permission of the Park and Recreation Committee, and except at such place as beverages are sold by licensees of the Committee.

19.05 Smoking.

No person shall be permitted to smoke or hold a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in any Village park building or section of a building or in any park area when officially posted notices so prohibit.

19.06 Solid waste.

All litter, including paper, glass, cans or other trash, shall be deposited in the receptacles provided for that purpose. Any person who breaks bottles or any glassware in any park shall immediately pick up the broken pieces and remove them to a park waste container.

19.07 Use of loudspeakers.

Use of loudspeakers or other amplifying equipment is not permitted in the Village parks or community center site park unless expressly requested and approved by the Village Board.

19.08 Animals in parks. [1]

No pets, animals or horses are permitted in the Village parks, except for seeing eye dogs, hearing ear dogs or other service dogs.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Code Adoption Ordinance).

19.09 Making of fires.

No person or group shall make or kindle any fire for any purpose except in the cooking grills provided unless specifically requested, approved and noted on the park permit. The use of private charcoal burners in picnic areas is permitted, provided that lawns and other vegetation are not damaged. Unburned coals and ash shall be disposed of in such manner as to prevent littering, fire and damage to any park property.

19.10 Protection of park property.

(1) 
No person shall cause damage to any tree, flower, shrub, building, fence, tables, benches or other equipment, signs, animal habitats or other park structure.
(2) 
No person shall pick flowers or cut, remove or damage plants, shrubs or trees growing in park areas.
(3) 
No person shall deface, write upon or defile any tree, shrub, flower, flowerbed, turf, fountain, ornament, statue, building, fence, apparatus, bench, table, official notice, sign, bridge, structure or other property within any park.
(4) 
No person in any park shall remove any device for the protection of trees or shrubs, nor shall any person fasten any horse or other animal next to any tree, shrub or grass plot which may become damaged by the action of the animal.

19.11 Horseback riding.

No person shall ride horseback in any park.

19.12 Signs and structures.

No person shall erect any temporary structure or edifice unless approved and noted on the park permit. Signs and decorations of any kind brought into the park are permitted only with requested permission and as noted on the park permit.

19.13 Bicycle riders.

(1) 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon the lawns in any park.
(2) 
Wherever possible, bicycles shall be parked in places provided for such purpose.

19.14 Supervision of area.

[Amended by Ord. No. 649]
All groups or individuals shall be responsible for adequate supervision for the entire period during which the facility or area has been requested and approved. Any questions or disagreements about the amount of supervision required shall be resolved by the Park and Recreation Director.

19.15 Sales prohibited without permit.

[Amended by Ord. No. 649]
No person shall sell, keep or offer for sale any tangible or intangible article, merchandise or thing nor solicit for any trade, occupation, business or profession or for alms within any park without the written permission of the Park and Recreation Director.

19.16 Additional rules and regulations.

[Amended by Ord. No. 649]
(1) 
All conditions and situations not covered by the rules and regulations provided in this chapter shall be resolved by the Park and Recreation Director.
(2) 
The Park and Recreation Director may adopt additional or revised rules and regulations for the proper conduct in administration of the parks, which rules and regulations shall be in effect until either approved or rejected by the Village Board at its first scheduled meeting subsequent to the promulgation of such rules and regulations.

19.17 County regulations adopted. [1]

The rules and regulations governing parks and parkways under the jurisdiction of Milwaukee County enacted by ordinance by the Board of Supervisors of Milwaukee County, being Chapter 47, Parks and Parkways, of the Milwaukee County Code, are hereby incorporated by reference as though fully set forth herein, but the penalty for violations under this chapter shall be limited to a forfeiture as set forth in this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Code Adoption Ordinance).

19.25 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 25.04 of this Code. Each violation and each day a violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense. This section shall not preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove the violation of this chapter.