City of Rockwood, MI
Wayne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rockwood as Ch. 1062 of the 1989 Codified Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Intoxicating liquor in parks — See Ch. 12, § 12-2.
Dogs in parks — See Ch. 21, § 21-9.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board — See Ch. 40, Art. VI.
Littering — See Ch. 130.
Curfew for minors — See Ch. 163, Art. II.
Trees — See Ch. 235.
Weapons in parks — See Ch. 258, §§ 258-12 and 258-13.

§ 159-1 Obstruction of walks or drives; property destruction.

No person shall obstruct any walk or drive in a public park or playground. No person shall injure, mar or damage in any manner any monument, ornament, fence, bridge, seat, tree, fountain, shrub, flower, playground equipment, fireplace or other public property within or pertaining to a park.

§ 159-2 Depositing garbage and rubbish.

No person shall place or deposit any garbage, glass, tin cans, paper or miscellaneous waste in any park or playground except in containers provided for that purpose.

§ 159-3 Ball games; designation of park hours.

No person shall throw a baseball, football or softball or engage in any other violent or rough exercise or play, in any public park or other public place, except in areas designated therefor by the Director of Public Works. The Director is also authorized to designate hours when City parks and recreation areas shall be closed to public use.

§ 159-4 General supervision; rules and regulations.

The Director of Public Works shall have general supervision of all City parks and of every matter pertaining thereto. Subject to the approval of Council, the City Administrator may make, alter and enforce rules and regulations for the maintenance of order, safety and sanitation in all City parks, for the protection of trees and other property therein and for the preservation of the natural beauty thereof. Such rules and regulations shall be posted in conspicuous places in such parks. No person shall fail to comply with any such rule or regulation.

§ 159-5 Limitations on overnight occupancy; special permit.

A. 
No person shall use, occupy, frequent or otherwise be in any public park in the City between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. of the following morning, unless a special permit for such use or occupancy has been previously given by the Chief of Police or by any other person authorized to issue such permits. This section shall not apply to an employee of any governmental subdivision within a public park during his or her hours of employment by the political subdivision.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
The application for such a special permit shall be made in writing by any responsible City resident, stating his or her name and address and the group of persons he or she represents who will use such special permit and the proposed hours of such use. The approval of the application for such special permit rests in the sound discretion of the Chief of Police or any other person authorized to issue such permits.
C. 
Permit fees shall be established from time to time by City Council.[2]
[2]:
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
D. 
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department and the Department of Public Works.

§ 159-6 Penalty.

A violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a municipal civil infraction, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.