City of Troy, MO
Lincoln County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 1174 §1 adopted March 18, 2013 repealed ch. 240 and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 240 derived from R.O. 2006 §§240.010 — 240.030; CC 1980 §500.070; ord. no. 613, 10-18-1976; ord. no. 739 §§1 — 3, 3-16-1992; ord. no. 1009, 5-15-2006; ord. no. 1093, 4-20-2009; ord. no. 1040, 5-21-2007; ord. no. 1034 §1, 3-19-2007.

Section 240.005 Purpose and Scope.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
A. 
This Chapter shall be known and cited as the "City of Troy, Missouri Parks Ordinance" and shall apply to the use of all of the City of Troy, Missouri's parks and green spaces.
B. 
The Directors of the Park Board, and City Clerk may establish additional rules governing the City Parks and City green spaces as well as their use, either collectively or individually, which shall be approved by the Board of Aldermen prior to their institution.

Section 240.010 Applicability.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
The provisions adopted in Chapter 240 shall not be exclusive but shall be cumulative and complementary to any other provisions of the ordinances of the City of Troy, Missouri, and County, State and Federal Laws. Nothing in this Chapter shall be read, interpreted or construed so as to limit any existing right or power of the City of Troy, Missouri.

Section 240.015 Rules and Regulations.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
A. 
The following rules and regulations shall apply to all City parks and green spaces:
1. 
All City Parks are open from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Monday — Sunday. All City Parks shall be closed between the hours of 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. Persons who are utilizing the park for walking, jogging or running are allowed to use the park for walking, jogging or running beginning at 6:00 A.M. through 11:00 P.M. Any person found on or in the City Park grounds during their closed hours shall be guilty of trespass and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00). The fine shall not apply to persons which hold a valid permit, have permission from the Board of Aldermen and/or have written permission from the City Clerk.
2. 
Pavilions, picnic areas and athletic fields shall be left clean and free of trash and debris after use. All trash and debris shall be placed in the appropriate trash receptacles provided by the City.
3. 
No motorized vehicles are permitted in any park and green space except in designated parking areas or driving areas.
4. 
No person shall park a motor vehicle in any area except as designated by ordinance, the Park Superintendent or the Chief of Police.
5. 
Any domestic animal shall be leashed, with a maximum of a six (6) foot lead on the leash, and shall be under control of an individual at all times except where posted. The person controlling the domestic animal shall be responsible for cleaning up after said animal and properly disposing of any waste in a trash can.
6. 
No person shall hunt, molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, chase, tease, shoot or throw missiles or other objects at any animal.
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No person shall construct or erect any building or structure of any kind, whether permanent or temporary in character, or run or string any public service utility into, upon or across any park or green space without prior approval by the Parks Board and Board of Aldermen.
8. 
No fires are to be burned, with the exception of fires for cooking contained to the barbeque pits which are a part of the City park. Any person who utilizes a barbeque pit must put all coals out completely, remove them from the park premises and shall not throw burnt coals in the park's trash containers.
9. 
No glass containers or bottles of any type are permitted in or on any of the City parks and green spaces.
10. 
Pavilions, picnic areas, and athletic fields may be reserved by applying for a permit to the City Clerk in advance of the date for which the use of the specific area is sought. If the pavilions, picnic areas and athletic fields are not reserved, they are available to the public on a first (1st) come, first (1st) serve basis for their use.
11. 
All baseball diamonds and athletic fields must be used for soccer, football, baseball, softball, tee ball or kickball unless permission is granted from the Board of Aldermen.
12. 
There shall be no sale of any goods, food or beverage in or on City parks and green spaces with the exception of the concession stand located in Fairgrounds Park.
13. 
No person shall be in any section of any park which is declared closed to the public by the City, whether through the Board of Aldermen, City Administrator, Chief of Police or Park Superintendent at any time or any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular and stated intervals.
14. 
No camping overnight is allowed unless permitted by the Board of Aldermen.
15. 
A person using the park must report any and all accidents or damage to City property to the City through the City Clerk, Park Superintendent or Chief of Police.
16. 
No swimming or ice skating is allowed in any lake.
17. 
No roller skates, inline skates, roller blades, skateboards or scooter are allowed to be ridden in any park or green space except at the Skate Park.
18. 
No inflatables, bounce houses, animal rides or animal entertainment are allowed in any park or green space.
19. 
Special permission from the Board of Aldermen is necessary for events, excluding permitted athletic events and other permitted events, with more than fifty (50) persons planned to be in attendance at any pavilions, picnic areas, and athletic fields.
20. 
A person or entity may request a variance from any provision of this Chapter from the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen shall have the sole discretion to grant a variance which is requested.

Section 240.020 Permits For Pavilions, Picnic Areas and Athletic Fields.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
A. 
A permit for the use of specific pavilions, picnic areas and athletic fields may be obtained by paying a set fee to the City and applying to the City Clerk. Any special event as set forth in Section 240.015(19), shall require special permission two (2) months in advance of the date for which the use of a specific area is sought. Persons issued a permit for the use of a specific area shall have preference to the use of the specific park area reserved on the dates and during the times indicated on the permit.
B. 
Permits for the use of specific athletic field areas may be obtained by paying a set fee and applying in advance of the date for which the use of the specific area is sought. Persons issued a permit for the use of a specific area shall have preference to the use of the specific park area reserved on the dates and during the times indicated on the permit. Permits shall be issued for specific athletic field areas upon the payment of a fee of five dollars ($5.00) per person per sport per season.
C. 
The proposed activity or use of the park will not reasonably interfere with or detract from the general public enjoyment of the park.
D. 
The proposed activity or use is not reasonably anticipated to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct.
E. 
The proposed activity or use will not entail unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense of Police operation by the City.
F. 
The location for the proposed activity or use is in an area deemed suitable by the City Clerk.
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The issuance of such permit shall not result in crowded or congested conditions due to the issuance of prior permits for the same day or due to the anticipated number of attendees for the planned event.
H. 
The person applying for the permit is responsible for securing the area permitted. The City makes no guarantees to any potential permittee or permittee of the availability of any pavilion, picnic area or athletic field.
I. 
No person in a park shall fail to produce and exhibit any permit from which he/she claims to have upon request of the Director of Parks and Recreation or any park attendant or Police Officer who shall desire to inspect the same for purpose of enforcing compliance with any ordinance, rule or regulation of the park.

Section 240.025 Fishing On Any Pond or Lake Owned By The City.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
A. 
No person shall be entitled to fish in any pond or lake on any real estate owned by the City of Troy unless they are under the age of sixteen (16) or over the age of sixty-two (62), or if they are exempt from the requirement of obtaining a fishing permit under the Missouri Department of Conservation guidelines due to a disability.
B. 
Any such person shall be limited to catching and taking four (4) fish per person per day.
C. 
No fish shall be cleaned at or on any park or green space.
D. 
Any violation of this Section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00). A violation of any provision of this Section shall be considered a separate and distinct violation for each violation of this Section.

Section 240.030 Requiring Helmets During Use of Skate Park Located At Troy Fairgrounds Park.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
A. 
No person shall wear, ride or use any roller skates, inline skates, roller blades, skateboards or scooter as these things are commonly defined within the skate park located at Troy Fairgrounds Park without properly wearing an approved skate or bicycle helmet securely fastened by chin or neck strap.
B. 
An "approved skate or bicycle helmet" is headgear which meets or exceeds the impact standard for protective helmets set by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Federal Safety Standards.
C. 
The City of Troy by and through the Troy Police Department, the Parks and Recreation Department or any other authorized employee of the City of Troy shall have the right to close the skate park for any circumstances deemed necessary and to restrict entry to the facility and to ask persons to leave the facility if any of the rules of the facility are not followed or if unsafe behavior is observed.
D. 
Any person entering the facility after being so removed, or entering the facility during a time that it is closed, shall be deemed in violation of this Section.
E. 
Violation of this Section is an infraction punishable by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00). A violation of any provision of this Section shall be considered a separate and distinct violation for each violation of this Section.

Section 240.035 Use of Metal Detectors and Digging At Woods Fort Park Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
It shall be unlawful for any person to use a metal detector, or to dig or disturb any dirt or ground, or to remove any item or artifact from the Woods Fort site located at the corner of Boone Street and Main Street in the City of Troy, Missouri, except with the express written consent of the City of Troy.

Section 240.040 Violation/Penalties.

[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 2, 3-18-2013]
Except as otherwise provided herein, any person or persons violating any of this Chapter or any of the rules and regulations of the City of Troy, Missouri Park ordinance, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each violation shall be considered a separate and distinct violation subject to the penalties herein.