City of Burlington, WI
Racine County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Burlington 1-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1203(25) as §§ 9.22, 9.28, 9.29, 9.40 and 12.01 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Park Board — See Ch. 6, § 6-4.
Animals — See Ch. 104.
Open burning — See Ch. 119.
Littering — See Ch. 200.
Loitering — See Ch. 204.
Nuisances — See Ch. 227.

§ 234-1 Swimming in public waters.

No person shall swim or bathe in any public water within the City unless in suitable bathing suit or dress.

§ 234-2 Park regulations.

A. 
Closing hours. No person shall be in a municipal park between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. daily, except for such instances where a permit for a special occasion or use during prohibited hours has been issued by the Park Board or Supervisor of Streets and Parks. If a permit is for a special occasion or use to occupy a municipal park beyond the hours allowed, the Park Board or Supervisor of Streets and Parks shall, upon issuance of such permit, immediately notify the Police Department in writing. This provision shall not include any municipal parking lots adjacent to any park.
[Amended 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 1898(1)]
B. 
Dogs in parks.
[Amended 11-20-2007 by Ord. No. 1849(22)]
(1) 
No person shall permit any dog owned by him or in his care and control to be upon the grounds of the City parks, unless said park or portion of a park has been designated and posted as a dog park as set forth in Subsection B(2) of this section.
(2) 
Dog park. A park, area of a park or other public land may be designated by the City as a dog park, and shall be posted as such. Use of a dog park shall be at the risk of the user, who shall be solely responsible for himself or herself, and his or her dogs, children and guests. No dog is allowed in a City dog park unless the dog has been properly vaccinated and licensed, is wearing a collar or harness, is wearing rabies and license tags, is not aggressive, and is not in heat. No more than two dogs are allowed per owner or custodian. The owner or custodian shall immediately remove all solid dog waste as set forth in § 104-6B. No food, alcohol or glass bottles are allowed in any dog park. Dogs must be leashed while entering and leaving the fenced area of a dog park.
C. 
Horses, donkeys, mules and ponies in parks. No person shall ride or otherwise have in his custody any horse, donkey, mule or pony in any of the parks of the City, except on any established bridle path, or if such animals are a part of a fair, exhibition, carnival, circus or other organized activity approved by the Park Board or are otherwise licensed by the City.
[Amended 11-18-2003 by Ord. No. 1740(20)]
D. 
Vehicles in parks. No person shall operate a motor vehicle, snowmobile or other off-road vehicle in any City park, except with the permission of the Park Board and the Supervisor of Streets and Parks. This subsection shall not apply to official City vehicles when performing official duties nor to snowmobiles operated on signed and designated snowmobile trails.

§ 234-3 Camping.

[Amended 11-2-1993 by Ord. No. 1452(25)]
A. 
No person shall camp in or use any of the public parks or other public grounds of the City as a camping site except as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Overnight camping. Persons or groups may apply for a permit for overnight camping in parks designated by the Park Board for this purpose. Said permit shall be applied for through the Park Board, and upon issuance of the permit the individual shall be allowed to camp overnight in accordance with the Park Board policies and under the conditions issued in the permit. No permit shall be granted for camping in any floodplain area, i.e., areas zoned FW, GFP or FFO.
[Amended 11-9-2006 by Ord. No. 1808(12)]
C. 
The Park Board is authorized to adopt policies for the orderly administration of camping in the City parks.
D. 
Failure to follow the rules and policies of the Park Board relative to overnight camping shall subject the permittee to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Municipal Code.

§ 234-4 Planting and removal of trees or shrubs.

A. 
No person shall plant, remove or transplant any tree or shrub within the parkways, public ways, parks or other land owned or leased by the City without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Public Works.
B. 
The Park Board shall promulgate and publish rules and regulations for the planting, removal or transplanting of trees and shrubs pursuant to this section within 90 days after the adoption and effective date of this provision. Such rules and regulations shall be distributed to any resident of the City upon request, and a copy thereof shall be on file with the Clerk.
C. 
The Park Board may change, amend or repeal its rules and regulations from time to time by giving notice of such proposed change as a Class 1 publication in the official City newspaper and having a hearing upon the proposed rule or regulation.
D. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be subject to the penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Municipal Code. Further, any tree or shrub planted without permission as required may be ordered to be removed by the Park Board, and, if not removed, the Department of Public Works may remove and tax or assess costs for removal to the landowner. Any tree or shrub removed or transplanted without permission of the Department of Public Works shall subject such person causing removal or transplanting to pay or reimburse the City for the cost of replacing such tree or shrub.

§ 234-5 Violations and penalties.

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Municipal Code.