[Ord. No. 08.32 §1, 12-22-2008; Ord. No. 09.09 §1, 2-5-2009; Ord. No. 09.11 §1, 2-24-2009; Ord. No. 10.04 §§1 — 2, 2-8-2010; Ord. No. 11.68 §1, 11-17-2011; Ord. No. 15.31 §1, 4-2-2015; Ord. No. 16.01 §1, 1-7-2016]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- The City of Osage Beach, Missouri.
- CITY PROPERTY
- Real or personal property owned or leased by the City of Osage Beach, Missouri.
- CITY SPONSORED LEAGUE PLAY
- A group of teams (a league) organized by the City to play a sport against one another. The City will petition by way of application for teams to organize league play and will furnish regularly scheduled league games on a weekly basis, umpires/referees, if needed, and one (1) end of season tournament.
- FIELD PREPARATION
- Preparing the ball fields for play, including, but not limited to, dragging the field, striping the baselines and batter's boxes, setting up the bases or other field equipment, and mowing, trimming, and all other associated activities.
- NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
- Refers to the City of Osage Beach — City Hall, Parks and Recreation Department's business hours of Monday — Friday, 8:30 A.M. — 5:00 P.M., excluding legal holidays.
- OSAGE BEACH CITY PARK
- The City's park located on Hatchery Road, Osage Beach, Missouri.
- PEANICK PARK
- The City's park located on Highway 42, Osage Beach, Missouri.
- Any person who sells, exposes or offers for sale any food, beverage, merchandise, or service, including admissions or other like service.
- YOUTH ASSOCIATION/LITTLE LEAGUE
- A group of teams organized to play against one another with the majority of the participating members/individuals under the age of eighteen (18) years. The association/little league may be a non-profit or for-profit group. The association/little league shall have at least two (2) organized teams and shall have a specified season with regularly scheduled games.
[Ord. No. 08.32 §2, 12-22-2008; Ord. No. 09.09 §2, 2-5-2009; Ord. No. 09.11 §2, 2-24-2009; Ord. No. 09.23 §1, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 11.68 §1, 11-17-2011; Ord. No. 16.01 §1, 1-7-2016]
The City Administrator or his/her designee shall coordinate and generally supervise the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City.
[Ord. No. 08.32 §3, 12-22-2008; Ord. No. 09.09 §3, 2-5-2009; Ord. No. 09.11 §3, 2-24-2009; Ord. No. 09.23 §2, 5-8-2009; Ord. No. 11.68 §1, 11-17-2011; Ord. No. 15.31 §2, 4-2-2015; Ord. No. 16.01 §1, 1-7-2016]
Employees. No provision hereof shall make unlawful any act necessary in the performance by any officer or employee of the City in the line of duty or work.
Hours. The City parks shall be open to the public every day. Peanick Park shall be open from 6:00 A.M. — 10:00 P.M. and the Osage Beach City Park shall be open from official sunrise to official sunset.
The City shall post signs stating the opening and closing hours of City parks.
The City of Osage Beach's sports fields and other park facilities (pavilions and softball/baseball and soccer fields) at both Peanick Park and the Osage Beach City Park are available for reservations by the public when not otherwise scheduled. See Section 245.040, Reservations and User Fees, and Appendix A: Park Use Application for Permit, which is on file in the City offices.
Permits for the reserved use of park facilities may be approved for individuals or groups for use of any City park during the park operating hours. When not previously reserved, park facilities are open to the public on a first come, first served basis.
Code Of Conduct. The City's parks provide a positive, family-based environment for the community. All users of the City's facilities are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with that environment. All park patrons and permitted park users will be held responsible for the actions of their guests.
Vehicular And Pedestrian Traffic.
It shall be unlawful for any person in a City park to:
Drive any vehicle on any area except the City park roadways or parking areas or such areas as may on occasion be specifically designated as temporary areas.
Park a vehicle anywhere except on a designated parking area.
Leave a vehicle standing or parked in established parking areas or elsewhere in a City park during closed hours.
It shall be unlawful for any person or vehicle to be in a City park outside the posted hours. Exceptions are as followed:
Vehicular or pedestrian traffic through a City park permitted for approved vendors within the park.
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic as part of an approved City-sponsored event or program shall be permitted at all times.
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic necessary in the performance by any officer or employee of the City in the line of duty or work.
Animals. No livestock, horses or other animals shall be permitted in a City park at any time. Exceptions are as followed:
Pets on leashes and guide, hearing or service animals trained for the purpose of accompanying a person with a visual, aural or physical disability. No exceptions for game fields, which includes the ball fields and soccer fields at the Osage Beach City Park and ball fields at Peanick Park.
Other service animals necessary in the performance by any officer or employee of the City or agency in the line of duty or work.
Animals as part of an approved City-sponsored event or program or as permitted by the City.
Excessive noise. No loud noise or excessive noises, sound or permitting the sound by any device which produces a loud and discordant noise, or use or operate any loud speaker, public address system, radio, sound amplifier or similar device to attract the attention of the public shall be permitted in a City park. Events or activities sponsored by the City or for which a permit has been issued to the extent authorized shall be exempted.
Alcohol. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in any City park except for permitted consumption set forth in City of Osage Beach Municipal Code Section 600.085 Permitted Public Consumption. Groups or individuals issued permits for public consumption shall comply with the terms and conditions of the issued permit.
Weapons. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited in any City building or on any City property. Exceptions may apply by way of a permit issued by the City to the extent authorized thereby.
Misuse of property. Exceptions may apply by way of a permit to the extent authorized thereby.
No group or individual shall use any City facilities for business purposes without a permit authorized thereby. Receipt of authorized permit shall be produced by the individual or group upon request by the City as proof of authorized park use.
No public or private gathering of groups shall use any City facilities for the purpose of fundraising without a permit authorized thereby. Receipt of authorized permit shall be produced by the individual or group upon request by the City as proof of authorized park use.
No group or individual shall hunt, trap or remove wildlife from any City park, except where permitted in conjunction with the City's controlled deer hunt program.
No group or individual shall dig or remove any soil, rock, trees, shrubs, plants or other wood or materials from any City park, nor make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting or other means.
No group or individual shall construct or erect any building or structure, or disrupt or tamper with any public service, whether permanent or temporary, in any City park.
No group or individual shall deposit, or otherwise place or cause to be placed, litter within any City park except in appropriate receptacles. Where receptacles are not provided, all such litter shall be lawfully removed by the group or individual responsible for its presence.
No group or individual shall throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed, pollutants within or adjacent to any City park's ponds, lakes, streams, storm drainage or other bodies of water.
Prohibitions for the pond, streams, or other bodies of water within a City park.
[Ord. No. 16.82 §1, 12-1-2016]
The City Administrator or his/her designee shall have the authority to order any pond, stream, or other body of water included wholly within a City park closed to fishing, swimming, boating, ice skating, or other related activities. Notice of the closure shall be posted at each such pond or stream so closed.
No person shall pursue fishing, swimming, boating, ice skating, or other related activities, nor shall any person possess fishing, swimming, or boating equipment, within any City park where such activity is not allowed.