City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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Editor's Note — Ord. No. 2230, adopted December 20, 2005, repealed Ch. 140, City Parks, and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former Ch. 140 derived from Ord. No. 799 §§1 — 3, 5 — 9, 11 — 13, 15 — 22, 8-19-1980; Ord. No. 930 §§1 — 2, 5-21-1985; Ord. No. 1159 §1, 6-19-1990; Ord. No. 1327 §1, 10-6-1992; Ord. No. 1525 §1, 8-1-1995; Ord. No. 1535 §1, 9-5-1995; Ord. No. 1754 §2, 10-20-1998; Ord. No. 1780 §1, 2-16-1999; Ord. No. 1878 §§1 — 4, 5-16-2000; Ord. No. 1902 §§1 — 2, 9-5-2000; Ord. No. 2140 §§1 — 2, 8-3-2004.
Editor's Note — Section 23 of Ord. No. 2789, adopted 12-2-2014, provided for the renaming of this Chapter from "City Parks" to "City Parks and City Events."

Section 140.010 Definitions.

Section 140.020 Hours of User Operations.

Section 140.030 Alcoholic Beverages.

Section 140.035 Smoking Prohibited In Certain Public Park Locations.

Section 140.040 Advertisement.

Section 140.050 Camping Prohibited.

Section 140.060 Damage To Park Property.

Section 140.070 Damaging Trees.

Section 140.080 Disorderly Conduct.

Section 140.090 Domestic Animals.

Section 140.100 Feeding of Migratory Fowl Prohibited.

Section 140.110 Fires.

Section 140.120 Firearms and Other Weapons.

Section 140.130 Fireworks.

Section 140.140 Food and Beverages.

Section 140.150 Gambling.

Section 140.160 Horseback Riding.

Section 140.170 Must Drive On Roadway.

Section 140.180 Permit Requirements.

Section 140.190 Pet Droppings.

Section 140.200 Picnic Tables.

Section 140.210 Park Closings.

Section 140.220 Parking in Parking Areas Only.

Section 140.230 Prohibition On Trucks.

Section 140.240 Rubbish/Littering.

Section 140.250 Vendors.

Section 140.260 Solicitation.

Section 140.270 Traffic Rules.

Section 140.280 Unlawful To Catch or Kill Wildlife.

Section 140.290 Wildlife, Plants and Other Natural Materials.

Section 140.300 Fishing Permit and Park Usage With Permit.

Section 140.310 English Landing Stage Use.

Section 140.320 Reservation Period.

Section 140.330 No Outside Equipment Allowed.

Section 140.335 Off-Leash Dog Park Regulations.

Section 140.340 Specific Grounds Usage.

Section 140.345 Guidelines For Events in Parkville.

Section 140.350 Parks Facility Usage and Permit Fee Schedule.

Section 140.360 Penalty.

Section 140.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2472B §1, 3-3-2009]
These definitions are in alphabetical order and clarify terminology used in these regulations.
ACTIVITY
Any shelter reservation or athletic field reservation with limited impact on City resources, traffic, public property, or other public infrastructure. This does not include weddings on public property, which are considered "events."
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
Any beverage containing any alcohol content greater than zero percent (0%).
AMPLIFIED SOUND
Any sound which is increased to a decibel level above the normal mechanical output of the originator of that sound.
AMUSEMENT
Carnival rides, climbing devices, petting zoo and similar attractions.
APPLICANT
Individuals or organizations that apply for an activity or event permit.
APPROVAL/CITY APPROVAL
The act of approving or ratifying an application for an activity or event by the City Administrator, or his designee, or the Community Land and Recreation Board so as to cause an activity or event permit to be issued to the applicant.
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
ATHLETIC FIELD
Facilities designed for athletic play, including, but not limited to, baseball/softball diamonds, football fields, soccer fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, running tracks and horseshoe pits.
ATHLETIC SHOE
A shoe specifically designed for and typically worn by a player participating in a particular sport; such shoe shall not have metal spikes or metal cleats.
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
The elected Governing Body of the City.
CITY
The City of Parkville, Missouri.
COMMUNITY LAND AND RECREATION BOARD
The advisory board which is appointed by the Mayor of the City and approved by the Board of Aldermen and functions to assist the Director of Parks and Recreation for planning, event coordination and tree and community land management.
CONTENT
The character and nature of exhibits, booths, vendors, entertainment, amusement and all other attributes of an activity or event.
DAMAGE
The alteration of real property and its appurtenances or personal property so as to destroy or reduce the functionality of such property for its intended purpose.
DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION
The City employee or designee who has primary responsibility for the operation and performance of the City Parks and Recreation Department. This person may be referred to simply as "Director" within these regulations.
DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Any animal that is in the company of or is the property of a person; and such animal is not wildlife indigenous to the area in an unconstrained setting.
EVENT
Any activity defined as an event in the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
EVENTS REVIEW COORDINATOR (ERC)
A designated City employee who receives all applications for events, determines applicable usage fees for the event, makes recommendations for application changes to the applicant and then approves the application when satisfied that all aspects of the event application meet the event criteria set forth in the event guidelines. The ERC will forward the approved application to the Director for further approval. The ERC may delegate its evaluation and communications with the applicant functions to the events subcommittee whenever deemed necessary by the ERC or the Director. The ERC shall in all instances make the final recommendation to the Director with regard to approval or denial of all event applications.
EVENTS SUBCOMMITTEE
A standing subcommittee of the Community Land and Recreation Board in accordance with the bylaws of that Board.
EXPECTED ATTENDANCE
The aggregate number of persons reasonably expected to attend and/or be a member of an activity or event over its permitted duration.
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
FACILITATORS
Individuals or organizations acting on behalf of others for a fee and profit motive to obtain activity or event permits; also referred to as "event planners" and "party planners."
GATHERING
A group of persons who are assembled on City property for a similar and specific recreational purpose with a predetermined beginning and ending date and time; further defined as "private" gatherings which include attendees specifically invited to attend a specific gathering on City park property. There can be no public advertising or promotion associated with a "private" gathering. "Public" gatherings on City property are open to the general public, and its attendees often are aware of the gathering because of advertising and promotion. Note: Gatherings on private property are not included in this definition or subject to these regulations. Gatherings of persons at a City-recognized "homeowners' association functions," even if held on a City (public) street, with intoxicating beverage consumption are not included in this definition or subject to these regulations.
GUIDELINES FOR EVENTS IN PARKVILLE
A publication issued by the Community Land and Recreation Board, with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, pursuant to Section 140.345, which sets forth requirements for events held within City limits.
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
INDIVIDUAL
A natural person at least twenty-one (21) years of age; further defined as resident (a person whose primary residence is within the City limits) or non-resident (a person whose primary residence is outside of the City limits).
LITTER
To throw or place or cause to be thrown or placed any glass, glass bottles, wire, nails, tacks, cans, garbage, trash, refuse or rubbish of any kind, nature or description in or upon park property.
NUISANCE
Anything which is injurious to the safety, health or morals of the users of a park or other public property, or is indecent or offensive to the senses, or causes an obstruction to the free use of park or other public property so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of park or other public property by such users.
ORGANIZATION
Any limited-liability company, partnership, association or corporation registered to do business in the State of Missouri and in good standing with the Missouri Secretary of State.
ORGANIZATION (CHARITABLE)
An organization having an eleemosynary purpose and a documented exemption from Federal income taxes as determined by the Internal Revenue Service.
ORGANIZATION (GOVERNMENTAL)
The Governing Body of Federal (U.S. only), States, Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages and public school districts.
ORGANIZER
Individual or organization who has an applicant that has applied for and received an event.
PARK CLOSINGS
Director may close all or part of a park property for event, safety, etc., and it may be closed entirely or closed for certain uses for a period of time as determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation simply by posting of signs to that effect or by other means which make it obvious that any City park or portion thereof is closed to the public entirely or closed for certain purposes. Police may close any portion or all of a park or parks for emergency reasons.
PARK FACILITY/FACILITY
All portions of a park property, including, but not limited to, shelter houses, stages, picnic tables, trails, athletic fields, parking areas, vegetation of all kinds planted or occurring naturally, wetlands, bodies of water and any other structures or areas located upon park property.
[Ord. No. 2752 §§1—2, 5-20-2014]
PARK OPERATIONS
Every facet of work assigned to the Parks and Recreation Department, whether in a City park or related to the recreation aspect involving park personnel on park property or within the confines of the park.
PARK/PARK PROPERTY
All real property, including all improvements and facilities thereon, designated by the City for use by the general public as a park and/or recreation area and which is operated in accordance with regulations adopted by the City and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department as a park and/or recreation area.
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
The City department which has primary responsibility for park operations and policies. (Also see "Director of Parks and Recreation.")
PARKVILLE NATURE SANCTUARY
For the purposes of this Chapter, the term "Parkville Nature Sanctuary" includes the Parkville Nature Sanctuary, the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary, and the White Alloe Creek Conservation Area.
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
PERMIT (ACTIVITY)
A written fee-based license issued by the Parks and Recreation Department allowing the holder of the permit to use park property for an activity. All activity permit applications are made to the Parks and Recreation Department or its designee. All permits provide rules applied to each activity.[1]
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
PERMIT (SPECIAL EVENT)
A written fee-based license issued by the City of Parkville allowing the holder of the permit to use public or private property for an event.
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
POSTING(S)
Any sign or visual and readable notice located within a park property which states a rule(s) which are in effect for that park property. Postings shall be considered to be within park property if located no more than fifty (50) feet outside of the entrance to or boundary of that park property.
RESERVATION/RESERVED
The act by an individual or organization of applying to the Parks and Recreation Department for a permit to occupy a park facility by an approximate number of persons for a specific period of time. A fee is charged to the applicant by the City for this reservation.
SECURITY
A Law Enforcement Officer in good standing in his/her jurisdiction or appropriately trained employee of a company which is licensed to provide security services within the City. Security personnel must be contracted for and assigned to a specific gathering.
SMOKING
Smoking means possessing a lighted or ignited tobacco, nicotine product or paraphernalia; or engaging in an act that generates smoke (including, but not limited to, possessing a lighted or ignited pipe, hookah pipe, cigar, electronic cigarette or cigarette of any kind); or lighting or igniting a pipe, hookah pipe, cigar, electronic cigarette or a cigarette of any kind. Smoking includes the use of any product which emits smoke in the form of gases, particles, vapors or other byproducts released by electronic cigarettes, tobacco cigarettes, herbal cigarettes, marijuana cigarettes and any other type of cigarette, pipe or other implement for the purpose of inhalation of vapors, gases, particles or their byproducts released as a result of combustion or ignition.
[Ord. No. 2888 § 1, 3-7-2017]
STAGE
A facility located upon park property which is used primarily for musical or theatrical performances.
TRAIL
Any walking trail, exercise path or walking surface maintained for pedestrians within a park.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn, either electric or battery operated or operated by internal combustion engine, except those exclusively by rails. Bicycles, skateboards and personal transporters are considered to be vehicles. A wheelchair, when used to transport a physically handicapped person, is not considered to be a vehicle.
VEHICULAR USE
Operating, driving or placing a vehicle on any park property surface or area which is designated for vehicular driving, operating or parking. The legitimate use of a wheelchair, either motorized or manual, by a physically handicapped person is not considered to be a vehicular use.
VENDING
Selling of food, beverage, merchandise, goods or services of any kind to the general public.
VENDORS
Include all sellers of merchandise (including artists), service, or food/beverages. Vendors also include carnival/amusement ride services.
[Ord. No. 2789 §1, 12-2-2014]
[1]
Editor's Note: The definition of "permit (event)," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 12-2-2014 by Ord. No. 2789 §2.

Section 140.020 Hours of User Operations.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2789 §§3—4, 12-2-2014]
A. 
All City-maintained parks shall be open for public use and enjoyment. The hours of operations shall be as follows:
1. 
Platte Landing Park and English Landing Park: 5:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight every day.
[Ord. No. 2752 §§3—4, 5-20-2014]
a. 
Those who have been issued a fishing permit may fish in accordance with the permit.
b. 
Platte Landing Park shall be closed from 12:00 Midnight to 5:00 A.M. to individuals except for the sole purpose of loading and launching boats and only for such period of time necessary to load and launch a boat.
2. 
Gresham Memorial Fountain: 5:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight.
3. 
Pocket Park: 5:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight.
4. 
Watkins Park: 8:00 A.M. until one-half (1/2) hour after dusk every day of the week.
5. 
Adams Park: 8:00 A.M. until one-half (1/2) hour after dusk every day of the week.
6. 
Gateway Park: 8:00 A.M. until one-half (1/2) hour after dusk every day of the week.
7. 
Parkville Nature Sanctuary/White Alloe Conservation Area and Sullivan Nature Sanctuary: one (1) hour before dawn until one (1) hour after dusk, except as follows:
[Ord. No. 2753 §§1—2, 6-3-2014]
a. 
Hours for special City events may be approved by the City Administrator or his/her designee.
b. 
Hours for other special events may be approved in accordance with Section 140.345, Guidelines for Events in Parkville.
B. 
Hours of user operations may be amended by a special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.

Section 140.030 Alcoholic Beverages.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in City parks, except when otherwise approved as part of the conditions of the permit.

Section 140.035 Smoking Prohibited In Certain Public Park Locations.

[Ord. No. 2888 § 2, 3-7-2017]
Smoking in or around playgrounds, sports complex dugouts, bleachers and spectator areas, or permanent restroom facilities is prohibited unless otherwise permitted by the Board of Aldermen or an approved special event permit issued in accordance with Section 140.345, Guidelines for Events in Parkville.

Section 140.040 Advertisement.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No person in a park shall paste, glue, tack or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement or inscription whatever, nor shall any person erect or cause to be erected any sign whatever on any public lands or highways or roads adjacent to a park.

Section 140.050 Camping Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No camping shall be permitted in any City park at any time except with special permission of the Board of Aldermen or the City Administrator.

Section 140.060 Damage To Park Property.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2752 §§5—6, 5-20-2014]
No person shall deface, damage, injure or destroy any City building, bridge, fence, wetland, or other City enclosure, gate, gatepost, grounds, lamp, lamppost, fireplug, hydrant, railing, sign, tree, box or any other City park property by breaking, cutting, hacking, pulling down, tearing, marking, daubing with paint or other substance or in any other way or manner defacing, damaging or injuring or destroying said property.

Section 140.070 Damaging Trees.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No person in a park shall damage, cut, carve, transplant or remove any tree or plant or injure the bark or pick the flowers or seeds of any tree or plant, nor shall any person attach any rope, wire or other contrivance to any tree or plant. A person shall not dig in or otherwise disturb grass areas or in any other way injure or impair the natural beauty or usefulness of any area.

Section 140.080 Disorderly Conduct.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
Persons shall not engage in disorderly conduct or any conduct tending toward a breach of peace or engagement in any violent, tumultuous, offensive and disorderly conduct by threatening, quarreling, challenging to fight or any fighting in public or by using obscene or offensive profane language.

Section 140.090 Domestic Animals.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2752 §§7—8, 5-20-2014]
All domestic animals must be kept on a leash within the boundaries of any City park, except in designated off-leash dog park areas.

Section 140.100 Feeding of Migratory Fowl Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
"Migratory fowl" shall mean, for the purposes of this Section, any species of birds, not otherwise defined as a domesticated animal, commonly known as swans, geese, ducks and any other water fowl falling under the jurisdiction of the Missouri Conservation Commission or otherwise defined as migratory fowl.

Section 140.110 Fires.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No person shall build any fire in any City park in any place other than in ovens, stoves or other fireplaces provided for that purpose by the City, except as specified as a condition of the permit. All fires built by any person must be extinguished before that person leaves the fire area.

Section 140.120 Firearms and Other Weapons.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
A. 
No firearms or bows and arrows shall be permitted in any part of a City park except in the case of any City police officer or law enforcement personnel in his/her jurisdiction and except bow and arrow hunts authorized by the Board of Aldermen. Firearms may be transported through Platte Landing Park for use in other areas where hunting is permitted.
[Ord. No. 2752 §§9—10, 5-20-2014]
B. 
No person other than Police Officers authorized by law shall use, carry or possess any crossbow or slingshot, air gun, spring gun, BB gun or any other weapon in which the force used to propel projectiles is gunpowder, air, compressed air or springs or any instrument that can be loaded with and fire blank cartridges on any City park system property except as otherwise permitted by this Chapter. No person shall discharge a firearm or other weapon into park areas from beyond park boundaries.

Section 140.130 Fireworks.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2789 §§5 — 6, 12-2-2014]
The use or possession of fireworks of any kind on City parkland is only permitted as part of an approved special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.

Section 140.140 Food and Beverages.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
Food and beverages having no alcoholic content are allowed for picnics if disposed of properly.

Section 140.150 Gambling.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No person shall play any game of chance or have possession of any instrument or device for gambling on City park property. It shall be unlawful for any person in a park or recreation area to play, engage or take part in any game or competitive sport for money or other valuable thing.

Section 140.160 Horseback Riding.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
Horses shall not be permitted in any City park at any time except with special permission of the Community Land and Recreation Board.

Section 140.170 Must Drive On Roadway.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
All vehicles with the exception of emergency personnel and maintenance vehicles shall make use of roadways provided for such usage and not any other portion of the park.

Section 140.180 Permit Requirements.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2789 §§7—8, 12-2-2014]
A. 
No persons or organizations shall use the park for the purpose of any event or activity which will interfere with or exclude the usage of a portion of the park by other members of the public, unless that group or organization shall have first obtained from the City the following:
1. 
A special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345; and
2. 
The appropriate activity permit pursuant to Section 140.350, Subsections (B) and (C).

Section 140.190 Pet Droppings.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
Pet owners must pick up pet or animal waste and dispose of such in a proper container as provided in the park.

Section 140.200 Picnic Tables.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No park picnic tables, barrels or other appurtenances shall be moved from their specific locations without prior consent of the Director.

Section 140.210 Park Closings.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
Director may close all or part of a park property for event, safety, etc., and it may be closed entirely or closed for certain uses for a period of time as determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation simply by posting of signs to that effect or by other means which make it obvious that any City park or portion thereof is closed to the public entirely or closed for certain purposes. No person shall enter or occupy any such park area or portion of such park property contrary to posted or fenced areas and posted regulations. Persons shall not enter posted closed areas. Police may close any portion or all of a park or parks for emergency reasons.

Section 140.220 Parking in Parking Areas Only.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
A. 
Parking shall be permitted only in those areas specifically designated as parking areas.
B. 
Parking is specifically prohibited on the grass or other non-paved areas of any City park unless specifically authorized by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
C. 
Loading and unloading activity shall not exceed ten (10) minutes.
D. 
Overnight parking is prohibited except for vehicles loading or launching boats.
[Ord. No. 2752 §11, 5-20-2014]

Section 140.230 Prohibition On Trucks.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
Trucks rated over one and one-half (1½) tons are prohibited in all City parks other than City maintenance trucks or as approved specifically by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

Section 140.240 Rubbish/Littering.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
All waste paper, tin cans, rubbish and refuse shall be placed in appropriate containers as shall be provided by the City; and if no such container is provided, then such person shall remove any such waste or rubbish or garbage brought in by said person for proper disposal outside the park.

Section 140.250 Vendors.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2789 §§9—10, 12-2-2014]
A. 
Sales or advertisement of merchandise or other goods for sale or hire in any City park or City-owned recreation facility is prohibited, except by an approved vendor as part of a concession agreement approved by the Board of Aldermen or an approved special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.
B. 
All vendors must have a Parkville business license per Chapter 605 of the Parkville Municipal Code.
C. 
Vendors at events hosted by tax-exempt non-profit organizations with a principal place of business in Parkville, as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are exempt from Section 140.250, Subsection (B).

Section 140.260 Solicitation.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No person shall solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private, on any City park system property, unless the solicitation is in connection with a City-sponsored event and approved by the City.

Section 140.270 Traffic Rules.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
A. 
All persons shall carefully observe all traffic signs indicating speed, direction, caution, stopping or parking and all others posted for proper control of vehicular traffic and to safeguard life and property. Where no signs are posted, speed limit shall not exceed ten (10) miles per hour.
B. 
No person shall operate a vehicle at a rate of speed exceeding that posted.

Section 140.280 Unlawful To Catch or Kill Wildlife.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
It shall be unlawful for any person to catch or kill any wildlife in any City park.

Section 140.290 Wildlife, Plants and Other Natural Materials.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
No person shall take, acquire, receive or otherwise move or remove, using any method, any of the following items found within park property without the expressed written consent of the Director of Parks and Recreation: wildlife or other animals (except domestic pets), plantings or cuttings therefrom, natural foliage or cuttings therefrom, rocks or soil, any other natural materials.

Section 140.300 Fishing Permit and Park Usage With Permit.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
A. 
No person shall make use of said park other than during the aforesaid periods of time, except in English Landing Park and Platte Landing Park, where presentation of a current fishing permit issued by the City to the bearer shall allow the bearer to be present in the park between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 5:00 A.M. for the sole purpose of fishing. That permit, when issued to a person with a physical disability who possesses a distinguishing license plate or placard as described in Parkville Municipal Code Section 355.020(C), shall also allow the bearer to park in a designated parking stall in English Landing Park or Platte Landing Park between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 5:00 A.M. The permit bearer may have one (1) person accompanying him/her, whether fishing or not, who does not possess a permit.
[Ord. No. 2752 §§12—13, 5-20-2014]
B. 
Fishing permits shall be issued at no charge upon request to Parkville City Hall during regular business hours. They shall be valid only during calendar years issued. Applicants shall be required to produce proper identification. Permits cannot be used in lieu of State fishing licenses and shall so state.

Section 140.310 English Landing Stage Use.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2752 §§14—15, 5-20-2014; Ord. No. 2789 §§11—12, 12-2-2014]
A. 
Maxine McKeon Stage is not to be considered a shelter, and shelter-type uses of the stage are prohibited. The River Shelter/Stage may be reserved as a shelter when not reserved for stage usage.
B. 
Stage use is by permit only, issued as part of an approved special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.
C. 
No food or beverage is allowed on the Maxine McKeon Stage.
D. 
Stage usage for private parties and individuals is prohibited without a permit.

Section 140.320 Reservation Period.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2789 §§13—14, 12-2-2014]
A. 
The reservation period for park shelter usage shall be from March 1 to October 31 of each calendar year, unless shortened or lengthened for reasons determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
B. 
An event may take place year-round as part of an approved special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.

Section 140.330 No Outside Equipment Allowed.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2789 §§15—16, 12-2-2014]
A. 
No outside tables or other equipment shall be brought into any park, except as part of an approved special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.
B. 
Folding chairs are acceptable in any City park without special permission.

Section 140.335 Off-Leash Dog Park Regulations.

[Ord. No. 2752 §16, 5-20-2014]
A. 
Dog park hours: 5:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight. The dog park is closed when City parks staff is conducting maintenance.
B. 
Guests use the dog park at their own risk. The City is not liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog in the dog park. Owners/handlers are responsible for any injuries caused by the dog(s) which they have brought to the dog park.
C. 
Children under the age of eight (8) in the dog park are discouraged. Children under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
D. 
All park gates must remain closed at all times, other than during entry and/or exit; only one (1) gate shall be open at any one (1) time, and then only to enter or exit the dog park.
E. 
The dog park area is only for dogs, their handlers and those accompanying. No other use is allowed.
F. 
Each handler is limited to a maximum of two (2) dogs at one (1) time in the dog park and must have one (1) leash in hand for each dog and have the dog under his/her control.
G. 
All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination and shall wear a visible rabies tag on their collars at all times in the dog park.
H. 
All dogs shall remain leashed until inside the dog park.
I. 
Dogs must be under the control of and within view of their owners/handlers at all times.
J. 
No cell phone use is allowed in dog park.
K. 
Aggressive dogs are prohibited.
L. 
Dogs under four (4) months of age and female dogs in heat are prohibited from the dog park.
M. 
Choke, prong, and spiked collars are prohibited on all dogs in the dog park.
N. 
Handlers must clean up after their dogs, removing and disposing of pet waste in sealed plastic bags and placing the bag in the trash can. Owners shall repair any holes dug by dogs that they have brought to the dog park.
O. 
Smoking, alcoholic beverages, human food, and glass containers are not permitted in the dog park. Training treats for dogs are permitted.
P. 
Dogs must be leashed and removed from the dog park at the first sign of aggression toward people or other dogs. Mounting behavior is not allowed.
Q. 
Dogs with communicable diseases or open sores or wounds are not permitted in the dog park.
R. 
Any bite of a person or other dog must be immediately reported to police. The persons and dogs involved must wait for an officer to respond, except when immediate medical care is needed.

Section 140.340 Specific Grounds Usage.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2445 §1, 10-21-2008; Ord. No. 2472B §2, 3-3-2009; Ord. No. 2753 §§3—4, 6-3-2014; Ord. No. 2789 §§17—18, 12-2-2014]
A. 
Failure to vacate a reserved facility by a non-permit holder shall be considered trespassing after being requested and refusing to leave by the police, a City official, or the permit holder.
B. 
No tables, barrels, or other City appurtenances shall be moved from their specific park locations City-wide, except as part of an approved special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.
C. 
The guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345 apply to the Parkville Nature Sanctuary.

Section 140.345 Guidelines For Events in Parkville.

[Ord. No. 2472B §3, 3-3-2009; Ord. No. 2752 §§17—18, 5-20-2014; Ord. No. 2789 §§19—20, 12-2-2014]
The guidelines for events in Parkville, as defined in Section 140.010 and on file in the City Clerk's office, are incorporated herein by reference and shall have the power of law. The guidelines for events in Parkville may be amended from time to time by a majority vote of the Community Land and Recreation Board and by a resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen.

Section 140.350 Parks Facility Usage and Permit Fee Schedule.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005; Ord. No. 2382B §1, 12-4-2007; Ord. No. 2407 §1, 3-25-2008; Ord. No. 2472B §4, 3-3-2009; Ord. No. 2489 §1, 6-16-2009; Ord. No. 2654 §1, 10-2-2012; Ord. No. 2661 §1, 11-20-2012; Ord. No. 2671 §1, 2-19-2013; Ord. No. 2752 §§19—20, 5-20-2014; Ord. No. 2789 §§21—22, 12-2-2014]
A. 
All fees related to parks facility use and special event permits are set forth in the schedule of fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution as authorized by Section 800.010 of the Municipal Code.
B. 
Reserved use of the East Shelter, West Shelter, and River Shelter in English Landing Park may be reserved for an activity by groups, as follows:
1. 
No more than four (4) reservations will be made per shelter per day. Periods of reservation will be 7:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., and 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
2. 
Shelter use shall be limited to groups of not more than seventy-five (75) people each, and groups of more than seventy-five (75) people will need reservations for more than one (1) facility.
3. 
A person wishing to reserve one (1) or more of the facilities named above shall complete the appropriate activity permit and pay the appropriate fee pursuant to Section 140.350(A).
C. 
Reserved use of the baseball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts in English Landing Park may be reserved for an activity by groups, as follows:
1. 
Baseball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts are reserved per hour per field/court.
2. 
A person wishing to reserve one (1) or more of the facilities named above shall complete the appropriate activity permit and pay the appropriate fee pursuant to Section 140.350(A).
D. 
Information regarding availability and rules will be given by phone, and reservation information, but reservations will not be made until the applicant has come to City Hall with the completed application and paid the appropriate fee if approved.
E. 
The small shelters in English Landing Park shall be open to the public at any time during the park's regular hours of operation on a first-come, first-served basis, but the East Shelter, West Shelter, River Shelter, baseball fields, soccer fields, and sand volleyball courts shall be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis whenever they are not reserved.
F. 
Park facilities may also be reserved as part of an approved special event permit issued in accordance with the guidelines for events in Parkville pursuant to Section 140.345.

Section 140.360 Penalty.

[Ord. No. 2230, 12-20-2005]
Any individual, concern, organization or corporation found guilty of violating any provisions of this Chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to penalties not exceeding a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) and costs or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment.