City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 905.010; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or group to occupy a shelter, shelter house or other City park facility within a City park in the City of Blue Springs, Missouri, or other facility which is scheduled by the Parks and Recreation Department and fail to remove themselves when requested to do so by a person or group of persons who have previously reserved said shelter, shelter house or other City park facility and/or other scheduled facility and have in their possession a reservation form for that date after said reservation form has been shown to the person or a person in the group who is being requested to remove themselves from the shelter or shelter house or other City park facility and/or other scheduled facility.
B. 
It shall also be unlawful for any person or group to occupy a shelter, shelter house or other City park facility within a City park in the City of Blue Springs, Missouri, or other facility which is scheduled by the Parks and Recreation Department and fail to remove themselves when requested to do so by a Police Officer or Parks and Recreation Department employee of the City of Blue Springs, Missouri.
C. 
The reservation form shall be a form designated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Blue Springs, Missouri, to provide evidence of the reservation.
[R.O. 1996 § 905.020; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
A. 
No person shall ignite or maintain any fire on City park land fueled by wood, coal, charcoal, or propane, except in permanent or portable grills, designed and designated for that purpose. No person shall leave a fire unattended, and all fires must be extinguished after use and prior to departure from the City park in such a manner so that any coals will not ignite another fire. No person shall dump hot coals into a trash can or onto the ground.
B. 
The Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee and Central Jackson County Fire Protection District may authorize bonfires for certain group functions. No fire or bonfire shall be left unattended, and the fire or bonfire must be extinguished prior to departure from the City park.
C. 
Fires may be prohibited in City parks during dry seasons as necessary as a protective measure by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee.
[R.O. 1996 § 905.030; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in a City park to throw, discharge, dump or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, lake, stream, bay or other body of water in or adjacent to any City park or any tributary, stream, storm sewer, or drain flowing into such waters, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution, discoloration or contamination of said waters.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in a City park to throw, discharge, dump or otherwise place or cause to be placed on any turf, woods, parking lot, or other surface in a City park any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, discharge, dump or otherwise place or cause to be placed in any trash barrels, dumpsters, or recycling containers in any City park, any commercial waste or household waste, liquid or solid, such as household trash, grass clippings, brush, automotive parts/oils, furniture, glass, construction materials with the intent of avoiding payment for solid waste collection and disposal [see Section 255.080(A)(1)].
D. 
It shall be unlawful to commit the offense of littering, as defined in Section 220.650 of this Code, in any City park.
E. 
It shall also be unlawful to create a nuisance, such as those set forth in Section 220.720, by depositing refuse, trash, etc., on streets, alleys or ditches in any City park.
[R.O. 1996 § 905.040; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
A. 
Overnight camping in City parks shall be authorized only by written permit issued by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee and shall be permitted only in those areas designated for camping during City-qualified special events which have been approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee.
B. 
No person shall engage in or set up a camp, tent, RV, or trailer for overnight use in a City park except as may be approved and permitted by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee.
[R.O. 1996 § 905.050; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
A. 
Solicitation by any individual or organization is strictly prohibited. No person shall sell or offer for sale or advertise any goods, merchandise, or any product, service or other goods, or solicit contributions, or maintain any concession in any City park or City parking lot associated therewith, or use any City park facilities or City park property for commercial purposes except as authorized by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee or pursuant to a written agreement with the City of Blue Springs.
1. 
No person shall erect or place or cause to be erected or placed a stand, building, structure, wagon, tent, vehicle, car, trailer or any other thing to be used for the purpose of selling, dispensing or conveying merchandise, refreshments, service, food, beverages, sports goods and supplies, or articles or advertisement of merchandise or service of any kind in or upon a City park unless such person has been granted permission by way of a written permit to do so by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee or is doing so pursuant to a written agreement with the City of Blue Springs.
2. 
No person shall use any City park, or sports court, athletic ball field, swimming pool, shelter, or facility or portion thereof, owned or leased by the City, for instruction of any sort concerning physical fitness or athletic performance for which a fee is charged by that person, or to operate or conduct individual or group lessons, clinics, fitness programs or to run tournaments for which a fee is charged unless such person has been granted permission by way of a written permit to do so by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee or is doing so pursuant to a written agreement with the City of Blue Springs. This prohibition applies both to the person giving the instruction and the person receiving it. This does not apply to training given by City employees or by the persons under a contract or permit with the City as part of a program of the Department. This does not apply to coaches of teams playing in City leagues or in leagues which have a lease, permit, or user agreement with the City to use a City facility for their sport's use.
3. 
Any person that requests and is issued a permit to sell or dispense any merchandise, refreshments, service, food, beverages, sports goods, or supplies in a City park shall obtain and maintain a current City license necessary to sell or dispense any merchandise, refreshments, service, food, beverages, sports goods, or supplies pursuant to Chapter 605 or Chapter 610 and any other required County or State license or permit, and shall provide any required reports and payments to the City, County or State, except that those entities listed in Section 610.190 of the Code of Ordinances as being exempt from licensing under Article II of Chapter 610 of the Code of Ordinances shall not be required to obtain a license under Article II of Chapter 610 in order to comply with this Section.
4. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or dispense any merchandise, refreshments, service, food, beverages, goods, and supplies in or from any City park for a fee without approval and permit from the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee or a valid contract to do so with the City.
[R.O. 1996 § 905.060; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
Signage and advertising within City parks shall conform to the City's Sign Code (Chapter 501) and more specifically as to scoreboards and advertising in an athletic field in a City park, Section 501.130.
[R.O. 1996 § 905.070; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
A. 
No person shall catch, trap, kill, pursue, hunt or harm wildlife in any manner at any time or place in any City park, except, as may be directed by the Director of Parks and Recreation or any Federal, State, County, or City law enforcement officer to preserve the safety of the citizens. Fishing is allowable at City park facilities and will follow Missouri State Conservation guidelines except where posted differently.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person within City park boundaries to engage in commercial hunting or fishing or the buying and selling of animals, fowl, or fish trapped, shot, caught in any City park or waters of any City park.
2. 
Wildlife. No person shall pursue, catch, kill, molest, possess, illuminate, spotlight, or take in any manner or any quantity any wildlife or destroy the dens or nests of any wildlife on any City park lands except as approved and permitted by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee when necessary to control animal health or damage.
[R.O. 1996 § 905.080; Ord. No. 4434 § 1, 6-17-2013]
A. 
No person shall bring any domestic animal into any City park unless such animal shall be in the immediate control of such person on a leash not exceeding six (6) feet in length. This pertains to all assistive animals. The exception to this Section is dogs within the fenced in area of an area designated and posted as a dog park(s) by the City so long as such dog does not harm or damage, or threaten to harm or damage any person or animal on public or private property or designated areas as approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee or unless authorized for special/permitted events.
B. 
Horseback Riding. No person shall engage in horseback riding in City parks or on City trails except as approved and permitted by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee.
C. 
Petting Zoos, Exotic Animals, Dangerous Animals And Circuses. No person shall bring into, or set up in, the City park a petting zoo, pony rides, an exotic animal display, dangerous animals or a circus except as approved and permitted by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee.
D. 
No domesticated animals are allowed on any athletic field at any time unless authorized by the Director of Parks and Recreation or their designee.
E. 
The Sections in Chapter 215, Dogs, Cats, Animals and Dangerous Animals, apply within City parks, notwithstanding the provisions above which, if more restrictive, take precedence.