City of Buckner, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 2003 §250.010; C.C. 1979 §27.010; Ord. No. 450 §27.010, 3-5-1987]
In this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the following words shall have the meanings set out below:
CONCESSION STAND
Any portion of a park used for the purpose of dispensing foods, confections, soft drinks, merchandise and/or miscellaneous craft items.
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
As used in this Chapter, shall mean and include alcohol for beverage purposes: alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt or other liquors, or combinations of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes.
LITTER
Any wastepaper, rubbish, bottles, cans, wrappers and other trash.
LOITERING
Any standing, loafing, strolling, wandering, playing or congregating on park premises or the surrounding property thereof when a park has been otherwise closed to the public and when the presence of such person or persons is for an unlawful purpose or in violation of the park rules and regulations or tends to disturb the proper and orderly use of such park facilities by others.
PARK
Any property, parking lot, playing field, playground, swimming pool or other recreational facility owned or used by the City of Buckner for recreational activities and designated for such purposes.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, association, corporation or partnership.
PROPERTY
Any building, structure, bridge, table, bench, fireplace, railing, paving, tree, shrubs, fountains, swimming pool, playground equipment and all other public property and appurtenances in a park.
TRASH
Refuse, rubble, ashes, inorganic waste, tree limbs and other debris.
VEHICLE
Any wheeled conveyance, whether self-propelled, drawn or towed.
[R.O. 2003 §250.020; C.C. 1979 §27.020; Ord. No. 450 §27.020, 3-5-1987]
It shall be the duty of the Police Department to assist in the enforcement of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2003 §250.030; C.C. 1979 §27.030; Ord. No. 450 §27.030; 3-5-1987; Ord. No. 795 §2, 5-1-2008]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to:
1. 
Willfully and maliciously mark on, deface, disfigure, tamper with or remove any park property.
2. 
Enter any building or structure designated for the opposite sex if such person is older than six (6) years of age.
3. 
Construct or erect any tent, building, structure, fence or utility lines except by permit issued by the Park Board.
4. 
Plant, cut, remove or pick any tree or other plant.
5. 
Climb upon, stand upon or sit upon any park property not designated or customarily used for such purposes.
6. 
Solicit alms or contributions without obtaining a permit to do so from the Park Board.
7. 
Build or attempt to build a fire in any area not designated for such purposes by the Park Board.
8. 
Enter any area posted as "Closed to the Public."
9. 
Fail to exhibit any permit issued to the person from the Park Board when requested to do so by any authorized person for the purpose of enforcing compliance with the permit.
B. 
Parks, shelter houses, playgrounds, playing fields and parking lots shall be open for use by the public from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to enter or remain on park property from the hours of 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M., except when participating in or as a spectator at an activity sponsored by or with a special user permit from the Park Board.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and upon conviction thereof may be fined in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days or be so fined and imprisoned.
[R.O. 2003 §250.040; C.C. 1979 §27.040; Ord. No. 450 §27.040, 3-5-1987]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to:
1. 
Dump, throw or deposit any trash or litter upon the park property.
2. 
The operator of a vehicle shall be presumed to be responsible for litter which is thrown, dropped, deposited, placed or left from the vehicle on City property.
[R.O. 2003 §250.050; C.C. 1979 §27.050; Ord. No. 450 §27.050, 3-5-1987]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to:
1. 
Fail to obey any Police Officer or authorized individual when such individual is authorized to direct traffic within a park by the Park Board and/or Police Chief to control vehicular traffic within such park.
2. 
Fail to obey any posted traffic sign.
3. 
Ride or drive any vehicle at a speed greater than five (5) miles per hour.
4. 
Drive any vehicle on any property except paved park roads, paved parking areas and such other park areas as may be designated by the Park Board.
5. 
Park a vehicle anywhere other than those areas designated by the Park Board.
[R.O. 2003 §250.060; C.C. 1979 §27.060; Ord. No. 450 §27.060, 3-5-1987]
No person shall operate any wheeled vehicles, including but not limited to tricycles, bicycles, scooters, skates, skateboards, mopeds, motorscooters, motorbikes, motorcycles and wagons on and over the tennis courts, ball diamonds, track, football and soccer fields in the Buckner City Park.
[R.O. 2003 §250.070; C.C. 1979 §27.090; Ord. No. 450 §27.090, 3-5-1987]
No domestic animal shall be brought into the park unless it is kept on a leash of sufficient length or otherwise adequately restrained.
[R.O. 2003 §250.080; C.C. 1979 §27.110; Ord. No. 450 §27.110, 3-5-1987]
A. 
A person commits the offense of public intoxication when he is in a City park in a state of drunkenness or intoxication which has been caused or induced by the consumption of alcoholic beverage or the use of a narcotic.
B. 
A person commits the offense of public use of an intoxicating substance when he shall drink or otherwise consume any alcoholic beverage, intoxicating liquor; or use any controlled substance or narcotic drug in any City park.
[R.O. 2003 §250.090; C.C. 1979 §27.120; Ord. No. 450 §27.120, 3-5-1987]
A person commits the offense of possession of an open beer or liquor container if a container of non-intoxicating beer, malt liquor, or intoxicating liquor (as those terms are defined in Section 600.010 of this Code) is found in his possession, or his person, or within a vehicle which that person has under his control within any City park.
[R.O. 2003 §250.100; C.C. 1979 §27.150; Ord. No. 450 §27.150, 3-5-1987]
No person shall wear hard-soled shoes while on the surface of the tennis courts in a City park.
[R.O. 2003 §250.110; C.C. 1979 §27.160; Ord. No. 450 §27.160, 3-5-1987]
A. 
Any person desiring to sell merchandise or concessions of any kind in a park shall, in addition to any other necessary licenses, obtain the prior written permission or a permit to do so from the Park Board.
B. 
The approval of the Park Board is required for any person to operate a concession stand in a City park as defined in this Chapter.
[R.O. 2003 §250.120; C.C. 1979 §27.170; Ord. No. 450 §27.170, 3-5-1987]
In addition to the regulations, restrictions and provisions set forth in this Chapter, it is hereby declared that any facts or things committed or done by any persons or companies at the park, such park being located within the corporate limits of the City, in violation of any of the ordinances of the City shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the City and to prosecution for such violations in the same manner and with the same effect as relates to unlawful acts committed at any place within the corporate limits of the City, it being intended that the regulations and the restrictions set forth in this Chapter are supplemental and in addition to all other ordinances of the City governing the conduct of persons and companies.
[R.O. 2003 §250.130; C.C. 1979 §27.180; Ord. No. 450 §27.180, 3-5-1987]
A. 
Persons found guilty of violating any provision of this Chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and/or imprisoned for not more than ninety (90) days.
B. 
Each violation of this Chapter shall be deemed a separate offense.
[R.O. 2003 §250.140; C.C. 1979 §27.190; Ord. No. 450 §27.190, 3-5-1987]
Any person in violation of any law, ordinance or the rules and regulations of the Park Board, or in any other way endangering the safety or property of others, may be required to immediately leave the park for the day. Failure to comply with such an order by the Park Board, or by authorized Law Enforcement Officials, shall be a violation of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2003 §250.150; Ord. No. 402 §76.770, 8-5-1982]
No person shall enter the City Park with a vehicle, truck, trailer or RV in excess of 3/4 ton except delivery, maintenance or trash disposal vehicles.