[R.O. 1996 § 235.010; Ord. No. 196 § 1, 7-23-1975]
The parks shall be open from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight. Only participants and spectators in authorized scheduled activities will be allowed to remain in the parks after 12:00 Midnight. (Participants that are involved in activities requiring the use of electric lights have the responsibility upon completion of the activity to see that the lights are turned off.)
[R.O. 1996 § 235.020; Ord. No. 196 § 2, 7-23-1975]
Flowers, trees, shrubs, or any other vegetation shall not be cut, picked, damaged, or removed; nor buildings, signs, or any City property damaged, defaced or disfigured.
[R.O. 1996 § 235.030; Ord. No. 196 § 3, 7-23-1975]
It will be unlawful in the Gerald City parks to:
Have in possession or discharge any firecrackers or fireworks.
Have in possession or discharge firearms.
Hunt, trap or pursue wildlife at any time.
Build fires, except in designated areas, or in the barbecue pits provided.
Solicit any business or service, or to advertise or vend for sale or hire any goods, unless approved by the City Parks and Beautification Commission.
Litter the grounds in any manner.
Interfere with any group whose exclusive use has been granted to use the parks by the Board of Aldermen. (Permission to use the parks by special groups such as Scouts, Bridle Club, etc., is left to the discretion of the Board of Aldermen, who will set the fee, if any.)
Pollute, discolor, or contaminate in any manner any body of water located in the parks.
Be found drunk or intoxicated on or in park property or drive under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
Engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior.
[R.O. 1996 § 235.040; Ord. No. 196 §§ 4 — 13, 7-23-1975]
The following provisions shall be applicable in all City parks:
All refuse and rubbish shall be deposited in the containers provided.
All motor vehicles, including motorcycles and minibikes, are restricted to the roads and parking areas or trails so designated.
All drivers will observe carefully and obey all signs which might be posted for proper control of the parks. A maximum speed limit of ten (10) miles per hour shall be observed.
There shall be no swimming in the park lake. (Two signs are to be erected noting "No Swimming.")
No boating, except paddle boats, canoes, sailboats or boats fourteen (14) feet or less in length with electric trolling motors shall be used on the lake.
Persons fishing in the lake must have a valid Missouri fishing license and all laws applicable to the State fishing laws must be obeyed. Use of seines, jug lines, limb lines, trot lines, nets or traps is forbidden. No catfish or bass shall be under fifteen (15) inches in length.
Anyone bringing into the parks a domestic household animal shall constrain said animal by a leash not longer than ten (10) feet and held by some person or firmly affixed to some stationary object so as to prevent the animal from ranging at large. No domestic animal shall be allowed inside any of the park buildings.
Overnight camping will be allowed only upon securing a permit from the Gerald Police Department. [Camping shall be limited to one (1) night only.]
Horses are permitted only in designated areas and are not permitted in the camping area, picnic area, or other public use areas and horseback riding shall be only on such roads and trails as designated by the Parks and Beautification Commission.
The Public Works Director and any authorized Police Officer or City official shall have the authority to eject from the parks any person acting in violation of any of these regulations.
[R.O. 1996 § 235.050; Ord. No. 196 § 14, 7-23-1975]
These rules and regulations are for the operation of the parks of the City of Gerald and since the parks are an integral part of the City of Gerald all City ordinances are in effect in the City parks, except as amended by this Chapter.
Persons violating any of these regulations shall be in violation of City ordinances and be subject to a fine of from five dollars ($5.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00) and from one (1) day to ninety (90) days in jail.