[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Two Rivers (Title 7, Ch. 1, of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons shall do any of the following prohibited acts within the limits of any park in the City of Two Rivers:
Operate an unlicensed or licensed motorized vehicle outside of areas specifically designated as parking areas or areas where the operation of such vehicles is specifically permitted.
Operate a snowmobile, except in designated areas.
Place or leave any rubbish, litter, garbage, refuse or debris of any nature within a park, except within designated receptacles provided. No person or persons shall throw or deposit any type of debris or waste material on or along any park roadway or park area.
Interfere with, break down, deface or remove, or cause to be interfered with, broken down, defaced or removed, any sign, guard, protection barrier or barricade placed in any public park in the City, or remove or damage any equipment. Any damage to park facilities will be considered vandalism.
Dogs are allowed on recreational trails designated by the City Council by resolution, provided that they are kept on leashes of six feet or less in length, held by and in the control of their owners or other persons walking them with the permission of their owners, at all times.
This chapter shall not apply to special purpose vehicles, all-terrain vehicles or horse-mounted units used by the Police Department in law enforcement.
Dogs, cats and other animals are permitted in City parks and on City recreational trails and the City-owned land adjacent to such trails, subject to the following restrictions and exceptions:
Restrictions. Such animals shall either:
Be effectively controlled by the animal's owner or other responsible person accompanying said animal through the use of a collar or leash not exceeding six feet in length; or
Be effectively contained within a cage or kennel and under the control of a responsible person who is at all times within six feet of said cage or kennel.
Animals are prohibited at Neshotah Beach from May 1 through September 30 of each year, except that leashed animals are permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
For purposes of this section, Neshotah Beach is defined as the area at Neshotah Park lying between the lakeward edge of the concrete beachwalk-beach parking lots and the waters of Lake Michigan, inclusive of the concrete beachwalk. Said area shall extend from the north pavement edge of the northernmost beach parking lot, as extended to Lake Michigan, to the south pavement edge of the southernmost parking lot, as similarly extended.
Provided, however, that leashed animals shall be allowed in a 20-foot-wide corridor along the far south end of said area, providing a connection between the southernmost parking lot and the beach for access to the City-owned beach located to the south of said corridor. The south boundary of said corridor shall be the south edge of pavement of the southernmost beach parking lot, as extended to Lake Michigan. Said corridor shall be identified with signs to be installed by the City's Parks Department.
Dog parks and Memorial Drive beaches. The requirement that animals be effectively controlled with a leash or in a cage or kennel shall not apply to dogs at any designated dog parks, nor shall it apply to dogs along the publicly owned Lake Michigan beaches along Mariners Trail/Memorial Drive. These are permitted "off leash" areas for dogs who are accompanied by their owner or other responsible person and effectively under the control of such person.
Downtown special events. Prohibitions on animals at downtown special events as addressed in § 6-5-9 of the City Code, Animals prohibited on public grounds, cemeteries and in public buildings, to the extent such prohibitions address City park properties.
The restrictions and prohibitions contained in this section may be waived by the Parks and Recreation Director or City Manager for animals participating in events organized by the City or participating in events organized by others and held on City park properties with the permission of the City.
The restrictions and prohibitions contained in this section shall not apply to animals used by the City's Police Department or other departments in the performance of their official duties, including, by way of example but not limitation, the use of dogs for tracking, search and rescue and horses for mounted patrol.
The City Council may, by resolution, enact additional, temporary restrictions or prohibitions applicable to animals in City parks.
Penalty. Penalties for violations of this section shall be provided in § 6-5-7D of the City Code.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle in any of the public parks at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in any of the public parks in the City.
No person shall park any motor vehicle in any park in the City except in designated parking areas, nor shall any person allow any motor vehicle, trailer, or construction equipment to allow remain parked within any City park during park closing hours, except by permission of the City Manager or his designee. The penalty for violation of this section is as provided for in § 8-1-6C of the City Code.
No person shall be within Picnic Hill Park between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. No person shall be within any other City parks between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This section shall not apply to persons traveling directly through any park on a City street, and further provided the hours set forth in the section may be adjusted by the City Council or City Manager, or his designee, for special activities.
It shall be unlawful for any person, without being previously authorized by the Parks and Recreation Director, to set up any refreshment or concession stand or to sell any refreshments, balloons, toys or any articles whatsoever in and upon any park, playground, recreation area, bathing beach or athletic field owned or operated by the City of Two Rivers.
It shall be unlawful for any person, without being previously authorized by the Parks and Recreation Director, to use any public address system or sound-amplification devices in any public park.
No person shall fly a radio-controlled model airplane in any park in the City of Two Rivers except in areas specifically designated and posted for such purpose.
No person shall in any manner take a bicycle, motor vehicle, or other vehicle on the North or South Piers, nor on any pier or dock owned by the City; except that bicycles may be walked, not ridden, on these piers and docks, and nonmotorized wheeled carts not larger than three feet by three feet by three feet to carry fishing gear shall be allowed.
No person shall swim, dive, or otherwise enter into the water from the north- or south-side piers, or adjacent seawalls or abutments, nor from the Harbor Dock seawall, nor from any other pier or dock owned by the City.
No person shall, in any manner, fish within 20 feet of a moored boat at the Harbor Dock seawall or a boat moored at any other mooring area designated by the City; this restriction shall not apply to the boat owner or his/her guests.
No person shall bring into a public park in the City, or possess or dispose of while in a public park of the City, any beverage in a glass bottle or other glass container, or any glass beverage bottle or glass beverage container, regardless of whether such bottle or container is empty or contains a beverage.