City of Rice Lake, WI
Barron County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Rice Lake as Title 12, Chapter 1 of the Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries — See Ch. 7, § 7-6.
Animals — See Ch. 70.
Boating — See Ch. 84.
Docks and wharves — See Ch. 106.
Public entertainment — See Ch. 115.
Fireworks — See Ch. 124.
Handbills — See Ch. 131.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 177.
Solid waste — See Ch. 214.
Transient merchants — See Ch. 231.
Trees and shrubs — See Ch. 234.
A. 
Purpose and definition. In order to protect the parks, parkways, recreational facilities and conservancy areas within the city from injury, damage or desecration, these regulations are enacted. The term "park," as hereinafter used in this chapter, shall include all grounds, structures and watercourses which are or may be located within any area dedicated to the public use as a park, parkway, recreation facility, walking trail or conservancy district in the city.
[Amended 7-13-1999 by Ord. No. 99-11]
B. 
Specific regulations.
(1) 
Littering prohibited. No person shall litter, dump or deposit any rubbish, refuse, earth or other material in any park.
(2) 
Sound devices. No person shall operate or play any amplifying system unless specific authority is first obtained from the Common Council.
(3) 
Pets. Dogs, cats or other pets are prohibited in any park unless on a leash and under control.
[Amended 9-22-1992 by Ord. No. 746]
(4) 
Bill posting. No person shall post, paste, fasten, paint or attach any placard, bill, notice, sign or advertising matter upon any structure, tree or other natural object in any park, except park regulations and other signs authorized by the Common Council.
(5) 
Throwing stones and missiles prohibited. No person shall throw stones or other missiles in or into any park.
(6) 
Removal of park equipment prohibited. No person shall remove benches, seats, tables or other park equipment from any park.
(7) 
Trapping. No person shall trap in any park unless specific written authority is first obtained from the Common Council.
(8) 
Making of fires. No person shall start, tend or maintain a fire except in personal grills or designated fireplaces. Personal grills shall be used only in designated picnic areas. The use of personal grills is permitted, provided that lawns and vegetation are not endangered. Unburned fuel and ashes shall be disposed of in such a manner as to prevent fire or damage to any park property.
(9) 
Protection of park property. No person shall kill, injure or disturb or attempt to injure or disturb waterfowl, birds or animals, wild or domestic, within any park. No person shall climb any tree or remove flowers or fruit, wild or cultivated, or break, cut down, trample upon, remove or in any manner injure, deface, write upon or ill use any tree, shrub, flower, flower bed, turf, soil, sand, fountain, ornament, building, structure, apparatus, bench, table, official notice, sign or other property within any park or any of the facilities of the municipal swimming pool.
(10) 
Motorized vehicles. No person shall 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.
(11) 
Snowmobiles. No person shall operate a snowmobile in a city park except in designated areas.
(12) 
Speed limit. No person shall operate any vehicle in a city park in excess of 15 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
(13) 
Glass beverage bottles in parks prohibited. No person shall possess any glass beverage bottle within the limits of the parks of the city.
(14) 
Reckless driving in parks prohibited. No person shall operate a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in any of the public parks of the city.
(15) 
Parking in parks. No person shall park any motor vehicle in any park in the city except in a designated parking area or in any park after closing times.
No person shall fly a radio-controlled model airplane in any park in the City of Rice Lake except in areas specifically designated and posted for such purpose.
Absent authorization by the Common Council, the use of metal detectors and digging for buried objects on city property, except beaches where no vegetation is present, is prohibited.
[Amended 11-24-2009 by Ord. No. 09-08]
A. 
All City-owned parks and cemeteries shall be closed between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Vehicles and persons are prohibited on City park and cemetery properties between said hours.
B. 
Exemption.
(1) 
The regular closing hours shall not apply to persons attending Tate Park, Clanton Park and/or Moon Lake Soccer Complex scheduled athletic or special events authorized by the Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Director.
(2) 
Permission to hold a special event within a City athletic complex may be granted by the PRC Director. The organization's and designated contact's name, address and phone number shall be submitted to the PRC Department at the time permission is requested. The PRC Director shall notify the Police Department of the special event and contact information.
[Added 12-11-2007 by Ord. No. 07-09]
No person shall feed any waterfowl on City owned property. Appropriate signage shall be installed to notify the public of the prohibition.