[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Pinedale 1977 by Ord. No. 50 (Ch. 12.20 of the 1983 Municipal Code); amended in its entirety 6-26-2017 by Ord. No. 616. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town parks shall be open daily to the public during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and it is unlawful for any person, other than Town personnel conducting Town business thereon, to occupy or be present in any park during any hours in which the park is not open to the public, without prior written permission of the Mayor and the Town Council.
It is unlawful to drive or park a motor vehicle of any kind in any park or on any other Town-owned property except on a street, driveway or parking space or lot. This section shall not apply to motorized wheelchairs or similar small machines necessary for the use of the parks by handicapped persons; nor shall it apply to Town vehicles being operated by Town personnel conducting Town business.
It is unlawful for any person or persons to park any vehicle or structure, including tents and sleeping bags, so designed or constructed in such a manner as will permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters, and to use the same for the purpose of overnight camping or sleeping or to sleep overnight in any Town park or on any Town street or other Town property without prior written permission of the Mayor.
This section shall not apply to that portion of the Jackson Avenue Park designated specifically for camping. Tent camping is allowed at such park subject to rules and regulations adopted by resolution of the Town Council.
It is unlawful to bring any horse, or to allow any unattended horse to stray, into any park of the Town.
It is unlawful to start or maintain a fire on any Town property except in previously constructed fireplaces or existing fire rings. All lawfully located fires shall become unlawful unless they comply with the following:
Fires shall be built, used and maintained so as to minimize fire hazard and smoke nuisance.
No open fire shall be permitted on Town property except in facilities provided.
No open fire shall be left unattended within the Town limits of the Town of Pinedale.
No fuel shall be used or material burned which emits dense smoke or objectionable odors.
The Department of Public Works is authorized to erect official signs calling attention to the public of the acts made violations of this chapter.
Any portion of any Town park may be reserved in advance for a permitted use for a specific day and time on a first come, first served basis. Any applicant making such reservation shall complete the reservation form available in the office of the Town Clerk. Reservations will only be accepted during regular business hours at the Town Hall.
A reservation fee and a deposit fee are required, and no reservation is complete until all fees have been paid. The deposit fee shall be refunded, providing the applicant fulfills all required terms and conditions of the permit.
The successful applicant shall post the permit in the appropriate park on the morning of the event where it is visible to the public. Areas not reserved shall remain open to the public.
All park rules and regulations of this chapter shall be followed by the applicant, including completing all activities by 10:00 p.m. on the day reserved. Any damage to turf areas, trees, sprinklers, structures, or general misuse of the park; or failure to clean up the park after use, is the responsibility of and will be charged to the applicant/responsible person, and/or the reservation deposit retained by the Town to pay for such repair/cleanup.
The person to whom the permit is issued shall be liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by any person, by reason of the negligence of the person to whom the permit has been issued.
The Town shall have the authority to revoke a permit upon finding a violation of any rule, ordinance or standard. The sheriff or any sheriff's deputy may revoke a permit upon finding of a violation of any Town ordinance.
There shall be no commercial use of or activity in any park without the express permission of the Town Council.