City of Owensville, MO
Gasconade County
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Section 225.010 Use of City Park To Be in Accordance With Prescribed Rules and Regulations.

[R.O. 2010 §225.010; CC 1975 §1112.01; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
Any person using the City of Owensville Park shall do so in accordance with the restrictions and prohibitions contained in this Chapter.

Section 225.020 Disfiguration and Removal. [1]

[R.O. 2010 §225.020; CC 1975 §1112.02; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with or displace or remove, any building, table, bench, fireplace, railing, paving, water line or other public utility or parts or appurtenances thereof, sign, notice, or placard, whether temporary or permanent, monument, stake, post, or other boundary marker or other structure or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, whether real or personal.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to property damage, §215.300.

Section 225.030 Restrooms and Washrooms.

[R.O. 2010 §225.030; CC 1975 §1112.03; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person over the age of four (4) years shall use restrooms and washrooms designated for the opposite sex.

Section 225.040 Removal of Natural Resources.

[R.O. 2010 §225.040; CC 1975 §1112.04; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall dig or remove any soil, rock, stone, tree, shrub, or plant, down timber or other wood or materials, or make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting, or any other means or agency.

Section 225.050 Injury or Removal.

[R.O. 2010 §225.050; CC 1975 §1112.05; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall damage, cut, carve, transplant or remove any tree or plant or injure the bark, or pick flowers or seed of any tree or plant, nor shall any person attach any rope, wire, or other contrivance to any tree or plant. No person shall dig in or otherwise disturb grass areas.

Section 225.060 Climbing Trees Prohibited.

[R.O. 2010 §225.060; CC 1975 §1112.06; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall climb any tree nor walk, stand or sit upon a monument, vase, fountain, railing, building, fence or upon any other property not designated or designed for such purposes.

Section 225.070 Refuse and Trash.

[R.O. 2010 §225.070; CC 1975 §1112.07; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, refuse, or other trash on or in park property, except when same is accumulated in the park itself, when all of the aforementioned rubbish and waste shall be placed in the proper receptacles where they are provided. Where receptacles are not so provided, all of the aforementioned rubbish and waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence, and properly disposed of elsewhere.

Section 225.080 Operation of Motor Vehicles in City Parks.

[R.O. 2010 §225.080; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 314 §2, 6-19-1989]
A. 
No person shall drive or operate any motor vehicle upon any walkway or other area, paved or grass, except the paved road or parking areas.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to operate any motor vehicle, except official emergency vehicles, in City Parks at any time that a Park is closed.
C. 
For purposes of this Section, the Parks are closed during such hours daily as the Board of Aldermen shall from time to time determine and at such other times as the Board of Aldermen shall designate.
D. 
For purposes of this Section, a "motor vehicle" shall include any vehicle which is propelled by an engine of any type, whether or not such vehicle is licensed or unlicensed.
E. 
Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Any vehicle operated in violation of this Section shall be subject to being towed away. Prior to any vehicle which is towed away being returned to the owner, all expenses incurred in towing and storing such vehicle must first be paid.

Section 225.085 Skateboards and Similar Devices.

[R.O. 2010 §225.085; Ord. No. 845 §1, 5-2-2005]
A. 
No person shall use or operate any riding device upon the paved walking trails within the Owensville City park. Such riding devices include, but are not limited to, skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, scooters, soapbox derby cars and/or other non-motorized wheeled vehicles.
B. 
The Owensville Park Board may allow the above prohibited use during special events sponsored by the City of Owensville or another entity, as approved by the Park Board.
C. 
Violation of this Section shall be an infraction punishable by fine of up to two hundred dollars ($200.00).

Section 225.090 Parking.

[R.O. 2010 §225.090; CC 1975 §1112.09; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 284 §§1 — 2, 8-15-1988]
No person shall park any vehicle on other than an established parking area or on temporary parking areas established by the Park Board and all parking shall be in accordance with all other parking ordinances of the City.

Section 225.100 Fires.

[R.O. 2010 §225.110; CC 1975 §1112.11; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall build or attempt to build a fire except in barbecue pits and other areas as may be designated by the Park Board.

Section 225.110 Loitering and Boisterousness. [1]

[R.O. 2010 §225.120; CC 1975 §1112.12; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language, or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to breach the public peace.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to peace disturbance, §215.200.

Section 225.120 Picnic Area Availability.

[R.O. 2010 §225.150; CC 1975 §1112.15; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall interfere with the use by another of the individual fireplaces, shelter houses, tables and benches the use of which shall be on a "First come, first served," basis or by permit and deposit from the Park Board when applicable.

Section 225.130 Duty of Picnicker.

[R.O. 2010 §225.160; CC 1975 §1112.16; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall leave a picnic area before any fire set or used by him/her is completely extinguished and before all trash and other refuse is placed in the disposal receptacles where provided. If no such receptacles are available, refuse and trash shall be carried away from the park area by the picnicker to be properly disposed of elsewhere.

Section 225.140 Camping.

[R.O. 2010 §225.170; CC 1975 §1112.17; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall camp or sleep in the parks and other than in designated areas recommended by the Park Board. No person shall camp or sleep overnight at any park unless first obtaining a permit therefor, which permit shall not exceed six (6) consecutive nights, from the Chief of Police or Park Superintendent. Such permit shall be displayed in a place visible to all representatives of the City. For the purposes of this Section "camping" includes all tents, shacks, shelters or special vehicles to be used or that could be used for such purposes.

Section 225.150 Horseback Riding.

[R.O. 2010 §225.180; CC 1975 §1112.18; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 123 §1, 7-14-1980]
No person shall ride a horse except on designated bridle trails as recommended by the Park Board. All horses used on designated bridle trails shall be thoroughly broken and properly restrained, and ridden with due care and shall not be allowed to graze or go unattended, nor shall any horse be hitched to any rock, tree or shrub.

Section 225.160 Opening and Closing Hours For City Park.

[R.O. 2010 §225.190; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 256 §1, 11-2-1987; Ord. No. 616 §1, 11-2-1998]
During the period October thirty-first (31st) through the last day of February, inclusive, of each year, all City Parks shall be open from 6:01 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. and closed from 10:01 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. except that the provisions of Section 215.710 pertaining to Halloween curfew hours shall take precedence over this provision on October thirty-first (31st) of each year. During the period of March first (1st) through October thirtieth (30th), inclusive, of each year, all City Parks shall be open from 6:01 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight and closed from 12:01 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. No person shall remain in any City Park during the closed hours unless participating in an activity which has been authorized in writing by the Park Board to continue into the normally closed hours. Any organization, group or individual who wishes to sponsor an activity that will or may last into the normally closed hours shall obtain a permit therefor from the Park Board and shall provide to the Park Board a list of participants therein if a private function or sponsored by an individual. A list of participants or authorized persons shall also be furnished by an organization or group if practical. Any person remaining in the City Parks after closing hours, except in connection with functions for which an after hours permit has been issued, shall be deemed to be a trespasser.

Section 225.170 Opening and Closing Hours For City Golf Course.

[R.O. 2010 §225.195; Ord. No. 670 §1, 5-1-2000]
A. 
The City golf course shall be open throughout the year from dawn to dusk subject to the following exceptions:
1. 
When notice is posted by park personnel that the course is closed due to weather conditions.
2. 
When notice is posted by park personnel that the course, or a portion thereof, is closed for construction or maintenance purposes.
3. 
At such time as permission has been granted by the Park Board in writing to an organization or individual to play "night golf". In the event such permission is granted, the written permit shall set forth thereon the name of the individual in charge, the time at which play is to commence and end, the number of players who shall participate and an acknowledgment by the individual in charge that appropriate equipment (balls and flashlights) are available and shall be used.