City of De Soto, MO
Jefferson County
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Cross Reference — As to park board of directors, see §125.030.
[CC 1988 §18-1; Ord. No. 2457 §1, 2-5-1973]
The rules and regulations established by this Chapter are not to hamper and restrict our citizens but are adopted so as to allow our citizens and guests maximum use and enjoyment of the facilities without annoyance and discomfort by others.
[CC 1988 §18-2; Ord. No. 2457 §2, 2-5-1973]
The rules and regulations established in this Chapter apply to all park areas which have been assigned to the City Park Department. Any Section or provision of this Chapter which shall be declared to be in conflict with Federal, State, County or City ordinances shall be deemed to be modified to be in agreement and accordance with those laws, rules or regulations.
[CC 1988 §18-3; Ord. No. 2457 §3, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 2517 §1, 11-18-1974]
The rules and regulations established by this Chapter will be enforced by the Police Department.
[CC 1988 §18-4; Ord. No. 2457 §4, 2-5-1973]
Any activity which is likely to result in injury or loss of life is prohibited. The various sports and activities are to be played in the location provided for them and in open areas when such sport or activity will not create a hazard to others.
[CC 1988 §18-5; Ord. No. 2457 §18, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 2517 §4, 11-18-1974; Ord. No. 2616 §1, 11-7-1977]
All City parks are closed from sunset until 6:30 A.M., except when kept open for special events sponsored by or operated by the City.
[CC 1988 §18-6; Ord. No. 2457 §5, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 2517 §2, 11-18-1974]
Cars, trucks, buses or similar vehicles, as well as bicycles, tricycles, motorbikes of all types and other similar vehicles are allowed only in those areas of the parks where roadways are provided. Bicycles may be walked in grassy areas and along pedestrian walkways and may park where they will not inconvenience others. Any motor vehicles shall not be parked on grassy areas and must restrict themselves to roadways.
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Cross Reference — As to motor vehicles and traffic generally, see Title III of this Code.
[CC 1988 §18-7; Ord. No. 2457 §17, 2-5-1973]
The speed limit of all park roadways shall be ten (10) miles per hour. The flow of traffic within Walther Park shall consist only in the north to south direction. All other existing municipal and State traffic laws, as well as all laws of safe and prudent driving habits, shall exist within the park confines.
[CC 1988 §18-8; Ord. No. 2457 §6, 2-5-1973]
All property in park areas belongs to the citizens. No property, animate or inanimate, shall be damaged, destroyed or removed from the park or moved from the location where it is installed or planted. No holes shall be dug and no structure, either temporary or permanent, shall be erected unless authorized.
[CC 1988 §18-9; Ord. No. 2940 §1, 4-3-1989; Ord. No. 3103 §2, 9-21-1992; Ord. No. 3703 §1, 9-18-2006; Ord. No. 3916 §§1 — 2, 1-16-2012]
A. 
Use Of Facilities — Deposits And Reservations.
1. 
It is intended that all facilities be used on a "first-come, first-served" basis, except for the following pavilions that may be reserved for specific date and times: the main pavilion in Spross Park, the first (1st) pavilion, center pavilion, third (3rd) pavilion, south pavilion and the gazebo in Walther Park. Applications for reserving these pavilions shall be made at the City Hall starting January second (2nd) of that year.
2. 
City of De Soto residents will be charged a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) deposit to reserve a pavilion. The deposit will be returned after the reserved area is inspected for trash, debris and damage.
3. 
Non-residents of the City of De Soto will be charged a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) fee to reserve a pavilion.
4. 
If the deposit is not picked up within thirty (30) days after the reserved event, the deposit will be donated to the City's Parks Department. Fees/deposits must be paid no later than five (5) days before the event. Any person violating this Section or any person interfering with another person's use of a reserved pavilion will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
B. 
In general, the facilities and equipment are to be used for the purposes for which they were designed. Use of facilities and equipment for purposes other than for which they were designed is prohibited.
[CC 1988 §18-10; Ord. No. 2457 §8, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 2517 §3, 11-18-1974]
The waterways within the parks are to be used solely as recreational facilities. The removal of gravel products from the streams is expressly forbidden except under the direction of the Park Board when it is deemed the removal of gravel is necessary in order to protect the park ground and improvements. Only at authorized crossing areas will vehicles be permitted to drive through streams. Also, the washing of vehicles in the streams is prohibited.
[CC 1988 §18-11; Ord. No. 2457 §9, 2-5-1973]
No firearms, explosives or air-powered weapons are to be brought into, possessed or set off in any park area.
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Cross References — As to weapons generally, see §§215.240215.250 of this Code.
[CC 1988 §18-12; Ord. No. 2457 §10, 2-5-1973]
No person shall molest, hunt, kill or frighten any wildlife creature in any manner whatsoever.
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Cross Reference — As to animals and fowl generally, see ch. 210 of this Code.
[CC 1988 §18-13; Ord. No. 2457 §11, 2-5-1973]
Domestic animals are not permitted in the parks unless the animal is on a leash. Horses are not to be ridden or kept in the parks, unless authorized by the City Manager.
[CC 1988 §18-14; Ord. No. 2457 §12, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 3578 §§1 — 10, 7-19-2004]
A. 
The purpose of this Section is to regulate and limit events that are venued within the limits of all City parks.
B. 
No event, including, but not limited to, public speeches, demonstrations, exhibitions, concerts, musicals, performances, parades, dances, flea markets, crafters, festivals, shall be held within the limits of a De Soto City park unless a special event permit is applied for, approved and issued by both the Park Board and the City Manager of the City of De Soto. Organized events are permitted in City parks provided the person(s) or representative(s) of the requested event and the requested event itself meet the management and operational criteria of the City park where the event is sought to be conducted.
C. 
The application shall be submitted on a form as established by the City Manager. Each applicant shall fully complete the application form. Each applicant shall fully disclose the scope and nature of the activity for which the permit is sought. The application shall be submitted more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the event for which the permit is sought.
D. 
The applicant shall state on the application that it will indemnify and hold the City harmless from any claim resulting from the event, and each application shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance, showing the City as additional named insured and covering any damage or liability to the City which may be caused by the event or by the operation of the event, with limits of liability of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per event.
E. 
The City Manager may refuse to issue a permit to any applicant which does not comply with this Section or which has in any previous operation in any other City or this City been unsatisfactory.
F. 
Upon determination that a proposed applicant has complied with this Section the City Manager shall issue a permit and shall notify the applicant of same.
G. 
Each permit issued shall state the hour or hours, date or dates and place or places of said event.
H. 
The park premises where the event is conducted, shall be cleaned and policed and all trash, litter and debris shall be removed and properly disposed of by the permit holder after the event. To insure compliance, the City may require a reasonable security deposit by the applicant.
I. 
The Park Board and the City Manager are hereby given authority to establish and promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the terms of this Section for the purpose of carrying out and enforcing compliance therewith and a copy of such rules and regulations shall be on file and available for public inspection and examination in the office of the City Clerk. The failure or refusal of any applicant or permit holder to comply with such rules and regulations established and promulgated under this Section shall be deemed a violation of this Section.
J. 
Any permit issued pursuant to this Section may be revoked by the City Manager upon his/her determination that the event is being operated or conducted in violation of this Section or in violation of rules and regulations established and promulgated pursuant hereto, or is so conducted or operated as to unreasonably endanger the public peace, health, safety and/or welfare of the citizens of the City.
[CC 1988 §18-15; Ord. No. 2457 §13, 2-5-1973]
The City has no facility for trailers, campers, buses or overnight autos in any City park. Facilities for overnight camping or in tents on the ground is also not available. Due to this lack of proper facilities, overnight camping of any sort is prohibited.
[CC 1988 §18-16; Ord. No. 2457 §14, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 3577 §§1 — 11, 7-19-2004]
A. 
The purpose of this Section is to regulate the vending of foods and refreshments for sale in City parks and within two hundred (200) feet thereof to the public using City parks, whether for special occasions, during concerts or other events.
B. 
The vending of foods and refreshments for sale to the public in and within two hundred (200) feet of City parks is restricted to civic and non-profit organizations that maintain a permanent chapter, club, presence or residence within the City limits of the City of De Soto.
C. 
Every civic or non-profit organization proposing to vend food and refreshments in and within two hundred (200) feet of City parks shall apply in writing to the Park Board for a permit on behalf of such organization and shall complete an application form as may be established by the City Manager. The application shall be submitted more than thirty (30) days prior to the special occasion, concert or other event for which the permit is sought. Applicant must provide a copy of the permit issued by the Jefferson County Health Department.
D. 
No permit shall be issued to vend food and refreshments until the application is approved by both the Park Board and the City Manager.
E. 
The applicant shall state on its application that it will indemnify and hold the City harmless from any claim resulting from the food and refreshment vending operation, and each application shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance, showing the City as additional named insured and covering any damage or liability to the City which may be caused by the operation with limits of liability of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence.
F. 
The City Manager may refuse to issue a permit to any applicant which does not comply with this Section or which has in any previous operation in any other City or this City been unsatisfactory.
G. 
Upon determination that a proposed applicant has complied with this Section, the City Manager shall issue a permit and shall notify the applicant of same.
H. 
Any permit issued pursuant to this Section may be revoked by the City Manager upon his/her determination that the food and refreshment operation is being operated or conducted in violation of this Section or in violation of rules and regulations established and promulgated pursuant hereto, or is so conducted or operated as to endanger substantially the public peace, health, safety and/or welfare of the citizens of the City.
I. 
Each permit issued shall state the hours and dates of operation.
J. 
The area or premises where such food and refreshment operation is conducted shall be cleaned and policed and all trash, litter and debris shall be removed and properly disposed of.
K. 
The Park Board and the City Manager are hereby given authority to establish and promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the terms of this Section for the purpose of carrying out and enforcing compliance therewith, and a copy of such rules and regulations shall be on file and available for public inspection and examination in the office of the City Clerk. The failure or refusal of any applicant or permit holder to comply with such rules and regulations established and promulgated under this Section shall be deemed a violation of this Section.
[CC 1988 §18-17; Ord. No. 2457 §15, 2-5-1973]
Picnicking with or without fires may be done in any area where it will not interfere with other recreational activities. Fires are permitted only within grills. The grills and picnicking facilities are for family and group picnics. Use of these facilities as a "free kitchen", restaurants or similar activity is expressly prohibited.
[CC 1988 §18-18; Ord. No. 2457 §16, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 2684 §1, 7-7-1980]
All trash is to be deposited in trash containers located within the park boundaries. These trash containers are designed for use only by park users. The use of these containers for any other purpose is forbidden. Any person violating this Section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense.
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Cross Reference — As to garbage and refuse generally, see ch. 235 of this Code.
[CC 1988 §18-19; Ord. No. 2457 §19, 2-5-1973; Ord. No. 2705 §§1, 2, 5-19-1981; Ord. No. 3857 §1, 6-21-2010; Ord. No. 4121, 5-7-2018]
A. 
All alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the parks of the City, either in their original package form or for use or consumption on the park premises, and same shall not be kept in possession on the park premises.
B. 
Subsection (A) shall not apply to the consumption of alcoholic beverages at a picnic, bazaar, fair, horse show or similar gathering when a permit or temporary permit to sell alcoholic beverages is granted pursuant to Subsection (E) or Subsection (F) of Section 600.100.
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Cross Reference — As to alcoholic beverages generally, see ch. 600 of this Code.
[CC 1988 §18-20; Ord. No. 2193 §2, 9-18-1967]
No person shall pitch horseshoes or other similar objects in any of the parks of the City except in areas designated by the Park Board for such purposes.
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 3885 §1, adopted March 21, 2011, repealed section 240.210 "skateboard park — helmets required" in its entirety. Former section 240.210 derived from ord. no. 3558 §1, 4-19-2004. This section has been reserved for the city's future use.