City of Greenwood, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
As used in this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
BOAT
Any raft, canoe or other water vessel used for travel on the surface of a body of water.
CONCESSION STAND
Any portion of a park designed or used for the purpose of dispensing foods, confections and soft drinks.
LITTER
Any wastepaper, rubbish, bottles, cans, wrappers and other trash.
PARK
Any property, reservation, playground or other recreational facility owned or used by the City for recreational activities and designated for such purposes by the Board of Aldermen.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, association, corporation or partnership.
PROPERTY
Any building, structure, bridge, table, bench, fireplace, railing, paving, tree, shrubs, fountains, playground equipment and all other public property and appurtenances in a park.
TRASH
Refuse, rubble, ashes, inorganic waste, tree limbs and other debris.
VEHICLE
Any wheeled conveyance, whether self-propelled, drawn or towed.
[Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to:
1. 
Willfully and maliciously mark on, deface, disfigure, tamper with or remove any park property.
2. 
Enter any building or structure designated for the opposite sex if such person is older than eight (8) years of age.
3. 
Construct or erect any building, structure, or fence.
4. 
Plant, cut, remove or pick any tree or other plant.
5. 
Climb upon, stand upon or sit upon any park property not designated or customarily used for such purposes, such as concession stands and restroom facilities.
6. 
Build or attempt to build a fire in any area not designated for such purpose by the Park Board President or his designee.
7. 
Enter any area posted as "closed to the public".
8. 
Go onto any ice on park waters unless a sign is posted indicating the ice as being safe.
9. 
Fail to exhibit any permit issued to the person when requested to do so by any authorized person for the purpose of enforcing compliance with the permit.
10. 
Smoke tobacco products, except in designated areas.
[Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
A. 
The following regulations apply in a park:
1. 
Swimming. It shall be unlawful for any person to:
a. 
Swim, bathe or wade in any park waters not designated for such use.
b. 
Dress or undress in any area not specifically designated for such use.
2. 
Boating. It shall be unlawful for any person to bring into or operate any boat upon any park waters without a permit.
3. 
Fishing. It shall be unlawful for a person to:
a. 
Engage in commercial fishing.
b. 
Fish in any park waters not designated for fishing.
4. 
Animals. It shall be unlawful for any person to:
a. 
Hunt, shoot, trap, harm, kill or otherwise disturb any animal, reptile or bird.
b. 
Possess the nest, eggs or young of any animal, reptile or bird.
c. 
Give or attempt to give any tobacco, alcohol or other noxious substance to any animal, bird or reptile.
Notwithstanding any other provisions, deadly poisonous reptiles such as rattlesnakes and copperheads may be killed on sight.
5. 
Camping. It shall be unlawful for any person to camp without a permit.
6. 
Horseback Riding. Horses shall be ridden on designated bridal trails only. All horses ridden in parks must be properly broken and ridden with due care. Horses shall not be left unattended and shall be hitched to designated hitching posts only.
7. 
Fireworks. The use of fireworks is prohibited, excepted as provided in Title VI, Chapter 605, Article V.
[Ord. No. 1.211 § I, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 2002-06-03-05 § 1, 6-3-2002; Ord. No. 2011-06-14-03 § 1, 6-14-2011; Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon or loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or remain in any City park between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and sunrise, unless participating in or attending a City sponsored or approved event or activity.
B. 
Exception. Requests for permission to extend beyond the 11:00 P.M. curfew must be made in writing and submitted to the office of the City Clerk no later than forty-eight (48) hours prior to such time as an extension of the curfew is requested.
[Ord. No. 1.211 § II, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 2002-06-03-05 § 2, 6-3-2002; Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
A. 
The City and its employees shall not be liable for or assume any responsibility for valuables brought into any park nor for the receipt and disbursement of any funds other than City funds.
B. 
The City, its agents, servants and employees acting in the scope of their employment, is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
[Ord. No. 1.211 § III, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
Vehicles may be parked in designated areas only, and at times as provided in Title III.
[Ord. No. 1.211 § IV, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to:
1. 
Throw, discharge or deposit any liquid substance or solid substance into any lake, stream, fountain or other such body of water that will result in the pollution of such body of water.
2. 
Dump or deposit any trash or litter upon the park property.
[Ord. No. 1.211 § V, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 2002-06-03-05 § 3, 6-3-2002]
Any person willfully, maliciously or negligently damaging, destroying or defacing any equipment or property of any park will be liable for the payment of the cost of repair or replacement.
[Ord. No. 1.211 § VI — VIII, 6-7-1993; Ord. No. 2006-04-10-03 § 1, 4-10-2006; Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
A. 
Reservations. Reservations must be made with the City Collector for use of any park shelter.
B. 
Fees. The following fees are hereby established for use of park shelters:
[Ord. No. 2015-2882 § 1, 3-10-2015]
1. 
Shelter No. 1, Hitt Park, large shelter (by playground), electric/water.
a. 
Resident: forty dollars ($40.00).
b. 
Non-resident: seventy dollars ($70.00).
2. 
Shelter No. 2, Hitt Park, large shelter (in back of park), electric/water.
a. 
Resident: forty dollars ($40.00).
b. 
Non-resident: seventy dollars ($70.00).
3. 
Shelter No. 3, small shelter (by No. 3 ball diamond), water.
a. 
Resident: thirty dollars ($30.00).
b. 
Non-resident: fifty dollars ($50.00).
4. 
Shelter No. 4, Freedom Park, small shelter, water.
a. 
Resident: thirty dollars ($30.00).
b. 
Non-resident: fifty dollars ($50.00).
5. 
Shelter No. 5, Allendale Lake Meadows Park, small shelter, electric.
a. 
Resident: thirty dollars ($30.00).
b. 
Non-resident: fifty dollars ($50.00).
C. 
Deposit. A deposit of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) is required for residents and non-residents. The shelter must be cleaned by the user and inspected and approved by the Park Board President or his/her designee before a deposit will be refunded. The clean-up deposit will be returned within five (5) business days after inspection and approval by Park and Recreation.
[Ord. No. 2015-2882 § 1, 3-10-2015]
[Ord. No. 2001-09-17-02 § 1, 9-17-2001; Ord. No. 2009-10-19-01 § 1, 10-19-2009; Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012; Ord. No. 2014-2871 § 1, 7-22-2014]
The consumption and possession of alcohol in the City park is prohibited, provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board of Aldermen may, upon its own motion, allow for the selling, consumption, and/or possession of alcohol in a City park upon terms and conditions as it may specify.
[Ord. No. 2007-05-22-03 § 1, 5-22-2007; Ord. No. 2012-05-16-03 § 3, 5-16-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to operate motor vehicles or trucks, motor scooters, motorbikes, mini-bikes, motorcycles, go-carts, all-terrain vehicles or powered scooters within any public park of the City or within or upon property owned by the City, except:
1. 
Upon regular driveways, streets or parking lots set aside for vehicular traffic; and
2. 
Only then in accordance with all other applicable City ordinances.
B. 
The provisions of this Section shall not be applicable to any:
1. 
Properly designated emergency vehicle operated in response to any emergency; or
2. 
Vehicles or maintenance equipment operated by:
a. 
City employees or officials;
b. 
Authorized agents of the City;
c. 
Authorized City or Park Board volunteers;
d. 
Park Board members or authorized agents of the Park Board while the above are acting pursuant to their employment duties, volunteer functions or other official status, as the case may be.