Village of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Kenosha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 6-3-2002 by Ord. No. 02-18 (Ch. 19 of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Park Commission — See Ch. 18, Art. II.
Animals — See Ch. 119.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 250.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARK or PARKS
All lands and waters acquired by the Village for park or recreational purposes, and shall include, without limitation, parks, beaches, swimming pools, golf courses, bicycle/walking trails, ball diamonds and other athletic fields and privately owned lands, the use of which has been granted to the Village for park, recreational, athletic or like public services.
PUBLIC BEACH ON PUBLICLY OWNED INLAND LAKE
The area on Lake Andrea used for swimming, diving or recreational bathing, together with the associated land area and appurtenances designated for bather usage.
PUBLICLY OWNED LAND ADJACENT TO THE WATER'S EDGE OF LAKE MICHIGAN
The public land areas adjacent to the waters of Lake Michigan used for recreational purposes.
RECPLEX
A recreation facility at 9900 Terwall Terrace in Prairie Springs Park.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
All permits issued pursuant to this section shall be obtained before the proposed activity.
A. 
The following actions are permitted with a written permit from the Village Board:
(1) 
Any person, group or organization may hold or take part in any musical, theatrical or other entertainment, or any parade, procession, public meeting or gathering of any kind, or make any political or religious address, oration or demonstration of any kind, or use any loudspeaker or amplifying equipment in any park only with written permission.
(2) 
Any person, group or organization may sell or offer for sale any article or perform or offer to perform any service for hire or solicit for any trade, occupation, business or profession or solicit in any park only with a written permit.
(3) 
Any person, group or organization may place or carry any structure, bulletin board or advertising device of any kind whatever, or erect a tent or post any notice, bill poster, sign, wire, rod or cord to any tree, shrub, fence, railing, fountain, wall, post or structure, statue, bridge, or monument in any park, or place any advertising or decoration of any kind whatever therein in any park, only with a written permit.
(4) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(4), concerning removal of wood from any Village park, was repealed 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32.
(5) 
Any person, group or organization may camp or erect a tent for sleeping overnight in any Village park only with written permit. Upon approval, said permit will only be issued upon the submittal of a list of all registered campers and payment of applicable rental fees.
[Amended 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32]
(6) 
Any person, group or organization may conduct any gathering or activity, including reserving a picnic area or ball field, where the attendance is greater than 500 persons, only with written permit, insofar as no more than 50% of said facilities in any given park are reserved for that same period.
(7) 
Any person, group or organization may be allowed to bring, drink, possess or give away any beer, liquor or other intoxicating beverages within any Village park only with a written permit.
[Amended 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32]
B. 
The Director of Public Works shall have the authority to issue a permit to any person, group or organization to bring, drink, possess or give away beer, liquor or other intoxicating beverages within any Village park. The Director of Public Works or designee shall have the authority to issue permits to reserve park pavilions, picnic areas and ball fields in Village parks if the following criteria are met:
[Amended 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(1) 
A complete application is submitted no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled event;
(2) 
The required fee(s) is submitted;
(3) 
The proposed activity does not violate any prohibited actions in this chapter;
(4) 
The proposed activity does not include any activities outlined in Subsection A;
(5) 
(Reserved)
(6) 
The proposed activity does not conflict with scheduled Village events or Village recreational programs; and
(7) 
(Reserved)
(8) 
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
C. 
Application. A person seeking issuance of a permit shall obtain and file a complete application and required fee(s) with the Director of Public Works or designee.
[Amended 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(1) 
If such permit requires Village Board approval, as outlined in Subsection A, such permit shall be submitted to the Director of Public Works at least two weeks prior to a scheduled meeting of the Village Board.
(2) 
If such permit allows the Director of Public Works to issue a permit as outlined in Subsection B, such permit shall be submitted to the Director of Public Works at least 72 hours prior to the proposed event.
(3) 
The permit application shall include:
(a) 
Name and address of applicant.
(b) 
Name and address of the person, corporation or association sponsoring the activity, if any.
(c) 
The day and hours for which the permit is desired, if applicable.
(d) 
The park, or portion thereof, for which the permit is desired, if applicable.
(e) 
An estimate of the attendance, if applicable.
(f) 
Any other information which, in the opinion of the Village Board, is reasonably necessary to a fair determination of whether a permit should be issued.
D. 
Fees. Each application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee and/or bond as required per § 242-3 of this chapter.
E. 
Granting of permits.
(1) 
The Village Board shall issue a permit hereunder when it has found that:
(a) 
The proposed activity or use of the park or park area will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general enjoyment of the park.
(b) 
The proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
(c) 
The proposed activity or use is not reasonably anticipated to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct.
(d) 
The proposed activity will not entail unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense on the Village.
(e) 
The facilities desired have not been reserved for other use at the day and hour requested in the application.
(f) 
The area requested is in compliance with the areas designated by the Village for the type of use requested.
(2) 
Permits shall be granted on a first-come-first-served basis, except that the Village Board may, by regulation, reserve certain areas for traditional celebrations and services on national holidays by specific groups. Applications for a permit within a given calendar year shall not be accepted prior to the first working day in January of said calendar year.
(3) 
No more than 50% of designated picnic areas in Prairie Springs Park shall be reserved for any given day.
(4) 
When considering an application for a permit to hold a public assembly, public meeting or gathering, the Village Board shall grant said permit unless the Board specifically finds that the granting of said permit is in conflict with any subsection noted above.
F. 
Compliance with rules and regulations. A permittee shall be bound by all of the park rules and regulations and all applicable ordinances fully as though the same were inserted in such permit, except to the extent that the permit otherwise specifies.
G. 
Liability. The person or persons to whom a permit is issued shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any person whatever by reason of the negligence of the person or persons to whom such permit has been issued.
H. 
Display of permit. As a condition of a permit being issued, it is required that the permittee have the permit in his or her possession at all times while it is in effect and that, upon the request of any duly authorized agent of the Village or duly authorized law enforcement personnel, a permittee shall present the permit for inspection.
I. 
Revocation. The Village Board shall have the authority to revoke a permit upon a finding of violation of any rule or ordinance or upon good cause shown.
J. 
Appeal. Notice of hearing to revoke or appeal a denial of such permit shall be given to the applicant or holder of said permit 10 days before the date of hearing by delivering a copy of such notice to the permittee personally or by mailing a copy of such notice to the permittee or applicant as stated in the application or permit. If the permittee is a corporation, delivery of such notice shall be to the registered agent of such corporation at the address given in the application 10 days before the date of such hearing. In the event of revocation of a permit, no refund of application or permit fees shall be made, and the Village Board may refuse to grant another permit to such permittee or applicant for such length of time as it deems advisable.
[Amended 6-17-2002 by Ord. No. 02-37; 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-27; 2-6-2006 by Ord. No. 06-06; 4-16-2007 by Ord. No. 07-14]
A. 
Prairie Springs Park fees are established annually and set forth in the Village Fee Schedule.
[Amended 10-19-2009 by Ord. No. 09-54; 9-18-2017 by Ord. No. 17-46; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
B. 
Fees for reserving outdoor recreation facilities, pavilions, equipment, and services. All picnic areas have a capacity of 250 persons unless otherwise noted. If the scheduled event will exceed the capacity for the given area, additional areas shall be reserved. All fees are nonrefundable.
[Amended 9-17-2007 by Ord. No. 07-38; 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
C. 
Ingram Park.
[Added 9-16-2013 by Ord. No. 13-44]
(1) 
Dog park fees. All dogs using the dog park must have a Village of Pleasant Prairie annual dog park tag, or the owner can pay a daily fee each day the park is visited. Fees to use the dog park in Ingram Park are set forth in Chapter 119 of the Municipal Code. No annual dog park tag shall be granted without proof that a dog is currently licensed in Kenosha County or another municipality where the dog is kept.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(2) 
Dog park rules and regulations. Set forth below are the rules and regulations for the use of the dog park in Ingram Park.
(a) 
Park ordinances require an owner/handler clean up and properly dispose of waste left by his or her dog(s).
(b) 
Dogs must be kept on a leash not to exceed 10 feet until they are in the dog park entrance and the gate has closed behind them. For the safety of your pet as well as others, do not keep your dog on a leash while inside the dog park.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(c) 
The dog owner/handler must be physically capable of controlling his or her dog. All owners/handlers are required to remain inside the off-leash area and be in view of their dog(s) at all times. The limit is three dogs per handler, per visit.
(d) 
Aggressive dogs or dogs that have been determined to be vicious are not permitted on the premises. Dogs exhibiting rough, aggressive or dangerous behavior must be removed by the owner immediately.
(e) 
Excessive barking is prohibited. Dogs barking excessively must be removed by the owner.
(f) 
All dogs must be current on vaccinations.
(g) 
All dogs must be licensed by their respective municipality and display said license/tag while in the dog park. Noncounty residents must have the current rabies vaccine tag as well as a dog license tag issued by the governing body where they reside.
(h) 
Leashes are not to exceed 10 feet in length and must be kept on the dog until inside the double-gates entry. Remove the leash prior to entering the second gate. Do the reverse when leaving.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(i) 
The off-leash dog park is for dogs and their handlers. No other type of animal (i.e., hunting or other use) is allowed. No firearms or starting pistols are permitted.
(j) 
Absolutely no female dogs in heat or puppies under the age of four months are allowed in the dog park.
(k) 
No smoking, food, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, strollers or bicycles are allowed inside the dog park.
(l) 
Please leave your dog toys at home.
(m) 
Children under 18 years old must be accompanied and supervised closely by an adult at all times. It is recommended that small children not be brought into the off-leash area. Children are not permitted to run with or chase dogs.
(n) 
Users of the dog park do so at their own risk. The Village of Pleasant Prairie is not liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog or person in this park. Owners and users agree to assume the full responsibility of any injuries, damages or loss to themselves, their dogs or property or any damage to other people or dogs connected with or associated with their use of the park.
(3) 
Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in § 242-12 of this chapter.
D. 
Other fees for all parks.
[Amended 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(1) 
All applications shall be completed by a responsible adult over 18 years of age. In addition, a nonrefundable permit application fee for applications to be considered by the Village Board or to secure an alcohol beverage permit shall be paid at the time an application is submitted for a permit as outlined in § 242-2. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older to apply for an alcohol beverage permit.
(2) 
In parks without rest room facilities, a fee based on a Village contract with a sanitation company per required facility shall be submitted at the time the permit is issued. The number of rest room facilities shall be based on the requirements as set forth by the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(3) 
If an applicant requests to have alcoholic beverages at the specific function, an additional fee per picnic area reserved shall be required. Said payment will be refundable after an appropriate cost for cleanup and/or repair of picnic area is required by Village staff.
(4) 
For rental of a park pavilion in any Village park, a refundable deposit shall be submitted one month prior to the reservation date to secure the site. The deposit shall only be refunded upon Village inspection that there are no damages or loss of Village property to the pavilion site. Applicants are held responsible for any costs associated with the loss or damage of Village property which may exceed the deposit.
(5) 
Cancellation of rental. A fee of no less than 1/2 of the rental fee will be charged for guests changing or canceling their reservation within 30 days of the reservation date. Cancellation prior to 30 days will be subject to a cancellation fee. (No refunds due to inclement weather. Deposit refunds may take several weeks to process after the reservation.)
(6) 
Park temporary structure inspection fee.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E, Selling of concessions in any park, and former Subsection F, Nonmotorized watercraft rental fees at Lake Andrea, added 5-19-2008 by Ord. No 08-32, which immediately followed, were repealed 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35.
Except for attendance at or participation in scheduled events, no person shall remain in any park from dusk until dawn.
The following activities are prohibited in Village parks. All persons that are issued a permit or rent a picnic area, pavilion or ball field in any Village park shall be held financially responsible for any damages to the park and its facilities.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, group or organization to:
(1) 
Place any straw, dirt, chips, paper, shavings, shells, ashes or other rubbish, even though not offensive to health, in or upon any park. Furthermore, it shall be unlawful for any person to clean fish and dispose of fish entrails in other than a designated area.
(2) 
Remove, destroy, break, injure, mutilate or deface in any way any structure, monument, statue, fountain, wall, fence, garbage cans, railing, vehicle, bench, tree, shrub, plant, flower or other property in any park.
(3) 
Drive, ride or push any motorcycle, motor vehicle, truck, wagon, horse or any vehicle or animal in any part of the parks, except on the regular roadways designated therefor, provided that wheelchairs, baby carriages and such vehicles as are used in the park service are not included in the foregoing prohibition.
(4) 
Place, build or create any fires within any park areas except in properly constructed grills. All charcoal ashes shall be disposed of in containers labeled for such disposal. In addition, no person shall leave any fire unattended or throw away any matches, cigarettes, cigars or pipe ashes without first extinguishing them.
(5) 
Wade, bathe or swim except at such pools or beaches as may be designated for that purpose.
(6) 
Disturb any bird or other animal or disturb the nest or young of any bird or other animal, except the taking of any bird or other animal which is causing property damage or injuries within any Village park.
(7) 
Engage in ball throwing, bicycle riding, kite flying or fishing or any other activity which may endanger the safety of bathers or spectators in the beach area.
(8) 
Bring or permit a dog, cat or other household pet animal in any Village park at any time unless said animal is on a leash not exceeding 10 feet in length or under the owner's control or to bring or permit a dog or other household pet in any Village park which is not properly licensed with all required vaccinations and shots. Furthermore, no such animal shall be allowed in any beach area (sand or water) designated for swimming or on any of the playground equipment.
(9) 
Bring or permit horses or other livestock, poultry or farm animals in any Village park, trail or designated park road or parking area.
(10) 
Go beyond the designated swimming limits outlined by markers, and it shall be unlawful for any person to use a boat, raft, water skis, surfboard, windsurfer, sail board or other watercraft within such swimming limits, unless such devices are a part of a scheduled class.
(11) 
Swim at night or when the park is closed.
(12) 
Operate gasoline-powered vehicles, including jet skis, with the exception of electric motors which operate with no wake, or with the exception of emergency and maintenance boats, which shall be permitted on the beach or on Lake Andrea.
(13) 
Bring glass containers for beverages on the beach, nor shall any person place, build or create any bonfires or campfires within any Village park except Prairie Springs Park Picnic Area Five. Bonfires or campfires are allowed for Village-sponsored events.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(14) 
Indulge in violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disturbing conduct under circumstances in which such conduct tends to cause or provoke a disturbance.
(15) 
Operate a snowmobile in any Village park, except authorized park personnel.
(16) 
Use any type of inflatable device within a designated bathing area.
(17) 
Launch a boat from a trailer in any park, except that a boat, raft or watercraft of any type may be launched in a designated launching area.
(18) 
Fish in any designated swimming area.
(19) 
Play baseball, football, frisbee or other games in designated parking areas.
(20) 
Perform any mechanical work on automobiles in any park, unless it is an emergency situation.
(21) 
Operate any sound truck, loudspeaker, motor or any other mechanical device that produces undue or unnecessary noises in or upon any Village park.
(22) 
Be intoxicated or engage in any violent, abusive, loud, boisterous, vulgar, lewd, obscene or otherwise disorderly conduct, tending to create a breach of the peace or to disturb or annoy others, in or upon any Village park.
(23) 
Engage in ballplaying or the use of a frisbee or activity of like kind which interferes with the flow of traffic on any park road.
(24) 
Park, stop or leave standing, whether attended or unattended, any vehicle in any manner so as to block, obstruct or limit the use of any road or trail, or outside any designated parking area, or contrary to posted notices.
(25) 
Other than duly appointed law enforcement officers, to have in his possession or under his control any firearm, air gun, bow and arrow (except at the archery range) or other weapon, explosives or fireworks, as defined by §§ 250-3 and 250-5 of the Village Code, of any kind or discharge any of the same while in or upon any of the Village parks. Bow and arrow usage is specifically regulated in § 242-8 of this chapter.
(26) 
Conduct business in any Village park, in Prairie Springs Park, on Lake Andrea or within the RecPlex without a contract with the Village of Pleasant Prairie. This contract, or written agreement, and permit for approved programming should be readily available as proof of permission to conduct such business in the park or RecPlex.
[Added 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-24; amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(27) 
Launch motorized watercraft, including jet skis, from any public property on the Lake Michigan shoreline in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
[Added 6-19-2006 by Ord. No. 06-30]
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any vehicle, whether propelled by animal or other power, in any park recklessly, or at a rate of speed greater than is reasonably proper, having regard for the traffic, the safety of the public and the use of the parks, or so as to injure the property, life or limb of any person. Furthermore, at no time shall the speed of such vehicles exceed 15 miles per hour in Prairie Springs Park.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any aircraft to land in any park or any body of water in any Village park.
D. 
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to enter in any way a building or area that may be locked or closed to public use or contrary to a posted notice.
E. 
It shall be unlawful for any vehicles to be parked in a parking lot at Prairie Springs Park without a parking pass.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
F. 
It shall be unlawful for any vehicles to park against any yellow curb.
G. 
It shall be unlawful for any person without a scuba diving certificate to use Lake Andrea for the purpose of scuba diving, with the exception of scuba diving with a certified diving instructor.
H. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke on the beach at Lake Andrea. First violation shall result in revocation of the daily pass; subsequent violations will result in revocation of the annual pass. Any additional violations will result in penalties in accordance with § 242-12 of this chapter.
I. 
It shall be unlawful for sailboarders or windsurfers to launch onto Lake Andrea from any location other than those permitted.
J. 
It shall be unlawful for any watercraft to use an anchor at any time when launched in Lake Andrea.
[Added 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 10-32]
A. 
Beach water sampling. At least one set of bacteriological samples shall be collected by a Village representative at a predetermined location(s) throughout the swimming area at Prairie Springs Park once a week during the swimming season and at periods of peak usage as determined by the Village. The samples shall be tested by the Village. A set of samples shall be all samples collected during any one day.
B. 
Closing criteria for a beach. When one or more of the following subsections are not complied with, the beach shall be closed to the public until compliance is achieved. The Village may post any public beach closed until compliance with this section is met.
(1) 
Microbiological quality. The beach water fecal coliform density shall be at a safe level based on current water testing procedures. When it is determined that a beach must be closed, daily samples shall be collected and analyzed during the period of closure. The beach may be reopened if the fecal coliform density in two consecutive daily samples is determined safe.
(2) 
Chemical quality. The water shall be free of chemical substances capable of creating toxic reactions or irritations to the skin or membranes of swimmers.
(3) 
Air temperature. When the air temperature is below 60° F. the beach area shall be closed.
(4) 
Severe weather. Swimming or bathing shall not be permitted during lightning storms or other inclement weather as determined by the responsible person in charge of the beach operations.
C. 
Signs. The posting of signs shall designate the land boundary of a beach. When no lifeguard is on duty a sign shall be posted that states "No Lifeguard on Duty. No Swimming Allowed. All Violators Will Be Prosecuted and Fined per Village of Pleasant Prairie Code Chapter 242."
D. 
Markers. The perimeter of the beach water area shall be clearly designated by means of lines attached to swimming area buoys.
E. 
Lifeguards. During nonswimming hours when no lifeguard is on duty, a legible sign or signs reading "No Lifeguard on Duty" shall be posted. Distinguishing apparel or emblems shall identify all lifeguards on duty. Lifeguard stations shall be located as close as practical to the swimming area shoreline and within at least 30 feet of the shoreline.
F. 
Lifeguard certification. Lifeguards shall be certified. Acceptable certification for a lifeguard shall be a current American Red Cross lifeguard training certificate or Ellis & Associates lifeguard license. American Red Cross lifeguards must be certified by Ellis & Associates within 30 days.
G. 
Responsibilities and authorities.
(1) 
Any authorized Village employee or designated lifeguard(s) shall have the authority to clear the beach and designated swimming area in the event of an emergency, at closing or due to any criteria listed in this section.
(2) 
Any authorized Village employee or designated lifeguard(s) shall have the authority to remove any person, group or organization from the park that violates any of the prohibited actions as specified in § 242-5 of this chapter.
(3) 
Any authorized Village employee or designated lifeguard(s) shall have the authority to remove any person who has not paid the required entrance fee.
[Amended 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-25]
A. 
Boating.
(1) 
Motorboats prohibited area. No person shall operate a motorboat, as defined in § 30.50(6), Wis. Stats., that is propelled by internal combustion engine or engines on the waters of Lake Andrea in Prairie Springs Park or Ingram Park pond, with the exception of emergency boats, maintenance boats, law enforcement boats and boats which are used for Village of Pleasant Prairie sponsored special events. Electric motors or trolling motors only are permitted on said waters.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
(2) 
Posting requirements. The Village of Pleasant Prairie shall place and maintain a copy of this section at all public access points within the jurisdiction of the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
(3) 
State boating and safety laws adopted. State boating laws as found in §§ 30.50 to 30.71, Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference.
(4) 
Penalties. Wisconsin state boating penalties as found in § 30.80, Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference.
B. 
Launching sites defined. Nonmotorized personal watercraft may be launched in Prairie Springs Park Lake Andrea as follows:
(1) 
93rd Place public launch site. Any small watercraft may launch from the existing 93rd Place North Lake Andrea boat ramp at no charge.
(2) 
Picnic Area Six launch site: fee-based launch. Any small nonmotorized personal watercraft may launch from Picnic Area Six launch sites with a RecPlex membership. This would include any small nonmotorized personal watercraft, including sailboards.
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 20-35]
All bows must be cased to and from the archery range. The archery range may not be utilized before sunrise and after sunset. It is unlawful to have a bow and arrow in any other area of Prairie Springs Park Lake Andrea or any other park in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
[Last amended 8-5-2019 by Ord. No. 19-23]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOARD
Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
DEPARTMENT
Recreation Department of the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
DIRECTOR
The Director of Recreation of the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, who is immediately in charge of the maintenance or recreational use of any recreation facility.
FEES
Any price determined for delivery of service as determined by the Director or designee.
PERMIT
Any form of approval given in writing, verbally, or through permit application by the Director or designee.
RECREATION FACILITY
A building, owned or used by the Village, devoted to passive or active leisure time activities; RecPlex.
VILLAGE
Village of Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
B. 
Membership; membership options for the RecPlex. (See Addendum A for annual, monthly and short term membership rates, membership discount, and day pass rates.)[2]
(1) 
Basic individual membership is defined as one main member, 14 years or older having use of member-designated areas of the facility.
(2) 
Basic couple membership is defined as one main member and one spouse living in the same household. Only two adults per household.
(3) 
Basic family I membership is defined as one main member and unlimited children ages two to 25 years old, must be dependent(s) living in the same household as main member (ages 19 to 25 must show proof of full-time college status to be considered a dependent). Children under two are free.
(4) 
Basic family II is defined as one main member, one spouse and unlimited children ages two to 25 years old, must be dependent(s) living in the same house hold as main member (ages 19 to 25 must show proof of full-time college status to be considered a dependent).
(5) 
A monthly bank draft membership option is available with a processing fee, per month: $2 for one-year membership contracts.
(6) 
Short-term membership options are available; see the facility for details and pricing.
(7) 
Disabled adult and foster children memberships are available with restrictions; facility Director or designee approval required.
[2]
Editor's Note: Addendum A is on file in the Village offices.
C. 
RecPlex membership discounts; Village of Pleasant Prairie resident, corporate, corporate partner and senior discounts. (See Addendum A for discount options.)
(1) 
Village of Pleasant Prairie resident discount.
(a) 
A membership must include an adult main member or spouse resident of the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
(b) 
That membership will then receive the discounted resident rate.
(c) 
One facility fee will be charged for each membership contract.
(2) 
Corporate discount.
(a) 
A membership must include an adult main member or spouse employee of a participating corporation.
(b) 
That membership will then receive the discounted corporate rate.
(c) 
One facility fee will be charged at a discounted rate for each membership contract.
(3) 
Corporate partner discount.
(a) 
A membership must include an employee of a participating corporation who has met the requirements of corporate sponsor as established in a major sponsorship agreement with the Village of Pleasant Prairie and approved by the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
(b) 
That membership will then receive the discounted corporate partner rate.
(c) 
One facility fee will be charged for each membership contract.
(4) 
Senior discount.
(a) 
The main member must be 60 years of age or older.
(b) 
That membership will then receive the discounted senior rate.
(c) 
One facility fee will be charged for each membership contract.
D. 
Membership levels.
(1) 
All current and new memberships for residents, nonresidents, seniors, corporate, et al. will be referred to as basic individual, basic couple, basic family I or basic family II and include access to the free group fitness classes, fitness center, waterpark, aqua arena, ice arena, fieldhouse, locker rooms, beach (seasonal), Prairie Springs Park amenities (seasonal) and all other benefits as approved by the Recreation Director and Village Administrator and require a twelve-month minimum commitment.
(2) 
A second level, preferred, may be added to any main member, spouse or child age 14 or older, with a basic individual, basic couple, basic family I or basic family II membership type for an additional fee per individual upgrade; minimum commitment is required. The preferred level includes free access to all paid group fitness classes, including mind/body, aquatics fitness, trainer-led, and unlimited tanning per State of Wisconsin guidelines and other benefits as approved by the Recreation Director and Village Administrator.
(3) 
A third level, VIP, may be added to any main member, spouse or child (some age restrictions may apply and only children 14 and older may participate in any fitness class) with a basic individual, basic couple, basic family I or basic family II membership type for an additional fee per individual upgrade; minimum commitment is required. The VIP level includes free access to all paid group fitness classes including mind/body, aquatics fitness, trainer-led classes (age 14 and over), and unlimited tanning per State of Wisconsin guidelines (age 18 and older), and discounted personal training sessions that will be billed once weekly for the number of sessions trained during that period and other benefits as approved by the Recreation Director and Village Administrator.
(4) 
"Additional adult" is defined as a non-spouse, non-full-time student, 19 years of age or older; must be related to the main member and provide proof of residency in the same household as the main member. Manager approval is required and additional fees will be applied.
E. 
RecPlex fees.
(1) 
Day pass fees: See Addendum A for day pass rates.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Addendum A is on file in the Village offices.
(2) 
Short-term membership fees: See Addendum A for short-term membership.
(3) 
Program fees.
(a) 
The RecPlex shall offer recreation programs for all members and nonmembers to participate. Program fees shall be set to cover all direct and indirect costs and where appropriate, member fees will be discounted from nonmember fees. All program fees include all applicable taxes.
(b) 
Program cancellation fee. Subject to managerial approval, a processing fee may be applied for any request to cancel less than seven days prior to the program scheduled start date.
(4) 
Rentals. Both indoor and outdoor rentals shall be made available through permit to members and nonmembers at market rate. All rental fees include all applicable taxes.
(a) 
A facility impact fee may be applied to those rentals that require extra staff support and/or limit the number of active play areas for members.
(b) 
A facility security deposit may be applied to ensure the rented area is left in the same condition it is found. Security deposits shall be returned once the rented area is found to be free of damage, litter, and personal belongings at the conclusion of the rental.
(c) 
A facility deposit may be applied to hold the date and time until payment is required.
(d) 
Where applicable, the RecPlex may require a percentage of gate fees during large events.
(e) 
Rental cancellation fee. Subject to managerial approval, a processing fee may be applied for any request to cancel less than 30 days prior to the scheduled rental date.
(5) 
Nonsufficient fees/collections. Fees will be collected for nonsufficient funds for credit card, checks, and bank draft, and collections. The insufficient funds account will be frozen until all fees are paid. All access to the facility will be denied until the account is returned to an active paid status.
F. 
Operating rules/regulations.
(1) 
RecPlex user expectations.
(a) 
All RecPlex users utilizing facilities, programs, and services of the Recreation Division are obligated to adhere to the following policies and expectations:
[1] 
Be respectful and courteous of others at all times.
[2] 
Foul language and inappropriate gestures will not be tolerated.
[3] 
Physical violence against another individual will warrant police involvement and prosecution to the full extent of the law.
[4] 
Theft and vandalism will be met with police involvement and prosecution to the full extent of the law.
[5] 
Membership cards and day pass wristbands are not transferrable to family members or friends.
[6] 
Anyone suspected of being impaired will warrant police involvement.
[7] 
Abide by posted general rules and regulations set forth in each recreation division.
(b) 
If policies and regulations are not followed, any RecPlex user could be warned, suspended from use, or membership terminated. Any user not abiding by the suspension or termination will be seen as trespassing and will warrant police involvement.
(2) 
Proper clothing. All RecPlex users are expected to wear proper clothing, as posted, in all areas and for all uses within the facility. RecPlex users not abiding could be asked to not come back until proper clothing is worn.
(3) 
Minors in building after closing hours. All areas of the facility start to close 15 minutes prior to the close of building. Any minors in the building at closing time will be asked to contact their rides and be allowed to wait for 30 minutes within the facility with the Manager on duty. At that time, the minor may be escorted to another part of the facility that is still open or the police will be notified. Minors that chronically abuse this policy may have their future use suspended/terminated, with parent/guardian being notified.
(4) 
No carry-ins. Bleacher seats may be used but that is the only form of portable chair allowed in the RecPlex facility. Fire exits and pathways must remain clear and portable chairs impede the safe progress of individuals in the event of an emergency. Concessions is offered on both the RecPlex and the Ice Arena side of the facility as well as multiple vending machines for both food and beverage. The expectation is that members and guests are utilizing our concession options. Outside food is prohibited in the facility unless it is approved by management or purchased for volunteers, employees or independent contractors and kept in a specific location accessible only to the specified individuals.
(5) 
Facility usage. The purchase of a membership or day pass is required by all individuals who wish to access the gated areas of the facility. Scan cards and wristbands are not transferable to other individuals and there are penalties up to and including suspension, revocation or being banned from the facility for violating this protocol.
(6) 
Child supervision. Children 13 and under must be supervised by an adult while in the facility. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult or dropped off in the Kid's Court child-care area.
G. 
General.
(1) 
Facility hours.
(a) 
RecPlex regular business hours are:
[1] 
Monday to Friday: 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
[2] 
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
[3] 
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(b) 
At times, the RecPlex will have modified hours for maintenance shutdowns, events, and holidays.
(2) 
Ice employees/contracted.
(a) 
Learn-to-skate staff coach: This position is designed for the individual interested in teaching ice skating group lessons, as well as coaching private lessons in the facility.
(b) 
Rink professionals: This position is designed for the individuals dedicated to coaching private lessons at the professional level and committed to providing quality, personal coaching services to our figure skating customers; they are considered independent contractors.
(3) 
Certified personal training. Only a personal trainer certified and hired to provide personal trainer services within the RecPlex may provide personal training. Certified personal trainers approved by the Village of Pleasant Prairie shall function only under employment with the Village of Pleasant Prairie, through the auspices of the RecPlex. Personal training within the RecPlex by individuals not under employment with the Village of Pleasant Prairie is not permitted. Personal training is defined as providing one-on-one or small group strength training and services, leading a workout, prompting, and cueing exercises.
(4) 
Specialty coaches. Specialty coaches may be contracted by the RecPlex to provide camps, clinics, or courses. Only coaches under contract may provide the services for which they are contracted.
(5) 
Program refund. A full program refund/credit will be given for any request made more than five days prior to the scheduled program start date; a processing fee may be applied. A partial refund/credit will be given for any request made less than five days prior to the scheduled program start date; a processing fee may be applied.
(6) 
Lost and found. Nonvaluable lost and found will be held on the premises for 72 hours. Items will then be bagged and donated to a local clothing depository. Items such as shampoo, lotion, or other toiletries, undergarments, water bottles, lunch boxes, or perishable items will be thrown out immediately. Items of higher value like electronics, jewelry, wallets, glasses, purses etc. will be secured and we will attempt to contact the individual. The items will be labeled with the date the individual was contacted and the name of the owner. After 30 days, those items will also be discarded.
(7) 
Advertising/sponsorships/marketing/promotions. The RecPlex offers many different opportunities for businesses to advertise or sponsor within the RecPlex and Prairie Springs Park. Anyone wishing to use the RecPlex or Prairie Springs Park as a means to sell/advertise/market their product/cause/service must secure approval from the RecPlex Marketing and Promotions Division.
(8) 
Alcohol permit. A permit is required for consuming/possessing alcohol on any Village property. A nonrefundable application fee shall be submitted for securing the alcohol permit at time of rental permit. Alcohol permits are subject to approval. No liquor sales are allowed either directly or indirectly. The Village Hall issues a liquor license to sell.
(9) 
Smoke/vape free facility. The RecPlex is a smoke/vape free facility.
(10) 
Event marshaling. All event rentals are required to provide an event marshal per the RecPlex Emergency Action Plan. A RecPlex representative will provide the procedures at the beginning of the event that is to be followed throughout the duration of the event. Event marshaling noncompliance may result in a fine and future RecPlex rental use denied.
(11) 
No cameras in locker rooms. For the safety and privacy of all locker room users, there shall be no camera/video use in locker rooms. Anyone found to be violating this will be asked to leave, and their future use could be terminated.
(12) 
Froggy's Landing/Lake Andrea. The gated area known as "Froggy's Landing" is the only designated swimming area on Lake Andrea. Life guards will be on duty during posted hours of operation only during the beach season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Access to the beach is included with a RecPlex membership. Annual or beach day passes are also available for purchase. The Director of Recreation or designee reserves the right to close the beach due to unsafe weather conditions or temperatures at or below 60°.
[1]
Editor's Note: The title of § 242-9 was amended 8-5-2013 by Ord. No. 13-35.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 242-10, Ice Arena operation and fees, added 8-16-2004 by Ord. No. 04-40, as amended, was repealed 8-5-2019 by Ord. No. 19-23.
[Amended 8-16-2004 by Ord. No. 04-40; amended 11-1-2004 by Ord. No. 04-49]
The provisions of this chapter shall be deemed severable, and it is expressly declared that the Village Board would have passed the other provisions of this chapter irrespective of whether or not one or more provisions may be declared invalid. If any provision of this chapter or the application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the chapter and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.
[Amended 8-16-2004 by Ord. No. 04-40; amended 11-1-2004 by Ord. No. 04-49]
A. 
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $500 for each violation, plus the costs of prosecution The penalty for nonpayment of any such forfeiture and costs shall be imprisonment in the Kenosha County Jail until payment thereof, but not exceeding six months Each day a violation exists or continues shall constitute a separate violation.
B. 
The Director of Recreation or his/her designees shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter, all state laws and rules and regulations related to the Village parks. Issuance of citations for violations of said regulations is hereby authorized.
[Amended 8-16-2004 by Ord. No. 04-40; amended 11-1-2004 by Ord. No. 04-49; 12-3-2012 by Ord. No. 12-43[1]]
A. 
The Director of Recreation has authority to act in the best interest of the RecPlex (a Village of Pleasant Prairie enterprise entity), including operating outside ordinance fees, when considering new programs, marketing promotions, memberships, special rates, or implementing any business practice as related to all sections of Chapter 242 of the Village ordinances, if approved by Village Administrator. If exception to ordinance proves beneficial and recurrent, the ordinance shall be amended upon earliest opportunity.
B. 
All other Village ordinances or other local, state or federal regulations that are relevant shall also apply.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 1-1-2013.