CHAPTER 15. OFFENSES--MISCELLANEOUS.
Sec. 15-56. Prohibited activities in city parks.
(a) Storage of Personal Property. No person shall store, either
temporarily or permanently, any personal belongings or property within the
confines of any city park.
(b) Shopping carts and other similar carrying
devices used to transport personal property or camping, sleeping, or cooking
equipment or materials, as set forth in Sections 15-56(a) and 15-56(c),
are strictly prohibited within the confines of any city
(c) Camping, Sleeping and Cooking.
(1) No person shall establish
or maintain in any city park a temporary or permanent place for sleeping by
setting up any tent, lean-to, or any other shelter-like structure intended for
human occupancy or any bedding, sleeping bag, mattress, hammock or other
sleeping equipment or materials; provided, however, that any person may set up
and use bedding or sleeping bags, if he or she is participating in either a
scheduled, city-sponsored event or an approved, permitted event.
person shall establish or maintain in any city park a temporary or permanent
place for cooking or set up any cooking equipment; provided, however, that any
person may set up and use cooking equipment if he or she does so within an area
of a city park designated by the city for cooking and food prepara-tion or if he
or she is participating in either a scheduled, city-sponsored event or an
approved, permitted event, which event has, as part of its stated purpose, the
preparation of food for human consumption.
Violation. Any person who either violates any provision of this section or any
provision of Sections 15-1, 15-19, 15-28, 15-29, 15-32, 15-34, 15-35, 15-54,or
l5-55 within the confines of any city park shall be guilty of an infraction and
fined $100.00 for the first violation.
(2) Second Violation. In the event
any person commits a second violation of this section or of any provision
enumerated in Section 15-56 (d)(l), regardless of whether the first and second
offenses involve violation of the same section, he or she shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, shall be fined two hundred dollars, and shall be prohibited from
entering or using any city park in any manner whatsoever for a period of one
year from the date of the misdemeanor. (Ord. No. 1409, § 3.)