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Chapter 04 Article 12 Parks

Article 4-12 PARKS


4-1201 Hours of City Parks.

All City Parks shall be closed to public use daily between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. It shall be unlawful for any person to be within the limits of any of the City Parks of the City of Rock Springs between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M., except as follows:

(a) City employees on official city business shall have unlimited access to city parks.

(b) Any other individual or group who wishes to remain on City Park property between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. shall present to the City Parks and Recreation Board a request for waiver of the hours of closure herein which shall set forth in detail:

(i) The name of the individual or group requesting such waiver.

(ii) The official name of the park or parks to which such waiver is to applywaiver is to apply.

(iii) The purpose for which the park is to be used.

(iv) The hours during which the waiver is to apply.

(v) A detailed inventory and explanation of any equipment or materials which will be brought into the park and the purposes and/or reasons therefore.

(vi) An explanation of the benefits to be derived by the City or citizen's by virtue of the proposed use of the
park(s).

(c) The City Parks and Recreation Board shall investigate each request for waiver of hours of closure and after doing so shall recommend to the Governing Body that it either permit or deny such waiver. In determining its recommendation, the Board shall consider any and all adverse impacts the proposed waiver of hours of closure may have upon the park(s) and/or the public use and enjoyment of the park(s), as well as any potential adverse impacts upon adjacent neighborhoods and inhabitants of the City. The recommendation may include ways in which any potential adverse impacts may be satisfactorily mitigated including, but not limited to, requiring that the person or organization making the request post a bond or deposit to ensure compliance with all requirements established by the Parks and Recreation Board for the use of the park(s). Any bond or deposit posted shall be returned if in the opinion of appropriate City staff or officials all such requirements have been complied with.

(d) Upon receipt of the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Board as set forth herein, the Governing Body shall set the matter on the agenda for action at the next regularly scheduled City Council Meeting where final permission or denial of such waiver shall be given.
 
(e)  Exemptions.  Overnight parking shall be permitted within the Paul J. Wataha Recreation Area RV Parking Area, as generally depicted in the cross hatched section of the aerial photo attached hereto and incorporated herein as "Exhibit A," at such times and subject to such restrictions as the City deems appropriate.
 
(Ord. No. 1940, 7-19-71; Ord. No. 91-07, 7-2-91; Ord. No. 2008-21, 10-21-08; Ord. 2012-07, 6/19/12).

4-1202 Penalty.

Anyone found guilty of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined in a sum not to exceed Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars. (Ord. No. 1940, 7-19-71).


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