Rules & RegulationsRecreational Activities by Permit Only
Rule 22. Boating
- (a) No person shall bring into or operate any boat, yacht, cruiser, canoe, raft or other water craft (except non-motorized toys too small for human occupancy) in any park property watercourses, bays, lagoons, lakes, canals, rivers, ponds, or sloughs other than those designated for such use or purpose by the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and then only in strict conformance with Metropolitan Safe Boating Ordinance No. 59-46, [Ch. 7 of this Code]
- (b) No person shall moor, anchor or tie up to the bank or any wharf, dock, tree, building, rock or any object or structure on the bank in waters within or contiguous to any park within two hundred (200) feet of the shore line unless the owner, or his representative, of the boat, houseboat, barge, vessel, ship or watercraft of any kind whatsoever, has obtained written permission from the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department, except that if the boat or ship is the property of the government of the United States, or is in distress, or ties up at a dock, wharf or pier designated for such purpose and then only long enough to enable the occupants to obtain repairs, towing service, food, fuel, water, bait, tackle or marine supplies. (Ord. No. 59-14, Rules, Art. 4, § 3, 6-16-59)
- (c) Public docks or shore line or bank facilities are provided in Parks, Recreation and Open Space areas for dockage and other marine uses and purposes, but shall be used only after arrangements have been made with the park dockmaster who shall assign space and collect reasonable rental charges in accordance with established regulations and rates. Dockmasters shall lend emergency assistance if such should be required.
- (d) No motorboats shall be operated on park waters unless equipped to divert their exhaust under water or to otherwise muffle the sound thereof. (Ord. No 59-14, Rules, Part 2, Art. 3, § 3, 6-16-59)
- (e) Regulations and rules covering conduct in reference to occupancy and use of docking and mooring facilities are set forth on each permit and violation of the same will be punishable by revocation of the permit in addition to any other punishment that may be imposed in accordance with law. (Ord. No. 59-14, Rules, Part 3, Art. 2, § 1, 6-16-59)
Rule 23. Permit to operate boats for rent or hire
- (a) Permission to rent, hire or operate for charge any kind of boat, water craft, whether powered or not, on any park waters or from any park dock, mooring or marina area, shall be reserved for the Park Department or regularly licensed operators. Any boat operating for any commercial activity or for hire, or carrying passengers for money, or contemplating same, before docking or mooring or receiving such passengers at any dock or wharf or landing place or anchorage in the park jurisdiction shall obtain a special permit from the Department.
- (b) It shall be necessary for any person operating passenger launches or excursion boats from park waters for rent or hire or carrying passengers for money who desires to maintain a scheduled boat line to land, anchor or tie up in any park area, either seasonal or annual, to make formal written application to the Park Department and upon receiving permission to operate such boat lines or liveries such permittee shall be subject to all the rules and regulations governing the operation of boats in park waters, including the inspection requirements of the Department. (Ord. No. 59-14, Rules, Part 3, Art. 2, § 2, 6-16-59)
Rule 24. Picnic shelter permit
- (a) Normally the larger picnic shelters and their facilities will be used only on reservation which must be obtained in advance and must be for a specific time and duration. However, picnic shelters may be used by the public without charge during unreserved periods. Reservations for picnic shelters shall be subject to the provisions of the permit and use of picnic areas must comply with park rules concerning same.
- (b) Unless permitted by the Department Director, financial arrangement in connection with picnics held in a park, either on a reserved basis or otherwise, must be made outside the limits of the park, and the sale of tickets, acceptance of money, soliciting or accepting donations or offerings, in order to defray the expense of a picnic or to realize a profit therefrom is prohibited and subjects a permit holder to immediate cancellation of said permit. (Ord. No. 59-14, Rules, Part 3, Art. 2, § 3, 6-16-59)
Rule 25. Camping
There shall be no camping or overnight stay in parks unless authorized by the Park Manager. Camping in permanent cabins constructed by the Park Department or in privately owned tents erected under Park Department permit and used by groups of persons under adequate supervision are the only types of overnight camping that shall be allowed in the parks. Hence, the bringing into a park and using for overnight occupancy any house trailer, camp trailer, camp wagon, or any other form of moveable structure or special vehicle, except in areas designated for that purpose by the Park Department, is prohibited. (Ord. No. 59-14, Rules, Part 3, Art. 2, § 4, 6-16-59; Ord. No. 66-61, § 1, 11-15-66)
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