Article 5. Parks

Article 5. Parks

§3-501    MUNICIPAL PARKS; OPERATION AND FUNDING.  The Municipality owns and operates the Municipal Parks and other recreational areas through the Board of Park Commissioners.  The Governing Body, for the purpose of defraying the cost of the care, management, and maintenance of the Municipal Park may each year levy a tax not exceeding the maximum limit prescribed by State law, on the actual valuation of all real estate and personal property within the corporate limits that is subject to taxation.  The Board shall have the authority to adopt rules and regulations for the efficient management of the Municipal Parks and other recreational areas of the Municipality.  (Ref. 17-948 through 17-952 RS Neb.)

§3-502    MUNICIPAL PARKS; INJURY TO PROPERTY.  It shall be unlawful for any person to maliciously or willfully cut down, injure, or destroy any tree, plant, or shrub.  It shall be unlawful for any person to injure or destroy any sodded or planted area, or injure or destroy any building, structure, equipment, fence, bench, table, or any other property of the Municipal Parks and recreational areas.  No person shall commit any waste on or litter the Municipal Parks or other public grounds.

§3-503  MUNICIPAL PARKS; HOURS:  Municipal parks within the City of Falls City shall be open to the public for use from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. or until 30 minutes following an activity authorized by the City at that park.  The municipal parks shall be closed to the public at all other times.  Campers who have registered with the City at Stanton Lake shall be exempt from this time restriction.  It shall be unlawful for any person to enter, remain, or be in any municipal park during the hours the same is closed except as authorized above or as authorized by special resolution of the City Council or the Park Board. (Added by Ord.96-125)

§3-504    MUNICIPAL PARKS; BICYCLES: During the period commencing on May 1 through and ending on August 1 of any given year, no person shall ride a bicycle in Dallas Jones Memorial Park.  Any person in possession of a bicycle while on the Park property of Dallas Jones Memorial Park during this period shall walk said bicycle until it is parked or otherwise removed from the Park.  (Ord. #98-106; Ord. #2008-108)


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