BY JON CALL, CITY MANAGER/ATTORNEY
Resident’s Question: Are there rules against certain activities in parks?
Answer: As the warmer seasons approach us, it is always a good idea to remind ourselves of the rules in our parks. Some of the parks have specific rules which relate to just the use of those parks, like the dog park and equestrian park. However, there are several rules which are universally enforced. Some of the most common violations we see are the following: 1) Parks are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nobody should be in the parks after 10 p.m. for any reason. 2) Injuring grass and plants: Nobody should be injuring the grass, trees, and shrubs in the parks. Specifically, we are seeing an increase in the number of people placing plastic on the grass for extended periods of time. This causes some dramatic damage to the grass, which requires weeks to recover from. 3) Vandalism: We have also seen an increase in the vandalism in the parks lately. 4) We don’t allow for any alcoholic beverages to be consumed in the city parks, and obviously the use of illegal drugs is prohibited.
If somebody sees a violation of the posted rules, they should call the non-emergency hotline for the Police at (801) 629-8221.
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