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Community Question

Park damage from slip and slide.

Question:   Are there rules against certain activities in parks?

Answer:  The City has several rules related to park activities.  Most of the rules are posted at the parks, but there are several rules which are universally enforced. Some of the most common violations we see are 1) Parks are open from 6 am to 10 pm. Nobody should be in the parks after 10 pm 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 using the parks for slip and slides or bounce houses which burn the grass beneath them.  Typically the damage doesn’t show up for till at least 24 hours have gone by, but it is very clear exactly what caused the damage as the grass begins to die. 3) Vandalism.  We have also seen an increase in the vandalism in the parks lately.  Often times this occurs after hours, but we also want to remind our residents that the park benches and tables are not supposed to be scratched or written on.  Also, the bathrooms are extremely expensive to repair when fixtures are broken because of misuse.

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