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Use of Tobacco or Alcohol Prohibited in City Parks

An amendment to the existing Dewey city parks rules was passed by the City Council on Monday, June 18, 2012.  Here are the rules, which includes the latest ban on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and parking in the grass at a City park:




            It is declared to be unlawful for any person to commit any of the following acts in any parks within the city:


A.        To operate any motor vehicle in excess of twenty miles per hour or to fail to conform to any lesser posted speed;

B.        To Park any motor vehicle in any area in violation of posted regulations or to follow a traffic pattern that does not conform to posted regulations;     

C.        To destroy, break, deface, mar or remove any tree, shrub, plant, flower, building, fence, light, fixture or equipment of any type;

D.        To build an open fire except in a facility provided for outdoor cooking;

E.        To use glass beverage containers in park area;

F.         To dump or scatter trash, garbage or litter of any kind at any place except in designated containers;

G.        To use firearms, fireworks, B.B. guns, air rifles, or sling shots;

H.        To kill or molest wildlife;

I.          To throw stones or other dangerous hard objects;

J.          To use profanity, become intoxicated or otherwise act disorderly or offensive;

K.        To ride a horse except in designated areas;

L.         To permit dogs, cats or other pets to run loose;

M.        To climb trees, fences, light posts and other hazardous structures;

N.        To use any type of tobacco products.

O.        To park any motor vehicle on the grass; unless duly authorized by a special event permit;

P.         To use any alcoholic beverages; including beer.

                                                                                                (Revised#2012-1513; 6/18/2012)

Section 11-301. Punishment of Violators. 


            Any person who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of an offense against the city and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished in accordance with Section 1-108.


            (ORD. 94-1363)