CHAPTER XII. PUBLIC PROPERTYCHAPTER XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY\ARTICLE 1. MEMORIAL PARK AND ADJACENT LAND OWNED BY THE CITY OF HILLSBORO

The laws of the city shall extend to and cover all city parks.

(Code 2016)

The city shall have police regulations governing any public parks belonging to the city and the chief of police and law enforcement officers of the city shall have full power to enforce city laws governing city parks and shall maintain order therein.

(Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or deposit in Memorial Park or on adjacent land owned by the city legally described as follows: Northeast Quarter of Section Four, Township Twenty, Range 2, Marion County, Kansas, any paper, rubbish, bottles or other trash. The trash and refuse resulting from picnics or gatherings shall be placed in trash barrels provided or such use.

(Ord. 843, Sec. 1)

It shall be unlawful for any persons to willfully pick, cut, break, or otherwise remove or injure any flower, plant, shrub, root, or bulb planted or growing in Memorial Park or on adjacent land owned by the city, legally described as follows: Northeast Quarter of Section Four, Township Twenty; Range 2, Marion County, Kansas. It shall be unlawful for any person to walk or willfully step on or otherwise injure or deface any of the beds in which such plants or flowers shall be planted or growing, or to willfully mark, scratch, cut, write on, break or in any way injure or deface any of the fences around the areas or any seats or benches or buildings, playground equipment, or other property, or furniture placed and situated in the area, or to willfully cut, break, or otherwise injure or deface any of the trees being or growing in the area.

(Ord. 843, Sec. 2)

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons except authorized city employees to turn off or on the water except drinking fountains, or in any manner whatever meddle with the hose sprinklers, water connections, fountains, fountain basins, ponds, tools or implements in Memorial Park or on adjacent land owned by the city legally described as follows: Northeast Quarter of Section Four, Township Twenty, Range 2, Marion County, Kansas.

(Ord. 843, Sec. 1)

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to stay, loiter, ramble, play, or frequent Memorial Park or on adjacent land owned by the city, legally described as follows: Northeast Quarter of Section Four, Township Twenty, Range 2, Marion County, Kansas, during the night after the hour of 11:00 p.m., except for those authorized persons using the Hillsboro Municipal Golf course; or having a valid camping permit for the specific area; or for the fairgrounds during scheduled fair events; or for the Hillsboro Memorial Ball Field during scheduled events permitted by the city; or authorized use made of the 4-H building or other existing buildings.

(Ord. 843, Sec. 1)

(a)   Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for any person to carry or have in his or her possession any firearm or dangerous weapon or to shoot or discharge the same within the limits of any city parks.

(b)   The provisions of subsection (a) above shall not apply to duly authorized law enforcement officers in the performance of official duty.

(Code 2016)

(a)   Motor vehicles, including any vehicle licensed to operate on public streets, roads and highways and motorbikes, go-carts, snowmobiles and other motorized off-the-road vehicles shall be operated in a safe and prudent manner at all times in park areas.

(b)   Except as provided in subsection (d), it shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle in any area not designated for such purpose.

(c)   Except as provided in subsection (d), it shall be unlawful for any person to operate any motor vehicle within any city park except upon roads, drives and parking areas established by the city.

(d)   Subsections (b) and (c) above shall not apply to authorized city employees while engaged in the maintenance and care of the park.

(e)   It shall be unlawful to operate any such vehicle in any park area at a speed in excess of 20 m.p.h.

(Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person to pursue, catch, trap, maim, kill, shoot or take any wildlife, either bird or animal, in any manner at any time while in any city park.

(Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person to build or kindle any fire in any city park except in the ovens, stoves, or grills provided for that purpose by the city, and such fire must be extinguished by the person, persons or parties starting such fire, immediately after use thereof.

(Code 2016)

Overnight camping is hereby prohibited in city parks except where posted.

(Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to use, consume or have on the premises of any park or other city property within the city any alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage.

(Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person, except duly authorized city employees, to take, injure, or disturb any live or dead tree, plant, shrub, or flower, or otherwise interfere with the natural state of city parks.

(Code 2016)

The city may post such rules and regulations, as are approved by the governing body, pertaining to the use of the city parks in a conspicuous place in each city park. Violations of these posted rules shall constitute a violation of this code.

(Code 2016)