Section 3: Regulations of General Conduct

A. Possession and Use of Alcohol and Controlled Substances. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to: 
  1. Serve, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or controlled substance within a park
  2. Exhibit any offensive behavior while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or controlled substance.
B. Public Nuisance – Breach of Peace 
It shall be unlawful for any person to: 
  1.  Use threatening, abusive, insulting, obscene or indecent language, or to act in an indecent manner, or to do any act which constitutes a breach of the public peace in a park. 
  2. Disturb, harass, or interfere with any park visitor or a park visitor’s property.
  3. Gamble in a park.
  4.  Use loudspeakers or other amplifying systems in a park, except with written permission from the Park Administrator.
C. Littering – Release of Foreign Substance. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to: 
 
  1. Deposit, scatter, drop or abandon in a park any bottles, cans, broken glass, sewage, waste, or other material, except in receptacles provided for such purposes. Said waste receptacles are to be used only by park visitors for such wastes as are created during use of the park for recreational activities. Other use of said waste receptacles is a violation of this Ordinance.
  2.  Throw, discharge, or place in any park or upon any lake, stream, creek, pond, or other body of water in or adjacent to any park, or upon any tributary, stream, storm sewer, or other drain flowing into such waters, any foreign substance, liquid, solid, or gas.
D. Fires. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to: 
 
  1. Start a fire in a park, except in a designated area, such as a fireplace or fire ring, or as otherwise allowed by a permit.
  2.  Leave a fire unattended or fail to fully extinguish a fire.
  3. Drop, throw, or otherwise leave unattended in a park, lighted matches, burning cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, paper, or other combustible material.
E. Destruction of Park Property. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally deface, vandalize, or otherwise cause destruction to park property.
F. Possession and Use of Weapons.
It shall be unlawful for any person to:

Possess, hold, store, keep, or carry within any park land, facility or buildings, fire or discharge, or cause to be fired or discharged across, in or into any portion of the any park land, facility, or building and pistol, BB gun, rifle, or other firearm, spear, bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot, air or gas weapon, paintball gun, or any other dangerous weapon or projectile, except for purposes designated by the Parks Administrator in areas and at times designated by the Parks Administrator. Persons who possess a valid Minnesota permit, or a valid permit from another state which is recognized in Minnesota may carry, hold, keep, store, or possess a pistol within any park land, facility, or building to the extent permitted by Minnesota Law. Licensed Peace Officers are exempt from the provisions of this subdivision.
G. Commercial Use – Public Meetings and Assemblies.
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
 
  1. Sell, solicit, or carry on any business or commercial enterprise or service in a park without a permit.
  2. Conduct public meetings, assemblies, entertainment, parades or demonstrations, within a park, without first obtaining a permit, and then only in areas designated by the permit.
H. Pets.
It shall be unlawful for any person to: 
 
  1. Bring a dog, cat, or other pet into a park unless caged or kept on a non-retractable leash not more than six feet in length, or to tether any animal to a tree or other plant.
  2.  Permit any dog, cat, or other pet to enter a beach area, nature center area, refuge area, picnic area, park building, or other unauthorized area within a park or into any park where their presence is prohibited by the Park Administrator.
  3.  Permit a dog, cat, or other pet to disturb, harass, or interfere with any park visitor or a park visitor’s property.