Chapter 8.60
PARK USE RULES AND REGULATIONS

Sections:

8.60.010    Title.

8.60.020    Definitions.

8.60.030    Hours and conditions of operation.

8.60.040    Permits for community groups.

8.60.050    Selling refreshments or merchandise.

8.60.060    Solicitation.

8.60.065    Posting signs, posters and notices.

8.60.070    Repealed.

8.60.080    Food waste, washing of clothes or animals.

8.60.090    Parking lots and roadways – Games prohibited.

8.60.100    Motor vehicles – Parking.

8.60.110    Motor vehicles on roads and trails.

8.60.120    Motor vehicles – Speed limits.

8.60.130    Washing of vehicles.

8.60.140    Motor vehicles – Trucks and commercial vehicles.

8.60.150    Marine area occupancy policy.

8.60.160    Commercial watercraft prohibited.

8.60.170    Boating.

8.60.180    Repealed.

8.60.190    Camping.

8.60.200    Repealed.

8.60.210    Ice.

8.60.220    Game fish.

8.60.230    Shellfish and food fish.

8.60.240    Pets in park facilities.

8.60.250    Littering.

8.60.255    Use of tobacco products.

8.60.260    Repealed.

8.60.270    Mechanical trapping devices – Capturing or injuring animals.

8.60.280    Damage to property.

8.60.290    Removal of property.

8.60.300    Waste from vehicles.

8.60.310    Dumping in water prohibited.

8.60.320    Aircraft.

8.60.330    Model aircraft, rockets and vehicles.

8.60.340    Fireworks.

8.60.350    Firearms, weapons.

8.60.360    Building fires.

8.60.370    Amplified music and public address systems.

8.60.380    Alcoholic beverages.

8.60.381    Alcoholic beverages permit.

8.60.385    Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters.

8.60.390    Park safety – Enforcement.

8.60.400    Penalty.

8.60.010 Title.

These rules may be cited as the park rules and regulations for the city. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.020 Definitions.

Whenever used in this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows:

A.    “Aircraft” means any machine or device designed to travel through the air, including but not limited to airplanes, helicopters, drones and balloons.

B.    “Alcoholic beverages” or “liquor” includes the four varieties of liquor defined as alcohol, spirits, wine and beer, all fermented, spirituous, vinous, or malt liquor, and all other intoxicating beverages and every liquor, solid or semisolid or other substances, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer; all drinks or drinkable liquids and all preparations or mixtures capable of human consumption. Any liquor, semisolid, solid or other substances which contains more than one percent alcohol by weight shall be conclusively deemed to be intoxicating.

C.    “Associated marine area” means any water area within 100 feet of any “Bothell park” or “marine facility” such as a dock, pier, float, buoy, log boom, or other object which is part of a “Bothell park”; provided, that such area does not include private property.

D.    “Bothell park” means any area under the ownership, management, or control of the city of Bothell parks and recreation department for parks and recreation purposes.

E.    “Camper” means a motorized vehicle containing sleeping and/or housekeeping accommodations, and shall include a pick-up truck with a camper, a van-type of body, a converted bus, or any similar type of vehicle.

F.    “Camping” means erecting a tent or shelter or arranging bedding or both for the purpose of, or in such a way as will permit, remaining overnight, or parking a trailer, camper, or other vehicle for the purpose of remaining overnight.

G.    “Discrimination” means any action or failure to act, whether by single act or part of a practice, the effect of which is to adversely affect or differentiate between or among individuals or groups of individuals because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of an animal trained for use by a disabled person.

H.    “Department” or “parks and recreation department” means the city of Bothell department of parks and recreation.

I.    “Facility” or “facilities” means any building, structure, or park area operated by the Bothell parks and recreation department.

J.    “Employee” means a duly appointed city of Bothell employee.

K.    “Motor vehicle” means any self-propelled device capable of being moved upon a road, and in, upon or by which any persons or property may be transported or drawn, and includes, but is not limited to, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters, jeeps or similar type of four-wheel drive vehicles, and snowmobiles, whether or not they can be legally operated upon the public highways.

L.    “Person” means all natural persons, groups, firms, partnerships, corporations, clubs and all associations or combinations of persons whenever acting for themselves or an agent, servant, or employee.

M.    “Rocket” means any device containing a combustible substance which, when ignited, propels the device forward or upwards.

N.    “Trail” means any path or track designed for use by pedestrians, bicycles, or equestrians, and which is not of sufficient width, nor graded or paved with concrete, asphalt, gravel, or similar substances, so as to permit its use by standard passenger automobiles, or other right-of-way specifically designated and posted for nonvehicular use.

O.    “Trailer” means a towed vehicle which contains sleeping or housekeeping accommodations. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.030 Hours and conditions of operation.

Bothell parks are open 30 minutes before sunrise and closed 30 minutes after sunset, unless otherwise permitted or posted. Hours and times of operation shall be published at the main entrances of the Bothell park area. No person shall enter or be present in a Bothell park after closing time without written permission of the parks and recreation director or his or her designee. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.040 Permits for community groups.

A.    It is unlawful for any person to hold, sponsor, or participate in any formal gathering without obtaining a written permit as provided in this section. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, a fee shall be charged for each permit as set forth in BMC 3.40.010. The department may grant permits to community groups to meet or conduct activities in the department’s buildings or in the department’s other facilities without charge; provided, that all of the following conditions are satisfied:

1.    The buildings or facilities are not otherwise required by the department; and

2.    The activities are:

a.    Conducted in accordance with the city’s standards;

b.    Open to the general public without discrimination;

c.    Scheduled during hours when the facility is regularly open.

B.    The department reserves the right to cancel a permittee’s reservation for cause or if the department wishes to make use of the facility which in the judgment of the department supersedes the need of the permittee. Notice of the department’s cancellation for priority use shall be given at least 24 hours in advance. Notice of cancellation for emergency may be given at any time.

C.    Large groups or rallies may be permitted in Bothell parks where facilities are adequate, and where such activities will not conflict in any way with normal park usage. To avoid conflict, permission for such activities must be obtained in advance from the parks and recreation director or his or her designee. Permission for use of loudspeakers by groups must be obtained in advance.

D.    Activities for groups using the building facilities Sundays through Thursdays shall normally cease at 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise approved on the use permit. On Fridays and Saturdays groups must be out of facilities by 12:00 a.m. unless otherwise approved in the use permit.

E.    All persons must leave facilities in a condition considered satisfactory to the employee who will inspect the outcome of the clean-up activity. No person shall conduct activities causing extra custodial work unless previous agreement has been made to pay for such work and this is so stated in the use permit.

F.    Persons using facilities by permit will be required to protect, save and hold the city, its elected and appointed officials and employees, while acting within the scope of their duties, harmless from and against all claims, demands and causes of action of any kind or character, including the cost of defense thereof, arising in favor of a person or group’s members or employees or third parties on account of any action including but not limited to personal injuries, death or damage to property arising out of the use of premises, or in any way arising out of the acts or omissions of the person, group and/or its agents, employees or representatives.

G.    During all periods of use, sponsors of community events and persons using facilities by concession contract shall obtain and maintain public liability and property insurance acceptable to the city and/or other insurance necessary to protect the public and the city on premises to be used unless waived by the city manager. The limits of said insurance shall be established by the city manager. A certificate evidencing the insurance, or, upon written request of the city, a duplicate copy of the policy, shall be provided to the city as evidence of the insurance protection. This insurance shall not be canceled or reduced without prior written notice to the city at least 30 days in advance of the cancellation and shall name the city as a named or additional insured and shall be primary to any other insurance available to the city.

H.    Adults must be present and responsible at all assemblies of minors throughout the entire function.

I.    Persons using facilities should not expect storage space for equipment necessary for their programs. If temporary storage is provided, the city shall not be held responsible for loss or damage. City equipment shall not be loaned to any non-city person, group or organization, without permission of the parks and recreation director or his or her designee.

J.    The misuse of a park facility or the failure to conform to the regulations, the instructions of department employees or the conditions of a permit will be sufficient reason for denying any future permits.

K.    Any appeals of the department’s decision to approve, approve with conditions, or deny any permit provided for in this section shall be filed with the city clerk within three days of the decision being appealed. The city manager shall complete the review and issue a final decision within seven days of the date of filing the appeal. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1404 §§ 1, 2, 1990; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.050 Selling refreshments or merchandise.

It is unlawful to sell refreshments or merchandise in any park without first entering into a concession contract secured by the city’s competitive bid process, negotiated concession contracts or by special use permit issued by this department. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.060 Solicitation.

No person shall solicit, sell or peddle any goods, services, wares, merchandise, liquids, or edibles for human consumption, or use any loudspeaker or amplifying device, in any Bothell parks or parks and recreation facility, except by concession contract or by special use permit issued by the department. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.065 Posting signs, posters and notices.

A.    It is unlawful for any person, without prior written permission of the parks and recreation director, to attach any notice, bill, poster, sign, wire, rod or cord to any tree, shrub, railing, post or structure within any city of Bothell park; provided, that the parks and recreation director or his or her designee may permit the erection of temporary stands and buildings on occasions of group or public celebrations and picnics.

B.    It is unlawful for any person, without prior written permission of the parks and recreation director or his or her designee, to use, place or reset any signboard, sign, billboard, bulletin board, post, pole or device of any kind for advertising in any park or to place or erect in any park a permanent or temporary structure of any kind; provided, that before granting any such permit, the parks and recreation director shall establish general rules and regulations pertaining thereto, including provisions pertaining to removal, protection of the parks and recreation department and its employees, protection of the interests of the general public, and of persons using said park. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012).

8.60.070 Picnicking.

Repealed by Ord. 2094. (Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.080 Food waste, washing of clothes or animals.

No person shall clean fish or other food, or wash any clothing or other articles for personal or household use, or any dog or other animal, except at designated areas in any Bothell park. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.090 Parking lots and roadways – Games prohibited.

Games of any kind are prohibited in parking lots and roadways of all department facilities, except with permission of the parks and recreation director or his or her designee. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.100 Motor vehicles – Parking.

No operator of any automobile, trailer, camper, boat trailer, or other vehicle shall park such vehicle in any Bothell park, except where the operator is using the area for the designated recreational purpose and the vehicle is parked either in the designated parking area, or in another area with the permission of an employee of the parks and recreation department. No person shall park, leave standing, or abandon a vehicle in any Bothell park after closing time except when camping in a designated area or with permission of the parks and recreation director or his or her designee. In addition to the penalties found in BMC 8.60.400, any vehicle found parked in violation of this section may be towed away at the owner’s expense. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.110 Motor vehicles on roads and trails.

No person shall operate any motor vehicle on a trail in any Bothell park unless such trail has been specifically designated and posted for such use. Emergency vehicles and public service vehicles are exempt. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.120 Motor vehicles – Speed limits.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle within any city park area at a speed greater than 25 miles per hour or as otherwise posted, having due regard for traffic on, and the surface and width of the road, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons, property, or wildlife; provided, however, that in no event shall a vehicle be driven at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour in camp, picnic, utility, or headquarters areas, or in areas of general public assemblage. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.130 Washing of vehicles.

No person shall clean or wash any automobile or other vehicle in any Bothell park except in areas specifically designated for that use. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.140 Motor vehicles – Trucks and commercial vehicles.

No person shall cause a truck or other vehicle, while being used for commercial purposes, to enter upon, use or traverse any portion of any Bothell park or any park road except in the service of the department at the request of the employees of the department, or by express permission of the parks and recreation director or his or her designee for a special activity not inconsistent with city park use; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to city roads or state highways. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.150 Marine area occupancy policy.

No person or persons shall moor, anchor, dock or berth a boat or other object overnight in a Bothell park or associated marine area unless the area has been designated for such use. In addition to the penalties in BMC 8.60.400, any boat found to be in violation of this chapter may be towed away at the owner’s expense. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.160 Commercial watercraft prohibited.

Use of marine facilities by commercial watercraft is prohibited, except as provided in this section. For the purpose of this rule, “commercial watercraft” means watercraft used for any commercial purpose but shall not include a commercial watercraft operated within the term of a concession lease with the department. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.170 Boating.

No person shall launch a boat in any city park except in areas specifically designated and/or marked for that purpose. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.180 Tandem moorage.

Repealed by Ord. 2094. (Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.190 Camping.

No person shall camp in any Bothell park area except in areas specifically designated, or in areas where written permission has been granted, or for parks and recreation department sponsored event. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.200 Tents and shelters on beaches.

Repealed by Ord. 2094. (Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.210 Ice.

No person shall go out onto ice in any Bothell park, except in areas specifically designated for that purpose. This includes but is not limited to: lakes, ponds, streams, rivers and other bodies of water. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.220 Game fish.

All laws, rules and regulations of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife relating to season, limits and methods of fishing are applicable to fishing for game fish in any Bothell park. No person may fish for or possess any fish taken from any dam, dike, bridge, dock, boat landing or beach which is posted with a sign prohibiting fishing. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.230 Shellfish and food fish.

All laws, rules and regulations of Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife relating to seasons, limits, and methods of taking are applicable to the taking of shellfish or food fish in Bothell parks, and in addition to such laws, the Bothell park system may, upon its finding and for good cause, close certain Bothell parks to the taking of shellfish for specific periods of time. Such closed areas shall be posted with appropriate signs. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.240 Pets in park facilities.

A.    Dogs, pets or domestic animals are not permitted on any designated swimming beach, sports fields, picnic or play areas in any Bothell park or in any building unless specifically permitted by posting; provided, that this section shall not apply to the use of a trained animal by a disabled person.

B.    In permissible areas, dogs or other pets or domestic animals must be kept on a leash no greater than 15 feet in length, and under control at all times.

C.    Any person whose dog or other pet is in any Bothell park shall be responsible for the conduct of the animal and for removing feces deposited by such animal from the park area.

D.    No person shall allow his or her dog or other pet or domestic animal to bite or in any way molest or annoy park visitors. No person shall permit his or her dog or other pet or domestic animal to bark continuously or otherwise disturb the peace and tranquility of the park.

E.    Horses shall be permitted only in Bothell parks that are specifically designated and posted to permit such activity. Horses shall not be permitted in any designated swimming area, campground, or picnic area. No person shall allow a horse or other animal to stand unattended or insecurely tied. No person shall ride any horse or other animal in such a manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger persons or property. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2077 § 2, 2011; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.250 Littering.

No person shall leave, deposit, drop or scatter bottles, broken glass, ashes, food, waste paper, cans or other rubbish in a Bothell park, except in a garbage can or other receptacle designated for such purposes. No person shall deposit any refuse not generated in parks in any receptacle within any park or upon any park property. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.255 Use of tobacco products.

It is unlawful for any person to use tobacco products including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco in any city park, sports fields or park buildings including picnic shelters. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012).

8.60.260 Swimming.

Repealed by Ord. 2094. (Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.270 Mechanical trapping devices – Capturing or injuring animals.

The use of a mechanical trapping device within any Bothell park is prohibited. A mechanical trapping device shall be defined as any device, including but not limited to snare or machine, that shuts suddenly upon contact by an animal, or a device which kills or inflicts physical pain and injury upon a captured animal. The act of capturing an animal, other than by lawful means, is prohibited. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.280 Damage to property.

No person shall deface or damage any property or material standing, or growing or which has been cut down, in any Bothell park unless authorized to do so by the department. No person shall deface, damage, or destroy any property, material or equipment which is under the jurisdiction of the department. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.290 Removal of property.

No person shall change the position of or remove any city property, material or equipment which is attached or affixed to any park facility. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.300 Waste from vehicles.

No person shall drain or dump refuse or waste from any trailer, camper, automobile, or other vehicle, except in designated disposal areas or receptacles in any Bothell park. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.310 Dumping in water prohibited.

No person shall pollute, or in any way contaminate by dumping or otherwise depositing any waste or refuse of any nature, kind or description, including human and bodily waste, into any stream, river, lake, or other body of water running in, through or adjacent to any Bothell park. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.320 Aircraft.

A.    No aircraft shall land on or take off from any body of water or land area in a Bothell park not specifically designated for that use.

B.    No person shall fly or land hot air balloons in any Bothell park unless authorized to do so by the department. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.330 Model aircraft, rockets and vehicles.

No person shall operate model aircraft or rockets within any Bothell park unless receiving written permission from the parks and recreation director or his or her designee. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.340 Fireworks.

No person shall possess, discharge, set off, or cause to be discharged in or into any Bothell park any firecracker, torpedo, rocket, firework, explosive, or substance harmful to the life or safety of persons or property, unless so authorized by the department. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.350 Firearms, weapons.

No person shall discharge across, in or onto any Bothell park area a firearm, bow and arrow, air or gas weapon, or any device capable of injuring or killing any person or animal, or damaging or destroying any public or private property, except where the department for good cause has authorized special recreational activity upon finding that it is not inconsistent with Bothell park use. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2089 § 1, 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.360 Building fires.

It is unlawful for any person to build any fire in any park except in such areas as may be designated by the parks and recreation director or his or her designee and where such designation is clearly defined by signs posted in such park areas. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.370 Amplified music and public address systems.

It is unlawful to operate a powered public address system or amplified music speaker system or other means of amplified sound in any park areas without a written permit by the parks and recreation director or his or her designee. Battery operated portable radios and tape players are permitted; provided they shall not be operated at a volume or in any manner which unreasonably disturbs the peace of others and cannot be heard 75 feet from the source. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.380 Alcoholic beverages.

Alcoholic beverages shall be prohibited and penalized as provided in BMC 9.03.020 except as provided in BMC 8.60.381. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.381 Alcoholic beverages permit.

The parks and recreation director or his or her designee may issue permits and set rules for sale and or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the Lytle House only to businesses, groups or individuals subject to rules and regulations of the Washington State Liquor Control Board or any successor state agency or authority. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012).

8.60.385 Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters.

Where signs are posted in any park area prohibiting skateboards, rollerblades, scooters or similar wheeled devices, it is unlawful for any person to skateboard, rollerblade, scooter, or to use or operate any similar wheeled device in the park area. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 2, 2000).

8.60.390 Park safety – Enforcement.

A.    Park rules, as promulgated in this chapter, are established to provide a system by which the greatest number of people may obtain the maximum satisfaction from the use of city parks and recreation facilities. For the rules to serve this purpose, they must be understood and followed by the park users. Accordingly, park safety involves both public awareness and rule enforcement programs.

B.    The degree and extent to which the application of park safety shall be adapted to city parks shall be based on purpose and location of each park and recreation facility, its environment and surrounding community, the number and type of persons using it, the number and type of rule violations that have occurred in the past, and the perception that the users have of the park or facility as a safe place to use. The department shall keep records of safety problems and rules violations in each facility and continuously evaluate the safety program for each facility based on those records.

C.    Both the police department and the parks and recreation department shall have the authority to oversee park safety. Each department’s authority may include the following:

1.    Parks and Recreation Department.

a.    Enforcing rules of conduct set forth in the ordinance for which department personnel have appropriate authority;

b.    Developing and implementing public awareness programs regarding the purpose of the facilities and the rules governing their use;

c.    Encouraging voluntary compliance with rules based on awareness;

d.    Training department personnel in the appropriate use of administrative sanctions as a means of park rules enforcement;

e.    Notifications of law enforcement officers who have primary jurisdiction in a particular geographic area whenever department personnel observe violations of park rules requiring further law enforcement authority or other violations of park rules requiring law enforcement assistance; or whenever they need assistance in executing their responsibility pursuant to this chapter.

2.    Bothell Police Department.

a.    Deputizing and/or training of personnel authorized to issue citations for infractions;

b.    Providing supplementary patrols in parks and recreation facilities as jointly determined by the parks and recreation director and the chief of police;

c.    Responding, as appropriate, to requests from department personnel for assistance in situations beyond their capacity or authority to act;

d.    The primary method of enforcing park rules shall be through requesting voluntary compliance by park users. Enforcement through the issuance of citations for violations of park ordinances shall be executed solely by those personnel who are specifically commissioned for that purpose. Parks and recreation personnel may be trained by the Bothell police department at the request of the director of parks and recreation in accordance with applicable law as may be necessary to ensure proper enforcement of park rules. Such person shall receive training as required by the Bothell police department and the state law to issue warning citations only. The chief of police and the director of parks and recreation will work cooperatively to implement and oversee the training program. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).

8.60.400 Penalty.

The violation of any of the rules and regulations set forth in this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $5,000. (Ord. 2174 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2094 § 1 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 1835 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1277 § 1, 1987).