Chapter 22.08
VEHICULAR, WATER CRAFT AND EQUESTRIAN PATROL

Sections:

22.08.010    Motor vehicles--Operation.

22.08.020    Motor vehicles--Speed.

22.08.030    Motor vehicles and trailers--Parking.

22.08.040    Nonmotorized vehicle--Operation.

22.08.050    Motor vehicle--Parking fees.

22.08.060    Motor vehicle--Commercial.

22.08.070    Water craft--Operation.

22.08.080    Water craft--Mooring.

22.08.090    Water craft--Launch fees.

22.08.100    Water craft--Commercial vessels.

22.08.110    Horseback riding--Areas.

22.08.120    Horseback riding--Safety.

22.08.130    Ultralite vehicles--Operation.

22.08.010 Motor vehicles--Operation.

No person shall operate any motor vehicle within the boundaries of a county park, including beach areas, except upon roads, streets, highway, and parking areas: PROVIDED, That certain types of motor vehicles may be operated on park trails where such trails have been specifically designated by the parks division and posted for use by such vehicles.

(§ 5 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-011, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993).

22.08.020 Motor vehicles--Speed.

No person shall operate a motor vehicle within a county park at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit, in excess of a reasonably safe speed, or in excess of 10 miles per hour where no speed limit is posted. The parks division, upon finding that conditions so warrant, may establish speed limits higher or lower than 10 miles per hour and shall cause such limits to be posted in the areas where so established.

(§ 6 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993).

22.08.030 Motor vehicles and trailers--Parking.

No person shall park a motor vehicle, trailer, camper, or boat trailer in any county park except in a designated parking area or other area with the permission of a county parks employee. During the period in which the park is closed, no person shall leave parked or abandoned a motor vehicle, trailer, camper, or boat trailer in a county park except when camping in a designated area or with the permission of a county parks employee. Any vehicle found parked or abandoned in violation of this section may be towed away at the owner’s or operator’s expense.

(§ 7 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 3, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.040 Nonmotorized vehicle--Operation.

No person shall operate a nonmotorized vehicle on any trail or area within the boundaries of a county park which has been designated by the parks division and posted to prohibit such operation.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 4, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.050 Motor vehicle--Parking fees.

Fees for a permit to park a motor vehicle at certain Snohomish county park sites are due and payable daily. The daily fee covers use of parking facilities for the day issued. Parking fees shall be set in accordance with SCC 22.04.050.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 5, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.060 Motor vehicle--Commercial.

No person shall drive a motor vehicle being used for a commercial purpose into any county park except for emergency road service solicited at the request of an owner of a disabled vehicle, emergency health care service, or action taken in furtherance of SCC 22.08.030 unless written permission for such use has been obtained from the parks division.

(§ 8 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98- 076, § 6, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.070 Water craft--Operation.

No person shall operate a boat, float, raft or other water craft, whether or not powered by motor, in or upon any bay, lake, slough, river or creek within the boundaries of a county park which has been designated by the parks division and posted to prohibit such operation.

(§ 9 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-011, 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 7, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.080 Water craft--Mooring.

No person shall moor or dock any boat, float, raft or other water craft overnight in a county park except in areas designated and posted by the parks division for such use.

(§ 10 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 8, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.090 Water craft--Launch fees.

Fees for a permit to launch a watercraft are due and payable daily. The launch permit fee covers use of all launch facilities for the day issued. Boat launch fees shall be set in accordance with SCC 22.04.050.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 9, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.100 Water craft--Commercial vessels.

Use of county park dockage or moorage facilities by commercial marine vessels is prohibited unless written permission has been obtained from the parks division manager.

(§ 11 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 10, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.110 Horseback riding--Areas.

No horses shall be permitted in any county park except such areas or trails as have been designated by the parks division and posted to permit equestrian activities. In no event shall horses be permitted on beaches or in designated swimming, camping or picnicking areas.

(§ 12 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 11, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.120 Horseback riding--Safety.

No person shall ride a horse or other animal in a manner which might endanger the life or limb of any person or animal; nor shall any person allow a horse or other animal to stand unattended unless securely tethered.

(§ 13 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 12, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.08.130 Ultralite vehicles--Operation.

No ultralite vehicle shall be operated in, upon, or within 200 feet above any county park or county property under management of the parks division unless a specified area for such use is designated by the parks division upon recommendation of the parks advisory board, subject to approval by the county council. (Ord. 83-026 § 2, adopted April 21, 1983; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 13, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).