Chapter 22.16
MISCELLANEOUS USE RULES

Sections:

22.16.010    Pets--Leashes.

22.16.020    Pets--Biting or barking.

22.16.030    Pets--Pet waste.

22.16.040    Pets prohibited.

22.16.050    Swimming--Areas.

22.16.060    Swimming--Rules.

22.16.070    Games.

22.16.080    Radio/remote controlled, self propelled devices--Operation.

22.16.090    Weapons and fireworks.

22.16.095    Discharge of firearms.

22.16.100    Noise--Noisemaking devices.

22.16.110    Noise--Loudspeakers.

22.16.120    Ice.

22.16.130    Damage to property.

22.16.140    Removal of property.

22.16.150    Water pollution.

22.16.160    Feeding of animals.

22.16.170    Solicitation.

22.16.180    Littering.

22.16.010 Pets--Leashes.

All dogs or other pets must be physically controlled at all times by a leash no greater than eight (8) feet in length while in a county park, except in areas designated and posted by the parks division as "off leash pet areas".

(§ 23 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 21, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.020 Pets -- Biting or barking.

No person having custody or control of a dog or other pet in a county park shall allow the dog or other pet to bite or bark so as to injure or molest any other park visitor.

(§ 1 of Res. adopted October 4, 1978; 24 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-111, Jan. 9, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013).

22.16.030 Pets--Pet waste.

Any person with a dog or other pet in his or her possession in any park shall carry equipment for removing feces, and shall immediately place feces deposited by such animal in an appropriate receptacle.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 22, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.040 Pets prohibited.

Dogs or other pets shall be prohibited from entering a park, trail, or any area of a park that has been designated and posted by the parks division as prohibiting dogs or other pets.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 23, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.050 Swimming--Areas.

Swimming shall be permitted only in areas specifically designated by the parks division and marked with buoys, log booms or other markers for such use. In no event shall any person swim or sunbathe in any designated boat launching area. Any person swimming outside the boundaries of a designated swimming area, or within such a designated area when no lifeguard is present, shall do so at his or her own risk.

(§ 25 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, § 24, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.060 Swimming--Rules.

Persons using a designated swimming area shall obey all posted beach or pool rules and/or the directions of lifeguards or other county parks employees.

(§ 26 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 25, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.070 Games.

No person shall practice or play golf, baseball, cricket, lacrosse, polo, archery, hockey, tennis, horseshoes, or any other game of like character, or hurl, throw, or propel any object or missile so as to annoy, or cause injury to other park users, or to cause damage to vegetation or structures.

(§ 27 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, § 26, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.080 Radio/remote controlled, self propelled devices--Operation.

No person shall operate any radio/remote controlled or self propelled model airplane, glider, car, boat or any model rocket within a county park except in areas specifically designated by the parks division and posted for such use.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 27, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.090 Weapons and fireworks.

(1) No person shall possess any crossbow, bow and arrow, air or gas weapon, slingshot, fireworks or explosive in any county park except at times and in areas specifically designated by the parks division and posted for such use. No person shall discharge a crossbow, bow and arrow, air or gas weapon, slingshot, fireworks or explosive in, into, or across any county park except at times and in areas specifically designated by the parks division and posted for such use.

(2) This section is based, in part, on the apparent preemptive effect of RCW 9.41.290 on county authority to prohibit possession of firearms in county parks.

(§ 28 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 28, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998; Amended by Ord. 10-016, April 21, 2010, Eff date May 15, 2010).

22.16.095 Discharge of firearms.

(1) No person shall discharge a firearm in, into or across any county park except at times and in areas specifically designated by the parks division and posted for such use.

(2) This section shall not be construed to abridge the right of individual citizens to bear arms in defense of self or others as provided in RCW 9.41.300 and article I, section 24, of the state constitution.

(Added by Ord. 10-016, April 21, 2010, Eff date May 15, 2010)

22.16.100 Noise--Noisemaking devices.

No person shall, without prior written approval of the parks division or authorized parks employee, explode, discharge or otherwise operate any noisemaking device or musical instrument, radio, loudspeaker, and other device capable of amplifying sound in any county park which substantially disrupts the peace and tranquility of park users or nearby residents.

(§ 29 of Res adopted April 22, 1974; Amended § 2 of Res adopted October 4, 1978; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993, Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 29, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.110 Noise--Loudspeakers.

No person shall operate any loudspeaker, including any radio or other electronic amplifying device, within any county park in a loud or raucous manner except at times and in areas specifically designated for such use; nor shall any person operate such a loudspeaker within a county park and in or about a designated camping area between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. at a volume greater than 30 decibels, as measured in accordance with chapter 10.01 SCC.

(§ 3 of Res. adopted October 4, 1978; § 30 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 30, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.120 Ice.

No person shall enter from any Snohomish county park or park area onto ice formed on any body of water, within or adjacent to any Snohomish county park or park area, except in areas specifically designated for that purpose. This includes but is not limited to: lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, and other bodies of water.

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

22.16.130 Damage to property.

No person shall cut down, destroy, or in any way damage any shrub, tree vine, or crop standing or growing in any Snohomish county park unless authorized by the parks division. No person shall deface, damage or destroy any property, material or equipment which is under the jurisdiction of the parks division.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 32, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.140 Removal of property.

No person shall change the position of or remove any county property, material, or equipment from its original position in any area under the jurisdiction of the Parks Division, unless approved by a county parks employee.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 33, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.150 Water pollution.

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 but not limited to human and bodily waste, into any stream, river, or lake or other body of water standing on, running through, or adjacent to any Snohomish county park area.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 34, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.160 Feeding of animals.

No person shall leave, place or distribute foodstuffs or other material of any kind or nature in any park, with an intent to feed wildlife. This section shall not apply to the feeding of wildlife by parks division staff or other official personnel.

(Added Ord. 98-076, § 35, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.170 Solicitation.

No person shall solicit, sell or peddle any goods or services, or circulate any commercial handbills or circulars, or post signs or notices of any type within any county park except after prior written concession by the executive; PROVIDED, That nothing herein shall prohibit patrons of a county park from posting notices containing information relative to use of park facilities on bulletin boards or similar devices provided by the board for such purposes.

(§ 31 of Res. adopted April 22, 1974; Amended Ord. 86-001, § 2, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 36, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998).

22.16.180 Littering.

No person shall litter or deposit rubbish in or on any county park; provided, that rubbish that is the result of use of the county park by any person may be deposited in litter containers at such county park.

(Added Ord. 86-001, § 7, February 12, 1986; Amended Ord. 98-076, § 38, Aug. 19, 1998, Eff date Aug. 31, 1998; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-111, Jan. 9, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013)