Chapter 12.08
PARKS AND RECREATIONAL SITES AND AREAS

Sections:

12.08.010    Purpose

12.08.020    Definitions

12.08.030    Applicability and Scope

12.08.040    Sanitation

12.08.050    Public Behavior, Preservation of Public Property and Resources

12.08.055    Safety Equipment Required for City Skate Park Use

12.08.060    Audio Devices

12.08.070    Occupancy of Sites and Areas

12.08.080    Vehicles and Watercraft

12.08.090    Contraband Prohibited

12.08.095    Prohibited Use of City Park Property Without Prior Registration

12.08.100    Violations–Penalties

12.08.110    Winslow Police Officers and Park Rangers–Authority and Agreement to Appear in Court

12.08.010 Purpose

A.    The following rules and regulations have been made by the city to increase the overall enjoyment of recreation in the city parks and recreation sites and areas. They are common sense rules meant to control actions that cause reasonable disturbance for visitors. Observance of these rules will make your visit and the visits of others more pleasant and enjoyable.

B.    The city’s regulations in this chapter provide for regulating the occupancy and use of:

1.    Developed recreation sites; and

2.    Areas of concentrated public use; and

3.    Areas of natural and historical interest; and

4.    Public parks and playgrounds; and

5.    All other park property. (Ord. 734 (part), 1997: Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-1)

12.08.020 Definitions

The following definitions shall apply to all regulations in this chapter.

"Areas" refers to areas of concentrated public recreation use.

"Areas of concentrated public recreation use" means those areas identified by a posted map delineating the boundaries of each area.

"Areas of natural and historical interest" means those areas identified by listing in the parks master plan and posted with an appropriate sign or marker.

"Developed recreation sites" means all improved recreation areas, swimming, boating, camping and picnic sites.

"Park property" means Vargas Field–Central Park, including the Indoor and Outdoor Pools and the Girl Scout House, the Father Seramur Park, the Sacred Heart Park, the Triangle Park, the Lee Street Park, the McHood Park and Clear Creek Reservoir, the Multi-Purpose Fields, public areas maintained by the City of Winslow including, but not limited to, Centennial Park and the 9/11 Memorial Park, Brigham City, First Street Park, Hubbell Trading Post, Eagle Pavilion and adjacent improvements, Standin’ on the Corner Park, Bull Dog Park, Route 66 Plaza Park, and all City parks opened for public use after adoption of the ordinance codified in this definition, along with the parking areas adjacent to each park named herein or opened for public use by the City following the adoption of the ordinance codified in this definition.

"Parks department" means the parks and recreation department, City of Winslow.

"Person" or "persons" shall mean individuals, male or female, singular or plural, firms, corporations or any group or gathering of individuals.

"Recreation equipment" includes tent or vehicle used to accommodate the visitor, the vehicles used for transport, watercraft or associated recreation paraphernalia.

"Sites" refers to recreation areas.

"Watercraft" refers to all boats or contrivances as so defined in the Arizona Boating Laws, ARS 5-301. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011; Ord. 806, Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-2)

(Manual, Amended, 11/09/1999)

12.08.030 Applicability and Scope

A.    The regulations in this chapter prescribe the proper use of, management of, government of, protection of, and maintenance of good order in the sites and areas to which they apply on land within the jurisdiction of the Development Services Department and the Community Services Department of the City of Winslow.

B.    The regulations in this chapter apply to all persons entering, using or visiting developed recreation sites areas of concentrated public recreation use or areas of natural or historical interest and all other park property as defined herein. A map delineating the areas and the boundaries of developed recreation sites, park property, areas of concentrated public recreation use, or other areas of natural or historical interest shall be available for public inspection in the Office of the Winslow City Clerk. (Ord. 806, Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-3)

(Manual, Amended, 11/09/1999)

12.08.040 Sanitation

The following acts are prohibited at sites and posted areas and on all City park property.

A.    Failing to dispose of all garbage including paper, cans, bottles, waste materials and rubbish by removal from the site or area, or disposal at places provided for such disposition;

B.    Draining or dumping refuse or waste from any trailer or other vehicle or watercraft except in places or receptacles provided for such uses;

C.    Washing clothing or articles of household use at hydrants or at water faucets located in restrooms or in park property located within the City of Winslow jurisdiction;

D.    Polluting or contaminating water supplies or water used for human consumption;

E.    Depositing, except into receptacles provided for that purpose, any body waste in or on any portion of any comfort station or any public structure, or depositing any bottles, cans, cloths, rags, metal, wood, stone or any other damaging substance or offensive material in any of the fixtures in such stations or structures;

F.    Using refuse containers or other refuse facilities for dumping household or commercial garbage or trash brought as such from private property. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011; Ord. 806, Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-4)

(Manual, Amended, 11/09/1999)

12.08.050 Public Behavior, Preservation of Public Property and Resources

The following acts are prohibited at sites and posted areas within the City and all City park property:

A.    Inciting or participating in riots or indulging in boisterous, abuse, threatening or indecent conduct;

B.    Destroying, damaging, injuring, defacing, removing or disturbing any natural feature, antiquity, tree, shrub, wildflower, cactus, earth, soil, sand or boulder;

C.    Destroying, damaging, injuring, defacing, removing or disturbing in any manner any public buildings, sign, equipment, marker, buoy or other structure or property;

D.    Selling or offering for sale any merchandise, or use of park property for commercial purposes, without the written consent of the parks department;

E.    Distributing any handbills or circulars, or posting, placing or erecting any bills, notices, paper or advertising devices or matter of any kind without the written consent of the parks department;

F.    Discharging firearms, firecrackers, rockets or any other fireworks; shooting air rifles, air pistols or slingshots; or shooting with bow and arrow except in locations provided and posted for that use;

G.    Hunting, trapping, catching, wounding or killing, or treating cruelly, attempting to trap, catch, wound or kill, any bird or animal, molest or rob any nest of any kind or any lair, den or burrow of any animal in or under the jurisdiction of the parks department; provided, however, the parks department may designate areas in which waterfowl hunting may be allowed. Any person waterfowl hunting shall comply with all State of Arizona and federal regulations governing waterfowl hunting; provided further, however, fishing will be permitted within or upon park property in accordance with the State of Arizona Rules and Regulations governing fishing (ARS Title 17);

H.    Interfering with or in any manner hindering any employee in the discharge of his or her official duties;

I.    Resisting a park ranger in the discharge of his or her official duties, or failing or refusing to obey any lawful command of any park ranger;

J.    For any person or groups of persons to give, recite, lecture or speak to any assembly, on any subject within or upon park property, without written consent from the parks department. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011; Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-5)

12.08.055 Safety Equipment Required for City Skate Park Use

All users of the City Skate Park shall be required to wear such safety equipment while using the City Skate Park as shall be posted at that location by the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation. (Ord. 916 2003)

(Manual, Added, 05/13/2003)

12.08.060 Audio Devices

The following acts are prohibited at developed recreation sites and posted areas of concentrated public recreation use and on all City park property:

A.    Operating or using any audio devices, including radio, television and musical instruments, and other noise-producing devices, such as electrical generator plants and equipment driven by motors or engines, in such a manner and at times so as to disturb other persons;

B.    Operating or using public address systems, whether fixed, portable, or vehicle mounted, except when such use or operation has been approved by the Parks Department in writing;

C.    Installing aerial or other special radio-telephone or television equipment unless approved by the Parks Department in writing. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011; Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-6)

12.08.070 Occupancy of Sites and Areas

The following acts are prohibited within developed recreation sites and on all City park property:

1.    Occupying a site for other than recreation purposes;

2.    Entering or using a site or area or a portion of a site or area closed to public use. Notices establishing closure shall be posted in such locations as will reasonably bring them to the attention of the public;

3.    Erecting or using unsightly or inappropriate structures or equipment;

4.    Occupying a site or area with recreation equipment prohibited by the Parks Department. Notices establishing limitations on the kind or type of equipment shall be posted in such locations as will reasonably bring them to the attention of the public;

5.    Building a fire outside of stoves, grills, fireplaces or fire rings, provided for such purposes, or fire containers approved by the Parks Department;

6.    Camping overnight in places restricted to day use only;

7.    Failure by the person or persons occupying a site or area to remove their recreation equipment or to clean their rubbish from the site or area upon departure;

8.    Pitching tents or parking trailers or other recreation equipment except in places designated for such purposes;

9.    Camping within a campground for a longer period of time than that established by the City and posted in such locations as would reasonably bring them to the attention of the public. McHood Park overnight camping area is limited to two (2) weeks of overnight camping and not more than two (2) weeks per month throughout the year;

10.    Leaving a camp site unoccupied during the first night after recreation equipment has been set up, or leaving unattended recreation equipment for more than twenty-four (24) hours thereafter without permission from a Parks Department representative. Unattended recreation equipment which is not removed within the prescribed time limit is subject to impoundment in accordance with the provisions of the Arizona Revised Statutes;

11.    Failing to maintain quiet in campgrounds between the hours of ten p.m. and six a.m.;

12.    Entering or remaining in campgrounds closed during established night periods by persons other than those who occupy the campground for camping purposes or persons visiting these campers. Notices establishing the period of closure shall be posted in such locations as will reasonably bring them to the attention of the public;

13.    Bringing a dog, cat or other animal into the site unless it is crated, or caged, or upon a leash not longer than six feet, or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times. The leash requirement shall not apply to dogs while being used in designated waterfowl hunting, field trial areas or dog shows;

14.    Bringing animals, other than seeing-eye dogs, to a developed swimming beach, or within public park buildings or structures;

15.    Bringing saddle, pack or draft animals into the site unless it has been developed to accommodate them and is posted accordingly;

16.    Swimming or using a watercraft in a body of water posted against such use;

17.    Building, igniting or maintaining any outdoor fire of any kind or character or for any purpose whatsoever in the event of a hazardous fire condition and/or a Class IV or V fire condition as defined by the United States Forest Service;

18.    Using any facility, land, area or park property for which a fee or charge has been established by the Parks Department, without payment of such fee or charge;

19.    Entering, using or remaining on any site or area or any portion of a site or area on any day after the hour of eleven p.m. and prior to the hour of six a.m., unless such hours are extended by resolution of the council of the city for a limited period of time as to all or any portion of any site. This subsection does not apply to any campground in which overnight camping is permitted.

20.    Possessing, bringing into, or consuming on, any City park property or developed recreation sites, except the Santa Fe Golf Course, any alcoholic beverages of any type or description. Possessing, bringing into, or disposing of, on any City park property or developed recreation site, except the Santa Fe Golf Course, any glass beverage containers.

21.    Bringing into, or having possession of, or consuming on, those premises known as the mini-park, being that certain parcel of land described as follows:

Commencing at the northeast corner of Williamson Avenue and First Street in Winslow, Arizona; thence westerly 307.5 feet along the south line of First Street to a point, the point of beginning; thence southerly 80 feet; thence westerly parallel to the south line of First Street 18.9 feet; thence northwesterly to a point on the south line of said street 34.9 feet westerly of the point of beginning; thence easterly along the south line of First Street 34.9 feet to the point of beginning;

any alcoholic beverages of any description and, further, from lying, sleeping or engaging in conduct that is, or would be, offensive to the public, such site being a public park of the City and an area of concentrated use and interest. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011; Ord. 1065 § 1, 2008; Ord. 806, Ord. 634 § 1, 1992; Ord. 624 § 1, 1991; Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-7)

(Manual, Amended, 11/09/1999)

12.08.080 Vehicles and Watercraft

The following acts are prohibited on all City park property:

A.    Driving motor vehicles or watercraft in excess of posted speed;

B.    Driving or parking any vehicle or trailer or watercraft except in places developed for this purpose;

C.    Driving any vehicle or watercraft carelessly and heedlessly disregarding the rights or safety of others, or without due caution and at a speed, or in a manner, so as to endanger, or to be likely to endanger, any person or property;

D.    Driving bicycles, motorcycles or other motor vehicles on trails or cross-country within the sites or areas except as provided therefor and posted accordingly;

E.    Driving motorbikes, motorcycles or other motor vehicles on roads in sites or areas for any purpose other than access into, or egress out of, the site;

F.    Operating a motor vehicle or watercraft any time without a muffler in good working order, or operating a motor vehicle in such a manner as to create excessive or unusual noise or annoying smoke, or using a muffler cut-off, bypass or similar device;

G.    Excessively accelerating the engine of a motor vehicle, motorcycle or watercraft when such vehicle is not moving or is approaching or leaving a stopping place;

H.    Failure to obey all lawful boating Rules and Regulations (ARS Title 5), as adopted by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, while operating any watercraft within or upon parks property;

I.    Failing to obey all sections of the Arizona Motor Vehicle Laws (ARS Title 28) while operating any motor-driven vehicle within or upon park property;

J.    Continuously cruising in any motor-driven vehicles, in, through, and around campgrounds, located on park property, for the purpose of attracting or distracting persons or visitors using camping facilities;

K.    Stopping, standing or parking a vehicle where paid entry is required without valid proof of payment as required by Section 10.08.025. Violation of this subsection is a civil infraction punishable by Section 10.08.120. (Ord. 1353 § 3, 2020; Ord. 1164 (part), 2011; Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-8)

12.08.090 Contraband Prohibited

All game, animals, fowl, birds, fish and other aquatic life hunted, killed, taken or destroyed, bought, sold, bartered or had in possession, contrary to any of the provisions in Navajo County Parks Commission Rules R12-11-1 through the same shall be subject to seizure and confiscation and shall be disposed of in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona; provided further, that any weapon or object carried or used by any person in violation of these rules, shall be subject to seizure by its agents and disposed of according to law. (Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-9)

12.08.095 Prohibited Use of City Park Property Without Prior Registration

It shall be unlawful and a prohibited use of City park property for a person who is required to register as a sex offender to be on or use any City park property without first having advised the Winslow Police Chief, in writing, of any intended use of such property and obtaining a license for such use from the Chief of Police and having such written license in the sex offender’s possession during such use. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011)

12.08.100 Violations–Penalties

A person who violates any regulation or provision of this chapter is guilty of a class I misdemeanor for each day of said violation. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011: Ord. 734 (part), 1997: Ord. 658 § 1 Exh. A (part), 1994; Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-9)

12.08.110 Winslow Police Officers and Park Rangers–Authority and Agreement to Appear in Court

Winslow Police Officers and Park Rangers are authorized to take any person before a magistrate within the county in which the offense is committed for a violation of any of the rules and regulations passed pursuant to this chapter, but any person apprehended for violating any of the rules or regulations passed pursuant to this chapter punishable as a misdemeanor may be issued a notice to appear before such a magistrate bearing the date, time and place for such appearance, the offense charged, and the location or approximate location where the violation was committed. The notice to appear shall be signed by the person notified to appear, and he shall be given a copy thereof and thereupon released from custody. Failure of such person to appear at the time and place specified shall be cause for issuance of a warrant for his arrest. (Ord. 1164 (part), 2011; Ord. 585 § 1 (part), 1988: prior code § 18-11)