Chapter 12.12
PARK REGULATIONS

Sections:

12.12.010    Rule making authority.

12.12.020    Unauthorized motor vehicles.

12.12.030    Alcoholic beverages.

12.12.035    City-designated beer gardens and/or wine tasting areas.

12.12.040    Hours of use.

12.12.050    Group use.

12.12.051    Boat launch facilities – Parking fees established.

12.12.052    Disposition of boat launch fees.

12.12.053    Repealed.

12.12.055    Fees established.

12.12.057    Disposition of fee moneys.

12.12.060    City ordinances to remain in effect.

12.12.070    Structures and signs.

12.12.080    Injuring plants.

12.12.090    Entering posted areas.

12.12.100    Littering.

12.12.110    Fires.

12.12.120    Remaining after closing hours.

12.12.130    Animals at large.

12.12.135    Fishing.

12.12.140    Weapons.

12.12.145    Fireworks prohibited.

12.12.150    Molesting animals.

12.12.160    Selling merchandise prohibited.

12.12.170    Amplified sound.

12.12.180    Exhibitions.

12.12.190    Boats – Operation.

12.12.200    Smoking, vaping, and related activities prohibited.

12.12.210    Bicycles.

12.12.220    Games.

12.12.230    Trees.

12.12.240    Interference with employees.

12.12.250    Violations – Penalties.

12.12.010 Rule making authority.

The mayor, or his or her designee, may make and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for safety and sanitation and periods of public use of public parks of the city, which shall be posted in conspicuous places in or adjacent to any park of the city. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 250 § 4, 1967).

12.12.020 Unauthorized motor vehicles.

Unless authorized in advance for a special event specifically designated by the mayor, or his or her designee, motor vehicles are prohibited in all areas of any city park, except that motor vehicles licensed by the Washington State Department of Licensing or similar licensing department from another state are permitted in areas designated for parking only. For purposes of this section, “motor vehicles” are defined as any device with two or more wheels powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion. Examples of motor vehicles include, but are not limited to, motorized foot scooters, mini-motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles. This section shall not apply to any disabled person using a wheelchair conveyance as defined in RCW 46.04.710, or city-owned or approved park maintenance vehicles. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1150 § 1, 2005; Ord. 454 § 6(1), 1977).

12.12.030 Alcoholic beverages.

No person shall possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in any city park, except in a city-designated beer garden or wine tasting area according to BLMC 12.12.035. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(2), 1977).

12.12.035 City-designated beer gardens and/or wine tasting areas.

Notwithstanding the provisions of BLMC 12.12.030, it shall not be unlawful for any person over 21 years of age to possess or consume alcoholic beverages within any city-designated beer garden and/or wine tasting area at Allan Yorke Park during the annual Bonney Lake Days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the third weekend in August or other special events specifically designated by the mayor or his or her designee. The mayor or his or her designee is authorized to impose such regulations upon such operations as he or she deems appropriate; provided, that the city-designated beer garden and/or wine tasting area shall not open any sooner than 12:00 p.m. on each day of the annual event and shall be allowed to remain open until the day’s planned event ends, or earlier, if circumstances so require. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1015 § 1, 2004).

12.12.040 Hours of use.

Unless authorized in advance for a special event specifically designated by the mayor, or his or her designee, city parks shall be open from dawn until dusk each day. No person shall go upon any city park except during open hours. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(3), 1977).

12.12.050 Group use.

Groups of more than 25 people shall not be allowed to use any city park without first making a reservation through the city and meeting the conditions of the reservation. The conditions for issuance of a reservation shall be set by the mayor, or his or her designee, and shall be designed to mitigate concerns with usage by large groups, such as park overcrowding, noise, traffic, safety concerns, competition over park facilities, littering, crime, and damage to park facilities, and may include an additional hourly rate for city staff, as may be required. Reservation fees are listed in BLMC 12.12.055. (Ord. 1500 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(4), 1977).

12.12.051 Boat launch facilities – Parking fees established.

The following parking fees shall be charged by the city for use of the boat launch facilities:

A. A resident boat launch parking pass (“resident pass”) shall be available at the Public Safety Building. The cost of the resident pass shall be $30.00 plus tax per vehicle per year. Residency will be verified through current Washington State driver’s license or other acceptable proof of residency. The resident parking pass shall not be transferable. The resident pass will expire on December 31st of each year. The resident pass shall be displayed on the vehicle while parking at the boat launch.

The administrative fee for replacement of a pass is $100.00. No refunds will be given for lost, stolen, or unused passes.

B. A fee of $17.00 plus tax, paid electronically, will be required per day of boat trailer parking at the boat launch facilities for any vehicle not displaying a valid resident pass.

C. Any person failing to pay the daily parking fee or display a valid pass shall be deemed to have committed a civil infraction and for each such violation shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $41.00 plus court costs, if any. Failure to respond to a notice of infraction within 15 days shall result in an additional penalty of $25.00. The infraction form shall comply with all applicable portions of RCW 46.63.060.

D. The mayor is authorized to promulgate policies and procedures necessary for the implementation of this section and the administration of the boat launch program. (Ord. 1631 § 1, 2020; Ord. 1519 § 1, 2015; Ord. 1512 § 1, 2015; Ord. 1459 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1037 § 1, 2004; Ord. 826 § 8, 1999; Ord. 669 § 1, 1993).

12.12.052 Disposition of boat launch fees.

All costs of the program will be paid from the gross revenues collected. The balance of any moneys after the expenses are to be paid into the general fund and split evenly between the park department and the police department. The park department funds shall be used solely for park facilities operation, maintenance and improvements to park department facilities. Police department funds shall be used solely for the water safety and park enforcement programs. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 669 § 2, 1993).

12.12.053 Administration of program.

Repealed by Ord. 1232. (Ord. 669 § 3, 1993).

12.12.055 Fees established.

There is fixed and established the following schedule of fees to be charged for reserved use of the following designated facilities:

Sports fields (sports uses):

 

Rental per field in two-hour block minimum

$15.00/field

Picnic/playground or other uses (four-hour block minimum; field rates also apply if rental includes any use of fields:

1 – 50 persons*

No fee

51 – 100 persons*

$75.00

101 or more persons*

$200.00

* A reservation through the city is required for groups of more than 25 people (see BLMC 12.12.050).

League block rentals of fields:

 

The city has a policy of gender-based nondiscrimination and equal access for community athletics/sports facilities. League block rental of sports fields must be reserved in advance and for a minimum of one week (no partial weeks). The following rates apply:

Block rental per field for one week (a week includes 4:00 p.m. to dusk on Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to dusk):

$100.00

Block rental per field for one month (four weeks; partial months are charged at the weekly rate):

$200.00

The city reserves the right to preempt block rentals for official city use of the facilities upon advance notice. Refunds for such preemption shall only be made if the impact is for one week or greater. Facilities may be unavailable for use due to weather or other unforeseen causes.

(Ord. 1618 § 1, 2019; Ord. 1500 § 2, 2014; Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 826 § 9, 1999; Ord. 661 § 1, 1993).

12.12.057 Disposition of fee moneys.

All such fees collected from the use of the concession stand, soccer fields, baseball fields and picnic areas, and revenues derived from cellular towers sited in city parks shall be paid into the general fund and used solely for park facilities’ operations and maintenance and/or park facilities’ improvements. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 661 § 2, 1993).

12.12.060 City ordinances to remain in effect.

The ordinances of the city and the laws of the state not in conflict with BLMC 12.12.020 through 12.12.050 shall remain in full force and effect as to city parks. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(5), 1977).

12.12.070 Structures and signs.

No person, firm or corporation shall use, place or erect any placard, notice, sign or device or any kind of advertising in any park, or erect a structure of any kind in any park; provided, however, the mayor, or his or her designated representative, may permit the erection of temporary directional signs, decorations, advertising signs or temporary stands and buildings on occasions of group or public meetings, organized athletic events, or special events specifically designated by the mayor or his or her designee. Except during special events, signs must be affixed in such a way that they do not block the vision of first responders entering the park. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(6), 1977).

12.12.080 Injuring plants.

No person shall, without the written permission of the mayor or his or her designee, cut, injure, deface, remove or disturb any tree, shrub, plant, building, fence, bench or other structure, apparatus or property in a public park or a public place, or injure, misuse or remove any device placed to protect such tree, shrub, building, fence, bench, or other structure, apparatus or property. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(7), 1977).

12.12.090 Entering posted areas.

No person shall enter upon any portion of lawn or ground within a public park or a public place when notified by a sign placed in such park or public place, or by a police officer, not to enter upon such lawn or ground. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(8), 1977).

12.12.100 Littering.

No person shall throw or deposit any refuse, litter, garbage or other waste materials in any park or public place, except in designated receptacles. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(9), 1977).

12.12.110 Fires.

No person shall make or kindle any fire in a public park or public place except at places designated for such purpose. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(10), 1977).

12.12.120 Remaining after closing hours.

Unless authorized by the mayor or his or her designee for special events, no person or motor vehicle shall remain in a public park or public place after the posted closing hours. Any motor vehicle found parked in violation shall be towed away at the owner’s expense and/or cited. Signs shall be posted in parking areas in public places designating such places as tow-away zones in conformance with RCW 46.55.070. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(11), 1977).

12.12.130 Animals at large.

No person shall allow or permit any animal to run at large in any public park except in designated areas. Animals are permitted if kept on a leash no longer than eight feet, or confined and under control at all times. Any person with an animal in his or her possession or control in any city park shall be responsible for the conduct of the animal and removing from the park grounds fecal matter deposited by such animal. Horses shall not be permitted in any city park except where specifically designated. This regulation may be temporarily waived by the mayor, or his or her designee, for special events. A violator of this section may be charged with an infraction for which the penalty is listed in BLMC 12.12.250. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(12), 1977).

12.12.135 Fishing.

No person may fish where a sign prohibiting such activity is posted. A violator of this section may be charged with an infraction for which the penalty is listed in BLMC 12.12.250. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009).

12.12.140 Weapons.

No person shall possess any air gun, BB gun, slingshot or any bow and arrow in a public park, or use or discharge any such weapon, or any firearm, in a public park or any other public place, unless otherwise authorized as a part of an organized recreation program of the park and recreation department of the city, or other public agency, or a special event specifically designated by the mayor or his or her designee. A violator of this section may be cited into an appropriate court of law and charged with a misdemeanor. Conviction of such misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both. (Ord. 1376 § 2, 2011; Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(13), 1977).

12.12.145 Fireworks prohibited.

No person shall possess, nor allow any minor child under said person’s immediate supervision to use, possess or explode any fireworks in any public park unless such possession or use is part of a duly authorized public display. The term “fireworks” shall include “consumer fireworks” as per the provisions of Chapter 70.77 RCW. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454B § 1, 1983).

12.12.150 Molesting animals.

No person shall molest, catch, injure or kill, or throw any stone or missile of any kind at, or strike with any stick or weapon, any animal or bird in a public park or public place. A violator of this section may be charged with a misdemeanor. Conviction of such misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(14), 1977).

12.12.160 Selling merchandise prohibited.

Unless authorized in advance for a special event specifically designated by the mayor or his or her designee, no person shall sell any goods, services or merchandise in a public park or public place. An exemption from this section is hereby granted to the concessionaire occupying the concession stand at Allan Yorke Park. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(15), 1977).

12.12.170 Amplified sound.

No person shall operate or use any loudspeaker or mechanical means of amplifying sound in any public park or public place without the prior written consent of the mayor or his or her designated representative. Loud music, loud muffler noise, and loitering in vehicles in city parks shall be prohibited. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(16), 1977).

12.12.180 Exhibitions.

No person shall conduct any circus, carnival or similar exhibition except as a part of an organized recreation program of the parks and recreation department, or as a special event authorized by the mayor or his or her designee. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(17), 1977).

12.12.190 Boats – Operation.

No person shall have, keep or operate any boat or other watercraft within the limits of any park or land the same at any point on the shore bordering any park, except at places designated for such purpose or except in an emergency. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(18), 1977).

12.12.200 Smoking, vaping, and related activities prohibited.

No person shall light cigarettes, vapor electric cigarettes, cigars, pipes of any kind, including but not limited to hookah pipes, any electronic smoking device, or otherwise use any tobacco products, including but not limited to chewing tobacco, inhaling vapor or aerosol, in any city of Bonney Lake park area or associated marine area. (Ord. 1619 § 1, 2019).

12.12.210 Bicycles.

No person shall ride or drive any bicycle in any city park in a manner that is negligent or endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property. For purposes of this section, “negligent” means the failure to exercise ordinary care, and is the doing of some act that a reasonably careful person would not do under the same or similar circumstance or the failure to do something that a reasonably careful person would do under the same or similar circumstances. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(20), 1977).

12.12.220 Games.

No person shall practice or play golf, baseball or other games of like character in any public park or public place except at places designated for such purposes. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(21), 1977).

12.12.230 Trees.

No person shall, without the written permission of the mayor or his or her designated representative, after consulting with the city arborist, place or hereafter maintain upon the ground in a public park or public place any stone, cement or other substance which shall impede the free entrance of water and air to the roots of any tree planted in such public park or public place, without leaving an open space of ground outside the trunk of the tree not less than four feet square. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(22), 1977).

12.12.240 Interference with employees.

No person, firm or corporation shall prevent, delay or interfere with the employees of the city in the planting, pruning, spraying or removing of trees, plants or shrubs in a public park or a public place. Any removal of trees shall be under the advice of the city arborist. If tree removal is in an area identified as a critical area under Chapter 16.20 BLMC, the guidelines for tree preservation and removal contained within BLMC Title 16 shall govern. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 454 § 6(23), 1977).

12.12.250 Violations – Penalties.

Unless otherwise designated elsewhere in this chapter, violations of any of the provisions of this chapter are proclaimed to be public nuisances. Those persons responsible for maintaining with knowledge such nuisance, or for committing a crime in any city park, shall be subject to immediate ejection from the city park area and served with a no trespass order by the police department pursuant to the procedures of BLMC 8.20.050. Unless otherwise specifically set forth herein, a violator may also be charged with a class 3 civil infraction under Chapter 7.80 RCW. Repeat violations shall constitute class 1 civil infractions under Chapter 7.80 RCW. (Ord. 1338 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1232 § 1, 2007; Ord. 656 § 3, 1992; Ord. 454 § 6(23), 1977).