Chapter 12.10


12.10.010    General.

12.10.020    Special usage of park facilities.

12.10.030    Violation – Penalty.

12.10.010 General.

The following shall be general rules and regulations which will be in effect for all parks and outdoor recreation facilities under the jurisdiction of the Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department:

A. Motor vehicles and other motor driven devices, with the exception of authorized maintenance, service or public safety vehicles, shall be operated only on paved or graveled areas designated for such use.

B. Horses or other animals used for riding purposes shall be restricted to roadways or posted bridle paths and trails unless written permission from the Recreation and Parks Department is obtained for the purpose of conducting special shows, riding concessions, 4-H activities, etc., on other areas of the grounds.

C. Dogs or pets brought on park facilities must be under control in a manner as prescribed in the animal control ordinance.

D. Picking flowers, cutting trees or damaging public property in any manner shall be strictly prohibited.

E. Dumping garbage or litter in any areas other than appropriate or designated receptacles shall be strictly prohibited.

F. Fire lanes and maintenance service roadways must be kept clear at all times.

G. Serving or consuming alcoholic beverages on park facilities is prohibited, except where licensed by the Washington State Liquor Control Board and permitted under a special event permit.

H. Selling merchandise or services or operating any concession within any public park shall not be permitted unless special written permission has been received from the Recreation and Parks Department Director.

I. Conducting or participating in activities on public park grounds that may be harmful or injurious to individuals or park property, i.e., model airplane flying, archery, shooting firearms, tackle football, golf, playing baseball in undesignated areas, igniting or discharging common or special fireworks as classified by the state fireworks law, or other hazardous activities, shall be prohibited, unless approved, authorized and supervised by the Recreation and Parks Department.

J. Fires are permissible for barbecues and cookouts, if kept within the confines of City-designated stoves, barbecue pits or other facilities designated by the City for such use.

K. No public boat launching facility owned or maintained by the City of Mountlake Terrace shall be used for the purpose of launching any boat equipped with an internal combustion engine. No boat or other watercraft with an internal combustion engine shall be launched on or operated upon any lake, pond, or other waterway lying within the jurisdiction of the City. The provisions of this section will not apply to any public officer or employee, including his/her authorized designee, in the performance of his/her duties.

L. Public tennis courts shall be used only for playing the game of tennis, or practicing therefor, unless otherwise authorized by the Recreation and Parks Director or her/his designee. Court users shall use proper equipment, including footwear that does not damage the surface of the tennis courts.

M. The grounds of the Ballinger Lake Golf Course, also known as Ballinger Park, shall be used only for: (1) special events permitted pursuant to Chapter 10.20 MTMC; (2) the game of golf or passive recreation use on a limited basis as authorized by the Recreation and Parks Department Director or designee, consistent with Chapter 19.75 MTMC, until such time as a master planning process is complete and new rules adopted otherwise; and (3) the construction and use of Lakeview Trail, a project identified in the City’s 2013 – 2018 Transportation Improvement Program and the Transportation Element of the 2012 Comprehensive Plan. All use of the grounds and the clubhouse must be consistent with the terms of any applicable agreement with a state of Washington recreation agency.

N. The City fishing pier on Lake Ballinger is for fishing. No other recreational activity on said pier shall interfere with that use. Additional piers may be constructed and used for other purposes, consistent with the Shoreline Management Program; signage shall indicate the allowed uses for such piers.

O. All posted restrictions of activities within the City park properties shall be obeyed.

P. All public parks and playfields shall be closed to public usage between the hours of dusk and dawn of each day. The Recreation and Parks Department Director or designee may by written approval open certain areas of designated parks or playfields to public usage during portions of those closure periods.

Q. Special event permits are one means, but not necessarily the only means, by which the Recreation and Parks Department Director may authorize certain activities or provide written approvals pursuant to this chapter. (Ord. 2626 § 2, 2013; Ord. 2571 § 7, 2011).

12.10.020 Special usage of park facilities.

As a general rule, park facilities are made available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, special usage or programming of park facilities may be authorized by the Recreation and Park Department Director if a written request is made at least 30 days prior to such usage. The Recreation and Park Department Director may require the request to be submitted on a form provided by the City and provide specific information. If the special usage is associated with a special event pursuant to Chapter 10.20 MTMC, a special event permit may be required. (Ord. 2571 § 7, 2011).

12.10.030 Violation – Penalty.

Any violation of the rules and regulations of this chapter as set forth in MTMC 12.10.010 or failure to comply with any provisions of same shall, on conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250.00. (Ord. 2571 § 7, 2011).