Chapter 21.01


21.01.010    Hours of operation.

21.01.020    Permit exceptions to park hours.

21.01.030    Sign posting.

21.01.040    Penalties for violation.

21.01.990    Severability.

21.01.010 Hours of operation.

Except as otherwise posted, all parks within the city of Prosser, including vehicle parking areas within said parks, shall be closed to the general public between the hours of ten p.m. and five a.m. of the following day, and no person, other than a police officer of the city of Prosser, or an authorized employee of the city of Prosser shall be in any city park during these hours of closure. For the purposes of this section, the times referred to above shall be Pacific Daylight Time or Pacific Standard Time, whichever is in effect on the date in question. The city’s public works director, or his or her designee, is authorized to modify the time a city park is open and closed to the public where the director determines it is appropriate for the public benefit. (Ord. 3053 § 1, 2018: Ord. 2780 § 1, 2012).

21.01.020 Permit exceptions to park hours.

The closing hour set forth in Section 21.01.010 may be extended for that period of time necessary to allow for the conclusion of special events for which a special event permit has been obtained from the city or extended to allow for the conclusion of events allowed by a facility lease agreement approved by the city. (Ord. 3053 § 2, 2018: Ord. 2780 § 2, 2012).

21.01.030 Sign posting.

The public works director is instructed to place signs at the main entrances to all Prosser city parks advising the public of the restricted park hours. (Ord. 2780 § 3, 2012).

21.01.040 Penalties for violation.

Violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be a Class 1 civil infraction to be issued in accordance with Chapter 1.40 with a penalty of two hundred fifty dollars plus state assessments. The city shall have no duty to obtain voluntary correction before issuing a civil infraction under this chapter. Each day during which a violation occurs or exists shall be deemed a separate civil infraction. The fourth violation of this chapter by the same person within any twelve-month period of time shall constitute a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of one thousand dollars and maximum confinement in jail for ninety days, or both such fine and confinement. (Ord. 2780 § 4, 2012).

21.01.990 Severability.

The provisions of this chapter are hereby declared to be severable. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of this chapter shall not as a result of said section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase be held unconstitutional or invalid. (Ord. 2780 § 5, 2012).