Article I: Regulations
28-1-1 CLOSING TIME. All public parks within the Village of Kansas shall close at suck. Only exceptions will be organizations’ special events with permission for use by Village authorities.
28-1-2 DESTRUCTION OF PARK PROPERTY. Within the municipal parks, no person except park personnel on official business shall:
(A) cut, break, injure, destroy, take, or remove any tree, shrub, timber, plant or natural object.
(B) kill, cause to be killed, or pursue with intent to kill, any bird or animal, except in areas where the Village has authorized hunting;
(C) willfully mutilate, injure or destroy any building, bridge, table, bench, fireplace, guide post, notice, tablet, fence, monument, or other park property or appurtenances.
28-1-3 LITTERING – WATER POLLUTION.
(A) No person shall deposit any trash within the municipal parks except in proper receptacles where these are provided. Where receptacles are not provided, all trash shall be carried away from the parks by the person responsible for its presence, and be properly disposed of elsewhere.
(B) No person shall discharge, or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, lake, stream, or other body of water in or adjacent to any park or in any tributary, stream, storm sewer, or drain flowing into such waters, any substance or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of said waters.
28-1-4 FIRES IN PARKS.
(A) No person shall light or use any unenclosed picnic fire within the municipal parks. Fires may be built only in fireplaces or on grills constructed for that purpose in designated areas.
(B) In camping areas, no person shall leave any camp fire unattended by a competent person.
(C) Every person who has lighted or used any fire in a municipal park shall extinguish such fire before leaving the park.
28-1-5 PICNINCS. No person shall picnic in the municipal parks, except in areas designated for that purpose. Park personnel are hereby authorized to regulate the activities in such areas when necessary to prevent congestion or to secure the maximum use, comfort, and convenience of all. Visitors shall comply with any directions given to achieve this end.
28-1-6 ERECTION OF STRUCTURES. No person shall build or place any tent, building, booth, stand, or other structure in or upon any municipal park or other recreational facility unless he has obtained permission to do so from the Village.
28-1-7 SIGNS. No person shall place within any municipal park or affix to any object therein any sign or device designed to advertise any business, profession, exhibition, event, or thing unless he has obtained a permit to do so from the Village.
28-1-8 ANIMALS. No person shall:
(A) bring any dangerous animal into any municipal park;
(B) permit any dog to be in any park unless such dog is on a leash; also all waste clean up is the responsibility of the dog owner.
(C) ride or lead any horse in any municipal park or recreational area except upon paths or other ways expressly provided and posted for that purpose.
28-1-9 MOTOR VEHICLES. No person, other than municipal personnel on official business, shall drive or park any motor vehicle, including snowmobiles, ATV’s, or other motorized vehicles in any municipal park except on a roadway or parking lot.
28-1-10 SALES; AMUSEEMENTS FOR GAIN. Within the parks of this municipality, no person shall, without first having obtained a permit form the Village:
(A) sell or offer for sale any goods or services; or
(B) conduct any amusement for gain or for which a charge is made.
28-1-11 GROUP ACTIVITIES. Whenever any group or organization desires to use municipal park facilities for a particular purpose such as picnics, parties, exhibitions, or performances, a representative of said group shall first obtain permission for such activity form the Village.