CHAPTER XII. PUBLIC PROPERTYCHAPTER XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY\ARTICLE 2. PARKS AND RECREATION

That there is hereby established the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Eudora, Kansas.

(Ord. 794; Code 2016)

All property and accounts which the existing Recreation Commission owns, possess or has an interest in shall be transferred and assigned to the City of Eudora, Kansas, on or before the 1st day of July, 2003.

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The Parks and Recreation Department shall, with the consent of the owner and consent of the governing body, have the right to recommend the use, occupancy and derive the benefits of any public or private property that can be made a part of or utilized in the conduct of the city recreation program.

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The Parks and Recreation Department shall consist of the following employees:

(a)   Director of Parks and Recreation;

(b)   Such other employees that may be required by ordinance or may be deemed necessary by the city manager to effectively carry out the work of that department.

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Use of all city parks and recreation facilities shall be limited to the hours between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. These hours of operation shall be conspicuously posted at all entrances to all city parks.

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(a)   All city park and recreational areas will be posted as not permitting the drinking of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverages.

(b)   The consumption of cereal malt beverages or alcoholic liquor is prohibited at all city park and recreation facilities except when permission is granted by the City Commission

(c)   Cereal malt beverages and alcoholic liquor are defined at section 3-101 of the Code of the City of Eudora, Kansas, 2000.

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No person in a city park shall have in his or her possession any glass container except as may be necessary for immediately rendering emergency medical treatment.

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Operation of motor vehicles in city parks is restricted to roadways and designated parking areas except for those vehicles used in the maintenance of public park facilities and emergency vehicles. No motor vehicles of any sort shall be operated on pathways designed or reserved for the use of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Other traffic regulations shall be as follows:

(a)   Parking facilities located on any city park or recreational facility lot shall be reserved for the exclusive use of those persons actually using and occupying such park or recreational facility.

(b)   All other laws or ordinances adopted by the city regulating or pertaining to motor vehicle traffic shall, where applicable, have full force and effect within the parks and recreation system of the city.

(c)   No privately-owned vehicles or equipment shall be used for the maintenance of city parks and recreational facilities, unless specifically authorized by the Recreation Director.

(d)   Only those persons employed by the city may operate vehicles on non-roadway areas of city parks and recreation areas. Exceptions may be granted, for specific purposes, by Recreation Director.

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No fires shall be permitted in a city park except in receptacles designated for that purpose. The use of fire or open flame in a city park shall be restricted to cooking purposes only.

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All laws of the city shall be in full force and effect in and over all the parks and public grounds of the city, whether such parks and public grounds are situated within the city or are located beyond the boundaries of the city.

(Ord. 794; Code 2016)