Ordinance 1752 – City Park Hours
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PARK HOURS AND ADDING SECTION 13-511 CITY PARK HOURS and SECTION 13-512 VIOLATION OF PARK HOURS TO CHAPTER 13 ARTICLE V OF THE PUBLIC PROPERTY CODE OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS.
WHEREAS, the City of Goodland established Chapter 13 Article V – Sec. 13-509 City Parks – which currently does not state park hours or penalty for violating park hours and is hereby amended to add and establish new Sections 13-511 City Park Hours & Section 13-512 Violation of Park Hours.
WHEREAS, the Governing Body finds it is in the best interest of the City to amend Chapter 13 Public Property Code of the City of Goodland to add Sections 13-511 and 13-512.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS:
Section 1. Chapter 13 Article V is hereby amended to add Section13-511 and Section 13-512 to read as follows:
Sec. 13-511- City Park Hours
All city parks located within the city shall be open to the general public for use between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. All city parks shall be closed to the public between the hours of
11 p.m. and 5 a.m., however city personnel may enter city parks at any time during the course of their normal work duties and for emergency purposes of rendering governmental or utility services or repair. The governing body may grant exceptions to the park closing hours for special events.
Sec. 13-512- Violation of Park Hours
Penalty- Any person in a city park during the times the park is closed shall have committed the act of a criminal trespass as defined by the Uniform Public Offense Code adopted by the city, unless the person is present in the park attending an approved after-hours event, which approval has been secured in writing from the public lands department pursuant to the appropriate ordinances.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in force and take effect after its publication in the Goodland Star News.
PASSED AND ADOPTED this 5th day of July, 2022, by the Governing Body of the City of Goodland, Kansas.
Aaron Thompson, Mayor
Mary P. Volk, City Clerk