City of Cottonwood Shores          

REGULATION OF PUBLIC PARKS OWNED AND MANAGED BY THE CITY OF COTTONWOOD SHORES, TEXAS

HOURS OF OPERATION

City park(s) shall be open to the public from         

6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and

from 6:00a.m. through 12:00 a.m. (midnight), Friday and Saturday.

PERMITTED USES ON AND WITHIN THE PARKS

Picnics, barbeques, family reunions, celebrations and seasonal events.

Walking, jogging, bicycle riding, sitting and napping.

Trailer storage, boat loading and unloading at Boat Ramp Park only.

Skateboarding, BMX bicycle riding and competitions at the BMX and Skate Park only.

Public functions, provided a special permit is obtained from the City:

Applications for public function permits must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the         event date.

Public function permits may be applied for a maximum of twelve (12) months prior to the event date.

Reservations:

All park reservation requests will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservation request conflicts will be resolved by the City Administrator or authorized representative.

Reservations will be taken at City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for official holidays.

Reservations may be made a maximum of twelve (12) months in advance of the date of the

request.

Other persons may use park property, unless such use is subject to use by persons who have a prior reservation.

A deposit of $200.00, paid prior to event date, will be retained by the City to be refunded after ten (10) business days after inspection.   Any costs for cleaning or repairing the park resulting from the reservation will be deducted from the deposit.

PROHIBITED USES FOR ANY AND ALL CITY PARKS

        Remaining on or in any park for a period of more than 24 hours without a special permit from the         City.

        Persons  below  the  age of  17  years being in  any  park  after 11:00 p.m., Sunday through         Thursday, and  after  12:00 a.m. midnight, Friday and  Saturday, per  Curfew  for  Minors -         Ordinance No. 8003.

        Camping Prohibited.   It shall be unlawful for any person(s) to camp in a City park.

        There shall be no overnight parking of any unauthorized portable building, camping unit, motor         vehicle, or recreational vehicle within any City park or within the parking area of any City park.

        Operating, stationing or parking any motorized vehicle in any area of any park not designated for         parking or vehicular circulation except by City approval. Exception of motorized conveyance for         handicap.

        Lighting or creating fire in any area of any park, except for designated barbeques or fire pits.

        Fireworks Prohibited.   It shall be unlawful for any individual, firm,  partnership,  corporation, or         association to possess, manufacture, assemble, sell, use, discharge, cause to be discharged, ignite,         detonate,  fire or otherwise put in action, any fireworks of any description  within the jurisdiction of         the City. Per Ordinance 5003.

        Glass Containers Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to bring any glass container into a         City park or possess any glass container in a City park.

        Public consumption of any alcoholic beverage shall be prohibited at any City park, with the         exception of Community Park, and then only with an approved special permit.

        Display or use of any firearm whatsoever, including bow and arrow or cross bow, in any park at any         time.

        Discharge of Firearms Prohibited.  It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to knowingly

        discharge a firearm within the City limits of the City of Cottonwood Shores, Texas, including         within any park, for any purpose. Per Ordinance 8002.

PROHIBITED ACTS IN OR ON ANY AND ALL CITY PARKS

        Defacement, destruction or damage to any facility on or within any park.

        Disposal of any refuse or litter whatsoever, except in designated containers.

        Any lewd or lascivious act, public nudity or loud profanity.

ALCOHOL PERMIT

        Alcohol is permitted only at Community Park, and only with an approved special permit, and         subject to the conditions of such permit.

Law enforcement officer(s) shall be present at any function with an alcohol permit, said officer(s) to be paid by permit holder.

PETS

        Pets must be on a leash at all times while in parks.

        Owners or handlers are responsible for cleaning up after pet(s).

ASSUMPTION OF OWN RISK

        Swimming in designated areas only, at swimmer's own risk.

        No fishing in swimming areas.

        Skatepark:  Use of skateboard area or at users' own risk.

        Proper safety equipment is recommended and encouraged for any activity inside any City park.

        City shall not be liable for injuries from any activities in any park.

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