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It shall be unlawful for any person to be on any park property without permission after the park has closed. The park system shall be open to the public between dawn and dusk. The Kenton County Recreation and Parks office may grant permission for use of the any park outside of the posted time.
It shall be unlawful for vehicles to be parked other than in the designated parking areas. No parking is permitted off the pavement, along driveways, or outside normal operating hours of any park without the consent of the County. Vehicles in violation may be towed at the owner's expense.
It shall be unlawful for motorized vehicles, including ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles and motorcycles, to be operated off the paved areas, on the bicycle/hiking trails, or in a manner, which disturbs the park users. It shall be unlawful to operate said motor vehicles beyond any gate, cable, or any other obstruction, or proceed beyond any parking area or sign prohibiting such travel. There shall be no exceptions to this policy unless written permission is received from the Kenton County Judge-Executive’s Office. Motorized vehicles shall be permitted in the park system solely for the purpose of transportation to and from the parks.
No person shall have possession of any concealed firearm, including BB and pellet guns, while inside buildings located on park property, without proper permit, with the exception of duly sworn law enforcement officers authorized by statute to possess such weapons, on or off duty. It shall be unlawful to hunt or trap any bird or animal in any county park.
It shall be unlawful to display or discharge any fireworks anywhere in the park system except as a planned event with permission of the County.
It shall be unlawful to use surfaced courts (tennis, basketball) for other than their intended use. No bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, rollerskates, etc. are permitted on the surfaced courts in any County park.
The County may assess user fees for shelterhouses, athletic fields and courts. Fees will be proposed yearly by the Parks and Recreation Committee, and shall be approved by the Fiscal Court, a copy of which will be on file at the offices of the County Judge-Executive, and the Public Works Department. For clinics and tournaments run by outside organizations charging an entry fee, the County shall assess a charge to the organization. A permit is required for exclusive use of a shelterhouse, athletic field or court.
It shall be unlawful for any person using the park system to disturb or interfere with any other person using the park or nearby residents of the area by conducting themselves in an orderly and proper manner.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw any paper, waste material, litter, or other refuse on any park premises except in trash containers provided for that purpose. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove any object, abuse, deface, or alter the park system, including properties and equipment associated the park system.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle at speeds of more than 15 miles per hour in any County park.
It shall be unlawful for any person to perform vehicle repairs in any County park.
It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian to permit any animal to run at large in any County park. All animals shall be kept under control and on a lead or leash while within any County park. Any animal that constitutes a physical threat to human beings or other animals by its demeanor or actions shall be prohibited from being in a County park. No animal that constitutes a nuisance by odor, noise, or other means shall be permitted in any County park. No owner or custodian shall fail to clean up after his or her pet.
(A.) It shall be unlawful to bring or use glass beverage containers in any County park. (B.) It shall be unlawful to use golf clubs in any County parks, unless specifically designated for golf club use by the Fiscal Court. This section shall not apply to the Kenton County Golf Courses. (C.) It shall be unlawful to use any boat or canoe in any County park, except Doe Run Lake or the Licking River. No person shall operate a gasoline engine on Doe Run Lake. (D.) It shall be unlawful to start or light any fire other than cooking in grills, provided by the park, and only for the purpose of cooking food, except as a planned event with permission of the County. (E.) It shall be unlawful to camp overnight in any County park, except as a planned event with permission of the County.
Where an act or omission is prohibited or declared unlawful in this code of ordinances, and no penalty is otherwise provided, the offense shall be deemed a violation and the offender shall be fined not more that $250 for each offense.