Chapter 6

6.01 SUPERVISION
6.02 REGULATIONS
6.03 AMUSEMENT FOR GAIN
6.04 PARK PROPERTY PROTECTION
6.05 OPERATING POLICY
6.06 PICNIC AREAS AND USE
6.07 GENERAL REGULATIONS
6.08 MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING AND SIGNS
6.09 PROGRAMS
6.10 MOTOR VEHICLES
6.11 PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY
6.12 VIOLATIONS
6.01 SUPERVISION

(a) All parks in the Village of Beverly Hills shall be operated under the supervision of the Village Manager of the Village of Beverly Hills.

(b) The Village Manager shall in addition to his duties prescribed by the Village Charter be Park Superintendent and shall enforce all ordinances, rules and regulations in relation thereto.

6.02 REGULATIONS

It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any regulation governing conduct in the Village parks which has been approved by the Village Council.

6.03 AMUSEMENT FOR GAIN

No amusement for gain or for which a charge is made can be conducted in a park without consent of the Village Council and such amusement must be conducted in accordance with any ordinance pertaining thereto and such further regulation as the Council shall prescribe.

6.04 PARK PROPERTY PROTECTION

It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to:

(a) Disfiguration and Removal. Willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with, or displace or remove any building, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railings, lines or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards whether temporary or permanent, monuments, stakes, posts, or other boundary markers, or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever either real or personal.

(b) Restrooms and Washrooms. Fail to cooperate in maintaining restrooms and washrooms in a neat and sanitary condition. No person over the age of five years shall use the restrooms and washrooms designated for the opposite sex.

(c) Sanitation. Throw, discharge, or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, pool, or other body of water in or adjacent to any park or any storm sewer, or drain, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution or stoppage of said waters.

(d) Rubbish, Refuse and Trash. Have brought in or shall dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage or refuse, or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any fountain or pool, or left anywhere on the grounds of any park, but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided; where receptacles are not so provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence, and properly disposed of elsewhere.

6.05 OPERATING POLICY

(a) Hours. The public park shall be opened daily to the public during the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. of any one day; and it shall be unlawful for any person, or persons (except in the instance of prior written approval of the Park Superintendent or his designee or in the case of Village personnel conducting Village business therein), to occupy or be present in said park during any hours in which the park is not open to the public.
Any section, or part of the park, may be declared closed to the public by the Park Superintendent at any time for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular stated intervals.

(b) Group Activity. Whenever any organized group, association or organization desires to use the park facilities for a particular purpose, except the athletic fields, for such as picnics, parties or theatrical or entertainment performances, a representative of the group, association or organization shall first obtain a permit from the Park Superintendent or his designee for such purposes. The Village Council may adopt an application form to be used by the Park Superintendent for such situations.
The Park Superintendent or his designee shall grant the permit if it appears that the group, association or organization will not interfere with the individual members of the public, and if the group, association or organization meets all other conditions contained in the application. The application may contain a requirement for an indemnity bond to protect the Village from any liability of any kind or character and to protect Village property from damage. The Village Council may adopt by resolution a fee schedule for the issuance of a permit.
While non-organized groups may use the park facilities without a permit on a first-come, first-served basis, exclusive use of the park pavilion, in case of conflict, will be given to an organized group or association who has obtained a permit.

6.06 PICNIC AREAS AND USE

No person in a park shall:

(a) Regulations. Picnic or lunch in a place other than those designated for that purpose. Attendants shall have the authority to regulate the activities in such areas when necessary to prevent congestion and to secure the maximum use for the comfort and convenience of all. Visitors shall comply with any directions given to achieve this end.

(b) Nonexclusive. Use any portion of the picnic areas or of any of the buildings or structures therein for the purpose of holding picnics to the exclusion of other persons, nor shall any person use such area and facilities for an unreasonable time if the facilities are crowded, except permit holders shall have exclusive use of the pavilion.

(c) Duty of Picnickers. Leave a picnic area before the fire is completely extinguished and before all trash in the nature of boxes, papers, cans, bottles, garbage and other refuse is placed in the disposal receptacles where provided. If no such trash receptacles are available, then refuse and trash shall be carried away from the park area by the picnicker to be properly disposed of elsewhere.

6.07 GENERAL REGULATIONS

(a) Costumes. No person in a park shall appear in bathing costume at any place in the parks except within the limits of designated bathing places or areas, and all bathing costumes shall conform to commonly accepted standards.

(b) Animals. No person shall bring or harbor any animals in a park unless the animal is contained on a leash. Animals shall not be allowed in or near the pavilion or playground area. Any animal fecal matter shall be immediately collected and removed from the park.

(c) Liquor and Alcoholic Beverages. No person shall have in his possession, custody or control, any liquor (except beer and wine) in the park or any part thereof. Any person found intoxicated in a public park shall be considered a disorderly person and guilty of disorderly conduct.

6.08 MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING AND SIGNS

No person in a park shall:

(a) Vending and Peddling. Expose or offer for sale any article or thing, nor shall he station or place any stand, cart, or vehicle for the transportation, sale or display of any such article or thing, except as to any regularly licensed concessionaire acting by and under the prior authority and regulation of the Village Council.

(b) Advertising. Announce, advertise, or call the public attention in any way to any article or service for sale or hire except as provided in this section.

(c) Signs. Paste, glue, tack or otherwise post any sign placard, advertisement, or inscription whatever in a park, nor shall any person erect or cause to be erected any sign whatever on any public lands, streets, or highways or roads adjacent to a park.

(d) Pavilion Permit Holders. Pavilion permit holders shall be allowed to place identification banners on the hooks and posts provided.

6.09 PROGRAMS

The Park Superintendent of the Village may conduct or permit sports and/or recreational programs in or on the area generally set out for such purpose. The Parks Superintendent may allow scheduling for the active play facilities, i.e., ball diamonds, volleyball courts, basketball courts, as community conditions warrant. In such event, the Park Superintendent may permit the park to be open during reasonable hours for such purposes, except no regulation or other provisions of this chapter shall be waived or nullified thereby.

6.10 MOTOR VEHICLES

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, including motorcycles, minibikes and scooters, in any area other than the designated parking lot.

(b) The Public Safety Department shall place or install suitable signs indicating parking areas under the direction of the Park Superintendent, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle in the park or adjacent streets other than indicated by such signs.

(c) The provisions of Chapter 41 of this code relating to traffic apply to the operation of motor vehicles in the Village parks and all adjacent streets except as to such as is herein promulgated, set forth and modified for park regulation of motor vehicle traffic and parking.

(d) It shall be unlawful for persons to cruise about the park in motorcycles, so-called "mini-bikes," motor scooters and the like. All such vehicles when standing or parked shall have the motor completely shut off so as to emit no sound, noise, fumes or smoke at all.

(e) It shall be unlawful for any person to unnecessarily blow, sound or operate any horn or signaling device or operate or have any device that backfires or creates any sound or noise louder or more disturbing than such device that is originally installed with such motor vehicle by the manufacturer thereof.

(f) No motor vehicle, motorcycle, mini-bike, or motor scooter shall be started up, accelerated, or operated so as to create such disturbance or noise as to attract attention to such operation by the public.

6.11 PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY

Parents shall be responsible for the conduct of minor children.

6.12 VIOLATIONS

Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall subject the violator to the penalties set forth in Section 1.06.