Chapter 12.24 - Park and Recreation Area Use Regulations

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12.24.010 Restricted hours of use.

A. Usage by the general public of Liberty Point Park, McHarg Park, Rye Mountain Park, and Runyon Field Sports Complex, as well as any other county-owned or operated park or recreation facility, is prohibited from eleven p.m. to six a.m., seven days a week, unless engaging in or attending programs or activities sanctioned by the Runyon Sports Commission Inc., or by Pueblo County in accordance with subsection B of this section.
B. Usage of the parks, recreation facilities and sports complex during restricted hours for any purpose may be allowed only upon prior written permission granted by the Board of County Commissioners, and with subsequent advance written notice provided by the permitted person or group to the Pueblo County Sheriff. (Res. 96-326 §§ 1, 2)
 

12.24.020 Alcoholic beverages.

The consumption and transport of any and all alcoholic beverages by the general public in and into Liberty Point Park, McHarg Park, and Rye Mountain Park, as well as any other county-owned or operated park or recreation facility, is prohibited at all times, with the exception of Runyon Field Sports Complex. Runyon Field Sports Complex Commission, Inc. shall be permitted to continue to hold a liquor license as issued by the city of Pueblo and to sell beverages subject to that license on the premises of Runyon Field Sports Complex during certain sporting events. (Res. 96-326 § 3)
 

12.24.030 Off-road vehicles.

The use of any and all motorized off-road (dirt) vehicles in the parks, recreation facilities and Sports Complex is prohibited at all times. (Res. 96-326 § 4)
 

12.24.040 Destruction or mutilation of county property.

The removal, destruction, mutilation or defacing of any natural object or manmade object owned or used by the county in relation to this chapter is prohibited unless otherwise expressly authorized by the county. (Res. 96-326 § 5)
 

12.24.050 Firearms.

The transport in or into or use of any explosives or any form of firearm at the parks, recreation facilities and sports complex is prohibited at all times unless otherwise authorized by law. (Res. 96-326 § 6)

12.24.060 Pets.

Dogs and other pet animals must be under owner’s or custodian’s control at all times such animals are in the parks, recreation facilities or sports complex as is further provided for in the Pueblo County Resolution No. 92-396 providing for the control and licensing of dogs in the unincorporated area of Pueblo County, as may be amended from time to time, the terms and provisions of which are incorporated herein by this reference, and as may otherwise be, posted at the particular park, recreational facility or sports complex. (Res. 96-326 § 7)
 

12.24.070 Boating, fishing and camping.

Boating, fishing, camping, and hunting in the parks, recreation facilities and sports complex are prohibited at all times unless otherwise posted at the particular site. (Res. 96-326 § 8)
 

12.24.080 Pollution and litter.

The unlawful pollution and disposal of litter in the parks, recreation facilities and sports complex is prohibited and regulated by the applicable provisions of Pueblo County Ordinance No. 4, "Concerning the Regulations and Licensing of Solid Waste Collection and Disposal in the Unincorporated Area of Pueblo County, Colorado" including, but not limited to, Sections III and VI of said ordinance, the terms and provisions of which are incorporated herein by this reference, and are applied with equal force and effect to all parks, recreational facilities and sports complex. (Res. 96-326 § 9)
 

12.24.090 Signs stating rules and regulations to be posted.

The Pueblo County Departments of Parks and Recreation are authorized and instructed to coordinate with the Department of Public Works and the Office of the County Attorney in obtaining and posting appropriate signs to, within, and without Liberty Point Park, McHarg Park, Rye Mountain Park, and Runyon Field Sports Complex, as well as any other county-owned park or recreation facility, to notify the public of these rules and regulations in usage of the parks, recreation facilities and sports complex. (Res. 96-326 § 10)
 

12.24.100 Violation--Penalty.

A. Any person violating any rule or regulation herein set forth commits a Class 2 petty offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00), as set forth in subsection B of this section for each separate violation, as is provided for in Sections 29-7-101(2), 16-2-201 and 18-1-107 and 108, C.R.S., as amended.
B. The Board adopts the penalty assessment procedure set forth in Section 16-2-201, C.R.S., as amended, for any violation of this chapter constituting a Class 2 petty offense, including a graduated fine schedule for increased penalty assessments for repeat offenses by the same individual, as follows:
First offense, $100.00
Second offense, $200.00
Third (or more) offense, $300.00
(Res. 96-326 § 12)
 

12.24.110 Enforcement.

It is the duty of the Sheriff and the Sheriff’s Undersheriff and deputies to enforce the rules and regulations set forth in this chapter, and the Pueblo County Court shall have jurisdiction in the prosecution of any violation of a rule or regulation set forth herein, pursuant to Section 29-7-101(2), C.R.S., as amended. (Res. 96-326 § 13)
 

12.24.120 Fees and penalties--Use of funds.

All assessments, fees, penalties, fines, forfeitures and other costs connected with any violation of this chapter, and all other moneys collected by, or on behalf of, Pueblo County pursuant to this chapter shall be paid over to the Pueblo County Treasurer immediately upon receipt thereof by the individual or entity receiving such moneys. Upon receipt of such moneys, the Treasurer shall deposit the same into the Pueblo County general fund. (Res. 96-326 § 14)
 

12.24.130 Remedies cumulative.

The remedies provided in this chapter shall be cumulative and in addition to any other remedies which may be available to the county and its board. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to preclude the board from seeking such other remedies in addition to, or in lieu of, the remedies granted herein. (Res. 96-326 § 15)