§ 18-84. Domestic animals in parks and recreation facilities.  

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  • (a) Pets are permitted in parks if adequately restrained. Dogs must be kept at all times on leashes no longer than eight (8) feet, except that dogs may be off-leash in dog parks or other public space specifically designated by the city for dogs to be unleashed, provided the handler of the dog(s) adheres to all rules instituted by the city for such park or space. All animal excrement must be properly cleaned up and properly disposed of by the owner or keeper of the animal.

    (b) No person shall bring into any park any animal that constitutes a safety hazard or detriment to the enjoyment of the area by the public.

    (c) No person having in charge any dog shall permit, allow or suffer such dog to enter upon or remain within any playground or park area reserved for children or to enter any sandbox or play apparatus area.

    (d) Horseback riding is not permitted in city parks and recreation facilities.

    (e) Domestic animals, except for service animals, are not permitted inside city facilities except in accordance with paragraph (f).

    (f) Upon issuance of a special permit by the city manager, animals may be admitted into city facilities for the purpose of city-sponsored or co-sponsored animal shows, exhibits, fairs, obedience training programs and the like. The city manager may deny such a permit if, in his sole discretion, the requested admission is inappropriate for the particular facility.

(Ord. No. 2006-48, § 1, 12-19-06; Ord. No. 2012-08, § 2, 5-15-12)