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    7.10.130 Park Hours.
    General Park Hours. CLASS B MISDEMEANOR
    (a) All city parks, trails and open spaces shall be considered day use recreational areas, except for areas otherwise designated by the manager.
    (b) No person shall be in a city park, trail or open space between 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. April 1 to September 30, nor between 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. October 1 to March 31.
    (c) Subsection (b) does not apply to:
    (i) persons using the paved portions of the Springwater Corridor Trail, Gresham-Fairview Trail, and such other trails as designated by the manager; and
    (ii) activities subject to a special use permit authorizing after hours use.
    (2) Emergency Closure.
    (a) The manager is authorized to close to public use any city park, trail or open space or portion thereof, or restrict the times when the same shall be
    open to such use, or limit or prohibit any recreational use whenever, in the manager’s judgment, such actions are necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare, or for the protection of the park, trail or open space or any of its facilities.

    (b) Council shall be notified of any closure beyond seven days.
    (c) Reasonable cause for closure or restricted use shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
    (i) extreme fire hazard;
    (ii) dangerous water or weather conditions;
    (iii) sanitary protection of water shed;
    (iv) construction, maintenance or repairs;
    • (v)  conservation of fish and wildlife;
    • (vi)  excessive traffic;
    (vii) unsafe or crowded parking or street conditions;
    (viii) damage to a park or any of its facilities; or
    (ix) any dangerous, unsafe or unhealthful condition.
    (d) The manager may, as conditions warrant, close a park, trail, or open space to any new arrivals in order to limit the number of persons using facilities.
    Any such closure to new arrivals will last so long as the manager believes necessary to prevent overcrowding.

    (3) Persons remaining in the park, trail, or open space after the hours established in GRC 7.10.130(1) or after closure pursuant to GRC 7.10.130(2)(d), other than law enforcement or authorized public officials, commit the offense of Unlawfully Remaining in a Park. Vehicles remaining in the a city park or parking lot after the hours established by GRC 7.10.130(1) or after closure pursuant to GRC 7.10.130(2)(d) may be towed without notice, subject to the provisions of GRC 8.35.010 et seq.
    (4) Violation of any provision of this section is a Class B misdemeanor and, in addition to the remedies authorized for misdemeanors, a violation may be subject to a fine or penalty in the maximum amount of $1,000.

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