Parks and Recreation Ordinances

Prior to November 3, 2003 the various ordinances related to Parks and Recreation were located throughout the City Code Chapters. It was decided that in the best interest of the citizens of Mesquite to place all ordinances related to Parks and Recreation into one chapter (Chapter 10.5) in the City Code book. The following is a break down of the various sections of Chapter 10.5:

Article I IN GENERAL

Sec. 10.5-1. Hours of operation of city parks.

  • Operating hours established
  • Closed field
  • Definitions
  • Use of, or presence in, park during unauthorized hours is prohibited.

Sec. 10.5-2.-10.5-9. Reserved.

Article II. ALCOHOL

Sec. 10.5-10. Consumption of alcoholic beverages at city athletic fields.

  • Prohibited
  • Definitions

Sec. 10.5-11. Consumption of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

Sec. 10.5-12.-10.5-19. Reserved.

 

Article III ANIMALS

Sec. 10.5-20. Animal waste.

Sec. 10.5-21. City designated as bird sanctuary; preservation; protection; nuisance abatement.

Sec. 10.5-22. Dogs prohibited in designated areas within city parks.

Sec. 10.5-23.-10.5-29. Reserved.

 

Article IV. MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 10.5-30. Management, use and operation of city-owned property.

Sec. 10.5-31. Hitting golf balls in city parks prohibited.

Sec. 10.5-32. Disrupting of supervised play or amusement conducted under authority of Parks and Recreation Department.

Sec. 10.5-33. Depositing trash, etc., in park.

Sec. 10.5-34. Throwing trash, etc., in fountains, ponds, etc.

Sec. 10.5-35. Water-related activities on city property.

Sec. 10.5-36.-10.5-39. Reserved.

 

Article V. VEHICLES

Sec. 10.5-40. Operation within parks prohibited, exceptions.

Sec. 10.5-41. “Motor vehicle” defined.

Sec. 10.5-42. Where prohibited; exception.

Sec. 10.5-43. City maintenance vehicles excepted.

Sec. 10.5-44. City Manager may exempt certain park sites.

Sec. 10.5-45. Parking prohibited; designated locations.

Sec. 10.5-46. Criminal liability for allowing minors to operate a motorized vehicle in prohibited area.