Park Rules

Standard Park Rules Below – Click Here for Dog Park Rules

Ordinance Number 598 Sec. 10.5-19.- Rules and regulations

Unless City authorization is obtained prior to use, it shall be unlawful for any person in the

city parks to:

(1) Bring alcoholic beverages into, or be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, while

in the public park or recreation facility.

(2) Operate or park any vehicle in public parks and recreational facilities except on the

roadways and parking areas provided and/or designated for this purpose, nor shall any

vehicle be parked in a manner so as to impede or obstruct the normal safe flow of traffic.

(3) Make a fire in the public park and recreational facilities other than in grills, fireplaces or

other areas as designated and approved for such use. Charcoal is the only fuel permitted

in grills. All fires shall be closely monitored and completely extinguished by persons

starting and using them before those persons leave the immediate vicinity.

(4) Use designated playing fields, trails and pedestrian ways, and courts for activities other

than what they are designated for.

(5) Engage in the game of golf or driving of golf balls unless in the area specifically

designated for that purpose.

{6) Improper use of public park and recreational facilities, property, equipment or the

natural environment. Anyone in violation of this regulation shall be held responsible for

payment of all damages.

(7) Throw, deposit or leave any litter, refuse or rubbish of any kind in public parks and

recreational facilities except in public receptacles and in such manner that the litter,

refuse or rubbish will be prevented from being carried by the elements. Where public

receptacles are not provided all such litter, refuse or rubbish shall be carried away from

the area by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.

{8) Carry or possess any BB gun, airgun, spring gun, slingshot, bow, or other weapon in

which the propelling force is spring or air, in public parks or recreational facilities.

(9) For a parent or guardian to permit a child under the age of six years to make use of

public park and recreational facilities without providing for direct supervision of the


(10) To ride or use bicycles, skateboards, scooters, skates, or similar equipment in public park

and recreational facilities except in areas so designated for such use.

(11) Except as provided by law, bring any animals into Veterans Memorial Park. Pets are

permitted at all other parks. Pets are not allowed within any playground area or splash

pad. Pet owners are responsible for the clean-up of their animal’s waste. Pets must be

vaccinated and tagged. Pets must be leashed except at Waggin’ Trail Dog Park. All

animals under investigation for dangerous classification, animals classified as

dangerous, or ordered by an animal control authority to be quarantined are prohibited.

{12) Offer for sale or rent any goods, articles, privileges, commodities or services whatsoever

or solicit for any purpose in any recreational facility.

(13) Kill, injure, harm, capture, chase, feed, poison, remove or introduce any wildlife, animal,

bird or egg. Fishing is only permitted in designated areas. State fishing licenses must be

shown upon request.

(14) Use any park or recreational facility for washing, repairing or servicing, other than for

emergency repair, of any vehicle designed for self-propulsion. Abandonment of such

vehicle is prohibited. If mechanical disablement occurs, immediate steps must be taken

for removal.

(15) Operate a licensed or nonlicensed motorized vehicle upon nature trails, pedestrian

paths, and bikeways specifically designated and established for such use.

(16) Operate a nonlicensed motorized vehicle in any park or recreational facility.

(17) Utilize any type of electronic metal-detecting or similar device in any recreational

facility. Digging of holes is prohibited.

(18) Parks owned by the city shall open 30 minutes prior to sunrise of each day and close at

30 minutes after sundown of each day. Any person or persons found in a park at any

other hours than as set forth herein, shall be considered as a trespasser or trespassers

as set forth in Florida Statutes.

(19) Shave, shower, or bathe in any water fountain, restroom, or body of water.

(20) Leave any temporary or portable structures, or equipment, overnight.

(21) Bathe, swim, wade or play in any lake, retention area or other water body.

(22) Operate any boat, canoe or watercraft in in any lake, retention area or other water


(23) Launching, flying over, or landing drones, other unmanned aerial vehicles including

remote control aircraft, and aircraft in general.

(24) Notwithstanding the aforementioned provisions, the presence or absence of signage

shall not be a defense to the violation of any provision of this section.

Waggin’ Trail Dog Park Rules and Regulations

All references to the word “Guardian(s)” in these Rules shall mean the owners, custodians and/or caretakers of the dog(s).

1. Enter this park at your own risk. The City of Orange City does not actively supervise the use of the dog park area; anyone using the area does so at his/her own risk. Guardians agree that by using the dog park they are assuming the full risk of any injuries, damages, or loss connected with or associated with use of the dog park. Owners (and in some cases, Guardians) are legally and financially responsible for their dogs and any injuries, damage or loss caused by them.

2. The dog park is segregated into separate areas for large dogs and small dogs. Owners are fully responsible for choosing the appropriate area for their dog. Be aware that large dogs might mistake small dogs for prey.

3. Dogs that have been declared dangerous or aggressive are prohibited.

4. All Guardians must have proof of their dog’s current rabies vaccination and license. The Bordetella vaccination for your dog is also encouraged.

5. Children must be at least 6 years of age and accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter the park. Children 6-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult and must have a dog to enter the dog park area.

6. Puppies under four months old are not permitted in the park for their safety and health.

7. Limit three dogs per person per visit.

8. Dogs in heat are not allowed.

9. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of feces properly.

10. Dogs must be on a leash when entering and exiting the dog park. Guardians must carry a leash for each dog while inside the dog area and the dogs must be under voice command at all times.

11. Animals other than dogs are not allowed.

12. Leaving dogs unattended is prohibited. All Guardians must remain in the park with their dog(s) at all times.

13. Guardians shall not abandon their dog(s) in the park in accordance with Florida
State Statute 828.13.

14. If your dog is annoying, barking persistently or provoking other dogs or persons, then you and your dog must leave the premises.

15. Mounting can initiate a potentially harmful situation. The Guardian of any dog displaying mounting behavior must immediately leash and remove the dog from the situation.

16. Guardians must stop dogs from digging and must immediately fill all holes caused by the dog.

17. Guardians must use caution when bringing dog toys to the park since fights could erupt.

18. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed in the park.

19. The City of Orange City has the authority to close the park or sections of the park for any reason including maintenance, mowing, weather related problems, special events, or for the public’s safety and/or health.

20. Use of the park for dog shows, classes, club meets, or other events shall require a facility rental agreement and/or a special event permit.

21. Violation of the rules may result in suspension of the Guardian and/or the dog from the dog park and even trespassing charges being filed. The decision on whether to suspend or file trespassing charges shall be at the sole discretion of the City’s personnel.


Comments are closed.