COLOMA TOWNSHIP 
PARK 
ORDINANCES

COLOMA TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT
508 East 11th Street
Rock Falls, Illinois 61071
Phone: 815-625-0272 Fax: 815-625-5131 E-Mail:ctpd4fun@cin.net
Administrative Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday
COLOMA TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT
ORDINANCE CODE

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF PARKS AND PARK PROPERTY IN COLOMA TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF:
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONER OF COLOMA TOWNSHIP DISTRICT, WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS: That rules and regulations of the Coloma Township Park District for the regulation and governing of all persons within and upon the parks and properties controlled by the Park District, are and shall be in accordance with the Statutes of the State of Illinois, and that it is therefore unlawful for any person or persons to do any of the things hereinafter prohibited.

SECTION 1. DISTURBING THE PEACE:

No person or persons shall disturb the peace and quiet of the parks by loud and unusual noises, by hooting, unnecessary blowing of automobile horns or by fighting or challenging to fight, or indulging in any conduct tending to provoke a disturbance or breach of the peace.

SECTION 2. BEGGARS AND SOLICITORS:
No person or persons shall beg or solicit alms or any other thing of value in or on any Park District facility without the express written permission of the Board of Commissioner of the Coloma Township Park District.

SECTION 3. GAMBLING:
No person or persons shall play or engage in faro, roulette or gambling for money or other valuable thing, or in any other device or game of chance, hazard or skill, either as bookmaker, dealer, keeper, player or otherwise, for the purpose of gambling for money or other valuable thing, of shall bet on any game others may be playing.

SECTION 4. FORTUNE TELLING:
No person or persons shall tell fortunes for any reason.

SECTION 5. OBSCENE OR INDECENT BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS:
No person or persons shall sell, exhibit, give exhibit, or offer to give away, or have in his possession, in or on any Park District facility, any obscene or indecent book, pamphlet, papers, picture, drawing, lithograph, engraving, daguerreotype, photograph, stereoscopic picture, model, cast, instrument or any article for indecent or immoral use.

SECTION 6. LEWD ACTS IN PUBLIC-OBSCENE GESTURES:
No person or persons shall commit any indecent, lewd or filthy act, or utter any indecent, lewd, profane or filthy words, or use any threatening or obscene language or make any threatening suggestions or obscene gesture or movement in or on any Park District facility.

SECTION 7. INDECENT EXPOSURE:
No person or persons shall appear in a state of nudity, or in a dress not belonging to his or her sex, or in any indecent or lewd manner, or make any indecent exposure of his person in or on any Park District Facility.

SECTION 8. SLEEPING IN THE PARKS:
No person or persons shall sleep in or on any Park District facility between 10:00 o'clock p.m. and 6:00 o'clock a.m.

SECTION 9. UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLIES:
No person or persons shall use any Park District facility for unlawful assemblies or purposes.

SECTION 10. DISTURBING LAWFUL ASSEMBLIES:
No person or persons shall disturb any authorized lawful assembly being held of conducted in or on any Park District facility.

SECTION 11. FIREARMS, SLINGSHOTS, METAL KNUCKLES, ETC.:
No person or persons shall take, carry, transport or possess any firearms, air rifles, metal knuckles or other deadly or dangerous weapon within any properties controlled by the Park District, other than duly authorized officers of the law and park policemen.

SECTION 12. DRUNKENNESS, INTOXICATION LIQUORS:
No intoxicated person or persons shall enter, be in or remain in or on any Park District facility, nor shall any person bring within, sell, give away, possess or drink any intoxicating liquors in or on any Park District facility.

SECTION 13. PRESERVATION OF PROPERTY:
(1) No person or persons shall injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of the parks, or any buildings, signs, equipment or other property within the parks, or remove, injure or destroy any tree, shrub or flower.
(2) No person or persons shall drive or ride any motor vehicle or vehicle or bicycle propelled by a motor, or vehicle pulled by an animal, upon the grass to footways or elsewhere than upon the roads and parking places provided for the use of vehicles in said park, except those required in performing maintenance to said parks.

SECTION 14. SPEED LIMIT:
No person or persons shall drive or propel or cause to be driven or propelled, any vehicle along or over any road, driveway or parking lot within the parks at a speed to exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.

SECTION 15. FIRES:
No person or persons shall light any fire for any purpose in any of the parks, except in a stove, oven, charcoal burner or grill designed for the purpose of controlling the fire.

SECTION 16. GARBAGE AND REFUSE:
No person or persons shall deposit in any part of the parks any garbage, sewage, refuse, waste or other obnoxious material except in the receptacles provided for that purpose.

SECTION 17. BRITTLEWARE:
No person or persons shall throw in any manner or place within the parks or drives controlled by the Park District, any broken glass, wires, cans, wastepaper or other brittleware or rubbish.

SECTION 18. HORSEBACK:
No person or persons shall ride horseback or permit a horse or horses, cattle or other livestock, attended or unattended on any of the areas of the park except that area designated by the Board of Commissioners.

SECTION 19. FIREWORKS:
No person or persons shall fire, discharge or set off within the parks or property of the District anything containing any substance of an explosive nature; provided that the Board of Commissioner may by proclamation permit the use of fireworks on the 4th of July and on other days as they deem proper.

SECTION 20. HINDERING OR SOLICITING EMPLOYEES:
No person or persons shall interfere with or in any manner hinder any employee of the Park District while repairing, caring for or constructing any Park District property; no shall any person or persons solicit any Park District employee while the employee is on duty.

SECTION 21. SALE OF ARTICLES:
No person or persons shall sell or offer for sale any article or thing, or do any hawking, peddling or soliciting, or buy or offer to buy any article in or on any Park District facility, except when authorized by written permit from, or contract with, the Board of Commissioners.

SECTION 22. USE OF GROUNDS:
No person or persons shall, while in or on Park District facilities:
(a) Climb a tree or fence, or walk on any wall, fence or any building or shelter.
(b) Enter upon any portion of the Park District facilities, which is in an unfinished state or under construction.
(c) Swim in any stream, pond or body of water, except designated pools, etc. in the park.

SECTION 23. UNTETHERED FLYING OBJECTS:
No person or persons shall launch, fly or sail any rocket, model airplane, missile or any other flying object in or over any Park District facility; provided, however, tethered flights of model airplanes, rockets and other flying objects shall be permitted if done in such a manner and place so as not to endanger the safety and property of any person.

SECTION 24. SWIMMING, BATHING AND WADING IN CENTENNIAL PARK:
It shall be unlawful for any person to swim, bathe or wade in or upon the lagoon or any other body of water located at, in or upon Centennial Park.

SECTION 25. FISHING IN CENTENNIAL PARK:
It shall be unlawful for any person of the age of 16 years or upward, by any method or with any device, to fish in or to take fish from the lagoon or any other body of water located at, in or upon Centennial Park.

SECTION 26. UNLEASHED DOGS AND CATS:
It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any animal of the dog or cat species to be in or on any Park District facility unless said animal is restrained by a leash.

SECTION 27. PENALTIES:
Any person violating any clause or portion of any Section of this Ordinance shall be fined not less than $10.00, nor more than $200.00, for each offense upon conviction thereof.

SECTION 28. REPEAL OF PRIOR ORDINANCES-EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDINANCE:
All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances in conflict or inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed, and this Ordinance shall be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Passed this 14th day of December, 1999.
Approved this 14th day of December, 1999.

John T. Sigel, President
Coloma Township Park District
Board of Commissioners

ATTEST:
Robert C. Bubbers, Secretary
Coloma Township Park District
Board of Commissioners  

 

PARK STAFF

President John Sigel in his summation on the growth of the Park District praised the staff that has worked endless hours over the years to make the Coloma Township Park District a progressive institution in this community. Nardini stated that the present staff consists of Michael P. Sterba, Director of Parks and Recreation; Dawn Sterba, Finance & Bookkeeping; Mark M. Martin, Special Projects Coordinator/Public Safety Officer; David P. Brenner, Park Foreman; Joan Fritz, Recreation Supervisor and Kelly Miller, Office Assistant. On behalf of the Park Board and staff Nardini said the Park District is ready to accept the challenge of the future which is to do everything in their power to make Rock Falls a better place to live and play.

PRESIDENT Summation

President Sigel stated that the current success of the Coloma Township Park District is not due to the efforts of one person or to the Park Board, but to the long-standing dedicated taxpayers of the district and to the thousands of hours put in by volunteers and staff to bring it to the current level of excellence the District enjoys today. THE PARK DISTRICT SALUTES YOU!!!