Park Rules

Rule Descriptions

1 Definitions

1.0 Defacement, Destruction, Removal or Disturbance of Property, Equipment, and Natural Features

2.0 Littering, Dumping Garbage, Sewage, and Noxious Material, Release of Plants and Animals

3.0 Firearms, Fireworks, Weapons, Explosives, Missiles, etc.

4.0 Required Game Safety

5.0 Indecent Conduct, Exposure, and Solicitation

6.0 Disorderly Conduct

7.0 Advertising and Signs

8.0 Compliance with Orders of Park District Rangers

9.0 Commercial Enterprises

10.0 Fires

11.0 Fees/Permits

12.0 Park Hours

13.0 Hunting, Fishing and Molesting Wildlife

14.0 Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals

15.0 Boating

16.0 Swimming, Swimming Areas

17.0 Aviation

18.0 Go-Karts, Swamp Buggies, and Non-Registered Motor Vehicles

19.0 Traffic

20.0 Snowmobiles and All Purpose Vehicles and Winter Activities

21.0 Miscellaneous

16 Resolution 2010-

Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District

Rules & Regulations

These Rules and Regulations for the use of the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District were adopted by

Resolution of the Board of Park Commissioners of the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District being Resolution Number ________. Said Rules and Regulations were adopted and implemented in accordance with authority granted by the Ohio Revised Code. The use of the parks and all other lands and areas owned or controlled pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code or otherwise by the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District shall be subject to these Rules and Regulations as same are herein written or as may be amended. Any person violating any of these Rules and Regulations is subject to being charged pursuant to the Rules and Regulations or the Ohio Revised Code, as the case may be, and shall be subject to the penalties provided by law at the time of any violation. (O.R.C. § 1545.99).

The designation of a section of the Ohio Revised Code within these Rules and Regulations is to the section which is effective at the date of the adoption of these Rules and Regulations. Should the Ohio Revised Code be amended, these Rules and Regulations shall automatically be amended to conform to the Ohio Revised Code as may be necessary for the enforcement of these Rules and Regulations. Ohio Revised Code sections (O.R.C.) may be designated herein for reference or citation purposes. Same may be set forth in parenthesis at the conclusion of a section of these Rules and Regulations for the convenience of the rangers.


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The following terms as used in the rules and regulation herein shall mean:

“Park” or “Parks” or “Parklands” or “Preserves” means any and all land owned or controlled by the Board of Park Commissioners of the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District.

“Board” means the Board of Park Commissioners of the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District, or its designated representative.

“Park Commissioner” means the Park Commissioner of the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District or his designated representative.

“Person” includes any person, persons, members of partnerships and/or members or officers of corporations and/or their employees.

“Vehicle” means any device in, upon or by which any person or property may be transported drawn upon a path, roadway, or highway.

“Motor Vehicle” or “Motorized Bicycle” means any vehicle propelled or drawn by power other than muscular power.

Said rules and regulation are as follows:


1.1 Defacement, Destruction, Removal

No person shall injure, deface, destroy or remove any part of the Park or building, sign, equipment, or other property found therein, nor shall any tree, flower, shrub, or other vegetation, or fruit or seed thereof, rock or stone rip-rap, or mineral be removed, injured, destroyed, or disturbed. (O.R.C. §2909.05)

1.2 Aerosol Paint Cans

No person in a Park except Park District employees or its agents shall carry on or about his or her person a container capable of propelling paint by means of a gaseous charge.

1.3 Criminal Damaging or Endangering

No person shall cause, or create a substantial risk of physical harm to any property owned by the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District, or within the jurisdiction of the Park District:

(1) Knowingly, by any means;

(2) Recklessly, by means of fire, explosion, flood, poison gas, poison, radioactive material, caustic or corrosive material, or other inherently dangerous agency or substance.

(O.R.C. §2909.06)

1.4 Criminal Mischief

No person shall:

(1) Without privilege to do so, knowingly move, deface, damage, destroy, or otherwise improperly tamper with any property owned by the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District or within the jurisdiction of the Park District;

(2) With purpose to interfere with the use or enjoyment of the Park, employ a tear gas device, stink bomb, smoke generator, or other device releasing a substance which is harmful or offensive to persons exposed, or which tends to cause public alarm;

(3) Knowingly move, deface, destroy, damage, or otherwise improperly tamper with a bench mark, triangulation station, boundary marker, or other survey station, monument or marker;

(4) Knowingly move deface, damage, destroy or otherwise improperly tamper with any safety device, when required or placed for the safety of others, so as to destroy or diminish its effectiveness or availability for its intended purpose.

(5) With purpose to interfere with the use or enjoyment of the property of another, set a fire on the land of another or place personal property that has been set on fire on the land of another, which fire or personal property is outside and apart from any building, other structure, or personal property that is on that land. (O.R.C. §2909.07)



2.1 Littering, Dumping, Rubbish, and Garbage

No person, without the specific written consent of the Park Commissioner, shall bring into, leave behind, or dump any material of any kind in the Park except the refuse, ashes, garbage, and other material arising from the normal use and enjoyment of a picnic, camp, or other permitted activity and such materials shall be deposited in receptacles or pits provided for such purposes. Nor shall the same be left or deposited outside or near the Parks so as to pollute the waters or air coursing through or over the Parks or otherwise to interfere with proper use and enjoyment of all the Parks. No bottles, cans, refuse or foreign material of any description shall be deposited or thrown in any of the streams, waterways, ponds, or lakes located in any Park.

(O.R.C. §1531.29, §3767.32 (B, E)

2.2 Sewage and Noxious Material

  1. No persons shall, either within or outside the Park, place or permit to be placed in any river, brook, stream, ditch, or drain that flows into or through Park lands, any noxious or deleterious material which may render Park waters harmful or injurious to the public health, or to animal, vegetation, or aquatic life, or which may prevent, limit, or interfere with the use of such waters for domestic, industrial or agricultural purposes, or which may lessen to an unreasonable degree the use and enjoyment of such waters for Parklands for recreational or other Park uses.

2.3 Air Pollution and/or Damage

No person, occupant, owner or person in charge, by himself, his agent, or employee, shall cause, suffer or allow burning of garbage, waste material, trash, refuse, vehicle or any part thereof or other combustibles or any other material within or adjacent to the Park so as to cause smoke, odor, sparks, dust, dirt, etc. to come upon, pass through or over the Park, which would cause air pollution nuisance or damage.

2.4. Releasing of Plants and Animals Prohibited

No person shall release any wild or domestic animal or plant, or culture or seed, or vegetation of any type.

2.5 Deposit of Dead Animals upon Land or Water

No person shall put the carcass of a dead animal or the offal from a slaughterhouse, butcher’s establishment, packing house, or fish house, or spoiled meat, spoiled fish, or other putrid substance or the contents of a privy vault, upon or into a lake, river bay, creek, pond, canal, road, street, alley, lot, field, meadow, or public ground owned by the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District, or within the jurisdiction of the Park District. (O.R.C. §3667.16)

2.6 Stream Littering

No person shall place, dispose of garbage, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, parts of automobile, furniture, glass, and oil, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature, into or upon the bank of any river, stream, pond, or lake, owned by the Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District or within the jurisdiction of the Park District, where the same is liable to be washed into the water by ordinary flow or floods. (O.R.C. §1539.29)


3.1 Carrying of Firearms, Weapons, Explosives, Missiles, etc.

No person, except law enforcement officers, shall carry or have any switchblade, hunting knife, dagger, metal knuckles, slingshots, or other dangerous weapons concealed on or about their person while in the Park. (O.R.C. §2923.12)

(A) Firearms may be carried by Park Rangers, law enforcement officers, hunters participating in a park district managed hunting program or Concealed Carry Permit Holders (see section 3.9)

(B) Hunting knives may be carried by hunters actively hunting in a park district managed hunting program.

3.2 Discharging of Firearms, Weapons, Explosives, Missiles, etc.

No person, except Rangers or other law enforcement officers, shall carry a firearm of any description, air or gas gun, slingshot, or missile throwing device within the Park, or discharge any firearm, fireworks, explosives, substances, or gas gun (including paintball guns) in or into Park lands. (O.R.C. §2923.16)

3.3 Bow and Arrows

No person shall release an arrow from a bow, crossbow or longbow within the Park.

3.4 Unlawful Weapons and Harmful Substances

No person, except law enforcement officers in the line of duty, shall have or carry any gun, pistol, stun gun/tazer, switchblade, hunting knife, dagger, metal knuckles, chain, slingshot, blowgun, nunchakus and other martial art weapons, any dangerous lethal instrument, harmful solid, liquid, aqueous, effervescent, or gaseous substance, or other dangerous weapon on or about his person or under his control while within or adjacent to the Park. (O.R.C. §2923.12 and §2923.17)


4.1 Horseshoes and Play Equipment

Playing of horseshoes, golf, disc golf, yard darts or other games with play equipment shall, for the safety and welfare of all other persons using the Parks, be confined to appropriate areas.


5.1 Indecent Conduct and Exposure

No person shall appear in the Park in a state of nudity, or commit, perform, engage in any lewd, lascivious, obscene or indecent act or behavior and no person shall make any indecent exposure of his or her persons. (O.R.C. §2907.09)

5.2 Solicitation

No person shall solicit or attempt to solicit another to engage in an act of sexual perversion or solicit or ask anyone to commit, perform, or engage in any lewd, lascivious, obscene or indecent act or behavior. (O.R.C. §2907.07)


6.1 Disorderly Conduct

(A) No person shall recklessly cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to another, by doing any of the following:

(1) Engaging in fighting, in threatening harm to persons or property, or in violent or turbulent behavior;

(2) Making unreasonable noise or an offensively coarse utterance, gesture, or display, or communicating unwarranted and grossly abusive language to any person;

(3) Insulting, taunting, or challenging another, under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to provoke a violent response;

(4) Hindering or preventing the movement of persons on a public street, road, highway, or right-of-way, or to, from, within, or upon public or private property, so as to interfere with the rights of others, and by any act that serves no lawful and reasonable purpose of the offender.

(B) No person while voluntarily intoxicated shall do either of the following:

(1) In a public place or in the presence of two or more persons, engage in conduct likely to be offensive or to cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to persons of ordinary sensibilities, which conduct the offender, if he were not intoxicated, should know is likely to have such effect on others;

(2) Engage in conduct or create a condition that presents a risk of physical harm to himself or another, or to the property of another.

(C) Violation of any statute or ordinance of which an element is operating a motor vehicle, locomotive, watercraft, aircraft, or other vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse, is not a violation of division (B) of this section.

(D) When, to an ordinary observer, a person appears to be intoxicated, it is probable cause to believe that the person is voluntarily intoxicated for purposes of division (B) of this section.

(E) Whoever violates this section is guilty of disorderly conduct. Except as otherwise provided in this division, disorderly conduct is a minor misdemeanor. If the offender persists in disorderly conduct after reasonable warning or request to desist or if the offense is committed in the vicinity of a school, disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. (O.R.C. §2903.13, §2917.11)

6.2 Loud Sound Amplification Systems Prohibited

(A) No person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley, parking lot or driveway shall operate or permit the operation of any sound amplification system from within the vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of 50 or more feet from the vehicle.

(B) “SOUND AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM” means any radio, tape player, compact disc player, loudspeaker, or other electronic device used for the amplification of musical instruments, sound effects of the human voice.

(C) “PLAINLY AUDIBLE” means that any sound is clearly audible by the human ear so as to enable the hearer to know that the sound is being produced, including bass reverberations. Words or phrases need not to be so distinct or clear that they can be understood, only audible.

(D) It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this section that the operator was not otherwise prohibited by law from operating the sound amplification system, and that any of the following apply:

(1) The system was being operated to request medical or vehicular assistance or to warn of a hazardous road condition;

(2) The vehicle was an emergency or public safety vehicle;

(3) The vehicle was owned and operated by a political subdivision or a gas, electric, communications or refuse company;

(4) The system was used for the purpose of giving instructions, directions, talks, addresses, lectures, or transmitting music to any persons or assemblages of persons in compliance with Park District Regulations;

(5) The vehicle was used in authorized public activities, such as parades, fireworks, sports events, musical productions and other activities which have the approval of the Park District Park Commissioner, or person authorized to give such approval.

6.3 Failure to Disperse

Where five or more persons are participating in a course of disorderly conduct in violation of section 2917.11 and 2917.04 of the Ohio Revised Code, and there are other persons in the vicinity whose presence creates the likelihood of physical harm to persons or property or of serious public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, a Ranger or law enforcement officer or other public official may order the participants and other such persons to disperse. No person shall knowing fail to obey such order.

6.4 Use of Intoxicants

(A) Prohibition against consumption in a motor vehicle.

No person shall consume any beer or intoxicating liquor in a motor vehicle while within or adjacent to the Park. (O.R.C. §4301.64)

(B) Prohibitions; minors under age 21 years.

No person under the age of twenty-one years shall consume or possess any beer or intoxicating liquor within or adjacent to the Park. (O.R.C. §4301.632)

(C) Open Container Law

No person shall have in his possession an opened container of beer or intoxicating liquor while:

(1) On Park District property (except inside The Lodge at Riverbend with permit) or,

(2) Operating or being a passenger in or on a motor vehicle which is in an area open to the public for the purpose of vehicular travel or parking or,

(3) Being in or on a stationary motor vehicle which is in an area open to the public for the purpose of vehicular travel or parking. (O.R.C. §4301.62 {B} {3, 4, 5})

(D) No person shall sell or offer for sale any intoxicating liquor or alcoholic beverage or be under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or alcoholic beverage with the Park. No person shall have in his possession or consume (drink) any intoxicating liquor or alcoholic beverage within the Park except in designated areas with possession of a valid alcohol permit signed by the Park Commissioner for the appropriate month, day and year.

6.5 Drug Paraphernalia

No person shall knowingly use, or possess with purpose to use, drug paraphernalia as defined under Section 2925.14(A) of the Revised Code. In determining if an object is drug paraphernalia a court or law enforcement officer shall consider, in addition to other relevant factors, those listed in Section 2925.14(B) of the Revised Code.

6.6 Abusing Harmful Intoxicants

Except for lawful research, clinical, medical, dental or veterinary purposes, no person, with purpose to induce intoxication or similar physiological effects, shall obtain, possess, or use a harmful intoxicant within or adjacent to the Park. (O.R.C. §2925.31, §2151.87 tobacco under 18 yrs. of age)

6.7 Drug Abuse

No person shall ingest in any manner or otherwise use or possess any type of narcotic drug, opiate, or hallucinogen within or adjacent to the Park, or be found therein under the influence of such narcotics, opiates or hallucinogens. (O.R.C. §2925.11)

6.8 Loitering, Vagrancy

No person or groups of persons shall loiter in or near any building, toilet, or structures, or loiter in or near a motor vehicle or vehicles, on or about a motorcycle or cycles, or on or about bicycles within the Park.

6.9 Public Gaming

(A) No person shall establish, promote, or operate or knowingly engage in conduct that facilitates any scheme or game of chance conducted for profit.

(B) Engage in betting or in playing any scheme or game of chance, except a charitable bingo game, as a substantial source of income or livelihood.


7.1 Posting, Displaying Signs

No person shall distribute, or place any sign, advertisement circular, notice or statement, or display any banner, emblem or design within the Park without specific permission from the Park Commissioner.


8.1 Failure to Obey

No person shall fail or refuse to comply with any order relating to the regulation, direction, or control of traffic, or to any other order lawfully given by any Ranger or law enforcement officer, or restrict, obstruct or abuse any other official in the execution of his office (O.R.C. §2917.13, §2921.33)

8.2 Interference or Abuse of a Park Ranger or Others

No person shall resist, obstruct, abuse or address in a profane or obscene manner any Park Ranger, law enforcement officer, employee or agent of the Board. (O.R.C. §2921.33, §2917.11, §2921.31)

8.3 Falsification

No person shall knowingly make a false statement or knowingly swear or affirm the truth of a false statement previously made to a Park Ranger, law enforcement officer, employee or agent of the Board, when the statement is made in any official proceeding, the statement is made in any official proceeding, the statement is made with purpose to incriminate another, the statement is made with purpose to mislead a public official in performing his official function, or the statement is in writing on or in connection with a report or return which is required or authorized by law. When contradictory statements relating to the same fact are made by the offender within the period of the statue of limitation for falsification, it is not necessary for the prosecution to prove which statement was false, but only that one of the other was false.

(O.R.C. §2921.13 A1, 2, 3)


9.1 Concessioneering Without Permits

No person shall sell, or offer for sale, any article, thing, privilege, or service within the Park without a permit from the Board.

10.0 FIRES

10.1 Rules for Using Fires

No person shall start a fire in the Park without a special permit except a small charcoal or gas fire for culinary purposes in Park grills, or privately owned grills. The Park Commissioner may, at his discretion, prohibit fires for any purpose when necessary for the protection of Park property. All fires will be in designed areas indicated on a fire permit (see section 1.5 (5).

All fires shall be put out by the person starting or using the same before leaving the immediate vicinity of the fire.

No person shall violate Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District Board Resolution 2006-3 adopted February 14, 2006 prohibiting fires and transporting firewood in the parks.

10.2 Portable Stoves or Grills

No portable stoves or grills shall be permitted in shelters, on picnic tables or on any combustible materials.

10.3 Lighted Matches, Cigars, etc.

No person shall throw away or discard any lighted match, cigar, or cigarette or deposit burning material or hot ashes on grass or plants, or in refuse receptacles within or adjacent to any Park.


11.1 Camping, Lodging or Sleeping Without Permission

No person shall establish or maintain any camp or other temporary lodging or sleeping place within the Park without a specific written permit from the Park Commissioner or other official of the Park District designated by the Park Commissioner.

11.2 Reservation of Shelters – Special Facilities

Picnic shelters are open on a first come, first served basis unless reserved by Park District.

11.3 Preservation of Good Order in the Parks

No individual or organization shall conduct, sponsor, or promote any public meeting, concert, theatre, athletic event, or other public activity in the Parks of the Park District without prior written authorization of the Park Commissioner.

No event of activity sponsored or promoted by any individual or organization shall be permitted if, in the opinion of the Park Commissioner, it constitutes hazards and dangers to the personal safety of the participants or other Park visitors, endangers peace and good order in the Park, interferes with the regular and normal use of the facilities and activities by Park visitors, or which is inconsistent with the use of the Park lands for Park purposes.


12.1 Parks Shall Be Open for Public Use and Enjoyment as Designated and Posted

No person shall be permitted, except in designated areas, to remain, stop, or park within the confines of the Park land between the time ½ hour after sunset and ½ hour before sunrise except in an emergency, or in designated sportsmen’s access areas when fishing.

12.2 Special Curfew During Open Hours

No person shall be permitted to remain, stop, or park within the confines of the Park and which has been closed by the Park Commissioner, a Park Ranger, or other official of the Park during time of special curfew (e.g. hunting, flooding, nesting seasons).


13.1 Hunting, Trapping, or Molesting Wildlife

No person within the confines of the Park land and shall hunt, pursue with dogs, trap, or in any other way molest any wild bird or animal found within the confines of this Park, or rob or molest any bird nest or take the eggs of any bird, except in areas designated by the Board, with special permit. (O.R.C. §1533)

13.2 Fishing Hours and Prohibited Fishing Equipment

The Board may cause such Park waters as it deems advisable closed to fishing, and shall so post them. In all other park waters, fishing shall be permitted subject to the statues of the State of Ohio, except that the use of hooks left unattended, traps, spears or gigs, or bows and arrows for fishing are prohibited. Fishing shall not be permitted during the hours the Park is closed except in designated sportsmen’s access sites. (O.R.C. §1533.32)

13. 4 Prohibited Fishing (Should we keep something to define Boy Scout Lake and pond?)

No person shall fish in Park waters in violation of any sign or signs prohibiting fishing.

13.5 Ice Fishing

Ice fishing permitted as regulated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at designated areas and times only. Any person on the ice must be 18 years of age of older unless accompanied by an adult. All structures must be removed at completion of a fishing day.

13.6 Migratory Game Birds

No person shall take migratory game birds, including mourning dove, with a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, unless it is plugged with a one-piece filler, which is incapable of removal without disassembling the gun.


14.1 Prohibited Household Pets

No person shall bring, permit, have or keep in the Park any dog, cat, household pet, or other animal destructive to birds and other wildlife, except that dogs or cats are permitted if they are controlled at all times on a leash not more than six feet long. Dogs are permitted off leash in Dog Park by special permit. No pets or other animals shall be allowed to become obnoxious or disturbing to the other users of Park facilities. The owner of such a pet or animal shall be responsible at all times for the observance of this regulation whether or not the pet or animal is under the care of control of the owner or another. (O.R.C. §955.01, §955.10, §955.11, §955.21, §955.22)

14.2 Areas Pets Not Permitted

Household pets are not permitted in playgrounds, restrooms and picnic areas, or other areas so designated.

14.3 Dog Run Rules

1. Users of the park do so at their own risk.

2. Dog owners are legally responsible for injury and/or damages caused by their dog (O.R.C. 1533.181).

3. Dogs that are defined by law (O.R.C. 955.11) as dangerous dogs or vicious dogs are prohibited.

4. Dogs showing aggression must be removed immediately.

5. Dogs must display current license, rabies tags, and vaccinations.

6. Dog waste must be picked up immediately by the handler.

7. No more than three dogs per handler.

8. Dogs should be at least 4 months old.

9. You may use only bite sized treats in the park. No other food is allowed.

10. The dog park is for dog exercise and socialization, no animals other than dogs are allowed in the park.

11. Without adult supervision, it is recommended that children under the age of 14 stay outside the fenced area.


15.1 Motor Boats Prohibited

No boats driven or propelled by motors shall be operated upon any lakes, rivers, ponds, or other bodies of water owned by or under the control of the Board.


16.1 Swimming and Wading Prohibited at Inadequate or Unguarded Areas

Swimming or recreational wading in or adjacent to the Park is prohibited.

16.2 Unsafe Floatation Objects

The use of life rafts, inner tubes, and like objects not approved by the United Sates Coast Guard or United States Red Cross Water Safety Council are prohibited on any lakes, rivers, ponds, or other bodies of water owned by, or under the control of, the Board.


17.1 Aircraft, Balloon, Parachute, etc.

No person shall without permission of the Park Commissioner voluntarily bring, land, or cause to descend or alight upon or adjacent to the Park and/or waters owned, controlled or used in the District by the Board, any airplane, balloon, parachute or other apparatus for aviation.


18.1 Operation of Non-registered Vehicles

No person shall operate within the park a go-kart, swamp buggy, mini-bike, or motor vehicle normally considered a race car, or any other type of motor vehicle which is not customarily registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles of the State of Ohio, except for motorized wheel chairs.

18.2 Sledding, Skiing, and Skating Restricted Areas

No person shall sled ride, ski, or ice skate within the Park in areas designated by the Park Commissioner as unsafe or other than in areas so designated for such purpose.


19.1(A) Parking

Parking shall be restricted to designated areas maintained as “A Parking Area” except in an emergency. (O.R.C. §4511.66, .67, .68, .69)

19.1(B) Handicapped Parking

No person who is not handicapped or operating a motor vehicle to transport a handicapped person shall stop, stand, or park any motor vehicle at special parking locations provided for the handicapped within or adjacent to the Park. Motor vehicles using handicapped parking areas must display the handicapped symbol in the window, or on the license plate.

19.1(C) After Hours Parking

No person shall leave any motor vehicle, motorized bicycle or other vehicle within a Park after closing hours except in an emergency and only after obtaining permission from the Park Commissioner or Park Ranger. Any vehicle left within the Park after closing without permission shall be removed from the Park upon order of a Park Ranger at the owner’s expense.

19.2 Willfully Abandoning Junk Motor Vehicle Prohibited

No person shall willfully leave an abandoned junk motor vehicle as defined in Section 4513.63 of the Revised Code on Park District property for any period of time without the permission of the Park District and without notifying the Park District as to the reasons for the motor vehicle being left in such place.


20.1 Snowmobiles and All Purpose Vehicles in Restricted Areas

No person shall operate a snowmobile or all purpose vehicle (APV) within the Park other than in areas designated by the Park Commissioner. Vehicles and their operation shall conform to all applicable provisions of Ohio Revised Code §4519 under this section as the same and part of Hardin County Veterans Memorial Park District Rules and Regulations adopted in accordance with O.R.C. §4519.48.

20.1 perators of Motorized Bicycles to Be Licensed; Rules Concerning Equipment and Area of Use

  1. No person shall operate a motorized bicycle upon a highway or any public or private property used by the public or private property used by the public for purposes of vehicular travel or parking unless both of the following condition are met:
  1. The person is fourteen (14) years of age of older and holds either a valid operator’s license issued under Chapter 4507 of the Revised Code or a valid motorized bicycle license issued after the person has passed the test provided for in Chapter 4501.23;
  2. The motorized bicycle is equipped in accordance with the Ohio Administrative Code and is in proper working order. Motorized bicycles shall be operated on paved road surfaces only and no person shall operate a motorized bicycle over or upon any paths, walks, or trails within the Park.

(O.R.C. §4511.521, §4501-23-01 to §4501-23-33)


21.1 aptions

Section headings and captions are provided for reference purposes only and shall not be construed to restrict or delineate the meaning of the regulations contained there under.

21.2 Areas/Activities Closed – Special Use Permits

Whenever, and for the proper management of parklands, or for the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, the Park Commissioner determines that certain parks or park areas, or certain public activities therein, should be closed to the general public, they may be designated as closed by the Park Commissioner. No person shall enter, remain, stop, or park within any area designated as closed or conduct any activity therein except by a special use permit issued by the Park Commissioner. The Park Commissioner shall report any such closings to the Board at the next regular meeting following closing. Unless the Board reverses such closing, it shall remain in effect until the Board is notified that the Park Commissioner intends to discontinue such closing.