AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF SKATEBOARDS,
BICYCLES, AND OTHER WHEELED CONVEYANCES
IN HARRISON PARK
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Denton finds that, since the opening of Harrison Park, there has been a substantial amount of skateboard and bicycle traffic in the Park, both on the sidewalk and on the benches and in the bandstand area;
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners further find that the use of skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and other wheeled conveyances or vehicles in Harrison Park constitutes a danger to the riders as well as to other citizens who are enjoying the park, and also has caused and will tend to cause damage to the property in the park;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Denton, that the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Denton is hereby amended to include the following new ordinance:
§84-12 SKATEBOARDING, BICYCLES, AND OTHER WHEELED CONVEYANCES PROHIBITED IN HARRISON PARK.
The riding of skateboards, bicycles, and other wheeled conveyances is hereby prohibited in Harrison Park, except in the paved public vehicular area. Specifically excluded from this ordinance is the use of wheelchairs, baby carriages, and the like. The penalty for the violation of this ordinance shall be a misdemeanor as set forth by reference to Section 10.99 of this Code.
This ordinance shall be in full force and effect as of the date of its passage.
Upon the motion of Commissioner Stewart Sexton, the foregoing ordinance was passed by a vote of 5-0.
This 4th day of February, 2002.