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Rules in the park

city code 20.12.070
20.12.070 Climbing Trees and Statues; Lying on Tables.

(Amended by Ord. No. 164207, May 22, 1991.) It is unlawful for any person to climb any tree, or walk, stand, or sit upon the monuments, vases, fountains, railings, or fences, or lie on any picnic table in any park.

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where would we be without rules? 18.May.2006 22:25

whistlin fool

20.12.120 Sounding Whistles.

It is unlawful for any person to sound whistles in any of the parks.

Everything will be a crime 19.May.2006 09:51

Marleen

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible to live without breaking laws."

I can't say who made that quote, but it's one I had saved. Very appropriate.

P.S. "It shall be unlawful for any person...or lie on any picnic table in any park".
Does that also mean one cannot tell un-truths while sitting at a picnic table?
I'm sure the ordinance could be twisted around to nail you if they have no other
probable cause. LOL