reference--Parks in subdivisions, § 23-40.
Sec. 18-1. Park
The term "park" as used in this chapter shall apply to Skyview
Park and Lake, Johnson Park, Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, Central Park, Westside Park, N.
4th Street Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Liberty Bell Park, Winter Park, Nord Park, Berry
Hill Park, College View Park, Warren Cook Park, North Pine Park, and Norfolk
Source: Ord. No. 3058, § 1(27), 3-1-82; Ord. No.
4012, § 1, 2-22-94; Ord. No. 4570, § 1, 2-19-02; Ord. No. 5122, § 1, 6-22-10;
Ord. No. 5150, § 2, 1-18-11; Ord. No. 5217, § 1, 7-2-12;
The doing of anything prohibited under this chapter
shall be deemed unlawful and any person so violating this chapter shall be
deemed guilty of an offense.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-12
The park shall be open during the hours as may from
time to time be set by management personnel of the city, which times shall be
posted at the entrance to the park and it shall be unlawful for any person to
be present in the park except during such hours.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-1
It shall be unlawful to camp overnight in the park
except in accordance with rules and regulations for overnight camping at
Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in the areas designated for overnight camping and overnight
camping is hereby defined as the temporary lodging out of doors for outing,
vacation or other outdoor recreational purposes and presupposes the occupancy
of a shelter designed for such purpose such as a sleeping bag, tent, trailer,
station wagon, pick-up camper, camper-bus, or other vehicle modified as
suitable for camping, and the possession and use of camping equipment after
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-2
Fires and fireworks.
Fires shall be permitted only in fireplaces, grills
or other fire facilities provided by the city and it shall be illegal for any
person to ignite fires in any other place or have any open fires other than
above stated. It shall be legal to use
privately owned cooking devices such as gasoline or propane stoves, charcoal
grills and similar devices provided that the use of such devices is restricted
to the picnic and camping areas and provided further that no property, real or
personal, is subject to damage from the use of such device. The possession or use of fireworks in the
parks is prohibited except by special permission of the city council. Management personnel may temporarily suspend
the right to have fires of any kind in the park.
Source: Code 1962, §
It shall be illegal to bring any animal into the park
except on a leash.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-4
reference--Animals and fowl,
Fishing and hunting.
Fishing is permitted in Skyview Park lake and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park lake, subject to the general
fishing regulations of the Nebraska Game and Parks
Commission or the city. Hunting or
the use of firearms, bow and arrow or other projectile devices are not permitted
in the park. The permission to fish
may be revoked or partially revoked by management personnel, by posting
appropriate signs. It shall be
unlawful to take, catch, kill, destroy or attempt to take or catch any fish by
means other than two (2) lines or poles with no more than two (2) hooks per line
or pole, while fishing in Skyview Park lake and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park lake; provided, however, that it shall be
lawful to use not more than three (3) lines while fishing through the ice.
It shall be unlawful to attempt to take or catch any fish from Skyview Park lake
and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park lake
by snagging, spearing or gigging, use of bow and arrow, firearm, underwater
spear fishing, dip nets or other nets of any type, explosives, chemicals,
hand fishing or any method other than a hook and line as specified in subsection
(a) above. It shall be unlawful to
use set lines and all lines must be attended while fishing in Skyview Park lake
and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park lake.
All bass caught must be immediately returned to the water, except that
one fish twenty-one (21) inches in length or longer may be kept in the daily
bag. State bag limits, possession limits and size limits shall
apply on all other species of fish taken from Skyview Park lake
and Ta-Ha-Zouka Park lake.
The city hereby delegates the enforcement of subsections 18-7 (a) and (b) to the
Nebraska State Game and Parks Commission, with the power of said commission to
cite violators of these sections for prosecution.
Source: Code 1962, §§ 6-1-50, 9-10-2; Ord. No. 3208, § 3, 4-16-84; Ord. No.
4570, § 2, 2-19-02; Ord. No. 4789, § 1, 04-04-05
Sec. 18-9. Water recreation.
(a) Swimming, bathing and wading, boating and similar water-related
outdoor recreational activities are not permitted upon the water area of a
park. No person shall use or operate
any motor-driven boat or vehicle upon the water area; provided, however, that
the city may, with the approval of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission or
its duly appointed agents, permit the use of motor-driven boats or vehicles
upon the water area of a park when such permission is determined to be in the
best public interest, and further provided that canoes, rafts, sailing boats
and boats with oars and/or electric fishing motors shall be permitted to
operate upon Skyview Lake.
(b) Permission to engage in any or all of the aforementioned
activities may be permanently or temporarily revoked by the city by the posting
of appropriate signs by management personnel and participation in any of the
aforementioned activities is conditional upon observance of special conditions
governing such activity as may be posted at specific areas by appropriate signs
and the number of participants engaging in any of the above mentioned water
activities may be limited by management personnel when conditions warrant such
limitation in the interests of public health, safety or welfare. Unoccupied watercraft may be moored,
anchored or beached overnight upon the lake only at sites designated by
appropriate signs and the docks installed upon the lake are for launching and
recovery of watercraft and for embarking or disembarking passengers only and no
permission is given to moor watercraft at such docks for periods of time longer
than reasonably necessary to launch or recover watercraft or embark or
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-6; Ord. No. 3058, § 1(28),
Sec. 18-10. Vending.
The vending of various goods,
services, products or commodities is permitted; however, such vending is
conditional upon the vendor first obtaining permission from the mayor and city
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-8; Ord. No. 3058, § 1(29),
Sec. 18-11. Vehicles.
No motor vehicles, travel trailers, trailers, or bicycles are allowed in the park
except on the roadways and paths provided for such vehicles and in no event is
any unlicensed motor vehicle, travel trailer, or trailer permitted within the confines of the park. No
motorized vehicles are allowed on sidewalks, trails, or bike paths. This
section shall not be applicable to scooters, power chairs or electric
wheelchairs having more than two (2) wheels which are designed for and being
utilized by individuals with limited mobility.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-10; Ord. No.
5305, § 1, 7-21-14
Sec. 18-12. Miscellaneous offenses.
(a) The following acts shall be unlawful:
(1) The removal of any public property.
(2) The removal of any equipment.
(3) Entering or climbing upon or tampering
with publicly owned motor vehicle and power equipment.
(4) The cutting, picking, defacing, injuring
or carrying away of any flowers, trees, shrubs or other plants.
(5) The defacement, damage or alteration of
any building or structure.
(b) No structure shall be permanently or semi-permanently installed
except by written consent of the council.
(c) There shall be no alcoholic beverages within the confines of the
park, except for the grounds of the Elkhorn Lodge located at 1008 McKinley
Avenue, Norfolk, Nebraska, which property is legally described as Lot
Seventy-three (73), Homestead Acres, an Addition to Norfolk, Madison County,
Nebraska. Specifically, alcoholic beverages may be consumed inside the
Elkhorn Lodge and on that portion of the Elkhorn Lodge grounds as designated by
signs; provided, however, the use
of said lodge and the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall not be authorized without first having obtained a lease for
the use of said lodge.
(d) No glass containers of any kind or description shall be permitted
on the beach area.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-7; Ord. No. 2994, § 1,
7-6-81; Ord. No. 5248, § 1, 3-4-13;
Sec. 18-13. Interpretation.
Nothing in this article shall
be construed to:
(1) Extend any assurance that the premises
are safe for any purpose;
(2) Confer upon any person the legal status
of an invitee or licensee to whom a duty of care is owed; or
(3) Assume responsibility for or incur
liability for injury or damages to any person or property.
1962, § 9-10-11
Nothing in this article shall
be construed as prohibiting the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission or the city,
or their duly appointed agents or employees from the conduct of their assigned
duties in the administration, maintenance and development of the areas owned or
controlled by the city.
Source: Code 1962, § 9-10-9
18-15. Parking over 24 hours.
person shall park or leave standing any vehicle in a park in an area where
parking is legally permitted for a period of time exceeding twenty-four (24)
hours. This provision shall not apply to the campground area at Ta-Ha-Zouka
Park which is designated for overnight camping.
Source: Ord. No. 4684, § 1, 9-2-03
18-16. Camping, time limit.
maximum number of consecutive nights that an overnight camper, as defined in
this Chapter, may stay at the campground area at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park which is
designated for overnight camping is seven (7), unless given written consent by
the park and building maintenance superintendent.
Source: Ord. No. 4938, § 1, 4-16-07
18-17. Miracle Skate Park, rules and regulations.
following rules and regulations shall apply to all individuals utilizing Miracle
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. -- no trespassing outside of
2. Miracle Skate Park is an unsupervised and "skate at your own risk"
All participants must wear a helmet. Elbow and knee pads and appropriate
footwear are recommended.
Only one (1) person per skateboard or bicycle and three (3) participants per
No personal ramps are allowed.
Only skateboards, in-line skates and BMX bikes are permitted to use the
7. All participants must act in an orderly, safe and considerate manner while on
the premises and
8. Everyone is to wait his or her turn.
No food, drink, smoking or pets allowed inside the fencing.
10. Spectators are to remain outside the fencing.
No loud or offensive music.
12. Reckless, dangerous or overly-aggressive participants may be required to leave
Miracle Skate Park and
Veterans Memorial Park.
noncompliance is a violation subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred
dollars ($500.00). In addition to any other penalties at law, individuals
violating the rules and regulations set forth herein may, at the direction of
the park and building maintenance superintendent or his or her designee, have
their privileges to use the park suspended.
Source: Ord. No. 4948, § 1, 6-4-07; Ord.
No. 5150, § 3, 1-18-11
18-18. Trespassing in Veterans Memorial Park.
(a) A person commits second degree
criminal trespass if, knowing that he or she is not licensed or privileged to do
so, he or she enters or remains within any fenced portion of Veterans Memorial
Park or Liberty Bell Pool.
(b) A person convicted of second degree
criminal trespass pursuant to subsection (a) above shall be punished by a fine
of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for no more than six (6) months or by
both such fine and imprisonment.
Source: Ord. No. 5213, § 1, 6-18-12
18-19. Parking in Veterans Memorial Park.
(a) All vehicles/motorcycles parked within
Veterans Memorial park are required to park within properly marked parking
spaces. Vehicles parked in areas other than a marked parking space will be
(b) Any vehicle parked with its tires
over the lined space and taking additional space in the next stall is in
(c) Any person who violates the
provisions of (a) or (b) above shall be subject to being towed or having placed
on his, her, their or its vehicle a parking ticket by any police officer or
person or persons designated by the chief of police with such enforcement
authority. Said parking ticket shall be for the sum of ten dollars
($10.00) and the owner or operator of any such vehicle shall, within seventy-two
(72) hours, pay the same to the office of the city clerk. If said ticket
is not paid within said seventy-two (72) hour period, the parking violation
shall constitute an offense, and the owner or operator of said vehicle shall
upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of ten dollars ($10.00). If
the identity of the operator of a motor vehicle cannot be determined, the owner
or person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie
responsible for such infraction.
Source: Ord. No. 5213, § 2, 6-18-12
ARTICLE II. TRAILS
18-51. Trail advisory board - Established.
There is hereby established a trail advisory board,
which board shall have five (5) voting members and three (3) nonvoting members.
The voting members of the board shall consist of one resident from each of the
four wards of the city and one (1) person who resides in the extraterritorial
zoning jurisdiction of the city. The nonvoting members of the board shall
consist of the city's park and building maintenance supervisor, one (1) Lower
Elkhorn Natural Resources District staff member who shall be appointed by
the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, and one (1) member of the city
council who shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city
council. No member of the city
council shall be a voting member of such board.
Source: Ord. No. 5263, § 1, 8-19-13;
Ord. No. 5441, § 1, 11-21-16
Sec. 18-52. Same - Appointment; terms; compensation.
(a) The voting members of the trail
advisory board shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city
(b) The term of each voting member
shall be three years, except that the initial advisory board to be so appointed
shall consist of members serving the following terms: The member residing
in the extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction for a term of one year; members
residing in wards 1 and 2 for a term of two years; and members residing in wards
3 and 4 for a term of three years. There are no term limits for nonvoting
members. All members, both voting and nonvoting, shall hold office until
their successors are appointed.
(c) In the case of a vacancy of a
voting member, the mayor shall appoint a replacement, with approval of the city
council, for the unexpired term.
(d) No member of the trail advisory
board shall receive pay or compensation for his or her services as a member of
Source: Ord. No. 5263, § 1, 8-19-13;
Sec. 18-53. Same - Delegated responsibilities.
The trail advisory board shall work with the
risk manager, city administrator, mayor and city council in an
advisory capacity. The trail advisory board's specific responsibilities
may include but not be limited to the following:
(1) Advise the
mayor and city council in the development and implementation of trail policies;
Encourage use of the trail system;
trail-related articles to the newspaper or various newsletters;
with public information handouts and arrange for informational booths at area
events for dissemination of information to promote community awareness;
in finding and applying for trail grants and in fundraising through
input and/or make recommendations for trail projects in the city;
as advocates for trail maintenance projects;
in supplying volunteers for trail projects;
Provide such advice or recommendations as may be specifically requested by the
city administrator relative to matters concerning trail projects;
(10) Other duties or
responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the mayor or city
Source: Ord. No. 5263, § 1, 8-19-13; Ord.
No. 5334, § 2, 2-2-15
18-54. Same - Bylaws; rules; regulations.
The trail advisory board may adopt bylaws, rules
and regulations for its own guidance as the board may deem necessary and as such
shall not be inconsistent with this chapter.
Source: Ord. No. 5263, § 1, 8-19-13