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Torpedoes may not be set off in the city.

Full Text of the Law

Sec. 15-38. Behavior. No person in a park shall: (a) Fireworks and explosives. Have brought, or have in his possession, or set off or otherwise cause to explode or discharge or burn, any firecrackers, torpedo, rocket, or other fireworks or explosives of inflammable material, or discharge them or throw them into any such area from land or highway adjacent thereto. This prohibition includes any substance, compound, mixture, or article that in conjunction with any other substance or compound would be dangerous from any of the foregoing standpoints. (b) Domestic animals. Have been responsible for the entry of a dog or other domestic animal into areas other than automobile parking concourses and walks immediately adjacent thereto, and in such other areas as may be clearly marked by signs bearing the words "Domestic Animals Permitted in This Area." Nothing herein shall be construed as permitting the running of dogs at large. All dogs in those areas where such animals are permitted shall be restrained at all times on adequate leashes not greater than four (4) feet in length. This section shall not apply to any dog trained to aid disabled or handicapped persons, when any such dog is actually being used to assist any such person. (c) Reservation of facilities. Occupy any seat or bench, or enter into or loiter or remain in any pavilion or other park structure or section thereof which may be reserved and designated by the city for the use of the opposite sex. Exception is made for children under five (5) years of age. (d) Fires. Build or attempt to build a fire except in such areas designated for fires. No person shall drop, throw, or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco paper or other inflammable material, within any park area or on any highway, road or street abutting or contiguous thereto. (e) Closed areas. Enter an area posted as "Closed to the Public," nor shall any person use, or abet the use of any area in violation of posted notices. (f) Loitering and boisterousness. Sleep or protractedly lounge on the seats, or benches, or other areas, or engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language, or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to a breach of the public peace. (g) Interference with permittees. Disturb or interfere unreasonably with any person or party occupying any area, or participating in any activity, under the authority of a permit. (Ord. No. 117, § 8, 9-5-89) Cross references: Fires restricted on beaches and recreational lands, § 15-5.

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