It is unlawful for any person to operate or park motor vehicles, motorcycles or motor-driven cycles upon any portion of the public park property or recreation areas except on designated streets, roadways, or designated parking lots, or within designated areas.  Such vehicles shall not be operated on designated bicycle, hiking or walking paths.  The prohibitions of this article shall not be applicable to motorized wheelchairs.

Nothing herein contained shall prohibit any city employee, utility worker, or other authorized agent of the city from operating or parking upon non-designated public park property if reasonably necessary for the performance of official duties or duties incidental to the maintenance of park land and facilities.  Nor shall it prohibit the operation or parking of emergency vehicles if reasonably necessary to facilitate emergency services.

(Ord. 1486, Sec. 1)

(a)   Definitions

(1)   PUBLIC AREA means an outdoor area accessible to the public including public streets, highways, parks, parking lots, alley ways, pedestrian ways, and the common areas of public buildings and government buildings. 

(2)   CAMP means the use of a public area for living accommodation purposes, including, but not limited to, the storing of personal belongings, making a camp fire, using a tent or shelter or other structure of vehicle for living accommodations, or carrying on cooking activities. 

(b)   Park Hours.  Except by specific permission granted by the governing body of the City of Andover, Kansas, no person may enter or remain in a city public recreation area or city park between the hours of eleven (11) o’clock P.M. and six (6) o’clock A.M. of the following day, except on Fridays and Saturdays when the hours shall be twelve (12) o’clock midnight to six (6) o’clock A.M. of the following day.

(c)   Except by specific permission granted by the governing body of the City of Andover, Kansas, or by consent of the property owner, no person shall camp in a public area or city park.  A person is presumed to be camping if the person engages in any of the activities listed under the definition of camp, above, if it reasonably appears, based upon the totality of the circumstances, that the person conducting the activity is using a public area for living accommodation purposes, regardless of the person’s intent or engagement in other activities.

(d)   Any person found to be in violation of the provisions of this section, shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $500.00 and or sentenced to the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days.

(Ord. 1507, Sec. 1:4)