Rule 21. Closing Time  


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  • Except as otherwise provided in this rule, the parks shall be closed to the public between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. except for vehicular traffic on through roadways or within public parking garages directly connecting to city streets.

    The following parks shall be closed to the public between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. except for vehicular traffic on through roadways directly connecting to city streets:

    (1) Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park;

    (2) Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point;

    (3) The Public Landing;

    (4) Yeatman's Cove;

    (5) Smale Riverfront Park; and

    (6) Washington Park.

    Upon request of an applicant and provided the applicant complies with all obligations set forth herein, a special use permit may extend the closing time to 1:00 a.m., subject to Rule 29, the noise restrictions in Chapter 909 of the Cincinnati Municipal Code, and any other applicable laws. All persons shall leave the parks at or before closing time.

    The park board or its agents may close any section or part of any park property to the public at any time and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular and stated intervals, for the purpose of maintenance or for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.

(PR Rule 22; enacted by Resolution of Feb. 4, 1932; a. Mar. 6, 1974; renumbered to Rule 21, Apr. 6, 1978; a. Oct. 20, 2011; a. eff. Dec. 16, 2011; a. eff. Dec. 15, 2012)