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2019 Statute


19-2873. Same; rules and regulations; conduct, fees, leases. The board may by resolution adopt rules and regulations for the operation of the park and recreation district and rules and regulations applying to any particular park or playground and prescribe penalties for violation of any rules and regulations relating to the conduct of persons in the parks and playgrounds or park or playgrounds. Such penalties shall not exceed imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed three months or a fine not to exceed $100 or both. Any rules and regulations for the conduct of persons, applying to all parks or any park and providing penalties, shall be published once in the official county paper and copies of the rules and regulations shall be posted and kept posted in all parks to which they are applicable, and the violation of any penal rule or regulation when so published and posted shall constitute a misdemeanor.

No charge shall be made for entrance into any park and no admission charge shall be made for use of any of the facilities of any park. The board may lease sites for food, soft drinks, boat rentals, amusements and other concessions as in its judgment may be deemed appropriate and lawful for the comfort, convenience and enjoyment of the public, and may limit purchase and use charges to be made by concessionaires in operating the same. The board may establish and operate food, soft drinks, boat rentals, amusements and other lawful and appropriate conveniences as may in its judgment be necessary or appeal to the public comfort and enjoyment, all in accordance with K.S.A. 19-2873a, and amendments thereto. A reasonable fee may be charged for recreational activities and the board may regulate and control all fishing and boating within the boundaries of park property, including daily and possession limits of fish caught and time limits when fishing may be restricted, subject to law and rules and regulations of the secretary of wildlife, parks and tourism with respect to such fishing and boating; and may require a park permit for fishing and boating for which a reasonable fee may be charged all persons so engaged.

A separate schedule of fees may be established for nonresidents. The board may enter into long term leases for such authorized concessions, not to exceed 50 years, under the terms of which the concessionaires (lessees), shall at their own expense, construct and install the facilities and improvements to be occupied and used under such lease, upon such terms, conditions and control as the park and recreation district may require and subject in all such long term leases to unconditional reversion of title to such facilities and improvements so constructed by the concessionaire to the district upon the expiration of the term of such lease or upon abandonment or forfeiture thereof by the concessionaire prior to its expiration.

History: L. 1953, ch. 170, § 15; L. 1961, ch. 151, § 3; L. 1963, ch. 189, § 2; L. 1969, ch. 158, § 6; L. 1970, ch. 113, § 6; L. 1989, ch. 118, § 172; L. 2012, ch. 47, § 15; July 1.

2022. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2022-08-08T00:35:27. Head Rev No: 593009(E)