The City will begin its annual field maintenance program, December 21st, 2019, through January 8th, 2020.  During this period, all athletic fields will begin closing December 20th in preparation of the program.  During the closure period the City’s Field Closure will be in effect:

Municipal Code 5.24.055 Closures.

     A.    The city manager and/or designee shall have the authority to close any park/designated recreational facility or portion thereof, require the exit of all persons therein, and prohibit further public use when the park/designated recreational facility is closed for maintenance, repair, or when the city manager and/or designee determines that conditions exist in said park/designated recreational facility or portion thereof which present a hazard to the park/designated recreational facility or to public safety. This section does not apply to any person who has express written consent from the city manager and/or designee to use a park/designated recreational facility when it is closed.

     B.     Any person who, without express written consent from the city manager and/or designee, enters into, or upon, any park/designated recreational facility or portion thereof that has been closed as provided in subsection A above shall be in violation of this section. Notwithstanding Sections 1.04.010 and 5.24.060, the penalties for violation of this section shall be as follows:

     1.     The first violation shall be deemed an infraction with a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00);

     2.     The second violation shall be deemed an infraction with a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.00);

     3.     The third violation shall be deemed an infraction with a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00); and

     4.     For the fourth violation, and any thereafter, a violation shall be treated as a misdemeanor in accordance with Section 1.04.010(A). (Ord. 486 § 1, 2019)

The closure is necessary to all much-needed rest to the field and time for the maintenance program to be completed.

For real-time field status update, visit our Recreation & Facilities page.