Parks and Recreation

Independence Park Rules

The Parks and Recreation Department reminds everyone to observe all park rules and regulations. This allows for a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for a full list of park rules.

  • City parks, shelter houses, playing fields and parking lots shall be open for use by the public from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Fires are only allowed in barbecue grills.
  • The erection of any structure (tents, awnings, volleyball posts/nets, etc.) is prohibited unless a special use permit is obtained.
  • Pets must be on a leash and under control.
  • Pet owners pick up and properly dispose any and all fecal matter left by their pet.
  • Pets are prohibited in playgrounds, pool areas, and in Community Centers.
  • Solicitations are prohibited.
  • Glass containers are prohibited in all park areas.
  • Bands, DJ's, amusement type rides, games, booths, and activities are prohibited unless specifically approved.
  • Tobacco products are prohibited from all park areas with the exception of parking lots.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in all park areas.