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Park Hours

City Parks are open to the public between 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM.

No Alcohol or Beer in Parks

No person is allowed to consume or have in possession any intoxicating liquor or beer including 3.2 beer while in a public park, unless a temporary beer license has been obtained for 3.2 beer only (Ordinance No. 88-104, 6-2-88). A temporary beer license can only be issued to an organization or business. Dram Shop insurance is required to obtain this license. 

Smoking Prohibited

Administrative Policy:  Tobacco Use in City of Blaine Parks

Section 1: Rationale and Parameters

WHEREAS, the City acknowledges that tobacco use can be an offensive behavior for users of Blaine parks; and

WHEREAS, the City believes all adults involved with youth recreation activities in Blaine parks should be role models for youth in promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices; and

WHEREAS, organized youth sports groups using Blaine park facilities restrict the use of tobacco products by coaches, sponsors, and parents; and

WHEREAS, the City Park Advisory Board believes that non-tobacco use by all park users is a preferred and more socially acceptable behavior in Blaine parks,

THEREFORE, be it resolved that the tobacco use policy for Blaine parks shall be as follows:
 
Tobacco Free Areas will be designated for the following amenities in City of Blaine parks:

    1. All playground areas, attached or separate, and 25 feet from the playground border or stand alone equipment, and includes park benches and other seating within this area. 
       
    2. All softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, football fields and basketball, volleyball, skating, tennis facilities, and 25 feet from facility fencing or in-play areas defined by field markings, and include bleachers and other seating within this area.
       
    3. All park building entrances and 25 feet from the entrances.  
       
    4. All park shelter areas and 25 feet from shelter’s structure.   

Section 2: Enforcement

    1. Conformance shall be generally achieved through voluntary compliance. 
       
    2. Appropriate signs shall be posted in all Blaine Parks. 
       
    3. The community, facility users, and staff will be notified about this policy.
       
    4. Staff will make periodic observations of recreational facilities to monitor for compliance.
       
    5. Any person observed violating this policy by Police, Park Patrol, or Community Service Officers will be asked to properly dispose of said product and/or remove themselves from the tobacco free areas. 

Section 3:  Effective Date

This administrative policy is adopted by the Blaine City Council on November 4, 2010 and is effective on January 1, 2011.

Motorized Vehicles

Motorized vehicles of any type are restricted to roadways and designated parking lots (Ordinance No. 86-942, 5-1-86). No overnight parking is allowed (Ordinance No. 87-1038, 8-20-87).

Garbage and Refuse

No person shall cause garbage, refuse, rubbish, or litter to be deposited in public parks (Ordinance No. 351, 2−21−74).

Vending Food, Beverage, Merchandise

All vending of food, beverage, and/or merchandise on park property must obtain a permit from the Parks and Recreation Department and a temporary food handlers permit from Anoka County.

Animals in Park

All animals in public parks must be under the control of the owner. Owners are responsible for removing animal droppings from the park.

Fire in Parks

Fires are restricted to park provided fire pits or metal grills. Park users may also use their own metal grills.

Cutting of  Trees is Prohibited

No trees, tree limbs, or shrubbery may be cut. A permit to cut dead wood must be obtained from the Public Works Department.

Camping

No overnight camping is allowed in public parks, unless a Special Permit has been obtained from the Parks and Recreation Department.

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