8.1 - Codes, Laws, and Ordinances ★

Standard:  Public safety and law enforcement within parks and recreation areas and facilities shall be governed by codes, laws, and ordinances, some of which may be enacted specifically for the control and management of parks and recreation areas and facilities.  The codes, laws and ordinances shall be posted or readily available to park patrons. 

Suggested Evidence of Compliance: Provide documentation of the codes, laws, and ordinances that pertain specifically to areas and facilities under the jurisdiction of the agency and describe how they are posted or otherwise readily available to park patrons.

Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 2 – Management and the Law, pp. 19-22.

Agency Evidence of Compliance:

The Park District Board of Commissioners has approved1 a set of Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of Park Facilities2.  These rules and regulations are posted in multiple locations on the Park District website3 for the public to reference.


  1. 08.01.00_Rules-Approval-at-December-2014-Board-Meeting.pdf
  2. 08.01.00_Rules-and-Regulations-Governing-Uses-of-the-Park-Facilities.pdf
  3. Examples of Park Rules on Park District Website (below)

Agency Self Assessment: MET

In the "I Want to" Navigation


On the "About Us" page


Under "Parks & Facilties" and "Related Info" in the main navigation


In the footer, under "Parks & Facilities"