Park Rules

Murphy Park Regulations
  • Park hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Park facilities are available on a first come first serve basis, unless reserved.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Pet owners must clean up after their pets.
  • All waste or unsightly matter shall be disposed of in trash receptacles.
  • Damaging or defacing park property is prohibited.
  • Fires are permitted only in enclosed grills in designated park areas.
  • Golfing is prohibited.
  • Remote-controlled radio-operated or gas-powered airplanes / helicopters are not allowed in the parks.
  • Motorcycles, motorized scooters, or other motorized vehicles are prohibited on or over any park curb, sidewalk, and grassy areas.
  • No motor vehicles are allowed in the park.
  • Posting of signs, circulars, and notices is prohibited.
  • Swimming, bathing, and polluting any creek, pond, lake, or water within any park is prohibited.
  • Fishing is catch and release only.  All state fishing laws apply.
  • No boats or canoes not allowed in ponds at Liberty Ridge Park or the Timbers Nature Preserve Park.
  • All parks are tobacco-free.
  • For more detailed rules and regulations see Chapter 50 of the City Ordinances for all park rules.
The above rules are enforced by City Ordinance Chapter 50. Violators are subject to a fine.