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:
    - All state fishing laws apply
    - Persons over 17 years of age are required to have a fishing license
  • No boats or canoes allowed in City ponds.
  • All parks are tobacco-free.
  • For more detailed rules and regulations see Chapter 16 of the City Ordinances for all park rules.
The above rules are enforced by City Ordinance Chapter 16. Violators are subject to a fine.