Rules & Regulations
The parks are intended to provide public enjoyment for all residents of the City of Greeley.
To provide this service a minimum of park rules have been established in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for all residents.
Following you will find a general list of park policies and regulations. Some regulations may vary from site to site but all are posted accordingly. If ever you experience an unsafe condition in one of our parks, please contact us immediately.
All public parks within the city shall be closed to the public between the hours of 11:00p.m. and 5:00 a.m. (Code 13.40.020)
Park use Application & Assembly
Groups of ten(10) or more persons wanting to use a public park or portion thereof, must have a Park Use Application and Permit to Conduct Assembly in Public Parks in their possession.(Code 13.32.010 and 13.40.070)
Loudspeakers or Sound Amplifying Equipment
A permit for the use of loudspeaker or amplifying equipment, either fixed or movable, in a public park must be obtained from the Chief of Police. (Code 9.32.020)
Storage, Display or Sale of Goods and Placement of Signs in Public Places Prohibited
Except under special contract with the City, no person shall use the parks for storage, display or sale of goods, waters, or merchandise, or place or permit portable display signs. The prohibitions of this section shall not apply to any person who has been granted a special permit by the Director of Finance authorizing such activity. (Code 13.28.101)
Orderly Conduct Required
All persons making use of any public park in the city shall at all times conduct themselves in an orderly manner and shall not disport themselves in a loud, boisterous or unseemly manner or in such fashion to disturb, be offensive or annoy other users of such park or residents adjacent thereto. (Code 13.40.060)
It is unlawful for any person to serve, consume or have any open container of liquor or fermented malt beverage when on or in Lincoln or Glenmere Parks, except pursuant to a special Events Liquor License. (Code 6.16.270)
Public Nuisance-Presence of Animals in Parks
All parks in the City of Greeley with the exception of Waggin' Tail, Rover Run and Island Grove Park have been posted "No animals Allowed." This does not apply to seeing eye dogs, dogs trained as ears for the deaf, handicapped assistance dogs, government owned animals participating in shows or exhibits that are conducted in compliance with officially sanctioned activities. (Code 10.28.080) Waggin' Tail Dog Park and Rover Run are a dog parks allowing dogs without a leash, Island Grove Park allows dogs on leash.
Littering in city parks is prohibited.
Refuse Containers & Contents
No person shall molest, handle or otherwise disturb any refuse containers, bags or brackets, or contents for servicing by the collectors. (Code 13.40.050)
Posting any notice without consent of the City is prohibited.(Code 10.18.130)
Defacing Posted Notice Is A Violation
Defacement of a posted notice is prohibited. (Code 10.28.060)
Vandalism & Interference With Facilities Or Vegetation
Any type of vandalism o facilities or vegetation is prohibited. (Code 13.40.050)
Vehicles Driving on Or Parking On Park Turf Areas
Vehicles driving on or parking on turf areas is strictly prohibited except With the approval of and under the direction of the director of parks.
Swimming or wading is prohibited. Nonmotorized boating is authorized with the following restrictions: NO BOATING at Glenmere, Cottonwood and Homestead Lakes. All others are open to non motorized water craft. Gasless motorized water craft is allowed at Poudre Ponds only. Water craft is limited to seventeen (17) feet in length or less. Water craft includes only those that carry a manufactured identification number. U.S. Coast Guard approved life preserver is requred for all water craft and highly recommended for use of belly boats. City of Greeley boating permits are no longer required. All Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing regulations apply. For additional information visit the DOW website
Park Shelter Reservations
Reservations must be made no later than 5 business days prior to requested date. Reservation requests submitted less than 5 days preceding event will require hand processing and delivery on the part of the requesting party.
Rental Fees: All day shelter reservation $50.00
Rental fees will not be refunded unless requested at least one week prior to the scheduled reservation date.
Park shelter/restroom areas must be left in a clean and orderly condition. The City of Greeley provides equal opportunity for access to all facility users. The City of Greeley strives to provide access to all members of the public. As such, City facility renters shall provide reasonable accommodations and access in compliance with the requirements of the Americans With Disability Act, as applicable to their events. Users of City facilities shall not discriminate against any applicant, participant or employee on the basis of the person’s race, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, religion or age (as defined by law), or any other non-merit factor, except when specific age, sex or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational alification necessary for proper and efficient operations.