Section 9 Parks & Recreation
Policy 9-3 CLEAN-UP PROCEDURES FOR USAGE OF CITY PARKS
ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY NO. 9-3
DATE: March 18, 2008
DISTRIBUTION: All Departments
SUBJECT: Clean-Up Procedures for Usage of City Parks
PURPOSE: To implement clean-up procedure requirements that apply to all events
City Parks, including contracted events held at Elmer Thomas Park and/or the Lake Helen Stage
Area and City of Lawton sponsored or co-sponsored events.
BACKGROUND: Clean up procedures and requirements are beneficial in assisting
and Recreation Department in providing clean and safe parks for the citizens of our community.
POLICY: The following list of clean-up procedure requirements are applicable
to all events
reserved at City Parks including contracted events held at Elmer Thomas Park and/or the Lake
Helen Stage Area and City of Lawton sponsored or co-sponsored events. If a contracted event
requires the $1000.00 clean-up deposit, the deposit will not be refunded to the applicant and/or
promoter of the event until these requirements are met and approved by the Parks and Grounds
All litter and debris to be picked up bagged and deposited in dumpsters if available
trash cans in the park area reserved, to include blowing litter and debris.
All trash cans for the event will be bagged by the applicant.
All litter and debris in and around the shoreline of Lake Helen in the reserved
area will be
Sweep and pick up all trash and debris in all restroom and pavilion facilities
Any and all litter and debris that will not fit inside dumpsters and/or trash
cans will be
taken to the landfill by applicant.
All signs and advertising placed within park and/or medians throughout the city
promotion or informational purposes for the event will be removed.
All areas of the park reserved will be inspected prior to the event and damages
noted. The Park and Grounds Administrator will inspect the area(s) after the event to determine
if area meets requirements for cleaning deposit to be refunded in full for paid contracted events.
The Parks and Grounds Administrator will access any and all damage to grounds
facilities and cost of repairs will be charged to applicant/promoter. The Parks and Grounds
Administrators inspection will be made twenty-four hours after event or on Monday morning
after a weekend event is held.
If the procedures are not followed, additional fees could be assessed.
Thank you for your cooperation in adhering to these procedures that will assist the Parks and
Recreation Department in providing clean and safe parks for the citizens in our community.
REFERENCES: Appendix A Fees and Charges, Lawton City Code.
RESCISSION: None, this is a new policy.
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
EFFECTIVE DATE: This policy is effective March 18, 2008, and will remain in effect
(AP 9-3, Added, 03/18/2008)