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Chapter 12.44 of the Redlands Municipal Code provides regulations for the City park system. Several sections specifically discuss parks reservations and the payment of fees associated with the reservations. Reservations are currently required for the Redlands Bowl in Smiley Park, and the Avice Meeker Sewall Theater in ProspectPark. Group picnic tables located in Sections "A" and "C", the gazebo and the covered picnic area in SylvanPark are reservable.  The code further requires that any group of fifty or more persons must obtain a permit for park use. Any use of amplified sound also requires a permit. Applicants are required to reimburse the City for any cleanup and facility repair expenses. Further, any person obtaining a permit for park use must provide evidence of current insurance with the City named as an additional insured, as necessary.

Reservations forms for all park facilities are available on line.  The Park Reservation Request form shall be used for all City park facilities other than the Redlands Bowl and the Sewall Theater. Separate forms are available for the Bowl and Theater reservations. These reservations forms are available from the Quality of Life Department or may be downloaded. The downloadable reservation forms are fillable PDF files. You may type the required information on the form into your computer, print it, sign it and submit it to the Quality of Life Department for processing.

The Quality of Life Department will review the reservation request and confirm the reservation if the facilities are available and all conditions of the reservation are met. The various reservations forms are as follows: 

Park Reservation Request
Map of Sylvan Park
Redlands Bowl Reservation Request
Avice Meeker Sewall Theater Reservation Request
Prospect Park Sign Request
Permit to Serve Alcohol in Public Parks

Reservation Fees

Use fees may be reviewed in the Park Fee Schedule that is established based on uses by the following groups:

GROUP 1:

CITY OF REDLANDS - City personnel (for departmental, city and/or regional use), and other public agencies with reciprocal agreements. 
NO RESERVATION NOR USE FEE.

GROUP 2:

REDLANDS RESIDENTS, REDLANDS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS, REDLANDS BUSINESSES- All residents of the City of Redlands; Redlands non-profit or charitable groups with registered non-profit status with the State of California, complete with tax exempt identification number; Redlands community groups with free membership open to the general public; Redlands businesses with operations in Redlands and in possession of a Redlands business license.

PAY RESERVATION FEE - NO USE FEE.

GROUP 3:

ALL NON-RESIDENT INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES - All residents, groups, or organizations, and business located outside of the Redlands city limits; all groups soliciting donations or charging admission; all groups sponsoring activities closed to the general public. Excepting therefrom the following organizations: The Redlands Community Music Association for use of Redlands Bowl; The Crafton Hill Summer Theater Festival for use of the Sewall Theater.

PAY RESERVATION AND USE FEE.

INSURANCE 

Any person or groups within Group 2 and Group 3 holding an event requiring a permit within any City park pursuant to Chapter 12.44 of the Redlands Municipal Code shall provide evidence of current insurance with the City named as an additional insured, insuring the City from any and all liability for injury to the persons or property resulting from the activity. The minimum amount of such insurance shall be determined by the Risk Manager in his/her discretion.


 Park Rules

 

  1.   All park facility reservations must be made a minimum of 7 working days in advance and must be accompanied by full payment.
  2.   Reservations taken year-round.
  3.   Groups of more than 50 persons must make reservations per City ordinance.
  4.   No vehicles allowed on park grounds at any time, under any circumstances (this includes loading and unloading).
  5.   BBQ grills are first come, first serve.
  6.   Volleyball courts and baseball diamond on park grounds are available on first come, first serve basis.
  7.   Pets must be restrained at all times while in the park.
  8.   No horseshoe playing on grass!
  9.   Pits are available on park grounds on first come, first serve basis.
  10.   In case of any problems call police at 798-7681 for assistance.
  11.   No refunds for inclement weather or no shows.
  12.   If you wish to cancel prior to the reservation date, a 10% administrative fee will apply.
  13.   It is your responsibility to prove your reservation to police and other parties.
  14.   Pony rides, dunk tanks and erecting of tents or volleyball nets, or any equipment that would involve stakes into the ground are strictly prohibited.
  15.   Air jumps are not encouraged and require an insurance policy in the amount of $3,000,000 naming the City of Redlands as additional insured.

 Park Rules by Ordinance 

(For complete text, see Redlands Municipal Code Chapter 12.44

12.44.090 AMPLIFIED SOUND - PERMIT REQUIRED

It is unlawful for any person to install, use, and operate within a park a loudspeaker or any sound amplifying for the purposes of giving instructions, directions, talks, addresses, or lectures, or of transmitting music to any persons or assemblages of persons in a park, or in the vicinity thereof, except when installed, used, or operated in compliance with one of the following provisions: A. By authorized law enforcement or park and recreation personnel: or B. Under a reservation or permit issued by the Director, and when operated in accordance with terms of that reservation or permit.

12.44.100 AMPLIFIED SOUND - GRANT OR DENIAL OF PERMIT

  1. In determining whether to grant or deny a permit, the Community Services Administrator shall be guided by the following considerations:

    1. The extent to which sound may carry into private or residential areas of the City.
    2. Any actual conflict with other scheduled park uses or events.
    3. The necessity for careful and safe provision of electricity and the safety of individuals near such electrical sources.
  2. The Director shall not deny a permit on the basis of any dislike for or disagreement with the content of any proposed talks, addresses, lectures, or musical presentations.
  3.  

12.44.130 AMPLIFIED SOUND - REGULATION OF VOLUME 

If, at any time, the Police Department determines that the sound produced by an amplified sound system in a park is unreasonably interfering with other persons using a park or with nearby residents in the comfortable and reasonable enjoyment of their premises, an officer shall request the person in charge of the assembly, or any other person appearing to be involved in the production of the sound, to immediately reduce the level thereof. If the sound is not reduced within five minutes to a reasonable level, the officer shall immediately contact the Parks Division standby person to curtail the power source. 

12.44.140 FIREARMS, FIREWORKS AND TOY WEAPONS PROHIBITED

No person shall carry or discharge firearms, firecrackers, rockets, torpedoes, or other types of explosives, or carry or discharge any air gun, or pistol, or any sling shot or similar device, or any bows and arrows, or carry or use any object calculated to make a noise sufficient to disturb the peace or quiet of the park, or bring into any park any of the above objects or articles, and if such objects or articles are brought into any public park, the person or persons so bringing them in will be subject to having them taken away from his person by the proper authorities. 

12.44.230 PERMIT REQUIRED TO SELL MERCHANDISE

No person shall sell or offer for sale any merchandise, article or thing, except by permit from the Director. Non-profit organizations may sell goods only if specially authorized by the Director upon the approval of the person using the facility at the time such non-profit group proposes to sell goods.

12.44.250 PARK HOURS 

No person shall stay or remain in any public park between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. of the following day without permission of the Director. The provisions of Sections 12.44.100 and 12.44.110 shall govern the granting or denial of such permission.

12.44.270 DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

No person shall drink or consume any alcoholic beverages or liquors in any open area of any public park. A person may drink or consume alcoholic beverages or liquors in public parks only in enclosed public areas as defined by resolution of the City Council pursuant to a written permit from the Director. The enclosed area is comprised of those areas which have been approved for use and secured by a barrier, portable fence, screen or other materials approved by the Quality of Life Director.

12.44.280 RESERVATION – RESPONSIBILITY

The Director shall be responsible for scheduling and controlling the use of parks, or portions thereof, for the maximum benefit and participation by interested persons or groups, both public and private. All reservable areas in Sylvan Park shall be subject to reservation according to the rules and regulations of the Park Division.  Activities sponsored by the Parks Division or Recreation Department shall be given preference in the use of City parks.

12.44.320 RESERVATIONS - FORMAL PERMIT – CONDITIONS

The Director may impose such reasonable conditions upon the issuance of the formal permit as he deems necessary for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare, including, without limitation, conditions related to time, place, frequency, duration, fees, consumption of alcoholic beverages, maximum attendance, parking restrictions, and placement of apparatus and equipment. Such conditions and fees shall be set forth in writing and delivered to persons applying for reservations at the time an application is requested.

12.44.390 INSURANCE

Any person or group holding an event requiring a permit under this Chapter within any City park shall provide evidence of current insurance with the City named as an additional insured insuring the City from any and all liability for injury to persons or property resulting from the activity. The minimum amount of such insurance shall be determined by the Risk Manager in his/her discretion. This section shall not apply to City sponsored activities.

12.52.130 ABUSE OR MUTILATION OF PUBLIC TREES

Unless specifically authorized by the Parks Maintenance Superintendent, no person shall . . . allow any rope, wire, nails, advertising posters or other contrivance to be attached to any publicly owned tree.


REDLANDS BOWL RULES AND REGULATIONS

12.44.050 SOLICITATION PROHIBITED

No person shall practice, carry on, conduct or solicit for any occupation, business, or profession in any City park or building, or sell or offer for sale any merchandise, article, or anything whatsoever unless such person is acting pursuant to a contract with the City, or under an authorization granted by the Director.

12.44.090 AMPLIFIED SOUND - PERMIT REQUIRED

It is unlawful for any person to install, use, and operate within a park a loudspeaker or any sound amplifying equipment for the purposes of giving instructions, directions, talks, addresses, or lectures, or of transmitting music to any persons or assemblages of persons in a park, or in the vicinity thereof, except when installed, used, or operated in compliance with one of the following provisions: A. By authorized law enforcement or park and recreation personnel; or B. Under a reservation or permit issued by the Director, and when operated in accordance with terms of that reservation or permit.

12.44.120 AMPLIFIED SOUND - POWER SOURCE DESIGNATED

Amplifiers permitted in parks shall be operated only through a power source provided by the Parks Division.

12.44.130 AMPLIFIED SOUND - REGULATION OF VOLUME

If, at any time, the Police Department determines that the sound produced by an amplified sound system in a park is unreasonably interfering with other persons using the park or with nearby residents in the comfortable and reasonable enjoyment of their premises, an officer shall request the person in charge of the assembly, or any other person appearing to be involved in the production of the sound, to immediately reduce the level thereof. If the sound is not reduced within five minutes to a reasonable level, the officer shall immediately contact the Parks Division standby person to curtail the power source.

12.44.135 ADDITIONAL ALTERNATE POWER SOURCES - APPROVAL, INSPECTION AND FEES

Any additional or alternate power source for lighting or other purposes which may be required must be approved for such use by the Building and Safety Department or by the City Electrician and by the Director for safety, noise and appropriateness. The Building Department and City Electrician must inspect all connections, wiring, and components of sound, lighting and/or wiring systems prior to rehearsal and/or performance, and each may impose a fee for such inspections.

12.44.230 PERMIT REQUIRED TO SELL MERCHANDISE

No person shall sell or offer for sale any merchandise, article or thing, except by permit from the Director. Non-profit organizations may sell goods only if specially authorized by the Director upon the approval of the person using the facility at the time such non-profit group proposes to sell goods.

12.44.270 CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

No person shall drink or consume any alcoholic beverages or liquors in any open area of any public park. A person may drink or consume alcoholic beverages or liquors in public parks only in enclosed public areas as defined by resolution of the City Council pursuant to a written permit from the Director. The enclosed area is comprised of those areas which have been approved for use and secured by a barrier, portable fence, screen or other materials approved by the Public Works Director.

12.44.280 RESERVATION – RESPONSIBILITY

The Director shall be responsible for scheduling and controlling the use of parks, or portions thereof, for the maximum benefit and participation by interested persons or groups, both public and private. All reservable areas in Sylvan Park shall be subject to reservation according to the rules and regulations of the Parks Division. Activities sponsored by the Parks Division or Recreation Department shall be given preference in the use of City parks.

12.44.310 RESERVATION - FORMAL PERMIT – APPLICATION

Application for formal permits must be submitted in writing upon forms available at the Public Works Department office no less than two weeks nor more than ninety calendar days in advance of intended use.

12.44.320 RESERVATION - FORMAL PERMIT – CONDITIONS

The Director may impose such reasonable conditions inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, upon the issuance of the formal permit as he deems necessary for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare, including, without limitation, conditions related to time, place, frequency, duration, fees, consumption of alcoholic beverages, maximum attendance, parking restrictions, and placement of apparatus and equipment. Such conditions and fees shall be set forth in writing and delivered to persons applying for reservations at the time an application is requested.

12.44.335 RESERVATION - FORMAL PERMIT - TIME LIMITATIONS

Except as specifically authorized under special circumstances by the Director, use of power tools in any park shall conclude no later than 10:00 p.m. Rehearsals shall conclude no later than 10:00 p.m. and performances shall conclude no later than 11:00 p.m.

12.44.340 RESERVATION - FORMAL PERMIT – FEES

All fees in support of park areas and structures will be paid at least two weeks prior to the issuance of the formal permit unless special arrangements for payment have been approved in advance by the Director. Park fees or deposits may include, without limitations, such amounts as may be determined by the Risk Manager to be reasonably necessary as security for repair of damage to park property, for cost of cleanup, and for extra personnel to regulate and conduct traffic.

12.44.390 INSURANCE

Any person or group holding an event requiring a permit under this Chapter within any City park shall provide evidence of current insurance with the City named as an additional insured insuring the City from any and all liability for injury to persons or property resulting from the activity. The minimum amount of such insurance shall be determined by the Risk Manager in his discretion. This section shall not apply to City sponsored activities.

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    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, October 8th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

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      Redlands, CA 92373

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    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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