Parks and Recreation Regulations and Policies
REGULATIONS AND POLICIES:
° The City of Greenville maintains the rights to alter or end any event anytime it is determined necessary to assure the continued public safety, health and welfare for the event participants, park visitors of the surrounding community.
° The City of Greenville has the right to expel any person or persons violating the established rules, regulations, ordinances or conditions for the Special Event Permit or Rental Reservation.
° Reservations for weddings, pictures, picnics and other group events that require the use of park amenities that will restrict the use of such amenities by the general public shall be reviewed on a case by case basis. The applicant will be charged for the use of park facilities, i.e., picnic shelters, athletic fields, etc. Activities and events with more than 100 participants, volunteers, and or staff workers may be required to obtain a Special Event Permit.
° The applicant agrees to conduct its program with due regard to safety and in particular agrees to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities.
° Public property and public events are open to all members of the public regardless of race, gender, national origin, color or creed.
° The City of Greenville reserves the right to inspect all areas of the event site including all vendor operations during the terms of the event without restriction.
° Enclosure of any area or erection of any structures on park property is prohibited unless authorized by the Special Event Permit.
° Tents, catering trucks, public address systems, amplified music and electronic musical instruments can only be used with the permission of the Director of Parks and Recreation, with the issuance of a Special Event Permit (call Special Events Office, 864-467-6627).
° Grills, cooking devices, and generators are prohibited.
° Pony and other animal rides are prohibited.
° Alcohol Restrictions - No person shall consume, possess, or bring into any of the Parks and Recreation Facilities, any beer, wine, liquor, malt or any other alcoholic beverages whatsoever without a permit.
° Smoking is prohibited indoors at any City facility.
° The renter is responsible for any damages to public property.
° The renter must be at least 21 years of age. Youth groups (18 & under) must be chaperoned by one adult per 10 youth.
° Camping - Camping by individuals or groups is prohibited in all City parks unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation or his designated representative.
° Fireworks – Fireworks are prohibited in all City of Greenville parks.
° Public concerts and live performances utilizing amplified sound equipment are prohibited in all parks unless approved by the Director of Parks and Recreation, with the issuance of a Special Event Permit.
° Admission charges, sales and other profit making activities are prohibited. Conducting or soliciting of any business, trade, or occupation, including the sale of food, refreshments or merchandise, the taking of photographs and motion pictures for commercial use, and the instructing of classes or giving lessons at a charge to participants or for the purpose of promoting a commercial enterprise is prohibited unless authorized by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
° Disposing of cremation ashes on public property is prohibited.
° Dogs must be on a leash of no longer than 6 feet, at all times.
Policy for Dogs in Parks:
° Dogs must be on a leash, of no longer than 6 feet in length, at all times. The owner/handler is responsible for all actions of the dog while in the park or on the trail.
° The owner/handler is responsible for all clean-up and disposal of dog waste.
° Dogs are not permitted on athletic playing fields, playgrounds, or in any other area designated by signage.
° Service dogs are exempt from restrictions while performing their duties.
- City parks are open from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (spring/summer)
- No alcohol or drugs are allowed
- Reserved Area must be left clean and free of litter - this includes removal of all balloons
- Use of sidewalk chalk is prohibited
- No tents/structures may be erected
- Loud music/Public Address (PA) systems are prohibited
- Weddings may be held at Falls Park or Rock Quarry Garden only, with a signed contract
- Events open to the public may require a special event permit
- Vehicles are not allowed to park on any grass area
- There will not be vehicular access from the parking lot to the picnic shelter
- Payment is due in full when the reservation is made
- Extra grills, cooking devices, and generators are prohibited in all city parks
- Inflatables (bounce houses, etc.) are prohibited in city parks
- Camping is prohibited
The renter must be at least 21 years of age. Youth groups (18 & under) must be chaperoned by one adult per 10 youth. The renter is responsible for any damages to public property.
PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS:
Full payment is due when the reservation is made. A 30-day notice of cancellation is required to receive a 50% refund. Refunds will not be given for cancellations made less than 30-days prior to the event (even if the reservation was made during this time). All facilities are rain or shine. Refunds will not be given for inclement weather. Reservations are non-transferable.
° Metal detecting and excavation are prohibited in all city parks.
° Renters must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to rent a facility.
° There shall be no fundraising activities, door charges, or sale of any article for private gain. Fundraising events will only be considered for non-profit groups. Non-profit status is defined as any group holding a 501(C)3 tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Services.
° No cooking is allowed on site. Table coverings are required if you are serving food or beverages.
° Designated parking is available on the premises. Parking and driving vehicles on the grass, trails, or service roads is prohibited.
° Rental of a community center includes only that space and does not include exclusive use of the park, playground, restrooms, parking lot, or any other facilities. Other events may be taking place within the park at the same time as your reservation.
° The renter is responsible for all set up and clean up related to the reservation. All set up and clean up must take place within your reservation time. Guidelines for clean-up will be included with your contract.
° Damage or altering the appearance of any portion of the facility or surrounding area will result in a damage fee. An inspection will be conducted immediately after each rental. Renter is responsible for any damages to the facility and will be billed for the cost or replacement of items.
° The following items are prohibited:
∗ The use of offensive and inappropriate language.
∗ Excessively loud music.
∗Possession or the use of drugs, firearms, knives or any other weapon.
∗Animals, except certified service dogs.
PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS:
Facilities are rented on an hourly basis between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. All event details must be finalized 14 days prior to the reservation. The first three hours of the rental must be paid at the time the rental contract is signed. The final balance must be paid no later than 14 days prior to the reservation. If the balance is not met, the reservation will be cancelled.
A 30-day notice of cancellation is required to receive a refund. Refunds will not be given for cancellations made less than 30-days prior to the event (even if the reservation was made during that time).
VIOLATION OF RULES:
Person(s) violating the existing rules and regulations constituting a public nuisance or potential hazard to persons or property, or exhibiting disorderly conduct, shall be served notice by the staff and expelled from the facility. Such violations can be subject to prosecution in accordance with state and local laws and ordinances.
Right to alter or end an event: The City of Greenville staff maintains the right to alter or end an event at any time it is determined necessary to protect the facility from damage; or to assure the safety and welfare of event participants, park visitors, or the surrounding community.
In the event a function is ended for cause, no refund will be issued.