Parade and Special Events Regulations.
It shall be unlawful for any person to claim, reserve, or occupy, or attempt to claim, reserve, or occupy, either in person or by the placement of ropes, tents, chairs, sleeping bags, blankets, or other devises or barriers, any public property as a position for observing a public parade before 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to a parade or special event; with the exception of the Children’s Independence Day parade for which there shall be no claims, reservations or occupying of public property at any time prior to the Children’s Parade and all ropes, tents, chairs, blankets or other devices or barriers placed on public property prior to the Children’s Parade will be removed. If items are placed before 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to a parade or special event, the items will be deemed abandoned property and a public hazard and shall be removed from the public property by a law enforcement officer or city employee.
This section shall not allow any person to occupy a position on a public street or right-of-way, to obstruct a public sidewalk, or to occupy any unsafe position or any position which may cause damage to public or private property.
Parking on Parade or Special Event Route.
The chief of police shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a public street or part thereof constituting a part of the route of an event. The chief of police may post signs to such effect, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation thereof. It shall be unlawful to park or leave unattended vehicles or trailers from 300 North to 400 North along the parade route in front of the City Park for one week preceding a parade or special event. Vehicles or trailers parked in violation of this section shall be considered abandoned property and a public nuisance and may be immediately towed from the public street at the owners’ cost.