Important City Park Ordinances you should know

  1. Park Hours: 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm daily, (sec. #19-201).
  2. Vehicles: Unauthorized use of vehicles in parks is strictly prohibited for public safety,
    (sec. #19-205).
  3. Projectiles: No golf balls, archery, metal spheres, are to be used in a public park,
    (sec. #19-209)
  4. Tennis Courts: Are for the sport of tennis, not for skateboarding or in-line skating, (sec.#3-202).
  5. Alcohol Use: Drinking alcoholic beverages in public parks is prohibited unless an alcohol permit has been authorized by the Parks, Recreation, and Public lands Department, (sec.#3-202)
  6. Dogs in Parks: (Policy download available below)
    Designated Parks: The following parks within the boundaries of the City of Billings may be opened to use by the public for walking and exercising restrained pets, as listed:
    1. All un-landscaped portions of the Heritage Trail system within the corporate city limits;
    2. Mystic Park, on Buena Vista Avenue;
    3. Swords Park and Black Otter Trail Park, and adjacent city owned property on top of the rims east of North 27th Street and south of State Highway 318;
    4. All natural park areas owned by the city along the rimrocks west of North 27th Street and south of State Highway 3;
    5. The unimproved portions of Centennial Park, Rimpoint Park, Palisades Park, Descro Strip Park, Lampman Strip Park, and Lampman Park;
    6. All unimproved natural park areas owned by the city along Alkali Creek that are within the city limits;
    7. All unimproved property owned by the city in High Sierra Subdivision adjacent to High Sierra Park;
    8. All unimproved park areas in Cedar Park, and Briarwood subdivisions, and;
    9. The walkways within Harvest and Olympic Park Subdivisions.
    10. Parks located within the County Jurisdisction. Coulson, Riverfront, and Phipps Diamond X Ranch Parks are not within the City of Billings boundaries and shall be governed by the applicable Yellowstone County Animal Control Ordinances.(sec. #4-407)
  7. Pools: Swimming or wading in public swimming pools after regularly scheduled hours is restricted due to public safety concerns,
    (sec #19-207).
  8. Violations: Any persons violating any laws in public parks are subject to fines and possible imprisonment if found guilty of a misdemeanor,
    (sec. #1-110).