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A. No person shall drive any vehicle within a park except upon paved roads or drives or in paved parking areas, or in other areas authorized as parking areas by the Director or the Director’s designees.

B. No person shall park or stand a vehicle in a park except within a designated space in a designated parking area, or in other areas authorized as parking areas by the Parks Director or the Director’s designees. No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the shoulder or berm of any road or drive within a park except in case of a medical emergency or unless the vehicle is disabled. No person shall park or stand a vehicle in a parking area of a park during the hours that the park is posted as closed unless authorized to do so by the Parks Director or the Director’s designee.

C. The prohibitions of this ordinance, concerning driving, parking and standing, shall be conspicuously posted near all entrances to any park. The prohibitions of this ordinance shall not apply to persons exempted by the Director or the Director’s designees, or to persons performing work which is authorized by a lease with the City of Phoenix or concession agreement with the Board and which is performed at the direction of the lessee or concessionaire.

D. A person who is convicted of a violation of Subsection A of this section is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and to perform not less than eight hours of community service under the supervision of the Department. The Court shall not suspend any part or all of the imposition or execution of any sentence required by this Subsection.

E. A person who violates Subsection B of this Section is subject to a Civil Sanction. The Court shall impose:

1. A minimum Civil Sanction of not less than fifty dollars if the Court finds that the person violated Subsection B by parking or standing a vehicle less than ten feet from a paved road or drive, or paved parking area, or any other authorized parking area, or by parking or standing a vehicle other than within a designated space in a designated parking area.

2. A minimum Civil Sanction of not less than one hundred dollars if the Court finds that the person violated Subsection B by parking or standing a vehicle ten feet or more from a paved road or drive, or paved parking area, or any other authorized parking area. The Court shall not suspend any part or all of the imposition or execution of any sanction required by this Subsection.

F. For the purposes of this section, vehicle means any motor-powered or self-propelled vehicle, except a motorized wheelchair, bicycle, electric standup scooter or animal-drawn conveyance. (Ord. No. G-5144, § 2, 2008; Ord. No. G-6602, 2019)

1Code reviser’s note—Ordinance No. G-6602 sunsets on July 26, 2020. Ordinance No. G-6676 extends the sunset date to January 26, 2021.