Rental Rules


• Each Renter will be responsible for their equipment used in the park. 

• No person shall possess, carry or discharge any firearm, shotgun, rifle, pistol, bow and arrow, crossbow, blowgun, slingshot, BB gun, airgun or paint gun in a city park or recreation area. Persons with a Handgun carry permit may carry a firearm, not discharge the firearm (this excludes Holston View Park, Avoca Park, Morning Rotary, and Patterson Park.)

 • All dogs, cats and other animals shall be kept on a leash which is not more than 6 feet in length. All animals other than dogs and cats shall be kept on paved or concrete surfaces or areas designated for such animals. The owner or other such person in control of every animal shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by his/her animal(s) on any public property. No person shall abandon any animal. 

 • Excessive noise is prohibited by ordinance (this includes music). 

 • The vending or sale of merchandise or services is prohibited. The erection or placement of signs, posters, banners or other advertising devices is prohibited. 

 • No vehicle shall travel at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour unless a higher speed limit is posted. For the purposes of this provision, the term "vehicle" shall include bicycles and all other types of vehicles whether motorized or non-motorized. 

 • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all parks by ordinance.  

 • Vehicles shall park only in designated parking areas. 

 • Bicycles shall remain on paved roadways, paved trails and areas designated for bicycles. All riders of bicycles shall wear safety helmets by ordinance. 

 • No golf carts, scooters, mini-bikes, mini-cycles, go-carts, ATVS, or similar motorized vehicles are permitted in the park with out written permission of the Director of Parks. 

 • Moisture in the electrical lines may result in power loss at any time. There is no guarantee of electricity at the shelters. Back-up power is encouraged. 

 • No open grills or campfires allowed. 

 • Portable restroom facilities must be placed in designated areas. 

 • Swimming is prohibited in the lake. 

 • Fishing is allowable with all TWRA rules applying. 

 • Boats are permitted in the lake, with the use of electric motors or manual propulsion only. All TWRA safe boating rules apply. (The boat launch may be closed during certain events.) 

 • The Department of Parks & Recreation reserves the right to cancel use of the park due to extreme weather conditions, excessive use due to events, or extreme conditions beyond control of the Department.