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  • All recreation programming and events are suspended.  In addition, we have closed recreation facilities for programming including Red Mountain Center, Eagles Community Center, Jefferson Recreation Center, Webster Recreation Center, Mesa Tennis Center, Kino Aquatic Center and Skyline Aquatic Center. Private rentals of City parks and facilities will be managed on a case by case basis with event organizers.

  • City playgrounds, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts, pickleball courts, and splash pads are closed.

  • All open spaces, passive play spaces, dog parks, trails, and walking paths will remain open for public use from sunrise to 10 PM.  Physical distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still apply in these areas.

    • The following park restrooms will remain open and will receive cleaning and supply service as resources allow. All other park restrooms remain closed until further notice.
      • Greenfield Park
      • Pioneer Park
      • Red Mountain Park
      • Riverview Park

  • While parks are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, we encourage users to remember, the best way to reduce the risk of getting sick and to avoid COVID-19:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

                Updates will continue to be provided at https://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/coronavirus  and our City of Mesa social media channels.

     

Mesa City Code Book: Title 6 - Police Regulations

Chapter 4 - Animal Control Ordinance with Leash Law
Section 6-4-30: Dog Fecal Matter
Any person owning, possessing, harboring, or having the care, charge, control or custody of any dog shall immediately remove and thereafter dispose of any fecal matter deposited by the dog on a public or private property unless the property owner has given prior approval to use said property for this purpose.

Chapter 10 - Public Park Regulations

Section 6-10-3: Leashed Dogs
J. Dogs in all City of Mesa parks, multiuse paths and basins shall be controlled and restrained on leashes no greater than six feet (6’) in length.  Owners of dogs shall immediately remove any dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior that evidences a threat of imminent injury; clean up after pets; be liable for injury caused by aggressive dogs; be responsible for the immediate repair of damage caused by a dog; not be under the age of twelve (12); and comply with all animal control ordinances stated in Mesa City Code, Title 6, Chapter 4. Pertaining to dog parks; owners shall have a leash visible at all times, dogs shall be at least four (4) months of age; licensed with visible tags; leashed immediately if exhibiting aggressive behavior; and not be allowed into a dog park if in season. (4271, 5054)

Section 6-10-7: Enforcement and Penalty
D.  The park rangers shall have the authority to issue citations and notices of violation for violations of the City Code or any City ordinance or any provision of this Chapter occurring in any City of Mesa park or retention basin.  Citations shall be issued in accordance with A.R.S. 13-3899 and 13-3903.

E.  Penalty.  Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months, or by both fine and imprisonment.