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City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota

Chapter Number 91, Parks and Recreation



            91.01   Definitions

            91.02   Limitations on hours of use

            91.03   Motor vehicle operation

            91.04   Disturbances

            91.05   Firearms and explosives

            91.06   Camping

            91.07   Sanitation

            91.08   Vandalism

            91.09   Concessions

            91.10   Glass containers

            91.11   Recreational areas

            91.12   Alcoholic beverages

            91.13   Fires

            91.14   Pets

            91.15   Campground regulations

            91.16   Enforcement

  • 91.01 DEFINITIONS.

            For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

            PUBLIC PARK. A parcel of land in the City of Mountain Iron now or hereafter owned or controlled by the city and dedicated or designated as park land and/or recreation area or as may otherwise be designated by the City Council from time to time.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)


            It shall be unlawful for any person or organization, other than an officer serving the city, to enter directly or indirectly, to use, occupy or pass through or on any public park in the city between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. or as otherwise posted.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)  Penalty, see § 10.99


            It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or park any motor vehicle within a public park except upon roadways or other designated locations therein.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)  Penalty, see § 10.99


            It shall be unlawful for any person or groups of persons to conduct themselves in any way that shall disturb or adversely affect any other person’s peaceful enjoyment of the public parks.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)  Penalty, see § 10.99


            No person shall discharge firearms, air rifles, B.B. guns, sling shots, explosives or fireworks in or about any public park in the city. Exceptions are allowed for special events; permission must be granted through city law enforcement and/or Chapter 111 of the city code.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)

Cross reference:

            Special events, see Chapter 111

  • 91.06 CAMPING.

            No overnight camping is permitted in any park except in areas designated by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)

  • 91.07 SANITATION.

            It is unlawful for any person to dispose of garbage, refuse, sewage or trash of any kind except in designated receptacles. It is unlawful to clean fish except in designated areas.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)  Penalty, see § 10.99

  • 91.08 VANDALISM.

            The destruction, alteration, injury or removal of any real or personal property of the city, including but not limited to trees or vegetation, whether living or dead, ruins, relics, building or geological formation is strictly prohibited.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)

  • 91.09 CONCESSIONS.

            It is unlawful for any person to engage in or solicit business of any nature whatsoever within a public park or recreation area without proper city permits or licenses.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)


            It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to take into, possess or maintain within any public park any glass container.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)  Penalty, see § 10.99


            All interested persons wishing to use ball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and the like on a seasonal basis must request reservations for such use from the Park and Recreation Director or designee. Any recreational areas not reserved may be used on a first-come basis.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)


            (A)      In a public park, it is unlawful to have in your possession any intoxicating liquor or 3.2% malt liquor container larger than 32 ounces without a permit.

            (B)       A special permit for keg beer must be applied for at least one week in advance with the Parks and Recreation Director.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)

  • 91.13 FIRES.

            Fires are permitted only in fireplaces or fire rings provided in designated areas and shall be extinguished when unattended, personal portable grills excepted.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)

  • 91.14 PETS.

            All pets must be kept on a leash and confined to the designated pet exercise areas. The owner or person responsible for any animal, which leaves droppings on the premises, shall be responsible to remove the droppings immediately.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000) 


            Rules and regulations governing the use of the West Two Rivers Campground are part of this chapter as if fully contained herein.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)

  • 91.16 ENFORCEMENT.

            The Park Director or his or her designee and all on duty law enforcement officers are charged with the duty of removing and evicting any person from any public park for violation of any city ordinance or state statute.

(Ord. 02-00, passed 11-6-2000)

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The campground office is open annually May-September. If you have any questions about reservations outside of these months, please call Mountain Iron City Hall at 218-748-7570.

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