Can a city legally close a public park to non-residents? 12 Answers as of May 20, 2013

A local public splash park has been open to the public for several years and recently the city council of that city has decided that on Saturdays it will only be open to that city's residents and will require proof of residency.

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Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
Yes, as long as it is not being done to discriminate against people because of their race, skin color, national origin, religion or gender.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 5/20/2013
Ellis & Abouelsood | John Danelon
Generally speaking, city's have the ability to limit access to city services to non residents, such as library privileges.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/20/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Yes, they likely can close the park to non-residences.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 5/20/2013
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
Probably
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 5/20/2013
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
Absolutely. It's the City's tax money, so they have the right to restrict access to their residents. It is routine for municipalities to have this restriction, not just one day per week, but all the time.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 5/20/2013
    Attorney at Law | Michael P. Vollandt
    Very odd. I suggest you and any other interested parents go to the City Counsel meetings and complain. If that do no good the go to the press. Heat may cool them down and modify their policy or ordinance.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/20/2013
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