Department of Public Works

  • Pasadena City Park Rules

    This information is provided as a summary of the rules governing the use of Pasadena city parks. For additional information, please reference Titles 3, 6 and 8 of the Pasadena Municipal Code.

    The following activities are prohibited in Parks and Areas (PMC 3.24.110):

    • Off-leash dogs in public places, except where expressly permitted (PMC 6.12.010 and 6.12.015). Anyone bringing a dog into a park be responsible for cleaning up any nuisance committed by the dog.
    • Drinking alcoholic beverages
    • Golf playing
    • Driving motor vehicles or bicycle riding anywhere but on roads or drives provided for such purpose
    • Operating mini-bikes, model planes, go-carts
    • Dumping or Littering of any material
    • Smoking in City owned parks (Local Ordinance No. 6962, PMC 8.78.051) For questions or complaints about smoking in City-owned parks, please call (626) 744-6014.

    The following activities are prohibited unless otherwise authorized by a written permit issued by the City of Pasadena (PMC 3.23.110)

    • Use of firearms or fireworks
    • Offering for sale any merchandise
    • Organized sporting events

    Anyone violating these sections of the code is subject to a $500 fine and/or 6 months in jail.

    For information about reserving park facilities, please contact the Human Service and Recreation Department at (626) 744-7195
    For general information about park maintenance, please contact the Customer Service Center at (626) 744-4321. 

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