Rules and Regulations


Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 1545.09, the Pickaway County, Ohio, Board of Park Commissioners has established the following rules, regarding the use of lands it owns. These rules do not supersede any other federal, Ohio or local law or regulation related to the use of the above referenced land.

Hours or Usage: No person shall be present on the lands referenced above, from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise, without first obtaining written authorization from the Board of Park Commissioners or a person designated by the Board of Park Commissioners to issue such approvals, under terms established by the Board.

Hunting, Target Shooting and Explosives: No person shall engage in hunting of wildlife, nor shall any person engage in trapping, snaring or other means of capturing wildlife, on the property referenced above. This provision shall not prohibit fishing in the Scioto River from Canal Park or Towpath Trail lands by persons holding valid fishing licenses issued by the State of Ohio, or the hunting or trapping of nuisance animal species after receiving written permission from the Board of Park Commissioners or their designee.

No person shall use or possess while on lands referenced above, any explosive devices or fireworks.

Alcoholic Beverages: No person shall have in his or her possession beer or intoxicating liquor while on lands referenced above.

Vehicles: Motor vehicles shall not be permitted on lands referenced above, except as follows:

  1. Vehicles parked in designated parking areas
  2. Emergency vehicles while providing emergency services
  3. Use of public roadways within the Park
  4. Maintenance and construction vehicles while performing maintenance or construction services

No motor vehicles shall be parked overnight on lands referenced above without first receiving written authorization from the Board of Park Commissioners or their designee.

Animals: No person who is the owner of, or person in control of dogs, horses or other pets shall permit such animals to run at large on lands referenced above.

Fires: Fires shall be confined to areas designated and shall be contained in grills, stoves, fire rings, or other containers. Fires shall not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to the users’ departure.

Commercial Activities: No person shall engage in business or commercial activity on the lands referenced above without the written consent of the Board of Park Commissioners or their designee.

Penalties: Whoever violates a rule established by the Board of Park Commissioners shall be fined not more than one hundred and fifty dollars. If the offender has previously been convicted of a violation of these Rules they shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars. All fines collected for any violation of these Rules shall be paid into the Treasury of the General Fund of the County Treasury and then disbursed into accounts established on behalf of the Pickaway County Park District.

Updated February 2016