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04-26-2017
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  • Park Rules

    Hemming Park is open from sunrise to sunset and for special events. Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) reserves the right to close all or parts of the park to the public for special events, programs or maintenance.

    You Are Welcome To:

    • Enjoy the park in a way that does not disturb others
    • Enjoy the landscaping and fountains without entering these areas
    • Use a park chair or one seat on a bench intended for sharing
    • Share park furniture with other park patrons
    • Walk your dog on a leash so long as any waste is cleaned up and disposed of

    Park Rules Allow, during FOHP Events:

    • Possession of alcoholic beverages only when purchased and consumed in designated areas from an FOHP approved vendor or through an FOHP sponsored or permitted event
    • Bringing chairs, tables, or furniture into the park during FOHP events

    Park Rules Allow, but only with an FOHP permit:

    • Vending or soliciting in non-designated areas
    • Holding an event, gathering, rally, or presentation
    • Using amplified sound or electrical outlets within the park

    Park Rules Prohibit:

    • Disturbing the peace
    • Littering – Please dispose of all waste in designated receptacles
    • Feeding animals
    • Indecent exposure
    • Panhandling or aggressive begging
    • Possessing illegal weapons
    • Causing fires or possessing fireworks
    • Using vehicles, except those operated by authorized personnel
    • Destroying any park property
    • Illegal gambling
    • Sleeping or camping
    • Soliciting or vending in non-designated areas without a permit from FOHP
    • Violating of Florida State Statutes or Local Municipal Ordinances not listed here
    • Please contact Hemming Park staff if you have any questions or concerns
      and enjoy your visit to Hemming Park!

      JSO & other law enforcement officials have authority to enforce Florida State Statutes, Local Municipal Ordinances and all park rules & issue, pursuant to Chapter 28, Ordinance Code, trespass warnings that may prohibit violators from entering Hemming Park and its adjacent sidewalks for one year. These Rules enforce, and are defined by, relevant provisions of the Florida Statutes and the Jacksonville Ordinance Code, including but not limited to Section 614.138.

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