City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 10
Chapter 10.03
Section 10.03.110

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division I. Penal Code

Chapter 10.03 Offenses Involving Animals

Section 10.03.110 Animals Prohibited in Riverfront Park and City Streets Authorized to be Used for a Special Event
  1. The director of the department of parks and recreation and/or the chief of police for the Spokane police department, in approving a special event for Riverfront Park and/or City streets used for special events, may authorize the sponsor of the event to ban animals from the event area during the event when it is determined that the presence of animals would create undue risk to the health or safety of persons or animals attending the event.
  1. Whenever animals have been banned from Riverfront Park and/or event area, which may include designated City streets, no person having custody of an animal may cause or allow the animal to be in the park or designated event area. This section does not apply to:
    1. guide or service animals, or
    1. animals being used by a public officer in the performance of official duties.
  1. The authority of this section will be exercised for:
    1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade,
    1. Bloomsday,
    1. Hoopfest,
    1. Jr. Lilac Parade,
    1. Lilac Festival Armed Forces Day Parade,
    1. Fourth of July Celebration,
    1. Royal Fireworks Festival,
    1. Spokane American Music Festival,
    1. Kids’ Day,
    1. Spokane Falls Northwest Indian Encampment and Pow Wow,
    1. Pig Out in the Park,
    1. any similar future event which presents a similar threat to health and safety.
  1. The designated area for prohibiting animals in the central business district area during special events shall be defined as: Boone Street (north), Brown Street (east), Second Avenue (south) and Monroe Street (west).

Date Passed: Monday, June 4, 2007

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Recodification ORD C34041 Section 1