A. As used
in this Section, the following words and terms have the meanings indicated
unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
1. “PP&R” shall mean the City
of Portland, Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Where appropriate, the term “PP&R” also refers to the staff and employees of PortlandParks and Recreation.
2. “Facility” shall mean PP&R floats,
piers, mooring buoys, and boat landings.
3. “Commercial vessel” shall mean a vessel
which is used, rigged, or licensed for any commercial use or purpose, and
shall include watercraft operated within the terms of a concession lease or
agreement with PP&R.
4. “Length” shall mean the overall length of a
5. “Night” shall mean any period of time between and .
6. “Docking Season” shall mean the period of
time between May 1 and September 30.
7. “Director” refers to the Director of
PP&R also known as the Superintendent of Parks.
B. The operator of recreational watercraft may use a municipal boat landing for recreational purposes only. It is unlawful to use a municipal boat landing for any purpose other than recreation without prior written permission of the Director of Parks.
C. No person
shall moor or berth a watercraft of any type in a PP&R owned or operated
park or marine area except in designated marine park areas and at designated
D. It is
unlawful to moor a watercraft at a municipal boat landing for a period exceeding
24 hours or while the parks is closed, without prior written permission of the
Director. The Harbor Master may permit a craft to be moored at a municipal
boat landing for more than 24 hours only when the craft if inoperable and
reasonable additional time is needed to repair it.
E. Use of any PP&R marine facility shall be on a first come, first served basis unless otherwise permitted by PP&R. Reserving or retaining space to moor or berth a watercraft at any facility, by means of a dinghy or any method other than occupying the space by the watercraft to be moored or obtaining a permit though the PP&RReservationCenter, shall not be
flames or live coals, or devices containing or using open flames, live coals, or
combustible materials, including but not limited to barbecues, hibachis, stoves
and heaters, shall not be permitted on PP&R marine facilities.
swimming, diving, or sunbathing is permitted on or within 50 feet of PP&R
marine facilities and municipal boat landings.
mooring of any craft in violation of this section may result in eviction from
moorage, in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law.
Director is authorized to issue any rules and establish any fees with the
Director deems necessary to operate and maintain all municipal Boat Landings and
J. Enforcement or the provisions in the Section shall be conducted by either
the Director of Parks, the Harbor Master, the Chief of Police, the Multnomah
County Sheriff, or their appointed designees.
K. Use of
docks governed by this Section is also subject to all applicable provisions of
law, including, without limitation, the provisions of Chapters 20.08, Parks
& Recreation - Permits and 20.12 Parks & Recreation - Prohibited
Conduct, of this Code.
L. The City of Portland, its officers, and
employees are not liable for any personal injury or property damage resulting
from maintenance or use of a municipal boat landing.