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SLCPD Reminds Public of Parade Route Rules

No reserving of space prior to 6 p.m. Wednesday

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Police Department would like to inform the public about road closures and rules as they apply to the Days of ’47 Parade Thursday, July 24.

The public should be aware that road closures will begin shortly before 5:00 a.m. on the morning of the parade, and that roads will be closed until approximately noon. Vehicle travel in the area of the parade route is not advised during this time, and the public is urged to plan ahead.

A map included below shows the parade’s route, and a copy of Salt Lake City ordinance 3.50.240: Regulations For Public Property Adjacent To Event Routes, is provided as a reference for those who choose to spend the evening of July 23 along the parade route. The top three parade regulations to remember:

  • Reserving space along the parade route is prohibited prior to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.
  • Parking along the parade route is prohibited after 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Vehicles will be towed.
  • No dogs are allowed along the parade route after 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, whether on- or off-leash, other than service animals.

SLCPD Officers will begin to enforce regulations along the parade route Wednesday, July 23, continuing enhanced order maintenance through the parade’s conclusion.

Keep in mind that in addition to the Days of ‘47 Parade, there will also be the Deseret News Marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k races taking place Thursday morning in Salt Lake City.  Traffic will be blocked in many areas throughout the city.  Please take that into consideration as you travel in the area.  Click here for related Deseret News Classic race routes.

 

3.50.240: REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC PROPERTY ADJACENT TO EVENT ROUTES:
The following shall apply to public property adjoining routes and staging areas for authorized commercially related special events or free expression activities and it shall be unlawful for any person to violate these provisions:

A. Time Restrictions: Before six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of the day before the authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity, no person shall actually claim or attempt to claim, reserve, occupy or otherwise control public property either in person or by the placement of any object. Prohibited claiming activities include, but are not limited to, the placement of ropes, chairs, blankets, banners or vehicles or barriers of any kind.

B. Reserving Public Space: From and after six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of the day before an authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity, a person may physically occupy a position on public property and may use a blanket, sleeping bag or chair to reserve the position for that person only. No person may reserve a space for anyone other than himself or herself. No person may claim or attempt to reserve any public property for himself or herself or others by placement of ropes, tents, barricades or other barriers.

C. Enclosed Shelters Prohibited: No person shall place, erect, use or employ any tent or other enclosed shelters, including vehicles or trailers, on public property along the route or staging areas of any authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity at any time.

D. Obstruction Of Public Rights Of Way: No person shall obstruct public sidewalks, paved portions of streets, or occupy any unsafe position or occupy a position which may cause damage to public or private property.

E. Vehicle Parking Restrictions: From and after six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of the day before an authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity and continuing until the conclusion of the event, no person shall park a motor vehicle, or trailer or tent trailer on the streets designated by the city as a route for an authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity. Only motor vehicles or trailers which are entries or parts thereof in an authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity are allowed to be in the areas designated as staging areas. Any vehicle, motor vehicle, trailer or tent trailer parked in violation of this section is a public nuisance and may be towed from the prohibited area at the owner’s expense.

F. Reserved Spectator Viewing Areas: As part of the permit process, the mayor or the mayor’s designee may authorize:

1. The city to reserve places for the observation of an authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity and to erect and control seating on such reserved public property; and

2. The permit holder to reserve areas for observation of an authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity and to erect and control seating in the reserved areas.

G. Dogs Prohibited: From and after six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of the night before an authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity all dogs, except for service animals and dogs who are actually part of the authorized commercially related special event or free expression activity, shall be prohibited on public property along the route and staging areas whether or not such dogs are leashed. This subsection shall not prohibit the owners of dogs who live adjacent to the route from taking their leashed dogs on walks to and from their property using the most direct route away from the route. “Service animals” referred to in this subsection shall mean any dog specially trained to accompany the blind, hearing impaired, or persons with visual or other physical disabilities. (Ord. 52-12, 2012)

3.50.250: VIOLATIONS:
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. (Ord. 23-93 § 4, 1993)

 

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact thePublic Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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