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Maryville Parks and Recreation has 10 developed parks that total nearly 100 acres. Many of the parks have facilities such as playgrounds, basketball courts, restrooms, covered shelter areas and much more.


We are enormously proud of our park system. Our beautiful parks play host to a wide variety of activities throughout the year, such as community-wide events, recreation programs, sporting events, family picnics, and quiet relaxation. The following rules and regulations have been developed to make sure that Maryville's park system remains beautiful, inviting and safe for the community.

We ask for your cooperation to ensure the integrity of the park system remains intact.  If you have specific questions, please call Maryville Parks and Recreation at (660)562.2923.

Leash Law

Maryville has a leash law requiring dogs to be confined to your premises or under your restraint at all times. If not, the dog is subject to be picked up and impounded at the Nodaway Animal Shelter, operated by the New Nodaway Humane Society. The Nodaway Animal Shelter is located at 829 South Depot Street. Telephone Number 562-3333.

A summons may be issued to the dog owner for violation of the Leash Law.

If you have concerns about the leash law in Maryville, or need to report something regarding this law, please contact Public Safety at 660-562-3209. This leash law is in effect at all of the Maryville city parks. 

For more information please visit the City of Maryville Website at

City Dog Tags

Maryville City Ordinance requires all dogs over the age of six months to be licensed. A dog license tag may be obtained at the following location:

New Nodaway Humane Society
829 South Depot Street

The tags are cost $25 per unaltered animal, or $5 for each spayed or neutered animal. To obtain this license, you must present a rabies vaccination receipt issued within the last twelve months. License renewal is required by December 31 of each year. Questions may be directed to the Humane Society. Be sure to ask about their pet recovery database program.

Park Rules and Regulations


Section 135.010 Violation of Chapter Regulations Prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any regulation governing the use of City Parks as provided in this Chapter.

Section 135.020 Amusement for Gain.

No amusement for gain or for which a charge is made may be conducted in a park or public recreational facility without consent of the Park and Recreation Board, and such amusement must be conducted in accordance with any rules, regulations of the Board and the ordinances of the City.

Section 135.030 Prohibited Acts.

  1. Disfiguration And Removal. It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully mark, deface, injure, tamper with, or displace or remove any tables, benches, fireplaces, paving signs or notices whether temporary or permanent, stakes, posts or other boundary markers, or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property whatsoever, either real or personal.

  2. Sanitation. No person in a park shall throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the water of any pool, stream, river in or adjacent to any park, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in pollution of said waters; have brought in or shall dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, refuse, or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters or on the grounds of any park or left anywhere on the grounds or any buildings therein, except in receptacles provided for such purpose.

  3. Animals. Horses are not permitted on park property at any time without expressed approval of the Park and Recreation Board.

  4. Golf Balls. It shall be unlawful for any person to play or simulate the game of golf by hitting, striking, driving a golf ball or other similar object or practicing a golf swing using golf clubs, whether wood or metal, on any park property whatsoever, whether real or personal. It shall additionally be unlawful for any person to leave or abandon a golf ball in or upon a City park. This prohibition shall not apply to activities upon a public or private golf course.

Section 135.040 Vehicles

  1. No person, without the consent of the Park and Recreation Board of the City, will drive or park any motor vehicle on any park except in designated parking areas, roads or drives.

  2. No vehicles will be parked in any area, on any road or drive where parking is prohibited or in such manner as to obstruct the flow of traffic along such road or drive.

  3. No motor vehicle shall be operated in any City Park at a speed in excess of ten (10) miles per hour.

  4. All provisions of the Municipal Code of the City governing the operation of motor vehicles shall apply to the operation of motor vehicles in City Parks.

  5. Vehicles shall not be left unattended overnight in the City of Maryville parks or parking lots.

Section 135.050 Hours of Operation

  1. Park. The park shall be open to the public. Any section or part of the park may be declared closed or reserved to the public by the Park and Recreation Board at any time or for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular or stated intervals.

  2. Swimming Pool. The Park and Recreation Board shall determine the length of the season during which the pool shall be open for public swimming, the hours of operation, and the conditions under which the swimming pool shall be closed for public swimming.

  3. Camping. Overnight camping shall not be permitted in any City of Maryville parks or parking lots.

Section 135.055 Park Closing — Hours

  1. It shall be unlawful for any individual to enter or remain on park property between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 5:00 A.M. local time.

  2. The foregoing provision shall not apply to Mozingo Lake Park, any City employee, City Official, Park and Recreation Board member, any designee or agent of any of the foregoing or any individual participating in an after hour event sanctioned and approved the City Council or by the Park and Recreation Board of Directors or any Law Enforcement or Peace Officer engaged in his/her official duties.

  3. As used in this Section, the term "park" shall include any real estate owned, leased or occupied by the City of Maryville or the Maryville Park and Recreation Department and used for park purposes or designated as a park.

  4. The City Manager and the Park and Recreation Department Director or their designee's are hereby authorized and directed to post signage they deem sufficient to provide notice to the public of the hours of park closing.

Section 135.060 Fires in Park

It shall be unlawful for any person to start a fire in any area of the park except in a suitable container adapted to the use of containing a fire for the purpose of cooking foods thereon, and it shall be unlawful for any person to leave the area of such fire before the same is completely extinguished.

Section 135.070 Park and Recreation Board — Powers

The Park and Recreation Board shall have authority to set rentals, admission prices, expense charges and other fees as it deems necessary for any event utilizing special facilities or personnel under the jurisdiction of the Park and Recreation Board.

Section 135.072 Alcohol Prohibited in Parks — Exception

  1. It shall be unlawful to possess, consume, dispense, sell or vend intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in any public park unless said act complies with the terms of this Chapter and a valid park alcohol use permit.

  2. It shall be lawful to possess, consume, dispense, sell or vend intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in a public park only if such act complies with the terms and conditions of this Chapter and the requirements of a valid park alcohol use permit.

Section 135.073 Park Alcohol Use Permit

  1. A park alcohol use permit authorizes the holder to sell, dispense or vend intoxicating liquor and non-intoxicating beer in compliance with the terms of the permit.

  2. Possession or consumption of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer by any individual in compliance with the terms of a valid park alcohol use permit is authorized.

  3. Only a civic organization may apply for a park alcohol use permit.

  4. A permit fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) plus a damage deposit of three hundred dollars ($300.00) shall be paid at the time the application for the permit is made, which application must be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the event.

  5. A park alcohol use permit, if approved, shall be issued for period requested on the application but shall not exceed three (3) days in duration. Multiple applications by a civic organization or by multiple organizations shall not be approved to circumvent this duration limitation. The City Council may authorize an exception to this duration period limitation for special or annual events of community-wide interest.

Section 135.074 Violation of Permit Terms

  1. It shall be unlawful to possess, consume, dispense, sell or vend intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer contrary to the terms or condition of the park alcohol use permit.

  2. In addition to any other authorized sanction or punishment, the Maryville Parks and Recreation Department is authorized to immediately revoke any park alcohol use permit where alcohol dispensing, possession or use, or the event location, display or operation fails to comply with any term, condition, requirement or restriction of the permit as approved.

Section 135.075 Park Alcohol Use Permit — Application

All applications for a park alcohol use permit shall be submitted on such form(s) as promulgated by the City, shall be accompanied by all necessary fees and deposits filed at least thirty (30) days in advance of the scheduled events for which the permit is sought and shall contain the following:

  1. Completed application form(s) as required;

  2. The name and address of the civic organization requesting the permit;

  3. The name, address and telephone number of the contact individual for the application;

  4. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of the officers of the civic organization applying for the permit;

  5. The name, address and telephone number of all individuals responsible for the operation of the event or responsible for compliance with all applicable permit terms and conditions, City ordinances and State laws and regulations;

  6. A complete description of the proposed special event, including dates, hours of operation, proposed method of merchandise display, proposed signage and a list of all goods to be sold or dispensed and equipment to be used in the event;

  7. A map depicting the layout and location of the event relative to other landmarks of the site;

  8. A copy of the application for a Missouri picnic license for the event, or a copy of a caterer's license or other applicable license for the event, with contact information for the person or entity which will be dispensing alcohol at the event. A copy of a valid Missouri picnic license, if applicable, must be submitted prior to permit approval;

  9. A certificate of insurance for the event providing for minimum coverage of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for injury or property damage and naming the City of Maryville, Maryville Park and Recreation Department and their officers, employees and agents as additional insureds;

  10. The signature of the person responsible for the event and application and evidence that the permit is executed with the approval of the civic organization;

  11. If the event involved the possession, sale or dispensing of food products, a copy of all required permit(s) shall be attached to the application; and

  12. Any other information the City and/or Parks and Recreation Department deems necessary.

Section 135.076 Park Alcohol Use Permit — Site Requirements

  1. Nothing in this Chapter shall prevent any wholesaler or distributor from providing customary storage, cooling or dispensing equipment for use by the holder of the permit in accordance with the law.

  2. Merchandise shall be displayed in a manner that does not create a nuisance, negatively impact surrounding park area or usage of the park by others or detract from the visual quality of the area.

  3. Signage at the site location shall be limited to one (1) sign not to exceed eight (8) square feet. Off-premises signs or attention-attracting devices shall not be allowed.

  4. The event shall be located in a manner so as not to cause vehicular congestion.

  5. The sponsor shall provide a "designated and controlled area" to segregate individuals who are allowed to possess or consume alcohol (people over twenty-one (21)).

  6. A "designated serving table" shall be located within the serving area, and individuals shall not be allowed to carry or bring alcohol into the area except to be dispensed therein. Only liquor dispensed from the serving area by the holder of the permit or its agent shall be permitted to be possessed or consumed under the permit.

  7. During the event, trash and debris shall be maintained so as not to create a nuisance or to litter the area. Upon conclusion of the event for the day, all materials, equipment, trash and debris shall be promptly removed from the property or placed in designated refuse containers.

Section 135.080 Violations and Penalties

Each and every person violating any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned in jail for not more than three (3) months, or both such fine and imprisonment.

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