Department of Public Works

  • Pasadena City Park Rules

    This information is provided as a summary of the rules governing the use of Pasadena city parks. For additional information, please reference Titles 3, 6 and 8 of the Pasadena Municipal Code.

    The following activities are prohibited in Parks and Areas (PMC 3.24.110):

    • Off-leash dogs in public places, except where expressly permitted (PMC 6.12.010 and 6.12.015). Anyone bringing a dog into a park be responsible for cleaning up any nuisance committed by the dog.
    • Drinking alcoholic beverages
    • Golf playing
    • Driving motor vehicles or bicycle riding anywhere but on roads or drives provided for such purpose
    • Operating mini-bikes, model planes, go-carts
    • Dumping or Littering of any material
    • Smoking in City owned parks (Local Ordinance No. 6962, PMC 8.78.051) For questions or complaints about smoking in City-owned parks, please call (626) 744-6014.

    The following activities are prohibited unless otherwise authorized by a written permit issued by the City of Pasadena (PMC 3.23.110)

    • Use of firearms or fireworks
    • Offering for sale any merchandise
    • Organized sporting events

    Anyone violating these sections of the code is subject to a $500 fine and/or 6 months in jail.

    For information about reserving park facilities, please contact the Human Service and Recreation Department at (626) 744-7195
    For general information about park maintenance, please contact the Customer Service Center at (626) 744-4321. 

    Lower Arroyo Archery Range Rules

    1. Individuals must prominently display City issued archery credentials when using the Lower Arroyo Archery Range.
      a.  Exceptions include students under the direction supervision of instructors certified by USA Archery or NFAA and USA Archery or NFAA members participating in their first PRA-sponsored event (and are capable of producing membership materials)
    2. Non-archery activities are prohibited within the boundaries of the Lower Arroyo Archery Range
    3. Practicing archery outside of the boundaries of the Lower Arroyo Archery Range is prohibited.
    4. Broadhead arrows, crossbows, sling shots, knives, hatches and firearms (including BB, pellet, paintball guns or air riles) are prohibited. 
    5. Sky drawing (aka sky loading) is prohibited. Arrows shall be pointed down or at the target only while being drawn. 
    6. Arrows shall not be shot from a position beyond the farthest marker in any shooting lane.
    7. When retrieving arrows, all archers shall walk forward together.
    8. When searching for lost arrows, someone shall be posted in front of the target bale and/or lean a bow across the target bale to alert other archers of your presence.
    9. Care for the protection of land and wildlife shall be shown at all times.
    10. Should people or animals appear between an archer and the target, bows shall not be drawn.
    11. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited within the Lower Arroyo Archery Range.
    12. The Lower Arroyo Archery Range is open during park hours for the Lower Arroyo (sunrise to sunset). The range is open for public archery except when:
      a. Being used for organized activities by the Pasadena Roving Archers according to a City approved use schedule
      b. Reserved by another individuals or organization with a City permit or other City authorization. 
    13. Children under age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


    In addition to the rules enumerated above, all other rules and laws applicable to the City’s parks are applicable within the Lower Arroyo Archery Range. (Pasadena Municipal Code 3.24 Article 3 Use Restrictions)
    Violations of rules for the Lower Arroyo Archery Range will be subject to general penalty provisions set forth in Chapter 1.24 of the Pasadena Municipal Code.

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