Park Rules & Policies

South Bend Venues Parks & Arts strives to make sure every experience is a memorable one! For the safety of our community and enjoyment of each of our South Bend parks, we ask that you read and follow the below park rules & policies. In accordance with South Bend Code of Ordinance Chapter 19, Article 3, the following are enforceable at all park properties:

  • Parks open from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Anyone on park properties outside these times is considered to be trespassing
    Ordinance 19-75
  • Smoking/vaping is prohibited
    Ordinance 14-128
  • Place all litter in receptacles
    Ordinance 19-40
  • All pets must be on a leash. Clean up after your pet
    Ordinance 19-59
  • No destructive or disorderly conduct
    Ordinance 19-42
  • No Fireworks, weapons, or firearms
    Ordinance 19-44
  • No vehicles allowed on grass or sidewalks/trails
    Ordinance 19-71
  • No amplified music allowed*
    Ordinance 19-42
  • No alcoholic beverages* or controlled substances
    Ordinance 19-61
  • No camping
    Ordinance 19-46
  • No peddling or sales on park property*
    Ordinance 19-50
  • No grills
    Ordinance 19-52
  • No sleeping
    Ordinance 13-56
  • No motorized scooters or motorbikes
    Ordinance 19-64

*except by special permit

To read the entire City of South Bend Code of Ordinances pertaining to public parks, click here.

Photo & Video Privacy Statement

On occasion, VPA staff or hired vendors may take photos, video or other recordings of participants in our classes and programs, or people at special events or on our park property. Please be aware that this multimedia may be used for marketing materials, future print publications or on our website. Please contact us if you have any questions.