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General Park Rules

1. Vehicles are restricted to designated roads and parking areas. Trucks are not allowed except for light trucks making deliveries. No vehicle to be operated at speeds in excess of posted limits.

2. Visitors must not harm or interfere with the wildlife. Willful destruction or removal of trees, including dead trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, grass, ferns, moss, leaves, or cones is prohibited.

3. Fires must be confined to camp stoves or barbecue pits.

4. Only peace officers are permitted to possess weapons within a park, except at designated shooting and archery ranges. Gunpowder, explosives, and fireworks are prohibited.

5. Glass beverage containers are prohibited. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed only under special conditions. Details may be obtained from the park office, (281) 496-2177.

6. Dogs and domestic cats are permitted in parks except for those where signs prohibiting them are posted. Dogs and cats must be confined to vehicles or kept on leashes not more than 6 feet in length. No other animals are allowed in the parks, except that horses are allowed in parks where there are designated equestrian areas.

7. No loudspeakers, public address system, or amplifier is to be operated in park without prior written permission from the park superintendent.

8. No special events may be held in a park without prior written permission from the park superintendent and liability insurance.

9. No solicitations of donations or contributions is permitted in the parks without prior written permission from the park superintendent or pursuant to written contract authorized by the Harris County Commissioners' Court.
source: www.pct3.hctx.net/ParkRules.aspx"

User Guidelines For Multi-use Trails by David Mozer

Trails (or paths) for non-motorized use have become very popular resulting in congested and potentially hazardous situations. Regardless of whether you are bicycling, walking, jogging, or skating, if you follow the same set of rules as everyone else, your trip will be safer and more enjoyable.

Help make the multi-use trails safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:

Be Courteous.
All trail users, including bicyclists, joggers, walkers, wheelchairs, skateboarders, bladers and skaters, should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode, speed or level of skill.

Be Predictable.
Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Always look behind before changing positions on the trail.

Don't Block The Trail.
When in a group or with your pets, use no more than half the trail so as not to block the flow of other users.

Keep Right.
Stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing another user.

Pass On The Left.
Pass others, going your direction, on their left. YIELD TO SLOWER AND ON-COMING TRAFFIC. Use hand signals to alert those behind you of your moves. Look ahead and back to make sure the lane is clear before you pull out and pass. Pass with ample separation and do not move back to the right until safely past. REMEMBER: KIDS AND PETS CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE.

When stopping, move off of the trail. Beware of others approaching you from behind and make sure they know you are pulling over.

Give Audible Warning BEFORE Passing.
Give a clear signal by using voice, bell or horn before passing. Give the person you are passing time to respond. Watch for their reaction. So that you can hear these signals, don't wear headphones on the trail.

Obey All Traffic Signs And Signals.
Use extra caution where trails cross streets. Stop at all signs and intersections and be cautious when crossing driveways. When entering or crossing a trail yield to traffic on the trail.

Use Lights At Night.
Be equipped with lights when using a trail at any time from dusk to dawn. Bicyclists should have a white light visible from five- hundred feet to the front and a red or amber light visible from five-hundred feet to the rear. Other trail users should have white lights visible from two-hundred fifty feet to the front, and a red or amber light visible from two-hundred fifty feet to the rear.

Don't Use A Trail Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs.
Don't overestimate the safety of any trail. You may need all of your reflexes quickly -- don't have them impaired.

Be Respectful Of Private Property.
Trails are open to the public, but often the land on the side of the trail is private property. Please respect all property rights.

Clean Up Litter.
Do not leave glass, paper, cans, plastic, or any other debris on or near a trail. If you drop something, please remove it immediately.

Have You Outgrown Trails?
Trails have engineering and design limits. If your speed or style endangers other users, check for alternative routes better suited to your needs. Selecting the right location is safer and more enjoyable for all concerned.

Always Exercise Due Care And Caution.
source: www.ibike.org/education/trail-sharing.htm"

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