Can the homeless spend all day in the city parks?

Yes, city parks are open to all persons during their hours of operations. There are certain actions that are prohibited in city parks, such as; smoking, consuming alcohol, using unruly language, loitering near bathrooms and littering. If any of the listed offenses are witnessed an officer can respond to take appropriate action. Everyone is also subject to the hours of operation established for all city parks, which is sunrise to sunset. Anyone without lawful business in a park during the hours the park is closed is subject to contact and citation. Lawful business would include those who have obtained city permits or are engaged in a contract to use the parks for sporting events. (Murrieta Municipal Codes 5.23.040, 9.01.040, 12.08.090, 12.08.060 and 8.24.120.)

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1. What is the homelessness situation like in the City of Murrieta?
2. Are there any resources for the homeless in southwest Riverside County?
3. What should I do if I observe a homeless camp?
4. Is panhandling legal?
5. Is it illegal for the homeless to have shopping carts?
6. Can the homeless spend all day in the city parks?
7. Is drinking alcohol or using marijuana in public illegal?
8. Is it illegal for someone to remove recyclables from trash bins placed at the curb?