On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners approved changes to the rules and regulations regarding use of Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.
These policy changes reflect a balance between the First Amendment rights of citizens to use Courthouse Square and the integrity of adjacent commercial establishments and the downtown neighborhood.
The changes to the Courthouse Square Rules & Regulations are consistent with Montgomery County’s Parks Policies and include:
- No sleeping, camping or use of Courthouse Square for lodging.
- Courthouse Square will be made available for permitted, organized activities and events daily from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. These hours do not limit pedestrian use of the Square.
Montgomery County is a proud supporter of free speech and assembly. Courthouse Square has a long tradition of serving as a space for community events and public expression, however, it was not designed or intended to be utilized as a campground.
Montgomery County looks forward to working with the public to ensure that Courthouse Square remains a place to gather for all of its citizens and the common good of the community.
Updated Rules for Courthouse Square