If you're one of those people who
enjoys relaxing in a public park, maybe eating a sandwich and
enjoying the lush greenspace Cincinnati has grown proud of, that's
all well and good. (Bring a blanket and some apples; enjoy yourself.)
That is, until you get a little sleepy and want to lie down on the
ground or a bench — that's illegal now.
The Cincinnati Park Board yesterday
approved a no-lying down rule across
all of its 5,000 acres of park
land, likely in response to ongoing Occupy Cincinnati lawsuits over
the legality of closing the park at night. People who lie down in
parks are now subject to $150 fines for the misdemeanor offense.