City of Watertown, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Watertown as Ch. 20 of the 1949 Code; amended in its entirety 10-20-2014. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 75.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 108.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 293.
Zoning — See Ch. 310.

§ 216-1 Enumeration of parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas.

The rules set forth in this chapter apply to the following parks, playgrounds and recreational areas:
Parks and Recreational Areas
Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds
Bicentennial Park
Factory Square Park
Fairgrounds Trail
John C. Thompson Park
John Q. Adams Recreation Fields (aka North Elementary Fields)
Kostyk Field
Marble Street Park
Route 3 Handicap Fishing and Boating Access
Veterans' Memorial Riverwalk
Waterworks Park
Whitewater Park
Playgrounds
Academy Street Playground
Emerson Place Playground
Hamilton Street Playground
Jefferson Street Playground
Portage Street Playground
Taylor Playground
Thompson Street Playground

§ 216-2 Driving and parking of vehicles.

A. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle, as defined in New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law § 125, as the same may be amended from time to time, within any park, playground, or recreational area, other than on asphalt or stone drives, unless authorized by the City Manager.
B. 
No person shall operate any limited-use vehicle, snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle, as defined in New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law § 121-c, 2221 or 2281, as the same may be amended from time to time, within any park, playground or recreational area.
C. 
No person shall park any motor vehicle any place within a park, playground or recreational area other than in a parking lot or designated parking area, unless authorized by the City Manager.
D. 
Designated parking areas in Thompson Park are:
North side of North Tower Drive
South side of South Tower Drive
East side of East Tower Drive from the southern edge of South Tower Drive to the northern edge of North Tower Drive
West side of West Tower Drive from the southern edge of South Tower Drive to the rock monument in front of the flagpole
East side of West Tower Drive from North Tower Drive to Oak Walk
South side of West Entrance Drive from the Watertown Golf Club Entrance to the sand trap
South side of West Entrance Drive from East Tower Drive to the parking lot
Along the overlook wall on West Entrance Drive

§ 216-3 Closing hours.

A. 
No person shall enter or remain in any playground from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
B. 
No person shall enter or remain in any park, except John C. Thompson Park, Veterans' Memorial Riverwalk, Waterworks Park, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Bicentennial Park, and Whitewater Park, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
C. 
No person shall enter or remain in John C. Thompson Park from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., except for the purpose of driving through without stopping, other than for traffic signs.
D. 
No person shall enter or remain in Veterans' Memorial Riverwalk or Waterworks Park, from one hour after sunset to 6:00 a.m.

§ 216-4 Glass containers.

No person shall possess, deliver or use any type of glass container within any park, playground or recreational area.

§ 216-5 Alcoholic beverages.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages within any park or recreational area shall be governed by City Code Chapter 75, as the same may be amended from time to time.

§ 216-6 Tobacco products.

A. 
Use of tobacco products shall be prohibited in all playgrounds and within 100 feet of any playground structure located in a park.
B. 
Tobacco products shall only be used at Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Kostyk Field, Marble Street Park, and John Q. Adams Recreation Fields within areas designated by the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation and identified by signs.

§ 216-7 Open fires.

Open fires are prohibited, except within the confines of cooking grills, fireplaces, or fire pits, if provided, within any park, playground or recreational area.

§ 216-8 Boats.

Motorized boats shall not be launched from any park, except the Route 3 handicap fishing and boating access.

§ 216-9 Swimming.

Swimming is prohibited in the Black River at all parks and recreational areas.

§ 216-10 Enforcement.

This chapter shall be enforced by the City of Watertown Police Department.

§ 216-11 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $250. Each day of a continued violation is a separate and distinct offense.