Borough of Stanhope, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 8-27-1985 by Ord. No. 1985-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Recreation Commissioners — See Ch. 44.
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Title. This chapter shall hereafter be known and cited as "Park Rules and Regulations."
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Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH PARKS
All parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities and areas which are under the jurisdiction and control of the Borough of Stanhope Recreation Commission or its designated agent.
[Amended 7-30-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-16]
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Parks shall be open daily to the public from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. No person shall enter or remain in any park before 8:00 a.m. or after sunset, except that individuals may be present at the parks beyond the 8:00 a.m. to sunset hours for legal fishing activities only.
[Amended 9-29-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-15; 6-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-8; 8-22-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-06]
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Persons and/or organizations wishing to use the parks for a special event may apply to the Mayor and Council on a form supplied by the Clerk for an exemption to the provisions of Subsection A above. Any such exemption so granted shall not constitute a right to exclusive use of the park facilities for the given event(s).
No person shall swim, bathe or wade in any waters or waterways in or adjacent to any park, except in such waters and at such times and places designated by the Recreation Commission or its designated agent.
No person shall construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary, or run or string any public service utility into or across such lands, except on special written permit issued hereunder.
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The use of all motorized vehicles, including mopeds and all-terrain vehicles, is restricted to designated roadways and parking areas. Operation of such motorized vehicles in any other park area is prohibited.
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The speed limit on all park roadways and in all parking areas shall be 15 miles per hour.
All animals shall be prohibited from borough parks.
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The possession or discharge of any and all firearms, explosives, firecrackers and projectiles, including but not limited to arrows, is prohibited at all times.
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No person shall build or attempt to build a fire in any park area.
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No person shall throw or deposit litter or waste anywhere in any park other than in public litter receptacles; this will include, but not be limited to, bodies of water in or adjacent to any park or any tributary stream, storm sewer or drain flowing into such waters.
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Where public litter receptacles are not provided, all such rubbish and waste shall be carried away from the park by the persons responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.
No person shall bring alcoholic beverages into any park or possess or consume alcoholic beverages in any park at any time.
No person shall possess containers or other glass objects in any park or cause glass containers or glass objects to be brought into any park.
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Solicitation of alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private, shall be prohibited.
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Vending or exposing or offering for sale any article, thing or service shall be prohibited. Exception shall be made for any regularly licensed concessionaire acting by and under the authority and regulation of the Mayor and the Borough Council or their designated agent.
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No person shall paste, glue, tack or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement or inscription whatever on any public lands or highways or roads adjacent to a park, except as permitted by the Mayor and Borough Council or their designated agent.
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No person shall annoy, harass, hunt, pursue, capture, trap, take, wound or kill any wildlife in any park by any means, including but not limited to firearms, long- or compound bow, traps, nets or snares.
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No person shall fish in any area where bathing is permitted.
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No person shall willfully mark, deface, disfigure, tamper with, displace or remove any trees, shrubs, plants, buildings, materials, public utility equipment, monuments, markers or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.
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No person shall fail to cooperate in maintaining rest rooms and washrooms designated for public use.
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No person shall climb any tree or stand or sit on any monument, vases, planters, fountains, railings, fences or other property not designated or customarily used for such purpose.
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No person shall operate a non-motor-powered vehicle without reasonable regard to the safety of others; this will include, but not be limited to, bicycles, skateboards and roller skates.
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No person shall leave a non-motor-powered vehicle or apparatus on the ground or paving or set against trees or in any place or position where others may trip over or be injured by it. All bicycles shall be placed in bike racks.
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While in a public park or recreation area, all persons shall conduct themselves in a proper and orderly manner.
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No person shall dress or undress on any beach or in any vehicle, inlet or other place. No person shall allow himself or herself to be so covered with a bathing suit so as to indecently expose his or her person.
[Amended 6-30-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-8]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.
The Recreation Commission, its designees or the Borough of Stanhope Police Department shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
This chapter shall become effective immediately upon passage and publication according to law.