[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Aurora 9-25-1978; amended in its entirety 9-9-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to do any of the acts hereinafter specified:
Use of parks at night. No person or persons shall be present in the park each night during the hours of darkness. For the purpose of this section, the "hours of darkness" shall be that period of time from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise, unless there for a regularly scheduled activity of the Town of Aurora Recreation Department, except that tennis shall be permitted until 12:00 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays at Community Pool Park and until 12:00 midnight each night at West Falls.
Firearms. No person shall take or otherwise possess or transport any firearms, airguns, slingshots or bows and arrows in parks. Responsibly supervised archery events will be allowed with the written permission of the Director of Parks and Recreation.
Preservation of property. No person shall injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of a park or any of the buildings, signs, equipment or other property found therein or remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock or other minerals. Peeling bark from, cutting or injuring trees is prohibited.
Fires. No person shall light any fire for any purpose in any part of a park except in a stove, oven or fire circle provided for that purpose. Lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars or burning tobacco or hot ashes must not be deposited or left where they may cause fires.
Garbage and refuse. Grounds must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Littering of any kind is strictly prohibited. Garbage and refuse must be deposited in the receptacles provided.
Dog, cats and other animals. No person shall bring or keep any dogs, cats or other animals in any park area, except that in West Falls Park and Majors Park, it shall be permitted to have dogs on a leash.
[Amended 11-24-2003; 7-12-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010]
Hunting, fishing and trapping. No person shall hunt or trap game within park boundaries or fish within park boundaries where posted, except that in Hubbard Road Park and JP Nicely West Falls Park, it shall be permitted to fish in season.
Bathing and swimming. No person shall bathe or swim in any of the streams in the park, except where and as prescribed by special rules governing the same.
Gambling. No person shall gamble in the park areas.
Horses and riders. To preserve the safety of the public and avoid endangering children at play, horses or horse-drawn vehicles or other animals and their riders are prohibited from the use of park areas except over bridle paths or other paths established for such purposes. No rider or horse-drawn vehicle shall travel at a gait in excess of a trot while in the parks.
Snowmobiles and motor vehicles. Snowmobiles, motor vehicles and other motorized vehicles are prohibited from the park except in designated areas and at designated times.
Alcoholic beverages. No person shall possess and/or consume alcoholic beverages in any part of the park unless by written permission from the Town of Aurora or Village of East Aurora.
Speed limit. No person shall drive or cause to be driven along any road or within any parking lot in the park any vehicle at a speed or manner which endangers the life or limb of any person, and in no event shall it exceed 10 miles per hour, nor shall any person park or cause to be parked any vehicle at any point where a sign prohibiting parking has been erected. Motorcycles, motorbikes and motor scooters within the park boundaries are prohibited.
Commercial enterprises. No person, firm or corporation shall sell or offer for sale within the parks any property or privilege whatsoever, unless authorized by the Aurora Town Board or the East Aurora Village Board in writing.
[Amended 1-22-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
Violation of this chapter shall constitute an offense, and a person guilty of such offense shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.