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Town of Marblehead, MA
Essex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Recreation and Park Commission of the Town of Marblehead 5-21-1964. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 9.
Animals — See Ch. 13.
Littering — See Ch. 94.
Conservation areas — See Ch. 207.
A. 
Misuse of property. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, dig up, cut, break, remove, deface or ill use any building, structure, fence, sign, bush, plant, turf, rock or other thing belonging to the Town of Marblehead or have possession of any part thereof.
B. 
Weapons and projectiles; fires; signs; engaging in business; refuse. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, throw any stone or other missile; or have possession of or discharge any destructive weapon, firearm, firecracker, torpedo or fireworks; or make a fire; or post, paint, affix or display any sign, notice, placard or advertising device; or, except with written authority from the Recreation and Park Commission, engage in business, sell or expose for sale or give away any goods, wares or circulars, or drop or place and suffer to remain any piece of paper or other refuse, except in the receptacles designated therefor.
C. 
Soliciting; games on beaches; alcoholic beverages; gambling; orations; indecency; playing of musical instruments. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, solicit the acquaintance of or annoy another person or utter any profane, threatening, abusive or indecent language or loud outcry; or solicit any subscription or contribution; or play ball or any other game or sport on any beach under the control of the Recreation and Park Commission; or have possession of or drink any alcoholic beverages as defined by MGL c. 138, § 1; or play any game of chance; or have possession of any instrument of gambling; or make an oration or harangue or any political or other canvass; or preach or pray aloud; or do any obscene or indecent act; or play any musical instrument except by written authority from the Recreation and Park Commission.
D. 
Shrubberies; benches; railings, fence, etc. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, go within the shrubberies, or stand or lie down upon a bench or go to sleep thereon, or walk, sit, stand, climb over or lie down upon any railing, balustrade, wall or fence.
E. 
Bathing. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, bathe except in proper costume and at places designated therefor, or loiter or run about or lie upon the beach or shore in bathing costume in an unseemly manner.
F. 
Loitering; obstruction of passageways. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, loiter on any sidewalk, boardwalk, gangway, wall, fence, road or parkway, after having been directed by a police officer to move on, and no person shall obstruct the free passage of foot travelers on any such sidewalk, boardwalk, gangway, road or parkway.
G. 
Stopping and standing. No person shall stop an animal or vehicle so as to obstruct a parkway, road or driveway or a sidewalk or crossing thereof, or so as to prevent the passing of other vehicles, or otherwise than lengthwise with a parkway, road or driveway and close to the sidewalk thereof.
H. 
Compliance with directives of officer regarding animal or vehicle. No person, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, having charge of an animal or vehicle, shall neglect or refuse to stop, place, change the position of or move said animal or vehicle as directed by a police officer.
I. 
Riding or driving in areas closed to travel. No person shall ride or drive an animal or vehicle upon or over any part of a sidewalk, boardwalk, parkway, road or driveway on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead which has been closed to travel by the placing therein or the erection thereon of a barrier, fence, light or sign indicating that such part of such sidewalk, boardwalk, parkway, road or driveway is not open to public travel.
J. 
Compliance with directives of officer generally. No person on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead shall refuse or neglect to obey any reasonable direction of a police officer.
K. 
Storage of property; moorings. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, place, put, deposit or store any vessel, boat, raft, float or any property of any description or attach any moorings to any public park, playground or recreational area, land or float under the control of the Recreation and Park Commission, except by written authority from said Recreation and Park Commission and subject to such conditions and restrictions as the said Commission may stipulate.
L. 
Stopping, standing or parking. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, stop, stand or park any automobile or other vehicle except in such manner and in such areas as may be designated by signs or by a police officer.
M. 
Games of sport; golf clubs. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, promote, or engage in, any game of ball or other sport, or use or exhibit any golf clubs, except by written authority from the Recreation and Park Commission.
N. 
Dressing and undressing. No person shall, on any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead, undress or dress or put on or take off a bathing suit, nor shall any person make use of any vehicle or other conveyance, while on any public park, playground or recreation area, for the purpose of undressing or dressing or putting on or taking off a bathing suit.
O. 
Driving or riding vehicle or animal in prohibited areas. No person shall operate, drive or ride an animal, vehicle or motor vehicle upon or over any part of a beach, playground, recreation area or any public park in the Town of Marblehead where the operation, driving or riding of animals, vehicles or motor vehicles is prohibited.
P. 
Speed in excess of 10 miles per hour. No person shall operate, drive or ride an animal, vehicle or motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour upon or over any public park, playground or recreation area in the Town of Marblehead where the operation, driving or riding of animals, vehicles or motor vehicles is permitted.
Q. 
Penalty. Any person violating any of the above rules shall, for each offense, be punished by a fine of not more than $20 as provided in MGL c. 45, § 24.
[Added 8-24-1964]
A. 
Chandler Hovey Park. This parking area closes at 10:00 p.m. and all vehicles must be out at this time.
B. 
Town-owned playground (formerly Usher's). This area will be closed to parking at 10:00 p.m. and all vehicles must be out at this time.