[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-26-1959 by Ord. 2.10 of the 1959 Unified Code of Ordinances; amended in its entirety 5-20-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013]
[Amended 9-4-2018 by L.L. No. 10-2018]
The following Village properties shall be open to the public every day between 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset, except when open for organized activities under the direction or sponsorship of the Recreation Department or activities approved in advance by the Board of Trustees:
The Pierson Park RiverWalk shall be open to the public between 1/2 hour before sunrise and until 11:00 p.m., except when open for organized activities under the direction or sponsorship of the Recreation Department or activities approved in advance by the Board of Trustees. This includes the RiverWalk section from the Andre Brook to the border of Sleepy Hollow.
No person shall enter, remain in, be found in or traverse Pierson Park, Losee Park, Sarah Michaels Park, Patriots Park, Neperan Park, Gracemere Park or Lagana Field during the hours when said parks are closed to the public as provided in this chapter.
[Added 8-17-2015 by L.L. No. 5-2015; amended 10-16-2017 by L.L. No. 10-2017; 5-21-2018 by L.L. No. 8-2018]
No person shall swim or wade in any body of water or waterway in or adjacent to a designated park or open space.
No person shall bring or operate any boat, canoe, kayak or other watercraft or any floatation device upon any body of water or waterway in or adjacent to a designated park or open space unless the Village directly authorizes such use and establishes a location for the launching and use of such boat, canoe, kayak or other watercraft or any floatation device.
Residents, upon obtaining an annual Village permit. may utilize nonmotorized boats, canoes and kayaks in the Lower Tarrytown Lake. Permits may be obtained from the Recreation Department or the Treasurer's Office during normal business hours.
Annual permits issued by the Village must be visibly displayed and permanently affixed to the right side of the watercraft's bow.
Boating is permitted from April 1 through December 31 between 1/2 hour before sunrise and 1/2 hour after sunset.
All persons utilizing the Tarrytown Lake for boating purposes must adhere to the policy adopted by the Village Board of Trustees on July 17, 2017. regarding the resident-only use of nonmotorized boats, canoes and kayaks in the Tarrytown Lakes. Said policy is maintained on file in the Village Clerk's office.
Any person wishing to utilize a Village kayak rack must first obtain a permit from the Village of Tarrytown. This permit must be displayed on the kayak at all times it is placed onto the rack. Violators of this section of the code are subject to a fine not to exceed $100 and the possible impound of their vessel.
A business conducted in any park or recreation area in the Village of Tarrytown which is not under the direction or sponsorship of the Village of Tarrytown Recreation Department requires a permit approved by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown.
Any approval by the Board of Trustees shall be based upon the following considerations:
Whether the proposed business would enhance the public's use of the park or recreation area for the purpose intended by said park or recreation area.
Whether the proposed business is not offered in the Village of Tarrytown at the time of the application and cannot be provided in any other nonpark location in the Village or the operation of the proposed business in the park, as opposed to another location in the Village, adds to the benefits to be derived from the business by the residents of Tarrytown.
Whether the proposed business use would negatively impact any physical or aesthetic quality of the park or recreation area.
Whether the operation of the proposed business would negatively impact upon the use of the park or recreation area by others using the park.
Whether the proposed business use could constitute an attractive nuisance which would detrimentally affect the welfare and/or safety of the public at large.
Whether there is a compelling reason provided for the use of the park for the business purpose.
The business requesting to use the park must have another location, which serves as the permanent primary location for the business, where the business is operated. The use of a Tarrytown park shall not be the sole location for the operation of the business.
The term "business" as used in this chapter is defined as any activity carried on for the production of income from selling goods or performing services.
The fee for this permit is contained in the master fee schedule of the Village of Tarrytown.
The consumption, sale or service of alcoholic beverages or the possession of any opened container containing any alcoholic beverage on any public property within the Village of Tarrytown is prohibited, except for organized activities approved in advance by the Board of Trustees. This section does not apply to the sale, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages at any licensed sidewalk cafe as set forth in Chapter 247, § 247-6B and C, of the Village Code.
No repair work on any motor vehicle except emergency repairs shall be done or performed in any municipal park, open space or other publicly owned lands, including but not limited to sidewalks, rights-of-way and roadways.
No person shall wash any motor vehicle in any municipal park.
The Board of Trustees may, from time to time, by resolution, establish areas in village parks where parking shall be prohibited. Further, the Chief of Police or the Recreation Supervisor may, upon urgent need, establish temporary parking restrictions in village parks as conditions dictate. No person shall park a vehicle in any place so designated when indicated with official signage.
No person shall use any tobacco product in any park, ball field or playground located within the Village. For the purposes of this section, "ball field" shall be defined as any public property owned by the Village of Tarrytown which is to be used for sporting events such as but not limited to baseball, softball, soccer or football. For the purposes of this section, "playground" shall be defined as any public property owned by the Village of Tarrytown and designated primarily for the use and recreation of children.
[Added 8-21-2017 by L.L. No. 7-2017]
No person shall use a radio, music amplifier or other sound amplification device, speaker of any kind and/or any other kind of device, except for authorized Village-sponsored or Village-approved events (for example, Village-sponsored summer music concerts), in any park, ball field or playground located within the Village for the purpose of playing loud music. "Loud music" is determined as any music or sound being heard from 25 feet from the source and is considered prima facie evidence for enforcement. "Park" shall be defined as any public property owned by the Village of Tarrytown and designated primarily for use and recreation.
[Amended 5-5-2008 by L.L. No. 7-2008; 2-1-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010; 5-20-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013]
The following properties are hereby dedicated as public parks, playgrounds and recreational areas, entitled to all the benefits of law accorded thereto, which properties are known as:
Sara Michaels Park and that portion of Reverend John H. Sykes Park located in the Village of Tarrytown.
Losee Park, including land leased to boat clubs but excluding the area reserved for the proposed Fire Department Training Center.
The Village-owned land in Loh Park.
The Village watershed properties.
Lagana Field area.
Village-owned areas in the Tarry Crest section.
Gracemere Park (Section 3, Sheet 29, Parcels P77, P78, P79 and P80).
Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park at Tarrytown.
11.38 acres in Wilson Park.