Village of Rye Brook, NY
Westchester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rye Brook 12-3-1984 by L.L. No. 34-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 74.
Animals — See Ch. 78.
Littering — See Ch. 149.
Noise — See Ch. 158.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 174.
Recreation and parks — See Ch. A258, Arts. II and V.
This chapter shall be known as the "Parks Law of the Village of Rye Brook."
The purpose of this chapter shall be to preserve the public peace and good order on lands operated as public parks by the Village of Rye Brook and to contribute to the safety and enjoyment of the users of such parkland by regulating the hours of use, the use of motorized vehicles and by prohibiting certain activities inimical to customary park recreation use.
A. 
The parks shall be open to residents of Rye Brook and their guests.
B. 
The Department of Recreation and Parks of the Village of Rye Brook is charged with the administration of this chapter and the posting of signs designating park lands within the Village of Rye Brook. The rules and regulations set forth herein shall apply to and be in effect in all parks under the control, supervision and jurisdiction of the Department of Recreation and Parks of the Village of Rye Brook.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992; 8-13-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002]
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PARKS AND RECREATION
The members of the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation that were appointed pursuant to Chapter A258 of the Code.
NONPROFIT SERVICE ORGANIZATION
An organization exempt from the payment of income tax under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and any amendments thereto.
PARKS
The grounds, buildings thereon, waters therein and any other property necessary for the operation thereof and constituting a part thereof, which are now or hereafter will be maintained, operated and controlled by the Village of Rye Brook for public park purposes.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons, and the singular number shall include the plural.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992; 8-13-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002]
A. 
No person shall be permitted to remain, stop or park within the confines of any park in the Village of Rye Brook between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from October 1 through March 31 and between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from April 1 through September 30 each year, except in case of an emergency, with special permit of the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation or as otherwise stated in the Village Code.
[Amended 6-24-2014 by L.L. No. 4-2014]
(1) 
From April 1 through September 30 each year, no person shall be permitted to remain, stop or park within the confines of Pine Ridge Park in the Village of Rye Brook between 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
B. 
In case of an emergency or when, in the judgment of the Village Administrator after consultation with the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, the public interest demands it, any portion of a park may be closed to the public until permission is given to reopen it.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992; 8-13-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002]
A. 
A permit must be obtained from the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation for the following uses and activities:
(1) 
The use of a park building located at the park site.
(2) 
Picnicking on park grounds and/or the use of any playing fields or other park facilities by groups larger than 24 persons.
(3) 
Camping, sleeping or lodging within a park where allowed.
(4) 
Cooking food within a park.
(5) 
Posting or displaying any sign, banner or advertisement of any kind within a park.
(6) 
Using any loudspeaker or other sound-amplifying equipment.
(7) 
Picnicking or cooking in any area not designated by the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation for that purpose or making or kindling any fire, except in places provided therefor and subject to such regulations as may be prescribed.
(8) 
Begging, hawking, peddling or soliciting within any park.
B. 
Permits shall be issued by the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation.
C. 
All permit applicants must be residents of Rye Brook and 18 years of age or older. All permits must be signed prior to use of a park facility or prior to the activities for which a permit is obtained. The signer of a permit shall be responsible for all damages to park facilities or contents thereof and shall agree to indemnify the Village of Rye Brook for such damages. A nonresident may obtain a permit at the discretion of the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation.
D. 
All permits issued shall be in writing by the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation and shall be subject to park rules and regulations. A permit to do any act shall authorize the same only insofar as it may be performed in strict accordance with the written terms and conditions thereof and not in violation of any law or rule or regulation governing parks. Any violation of any term or condition thereof, or any law or rule or regulation governing parks, shall constitute grounds for revocation of said permit by the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation, whose action therein shall be final. No permit for the same purpose shall be issued to the person whose permit has been revoked during the year in which such revocation is made.
E. 
Upon obtaining a permit, the applicant shall pay a permit fee to the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation in an amount to be established by the Board of Trustees. The current License and Fee Schedule is on file in the Village Clerk's office. Such fee may vary according to the activity permitted and the facilities used. Nonprofit service organizations shall be exempt from the payment of such fee.
[Amended 8-26-2003 by L.L. No. 13-2003]
F. 
Any group desiring to reserve park facilities may apply to the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for a permit. Any group with a permit shall be given preference to use ballfields and other park facilities during the hours of the permit and shall have the right to exclude others from the reserved ballfields or park facilities during the hours of the permit.
[Amended 8-13-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002]
A. 
Park buildings may only be used upon the obtaining of a permit as provided herein.
B. 
Rules and regulations particular to each park's building or pavilion shall be established by the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation. Nonobservance of such rules and regulations shall constitute a violation.
C. 
All permits for park use must be picked up at the Village Office at least 72 hours prior to use.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992; 8-13-2002 by L.L. No. 8-2002]
Nonobservance of the following park regulations shall constitute a violation:
A. 
Games. No person shall engage in potentially dangerous games involving thrown or propelled objects, such as footballs, baseballs, horseshoes, roller skates, golf balls or similar objects, except in areas designated for such usage and then only subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation. All games of any description must be conducted in a safe and orderly manner, and no rough or boisterous practices will be allowed.
B. 
Hunting, fishing and molesting wildlife. No person shall take or attempt to take any fish from or send or throw any animal or thing into a pond or any of the waters of the parks, except with permission of the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation. No person shall kill, injure or unnecessarily disturb any fish, waterfowl, birds or animals. No person within the confines of a park shall hunt, pursue with dogs, trap or in any other way molest any wild bird or animal found within the confines of the park or rob or molest any bird nest or take the eggs of any bird.
C. 
Preservation of property and natural features. No person shall injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of a park or any building, sign, equipment or other property found therein, nor shall any tree, flower, shrub, rock or other mineral be removed, injured or destroyed.
D. 
Littering, rubbish, garbage, sewage and noxious material. No person shall, without the specific written consent of the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation, bring into, leave behind or dump any material of any kind in the park, except the refuse, ashes, garbage and other material of a picnic, camp or other permitted activity, and such material shall be deposited in receptacles or pits provided for such purposes. Refuse is not to be dropped, thrown or scattered on park property. Tin cans, bottles or other glassware or metallic substances containing sharp edges shall be deposited in park receptacles.
E. 
No person shall bring or permit an animal to be in a park, except as otherwise permitted by the Code of the Village of Rye Brook.
[Amended 3-9-2010 by L.L. No. 3-2010]
F. 
No motorized vehicle shall be permitted in a park except on a roadway or designated parking area.
G. 
Writing, painting or carving on any tree, bench or park structure shall not be permitted.
H. 
Ascending or landing with any aircraft, including gliders or parachutes, except in an emergency situation, or engaging in stunt flying or parachute landing or model airplane flying or model rocket launching using liquid or solid fuel as a propellant shall not be permitted.
I. 
Carrying any shrub, axe, saw, shovel or spade within a park, violating the regulations of the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation relating to any building or place, damaging any notice posted by order of the Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation or depositing materials in or upon any park or park road shall not be permitted.
J. 
Moving or carrying any tables or equipment found within a park for park use to a different area of the park shall not be permitted.
No parent, guardian or custodian of any minor shall permit or allow him or her, as the case may be, to do any act which would constitute a violation of this chapter. Nonobservance of this section shall be a violation.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 1-17 of Ch. 1, General Provisions, for penalties for offenses.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
Any person damaging any park property shall be liable for any damages incurred.