[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Salina at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The Administrator of the Department of Parks and Recreation of the Town of Salina.
- Includes all parks and adjacent parking lots or other areas owned, operated, licensed or otherwise used by the Town of Salina and dedicated or otherwise devoted to active or passive recreation, including but not limited to Sunflower Park, Electronics Park, Primrose Park, Richfield Park, Westwood (Burnham) Park, Schaffer Park, Duerr Park and Sehr Park.
- Any written license issued by and under the authority of the Administrator permitting the performance of a specific act or acts or the conduct of a particular function, program or activity.
- Any natural person, group, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, firm, partnership, copartnership or other entity or form of association.
All parks shall be closed to the public between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily from June 1 to September 1 and between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. daily from September 2 to May 31. No person shall enter or remain in any of said parks between the hours above specified unless written permission therefor has been received from the Parks Administrator.
No motor vehicle of any kind or type whatsoever shall be operated or parked within a park unless such is then registered by the State of New York for operation thereof upon the public highways of this state.
Motor vehicles which are registered as herein provided shall be operated and parked within a park only upon designated roads and areas provided therein.
[Amended 4-27-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
No person shall possess or consume any alcoholic beverages within a park.
No person shall carry or transport any fireworks of any description into any park or discharge any fireworks in any park.
No person shall climb any tree or injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of a town park or any buildings, signs, equipment or other property found therein or remove, cut down, cut, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, ornament, statue, fence, bridge, structure or other property within any park or park approach.
No person shall engage in the striking or hitting of golf balls within the boundaries of any park.
No person shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire in any park except for the sole purpose of cooking food. Any fire used for cooking shall be contained in a stove, fireplace, oven, charcoal grill or similar device and must be continuously under the care of a competent person over the age of 16 years from the time it is ignited until it is extinguished.
No person shall deposit, dump, throw or place any earth, rubbish, paper, bottle, bits of crockery, glass or glassware, metallic or other substance, garbage or other refuse matter or any sand, stone, lumber or other material of any kind in or upon any part of the water or grounds of any park or park approach. The grounds shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Garbage and refuse shall be deposited in receptacles provided.
No person shall bring any dog(s) or cat(s) into any park unless said dog(s) or cat(s) is restrained at all times by an adequate collar and attached leash not exceeding six feet in length, which leash is kept within the control of a competent person over the age of 16 years. No person shall bring any other animals into a park at any times.
No person shall operate or cause to be operated any radio, phonograph, musical instrument or other similar sound-emitting instrument or device in any park at any time in such a manner or with such volume as to unreasonably annoy or disturb any persons. No person shall cause or permit any unreasonably loud or disturbing talking, shouting, singing, music or other noise within any park at any time of such duration, character or intensity as to unreasonably annoy or disturb others.
No person shall, within the presence or hearing of others, use offensive, disorderly, threatening, obscene or insulting language, conduct or behavior in any park.
No food, goods or merchandise shall be sold within any park except from concession stands maintained by the town or its duly authorized representatives for such purposes.
No group of 10 or more persons shall jointly use a park facility unless a permit for such use shall be obtained. The following shall be applicable to such permits:
Groups of 10 or more persons shall apply for a permit at least 14 days prior to the day requested for the use of the park facility.
Applications shall be filed with the Administrator.
The Administrator shall issue a permit if he finds:
That the proposed activity or use of the park or portion thereof will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the enjoyment of the park by the general public.
That the proposed activity or use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
That the proposed activity or use is not reasonably anticipated to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct.
That the proposed activity will not entail unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense or police operation.
That the facilities desired have not been reserved for other use on the day and at the hour requested in the application.
As security against potential damage to park facilities, a refundable deposit may be required at the discretion of the Administrator in an amount to be determined by the Department in view of the nature of this proposed activity which, however, shall in no event exceed $500.
Liability insurance coverage as the town may deem reasonably necessary may be required for groups using the park facilities on a periodic, scheduled basis.
Within 14 days after receipt of an application for a permit, the Administrator shall advise an applicant, in writing, of the granting or denial thereof and of any reason for denial.
A permittee shall be bound by all park rules and regulations and all applicable laws and ordinances. A permit shall permit use only of the described area of the park and only the use or activity specified therein. The person or persons to whom a permit is issued shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury to any person by reason of negligence or willful act of the person or persons who shall use the park pursuant to the permission granted by the permit.
The Administrator may revoke a permit by reason of a violation of any rule, regulation, ordinance or law or upon other good cause.
Any police or law enforcement officer having jurisdiction, including members of the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department and the New York State Police, may enforce the provisions of this chapter and, in relation thereto, may eject from the park any person acting in violation of this chapter and/or seize and confiscate any property, thing or device brought into the park or used within the park in violation of this chapter.