Borough of Oaklyn, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Oaklyn as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 50.
Animals — See Ch. 55.
Dogs — See Ch. 69.
Firearms and hunting — See Ch. 74.
Littering — See Ch. 86.
Animals (Board of Health) — See Ch. 130.
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Editor's Note: Former Art. I, West Holly Avenue and Landis Avenue Recreational Facility, adopted 5-9-1978 by Ord. No. 9-78, was repealed 3-11-2003 by Ord. No. 3-03.
[Adopted 10-12-1982 by Ord. No. 13-82]
The following rules and regulations are hereby adopted for the protection, regulation and control of parks, roads, driveways, sidewalks, paths, lakes, pools, fountains, trees, flowers, shrubs, statuary, buildings and other things contained within and upon property controlled by the Borough of Oaklyn.
[Added 7-12-2011 by Ord. No. 11-11]
A. 
No regatta or boat race shall take place within the boundaries of or in the waters of the Borough of Oaklyn, without permission being granted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oaklyn.
B. 
Powerboats.
(1) 
No powerboats or personal watercraft shall use or operate in the waters of the Borough of Oaklyn, excepting Newton Lake from White Horse Pike to Bettlewood Avenue Bridge, and Peters Creek, without permission granted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oaklyn.
(2) 
No powerboat or personal watercraft, having a length of over 14 feet, a beam of over 4 1/2 feet, or an engine developing more than 10 horsepower shall be permitted to operate in the waters of the Borough of Oaklyn.
(3) 
No powerboat or personal watercraft shall be operated in the waters of the Borough of Oaklyn which is not equipped with properly muffled exhaust to decrease engine sound.
(4) 
No powerboat or personal watercraft shall be operated in the waters of the Borough of Oaklyn between 1/2 hour after sunset and 9:00 a.m.
C. 
No person shall use the shores of the rivers, streams, lakes or other bodies of water within the boundaries of or under the jurisdiction of the Borough of Oaklyn as a landing place for boats without permission or authorization from the Borough Council of the Borough of Oaklyn.
D. 
All craft using the waters of the Borough of Oaklyn shall carry at least one life preserver for each occupant. Air, cork and other floating-type cushions shall be accepted as life preservers if Coast Guard-approved.
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Editor's Note: Former § 95B-4, Alcoholic beverages, was repealed 10-14-2008 by Ord. No. 10-08.
A. 
No group of 100 or more persons shall use a Borough park or recreation area without first having obtained a group use permit not later than seven days before the proposed date of use. Group use shall be limited to designated areas. Adult supervision of children's groups is required at all times.
B. 
No person shall call or hold any public meeting or give any concert or public entertainment of any kind within a Borough park or recreation area without first having obtained written permission in advance from the Recreation Director no later than seven days before the proposed date of use.
C. 
No person shall use loudspeakers, public address systems or amplifiers within a Borough park or recreation area without first having obtained written permission in advance from the Recreation Director no later than seven days before the proposed date of use.
Dogs and cats must be kept on leashes not exceeding six feet in length. No domestic animal shall be permitted to run at large within any Borough park or recreation area, either with or without a keeper, except in those areas designated for that purpose by the Recreation Director.
A. 
No person shall leave bottles, broken glass, ashes, wastepaper or other rubbish within a Borough park or recreation area, except in a properly provided receptacle designated for that purpose.
B. 
No person shall throw or place any dirt, stone, rock, debris or foreign or waste substance into or upon a Borough park or recreation area or in any lake, river, lagoon or ocean within or bordering upon land of a Borough park or recreation area.
C. 
No person shall throw, cast, lay or drop, discharge into or allow to remain in the water of a Borough park or recreation area, or any tributary, brook, stream, ocean or storm sewer or drain flowing into said waters, any substance, matter or thing which may or shall result in the pollution of said waters.
A. 
No person shall pick flowers, foliage, berries or fruit, or cut, break, dig up or in any way mutilate or injure any tree, shrub, plant, fern, grass, turf, railing, seat, fence, structure or any other object within a Borough park or recreation area.
B. 
No person shall bring into or upon a Borough park or recreation area any tree, shrub or plant or any newly plucked branch or portion of a tree, shrub or plant.
C. 
No person shall dig up or remove any dirt, stone, rock or other substance whatever; make any excavation; quarry sand or stone or lay or set off any blast; or cause or assist in doing any of said things within a Borough park or recreation area.
No person shall build, light or maintain a fire within a Borough park or recreation area, except in a camp stove or a fireplace provided, maintained or designated for such purpose by the Recreation Director, except, however, that oil or gasoline camp stoves may be used in established campsites or picnic areas where other stoves are provided.
A. 
No person shall engage in any commercial enterprise, including but not limited to the offering of services, soliciting, selling or peddling any liquids or edibles for human consumption, or distribute circulars or hawk, peddle or vend any goods, wares or merchandise within a Borough park or recreation area, except as provided by action of the Recreation Director.
B. 
No person shall cut, carve, paint, mark, paste or fasten on any tree, fence, wall, building, monument or other object within a Borough park or recreation area any bill, advertisement or inscription; nor shall any person distribute, cast, throw or place any handbill, pamphlet, circular, advertisement or notice of any kind within a Borough park or recreation area.
C. 
No person shall tell fortunes, play at games of chance or use any gambling device within a Borough park or recreation area.
D. 
The use of mopeds or motorized bikes shall be prohibited in Borough parks and recreation areas.
[Added 6-14-1988 by Ord. No. 9-88]
A. 
No person shall use any portion of a Borough park or recreation area for purpose of way, except drives, parking areas, roadways, paths, walks and trails established for such purpose by the Recreation Director, and footpaths or walks established for pedestrian travel shall not be used for vehicular travel. The use of mopeds or motorized bikes will be limited to roadways, drives and parking areas as established and opened to all other vehicular traffic.
B. 
No person shall drive or propel, or cause to be driven or propelled, along or over any road within a Borough park or recreation area any vehicle at a rate of speed greater than 10 miles per hour or the speed limit as established by the Recreation Director and indicated by speed limit signs erected along the right-of-way.
C. 
No person shall drive or propel, or cause to be driven or propelled, along or over any road, parkway, drive or parking area within a Borough park or recreation area any motor vehicle in a reckless manner or in a manner to endanger the life, limb or property of pedestrians or the drivers or occupants of other vehicles or any other person within a Borough park or recreation area. The motor vehicle operator and the motor vehicle operated within a Borough park or recreation area shall be in compliance with New Jersey State Motor Vehicle License and Safety Laws.
D. 
No person shall park or store any motorcar, motorcycle, bicycle, wagon or other vehicle within a Borough park or recreation area, except in areas designated and posted for such purposes. Parking areas and thoroughfares are limited to use by park patrons only and for the purpose of driving to park vehicles. Loitering in or around parked vehicles is not permitted unless special permission has been granted by the Recreation Director.
E. 
No person shall set or place, or cause to be set or placed, any goods, wares or merchandise or property of any kind so as to obstruct travel within a Borough park or recreation area.
F. 
No person shall enter any part of a Borough park or recreation area or park roads with a commercial vehicle, except in the service of or by permission of the Recreation Director.
G. 
No person shall use park drives or parkways within a Borough park or recreation area for the purpose of demonstrating any vehicle or for learning to drive or operate any vehicle.
[Amended 9-10-1985 by Ord. No. 7-85]
A. 
All Borough parks, playgrounds and recreational areas shall be open to the general public between sunrise and dusk and shall be closed to the public from dusk until sunrise. No person shall enter into or remain within a Borough park, playground or recreational area between dusk and sunrise.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 11-06]
B. 
Appropriate signs setting the above regulation shall be erected in and around all Borough parks, playgrounds or recreation areas.
A. 
No person shall resist any agent or officer of the Recreation Director in the discharge of his duty or fail or refuse to obey any lawful command of any such agent or officer or in any way interfere with or hinder or prevent any such agent or officer from discharging his duty or in any manner assist or give aid to any person in custody to escape or attempt to escape from custody or rescue or attempt to rescue any person when in such custody.
B. 
No person shall falsely represent or impersonate any agent or officer or pretend to be an agent or officer of the Recreation Director.
C. 
No person shall harass, obstruct, molest, assault or interfere with any person lawfully within a Borough park or recreation area nor shall he resist, obstruct, molest, assault or interfere with any agent or officer of the Recreation Director.
D. 
No person shall remain within a Borough park or recreation area who does not abide by conditions adopted and posted by the Recreation Director for the preservation of good order and the protection of property within a Borough park or recreation area; and no person shall remain within a Borough park or recreation area who does not abide by the instructions and directions of duly authorized officers or agents of the Recreation Director in the lawful performance of their duties. Any person directed by an agent or officer of the Recreation Director to leave a Borough park or recreation area shall do so promptly and peaceably.
E. 
No person shall interfere with or in any manner hinder any agent or officer of the Recreation Director while engaged in constructing, repairing or caring for any park property nor interfere with any improvements being made within or about a Borough park or recreation area.
F. 
No person shall use threatening, abusive, boisterous, insulting or indecent language or gesture within a Borough park or recreation area, nor shall any oration, harangue, public demonstration or any nuisance be made.
G. 
Except as otherwise provided in this article, no person shall use any portion of a Borough park or recreational area or recreational equipment other than for the use for which it has been constructed, purchased, designed, maintain and/or intended.
[Added 10-11-1994 by Ord. No. 13-94]
H. 
No person, when utilizing the Borough's outdoor roller hockey rink, shall engage in the following prohibited activities:
[Added 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 11-06]
(1) 
Enter or remain in the roller hockey rink after hours or when the facility is closed due to weather, maintenance or unsafe conditions;
(2) 
Enter the roller hockey rink with or use a bicycle, skateboard or other riding equipment, other than roller skates or roller blades, at anytime;
(3) 
Enter the roller hockey rink without or fail to use a safety helmet;
(4) 
Enter the roller hockey rink and use or intend to use any foreign item other than approved roller hockey equipment; or
(5) 
Enter the roller hockey rink and play or otherwise participate in any form of recreational activity or sport other than roller hockey.
[Added 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 11-06]
I. 
No person 14 years of age or older shall sit, stand upon, or otherwise participate in any form of recreational activity utilizing playground apparatus as constructed in the parks and playgrounds of the Borough of Oaklyn.
[Added 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 11-06]
A. 
No person shall discharge any weapon or firearm within or into a Borough park or recreation area. Firearms shall not be carried nor had in possession unless unloaded in both barrel and magazine, except that this regulation shall not apply in portions of a Borough park or recreation area which are open to hunting by order of the Recreation Director during such open periods. Shooting with bow and arrow is prohibited except in portions of a Borough park or recreation area open to hunting and in other locations designated and posted for the purpose.
B. 
No person shall molest, trap, capture, hold, remove, injure or kill any animal or disturb its habitat within a Borough park or recreation area, except in portions of a Borough park or recreation area which are open to hunting and/or fishing. The use of portions of a Borough park or recreation area open to hunting and/or fishing are subject to New Jersey State Fish and Game Laws.
Any person who is found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500.