[Adopted 3-16-1982 by Ord. No. 555-82 as Sec. 6-8 of the 1982 Revised General Ordinances; amended in its entirety 9-21-1993 by Ord. No. 923-93; 3-19-2001 by Ord. No. 1218-02 (Ch. 239, Art. I, of the 1993 Code)]
[Amended 6-17-2014 by Ord. No. 1544A-14]
The following regulations shall apply to all parks and recreational areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of Recreation, including, but not limited to, the Hazlet Swim Tennis Club:
No minibike shall be operated at any time on the grounds of any club, park or recreational area.
No personal shall engage in the business of soliciting, selling or peddling any liquids or edibles for human consumption or to distribute circulars or to hawk, peddle or vend any goods, ware, or merchandise in any park, recreation area or club, except as provided by law or by approval of the Department of Recreation or the Hazlet Swim and Tennis Club Director.
Removal of natural resources. No person shall divert any watercourse, dig or remove natural resources, whether submerged or not, or any soil rock, stones, trees, shrubs or plants; down-timber or other wood and materials, or make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting or other means or agency.
Trees, shrubbery. No person shall damage, cut, carve, plant or transplant or remove any tree or shrubbery, or injure the bark, or pick the flowers or seeds of any tree or shrubbery. No person shall attach any rope, wire or other contrivance to any tree or shrubbery. No person shall dig or otherwise disturb areas or in any way injure or impair the natural beauty or usefulness of any area.
Hunting and firearms. No person shall hunt, trap, or pursue wildlife at any time. No person shall use, carry or possess firearms of any description, or any air rifles, spring guns, bows and arrows, slings, paint ball guns or ammunition or any other form of weapon potentially inimical to wildlife and/or dangerous to human safety, or any instrument that can be loaded with and fire blank cartridges, paint balls or any kind of trapping device. Any form of shooting of any item prohibited by the terms of this article into any park or recreational areas from beyond any park or recreational area boundaries is expressly forbidden.
Fire. No person shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire. No person shall throw away or discard any lighted match, cigar or cigarette, paper or other material.
Vehicles. No person shall drive a motor vehicle of any kind within or upon any part of any park or recreational areas, with the exception of emergency work in case of fire, accident, public disaster, impending damage or emergency, or, approved and designated public parking areas.
Rubbish and refuse matter. No person shall take in or dump, deposit or leave any rubbish or refuse matter of any type into any park or recreational areas. Rubbish and refuse matter shall include, but not be limited to, the following: bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, rubbish, waste, construction waste, pallets, garbage, oil, grease or household waste, sick, diseased or dead animals, organic refuse or any other offensive waste.
Pollution of water. No person shall throw, discharge, or otherwise place or cause to be placed in any waters, lake, stream, or flowing drain, any substance, matter or thing, solid or liquid, which could or may result in the pollution of said waters.
Bathing, boating or swimming. No person shall bathe, swim, wade or use any type of gas powered or motorized boat in any water or waterways, nor sled, ice skate, ice boat, or walk on or upon any ice without the express permission of the Township Committee, and all said activities shall be considered dangerous to any person or persons engaging in such activities.
Animals. No person shall cause or permit any animal owned by him, in his custody or under his control to run, unless restrained by leash, not exceeding six feet in length.
Behavior. The following regulations concerning behavior shall be applicable to all parks and recreational lands:
No person shall take in, consume or drink any alcoholic beverages or controlled dangerous substances while in any park or recreational area, nor enter any park or recreational areas under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any controlled dangerous substances.
No person shall engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language, or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to breach the public peace.
No person shall destroy, remove or deface any bulletin boards, trail markers or any signs posted by the officials of any park or recreational area.
No person shall destroy nesting boxes or nests nor disturb nesting birds or wildlife nor cause injury to wildlife or birds.
Closed areas. Any section or part of any park or recreational areas may be declared closed to the public at any time and for an interval of time, either temporarily or at regular and stated intervals for any use that is found reasonably necessary.
All parks and recreational areas under the jurisdiction of the Department of Recreation shall close at dusk. No person(s) shall loiter thereafter without prior approval of the Department of Recreation.
For violation of any provision of this article, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall not exceed the maximum penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III. Each and every violation of any provision of this article shall be considered a separate violation and shall subject the person so charged to the maximum penalty.
The Police Department of the Township of Hazlet is hereby designated as the exclusive enforcement authority concerning all rules and regulations set forth in this article.