[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bonneauville 11-15-1994 by Ord. No. 70 (Ch. 16, Part 1, of the 1994 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Open space — See Ch. 146.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- PARK or PARKS
- Unless specifically limited, shall be deemed to include all parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, recreation structures and facilities, and also entrances and approaches thereto, and all other land or property or structures under the jurisdiction of the Borough, now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Borough for park or recreational purposes.
- Any natural person, corporation, organization of persons, company, association or partnership.
- RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Any rules and regulations hereby or hereafter promulgated by Borough Council under the authority herein conferred.
All parks shall be opened daily to the public at such hours as Borough Council may, from time to time, designate, but in no event shall any person be permitted to be in attendance in any park between sunset and 8:00 a.m. and sunrise, unless special permission be granted by Borough Council.
No person in attendance at a park shall:
Injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, signs or fixtures, or any other property of the Borough located within the park.
Litter in any area of the park with garbage, paper, bottles, cans or other waste material; nor dispose of the same in any way except in receptacles designated for such purpose.
Remove any bench, seat, table or other appliance without permission of Borough Council.
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of Borough Council; nor shall any notice or placard be posted within the park other than by authority of said Council.
Set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article or service whatsoever within the limits of the park without permission of Borough Council; distribute, sell, service or rent any services or commodity or solicit for any purpose without permission of Borough Council.
Operated, stop or park any vehicle, bicycle or other means of conveyance except in areas where permitted or designated by proper authority of Borough Council, or operate the same in a reckless or negligent manner or in excess of any posted speed limit or in such a manner as to become a nuisance to other area users.
Operate commercial vehicles, unless providing authorized services.
Bring onto the premises, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs of any kind; no person shall enter the park in an intoxicated state or otherwise be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
Carry or discharge any firearm, slingshot, firecracker, fireworks or other missile propelling instruments or explosives or arrows, or other dangerous weapons which have such properties as to cause annoyance or injury to any person or property, unless permission has been granted by Borough Council in designated areas; police officers in the performance of their duties will be exempt from these provisions.
Disturb the peace by any conduct so as to annoy any person using the park for recreational purposes.
Operate a snowmobile, minibike, motorcycle or any vehicle, recreational or otherwise, except on designated roads, trails or areas set aside for their use.
Use threatening, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words.
Commit any disorderly or immoral acts.
Hold any public meeting or rally with more than five persons or engage in any marching or driving as members of a military, political or other organization without permission of Borough Council, which requires a statement of information including the name of the organization, its purpose, number of persons expected to be invited, expected duration and name(s) or person(s) in charge.
Disobey a proper order of a police officer or Borough Council member, or disobey or disregard or fail to comply with any rule or regulation, warning, prohibition, instruction or direction given by an authorized person and posted or displayed by sign, notice, bulletin, card, poster or when notified or informed as to its existence by Borough Council or an authorized person.
Hunt for, capture or kill, or attempt to capture or kill, or aid or assist in the capturing or killing or, in any manner, any wild bird or wild animal, either game or otherwise, and to that end, it is unlawful for any person to carry onto or to possess in any park a shotgun or rifle or pistol or firearm of any make or kind unless specific permission is granted for a designated area by authority of Borough Council.
Allow pets to run at large or out of control.
The use of all parks shall be on a first come, first served basis unless otherwise reserved:
By annual permission granted by Borough Council for the scheduling of various games, etc.
For school or college athletic games, practices, contests or exhibitions.
For regularly scheduled school district or Borough recreation programs.
By permission granted by Borough Council for a specific requested use.
The Recreation Committee of Borough Council is authorized to establish additional rules and regulations as deemed necessary and with approval of the Borough Council.
Recreation facilities which become hazardous for public use due to weather, water, fire or unforeseeable conditions may be closed only at the discretion of Borough Council.
The police officers of the Bonneauville Borough are charged with enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and of rules and regulations promulgated by the Recreation Committee.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not more than $300, and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.