[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Runnemede as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-17-1969 by Ord. No. 234 (Ch. 79A, §§ 79A-1 through 79A-4, of the 1970 Code)]
It shall be unlawful, hereafter, for any person to enter the park grounds and recreation and playground areas in the Borough of Runnemede between sunset and sunrise; providing, however, that the provisions of this article shall not apply to any person who is lawfully in such park or at or on such playground or recreation areas on business related to the general upkeep and management thereof during the prohibited hours as aforesaid, nor to any Borough official or employee as an incident to the performance of his duty, nor to any person who has entered therein by reason of some emergent circumstance that has arisen, nor to persons entering the said park area on those occasions when the lake is frozen, for the purpose of ice-skating thereon or otherwise enjoying the activities associated with frozen water surfaces, nor to the use thereof for duly organized, authorized and supervised recreational activities.
No person shall hunt or trap therein or thereon nor use any gun, bow and arrow or other type of device for propelling objects or any kind or description in such areas.
Notice of the existence of this article and the curfew regulations, limitations and prohibitions established by it shall be posted at the entrances to such park area and in prominent locations on or at the said playground and recreation areas in order that the public may be informed of the existence of this article and its regulations, limitations and prohibitions.
Any person or persons found guilty of violating any provision of this article shall be subject to the penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.
[Adopted 3-3-2009 by Ord. No. 09-06 (Ch. 79A, §§ 79A-6 through 79A-8, of the 1970 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CODE OF CONDUCT
- Written specification of the behavior of parents, guardians, players, coaches and officials when participating in or observing community or sporting events on municipal facilities.
- VERBAL ABUSE
- Use of obscene or profane language or gestures, racial, ethnic or sexual slurs.
- YOUTH SPORTS EVENT
- Any competition, practice, or other instructional event on municipal facilities.
- YOUTH SPORTS TEAM
- Any organization which participates or makes use of any municipal facility.
Every sports team, parent, guardian, player, coach and official shall be required to abide by the Code of Conduct established by this article and any amendments hereto.
Every sports team or community event coordinator making use of a municipal facility shall be required to provide to parents, guardians, players, coaches and officials a copy of this Code of Conduct. A copy of this Code of Conduct shall be posted at all municipal facilities used for community events.
No parent, guardian, player, coach or official participating in or attending any sports team event or community event on a municipal facility shall initiate a fight, scuffle, or any type of physical abuse or threats of abuse towards any other player, coach, official, parent, guardian or spectator.
No parent, guardian, or spectator participating in or attending any sports team event or community event on a municipal facility shall enter the field of play, court or rink during any youth sports event for the purpose of physically or verbally abusing or confronting players, coaches or officials.
No parent, guardian, spectator, coach or official at any youth sports event or community event shall verbally abuse any parent, guardian, spectator, coach or official.
No parent, guardian, spectator, coach or official at any youth sports event or community event shall throw, or cause to be deposited, any object on the field of play, court or rink during any youth sports event or community event.
Any person who violates any provision of this article, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the Borough of Runnemede, or any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the sentencing Judge. Upon conviction before the Municipal Court of the Borough of Runnemede, or any court of competent jurisdiction, the Director of the Department of Recreation, as directed by the sentencing Judge, shall impose a ban against the individual from participating on a field, or in any event, owned or sponsored by the Borough of Runnemede for a period of 30 days not to exceed one year.