City of Aberdeen, MD
Harford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Aberdeen (now Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen) 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 356-90 (Ch. 101 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and Recreation Board — See Ch. 108.
Groups and organizations will be required to secure a permit for use of parks. Application for a permit shall be made on a form provided by the Mayor and Council or by the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Board. All applications shall be accompanied by any required fee. No permit shall be issued to anyone under the age of 18 years. The person or persons issued a permit shall be responsible financially for the destruction of park property by anyone covered by the permit. All permits shall be made available to law enforcement agencies and/or park and recreational personnel.
No person shall deface, alter, injure or disturb any monument, park equipment, boundary line, structure, land, sign or building on any park property.
No person shall build or cause to be built any fire on park grounds except in designated areas nor shall any fire be left unattended, and all fires must by rendered fully harmless before leaving the park grounds area.
No person shall pursue, catch, molest or kill any wildlife nor shall he disturb any nest, den or burrow of any animal or fowl on park property nor shall he cause or permit any dog, cat or other domesticated animal to run at large or to cause a nuisance on park grounds.
No person shall camp on park grounds except by permit and only in such areas as may be designated for such purposes.
No person shall operate, stop, stand or park a vehicle in such a manner as to block or partially block any road, ramp or trail on the park grounds.
No person shall operate any type of minibike, trail bike, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or other vehicle that cannot be registered for operation on a public highway on park grounds, except in areas designated for the use of such vehicles.
No person shall ride a horse, pony or other animal upon park property except in authorized areas and then only in such a manner that will not endanger life or property.
No person shall be allowed on park property at any time from sunset of one day to sunrise of the next day except in authorized areas and/or by issuance of a permit. No person shall remain on park property upon receiving a lawful order to depart by any law enforcement officer or by authorized park and recreation personnel.
No person shall peddle, solicit business of any nature whatsoever, collect funds for any service or charity, distribute handbills or other advertising matter or post any signs on park land unless so authorized by park and recreation personnel in writing.
No person shall interfere with any employee or agent of the Parks and Recreation Board in the performance of an official duty, and, further, all persons will follow all lawful directives issued by such employee or agent.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No person shall use a loudspeaker, public address system or amplifier within or upon park property without a permit.
No person shall have in his or her possession any firearm while on park property. This section shall not apply to persons authorized to carry firearms in the discharge of their official duties.
No person shall deposit, dump or allow refuse of any kind on park property except by placing such refuse in a container provided for such purposes and then only such refuse resulting from use on the park property.
No person shall exhibit any machine, show any animals or indulge in any exhibitions nor shall any person carry on any performance which shall cause persons to congregate so as to interfere with the purpose for which the park is provided, except by permit.
No person shall use any park facility, land or area for which a fee has been established without payment of such fee or charge.
A. 
No person shall consume or possess controlled dangerous substances, as defined in Title 5 of the Criminal Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, while on park grounds.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
No person shall consume or possess any alcoholic beverages unless a license has been obtained from the Liquor Control Board in accordance with state law.
A. 
A violation of this chapter is deemed to be a municipal infraction.[1] Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the following civil penalties:
(1) 
First offense: $50.
(2) 
Second offense: $200.
(3) 
Third offense: $400.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 95, Municipal Infractions.
B. 
Each twenty-four-hour period in which a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.