[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warsaw 8-30-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of this chapter to establish rules and regulations governing the use of publicly owned active and passive recreational areas within the Village of Warsaw. These rules and regulations are designed to provide the maximum recreational benefit to the residents of the village consistent with safety and the best interests of the community.
For the purposes of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- A park or any other area owned or used by the Village of Warsaw and devoted to active or passive recreation.
- Any written license issued by or under the authority of the Village of Warsaw permitting the performance of a specified act or acts or the conduct of a particular function, program or activity.
- Any natural person, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, firm, copartnership or other entity or form of association.
- Any vehicle propelled by power other than muscular power.
Unless otherwise permitted by the Village Board, village parks shall be opened at 7:00 a.m. and shall close at 11:00 p.m.
The following acts are prohibited within the village parks, and no person shall:
Cut, break or in any way injure or deface grass, shrubs, flowers, trees, plants, posts, railings, chains, lamps, lampposts, benches, signs, tree guards, buildings, structures or any other property in or upon any village park or of any paths, roads or roadways upon or across the same.
Distribute or display any commercial advertising material or post any sign or placard of any type whatsoever in village parks without consent of the Village Board.
Operate any snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, minibikes, trail bikes, motor scooters or similar vehicles except at such places as may be designated therefor.
Permit any animal owned, kept or harbored by him to soil, deface or commit any nuisance in village parks.
Have in his possession any explosives, fireworks or firearms except as specifically authorized by the Village Board.
Sell or offer for sale any items on or within village park property without the specific approval of the Village Board.
Bathe, wade, swim or wash clothes in any waters or fountains.
Deposit garbage, refuse matter or any other materials except in designated trash receptacles.
Kindle, build or use a fire in any place except fireplaces or grills provided for such use.
Carry into and/or have possession of any glass beverage container in the village park.
Use loud or boisterous language or interfere with any officer of the village, town, county or state in the performance of his duty.
Loiter or remain within the park or any part thereof after the posted closing hours at such park without general or special permission.
The village shall have the authority to regulate vehicular traffic around village park areas.
The speed limit on all driveways and parkways designated for vehicular use is restricted to a maximum of 15 miles per hour.
Unless otherwise specified by the Village Board, traffic on the perimeter road in the village park is restricted to one-way flow in a clockwise direction.
Unless otherwise permitted by the Village Board, no person shall drive, operate or cause to remain in a park any vehicle during any part of the period between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. except at a village-approved function and no later than 30 minutes after the closing of such function.
No person shall bring into, sell, give away, display, drink or cause, permit or procure to be sold, given away or drunk any alcoholic or spirituous liquors or beverages in any park, except such alcoholic or spirituous liquors or beverages as may be specifically permitted by the village, and only at such places and at such times specifically permitted by the village and only at the places specifically designated and approved by the village.
Members of the Village of Warsaw Police Department and of the Wyoming County Sheriffs Department and any other police agency shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, diligently enforce the provisions of this chapter.
The Chief of Police, or his designated representative, shall in the interest of public safety, have the authority to close a park to the public in the event of an emergency.
Members of the Village of Warsaw Police Department and the Wyoming County Sheriffs Department and any other police agency shall have the authority to eject from the park any person acting in violation of this chapter.
Any police officer, auxiliary police officer or police officer acting under authority of the Village of Warsaw Police Department shall have the power to seize and confiscate any property, contraband, thing or device in a park which is used in violation of this chapter.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Warsaw shall, by resolution, make such rules and regulations governing the use of said park as it deems advisable, and all existing rules and regulations now in effect are hereby ratified and confirmed, except as the same are inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.
Violation of any provision or regulation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Further, where appropriate, those found guilty of committing acts of defacement or vandalism may be required to restore the property so damaged.
In addition, a violation of this chapter shall constitute disorderly conduct, and the person violating the same shall be a disorderly person or persons.