City of Olean, NY
Cattaraugus County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.
Animals, ch. 5.
Trees and shrubs, § 21-56 et seq.
Operating motor vehicles in public parks, § 24-255.
Riding bicycles in public parks or playgrounds, § 24-256.
Power of city to lay out, establish, etc., parks, playgrounds and public places, General City Law § 20(7).
Playgrounds and neighborhood recreation centers, General Municipal Law § 240 et seq.

Sec. 17-1 Definition.

[Code 1971, § 20-1]
In this chapter "parks and public grounds" mean all the adjacent land to the curbline of adjoining streets, as fixed by the common council of the city.

Sec. 17-2 Liability of city.

[Code 1971, § 20-8]
Any person using any public place, park, playground, street, creek, or river, for the purpose of recreation, amusement, or bathing, or using any of the apparatus therein contained furnished therefor by any person within the city, shall do so at his own risk. The city will not be responsible in any way for the safety of any child or adult patronizing such places for their private purposes or otherwise.

Sec. 17-3 Adult baseball and softball leagues.

[Res. No. 93-92, 6-9-1992]
All adult softball and baseball leagues must pay a seasonal fee of $75 per team to reserve fields for adult softball and baseball league play.

Sec. 17-4 through Sec. 17-20. (Reserved)

Sec. 17-21 Charges for events in city park facilities.

[Res. No. 47-92, 6-9-1992; Res. No. 92-93, 7-27-1993; Res. No. 3-95, 2-28-1995; Res. No. 61-96, 7-23-1996; Res. No. 92-96, 10-8-1996; Res. No. 60-97, 6-10-1997]
The city shall charge fees to individuals and organizations for the use of city recreational facilities as shall be established by time to time by the common council by resolution.

Sec. 17-22 Injuring or defacing park property generally.

[Code 1971, § 20-5]
It shall be unlawful for any person to climb any tree or pluck any flowers or fruit, whether wild or cultivated, or break, cut down, trample upon, remove, or in any manner injure or deface any statue, flower bed, turf, or any of the buildings, fences, bridges, or other structures within the several parks or public grounds.

Sec. 17-23 Digging or removing dirt, trees, shrubs, or bushes.

[Code 1971, § 20-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon any parks or public grounds and dig or remove any dirt, tree, shrub, or bush which may be in, upon, or a part of any of such parks or public grounds, except under the direction of the parks director.

Sec. 17-24 Injuring trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers.

[Code 1971, § 20-3]
It shall be unlawful for any person to cut down, bruise, cut into, or in any way injure any tree, shrub, growing bush, or flowers that are at present, or may hereafter be growing in or upon any of the parks or public grounds.

Sec. 17-25 Cutting, marking, or writing on trees, etc.

[Code 1971, § 20-4]
It shall be unlawful for any person to cut or mark any name or device or write upon any tree, paling, fence, rock, stone, bench, statue, building, or structure situated or located in the parks.

Sec. 17-26 Discharging firearms or fireworks, or throwing stones or missiles.

[Code 1971, § 20-6]
It shall be unlawful for any person to fire or discharge any gun, pistol, or other firearm; any rocket, torpedo, or other fireworks of any description; or throw stones or missiles within the several parks or public grounds.

Sec. 17-27 Wilfully killing, injuring or annoying animals or birds.

[Code 1971, § 20-7]
It shall be unlawful for any person to wilfully kill, injure, destroy, annoy, capture, or in any manner interfere with any squirrel or other animals or birds placed in the public parks of the city by the common council or by persons authorized by them to do so.

Sec. 17-28 City parks opening and closing hours.

[Code 1971, § 20-12; Res. No. 150-93, 10-26-1993; Res. No. 88-94, 9-13-1994]
Except when extended by the parks director, all city parks shall be open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
No person may enter upon any city park during those hours when the park is not open except for the purpose of crossing over the park on sidewalks or public ways used for that purpose and kept and maintained by the city for the purpose of egress and ingress across the park.
This section shall not be applied to Gargoyle Park.

Sec. 17-29 Gargoyle Park opening and closing hours.

[Code 1971, § 20-13]
Gargoyle Park shall be open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to midnight daily, except as otherwise provided by the parks director.
No person may enter upon Gargoyle Park during those hours when the park is not open to the public.

Sec. 17-30 (Reserved) [1]

Editor's note — Res. No. 27-93, adopted March 9, 1993, repealed § 17-30, which pertained to dispensing, consumption of alcohol at Bradner Stadium prohibited. See the Code Comparative Table.

Sec. 17-31 Glass beverage containers prohibited in city parks.

[Res. No. 13-95, 3-28-1995]
It shall be unlawful for any person to utilize glass beverage bottles within city parks except this prohibition shall not apply to wine or liquor bottles.