[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Queensbury 8-19-2013 by L.L. No. 4-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 124.
This chapter shall include, but not be limited to, the following existing recreation, park and playground areas as well as any such areas whether established now or in the future, which shall hereinafter be known as "Town parks":
The provisions of this chapter shall also apply to any parking lot or parking area adjacent to a Town park.
Hours of use. Town parks, as described in § 128-1, shall be open to the public daily from dawn to dusk which, for the purposes of this chapter, shall mean from the time of "apparent sunrise" to the time of "apparent sunset" as the same are shown for a particular date in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Solar Calculator (see http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/solcalc/), unless special permission is granted by the Director of Parks and Recreation or the use is for an activity sponsored by the Town. It shall be unlawful for any person other than Town personnel conducting Town business therein to occupy or be present during any hours during which a park is not open to the public. In addition, any section or part of a Town park may be declared closed to the public at any time and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular or stated intervals.
Special permission. Special permission may be obtained from the Director of Parks and Recreation for use of a Town park before or after the regular hours for specific activities. Whenever any group, association or organization wishes to use a specifically designated area of a Town park for a particular purpose, such as a picnic, meeting, party or theatrical or entertainment performance, before or after regular Town park hours, a representative of the group, association or organization shall first apply for and obtain written permission from the Director of Parks and Recreation. The Director of Parks and Recreation may adopt an application form, which may require an indemnity bond or other security to protect the Town from any liability of any kind and to protect Town property from damage. The Director of Parks and Recreation shall grant the permit if it appears that the group, association or organization meets all of the conditions contained in the application.
Authorizations. The Director of Parks and Recreation and police officers, recreation attendants, playground directors, park guards, park superintendent, park foremen and other persons designated by the Recreation Commission shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this Chapter. Such persons shall have the authority to:
Fines; violations by minors. Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation which shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, by a fine of $50 for the first violation, $250 for the second violation and $950 for the third and any subsequent violation. In the event of default in payment of such fine, the violator shall be subject to imprisonment in the Warren County Jail for not more than 10 days. In the case of action or activity by any minor (herein defined as any person under the age of 18 years), the term "person violating" as set forth in this section shall mean, in addition to such person, the parent, parents or guardian or any other person having lawful custody and control of such minor. Such parent, guardian or person having lawful custody and control of such minor shall be considered separately and individually in violation of this chapter.
Costs. Where such violator has removed, destroyed, damaged, defaced or befouled the Town park or any contents thereof, the cost of maintenance, repair or replacement shall be charged to such person or group in addition to any fine.
Additional penalties. Further use of Town parks may be denied to violators of this chapter in addition to the imposition of fines and/or costs.