Town of Durham, CT
Middlesex County
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[Ord. of 6-22-93]
The use of Allyn Brook Park, under the jurisdiction of the recreation commission, will be governed and controlled by the following rules of conduct and by other rules and regulations set forth herein pertaining to Allyn Brook Park.
Public gathering, permit requirements. An organization, group or individual requesting permission to hold or present an organized event, assembly, public speech, musical program, festival or similar activity in any park area shall obtain a permit from the recreation director in accordance with the sections set forth in this section.
Commercial vendors, selling. No individual or commercial entity shall operate any vending enterprise, within the park.
Domestic animals. Domestic animals shall not be permitted to enter or go at large in the park, except dogs held on a leash by their keepers. Keepers shall be responsible for cleanup after dogs.
Horses. Horseback riding is not allowed in any part of the park.
Structures, plants, streets, earth, water. No person shall:
Mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with, destroy, displace or remove any building, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railings, pavings or paving materials, water lines or public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards whether temporary or permanent, monuments, stakes, posts, boundary markers or other structures, equipment, park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.
Dig or remove any soil, rock, sand, stones, trees, shrubs, plants, wood or other materials or make any excavation by tools, equipment, blasting or other means or agency.
Construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind for temporary use, or run or string any public utility into, upon or across any part of the park, except on special written permit from the recreation director.
Damage, cut, carve, mark, transplant or remove any plant, or injure the bark or pick flowers or seed of any tree or plant, or dig or otherwise disturb grass areas, or in any other way injure the natural elements of any park area.
Climb any tree or wall; climb or sit upon monuments, vases, planters, fountains, railings, fences or upon any other property or structure not designated or customarily used for such purpose.
Attach any rope or cable or other contrivance to any tree, fence, railing, bridge, bench or other property or structure.
Throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, river, pond, lake, stream or other body of water in or adjacent to the park or any tributary, stream, storm sewer or drain flowing into such water, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of such waters.
Wildlife. With the exception of the animal control officer, no person shall hunt, molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, pursue, chase, tease, shoot or throw missiles at any animal, wildlife, reptile or bird not remove or have in his possession the young of any wild animal, not the eggs, nest or young of any reptile or bird.
Disturbing conduct. No one shall engage in breach of the peace or disorderly conduct as defined by state statute (Connecticut State Statutes, Penal Code), or disturb others in their lawful enjoyment of the park.
Litter/dumping. No person shall take in, dump, deposit, place or cause to be placed, or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, refuse or other trash on any park land or in any waters in or contiguous to any park. Refuse and trash produced in any park shall be placed in proper receptacles where provided; where receptacles are not provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the persons responsible for its presence and properly disposed.
Ball playing. Ball playing and other group games may be played in open areas only where such activity does not interfere with the normal use of the park by the general public.
Fires. No one shall light, kindle or use any open or ground fire, unless such person has obtained written permission from the recreation director.
Firearms. It shall be unlawful for any person to bring into or have in his possession:
Any pistol or revolver or objects in which loaded or blank cartridges may be used, except for official starters at authorized track and field events.
Any rifle, shotgun, air gun, spring gun, slingshot, bow or other weapon in which the propelling force is gunpowder, a spring or compressed air.
Fireworks, explosives, missiles. No one shall ignite, explode or throw any firework, firecracker, rocker, explosive or other missile.
Motor vehicles. No one shall park or operate any vehicle, including motor vehicles of all types, trailers, campers or any horse or horse-drawn conveyance, upon the turf, lawns, sidewalks and footpaths, or any other park land, except in such places and at such times as may be designated by the recreation director. No one shall wash, clean or repair any motor vehicle in any park.
Signs. No person in the park shall paste, glue, tack or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement or inscription whatsoever, nor shall any person erect or cause to be erected any sign whatsoever on any public lands or highways or roads adjacent to the park, except with permission of the recreation director.
Camping. No person in the park shall set up tents, shacks or any other temporary shelter or use any camp tailer, camp wagon or other special vehicle for the purpose of overnight camping without the written permission of the recreation commission or its director.
Miscellaneous regulations; violation.
No person using the park shall announce, advertise or call the public attention in any way to any article or service for sale or hire.
No person in the park shall enter an area posted as "Closed to the Public" nor shall any person use or abet the use of any area in violation of posted notices.
No person shall use any public address system or amplifying equipment, except as expressly permitted by the recreation director.
No person in the park shall solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, public or private, except as expressly permitted by the recreation director.
Persons using the park will be subject to all other applicable provisions of federal, state and municipal law.
If the recreation director is unavailable or the position of the recreation director becomes vacant, the powers of the recreation director in this section shall be exercised by the Board of Selectmen or their designee.
The violation of any provisions of this section shall subject the violator to a penalty not exceeding $100. Each day any such violation continues shall be treated as a separate offense. Damages to the park as a result of such violations will be the monetary responsibility of the violator.