[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lyons. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Rules and regulations herein have been set forth for the protection, safety, and enjoyment of park patrons. Park controls are also subject to any applicable state laws and regulations.
As used in this chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The grounds, buildings thereon, waters therein, and any other property necessary for the operation thereof, and constituting a part thereof, which is now or may hereafter be maintained, operated and controlled by the Town of Lyons for public park and recreation facility purposes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to be on the premises of a Town park between the hours of dusk to dawn of the following day except when there are authorized programs under the supervision and/or direction of the Town and/or the person has received a permit in accordance with this chapter and its regulations which authorizes use outside these hours.
Issuance of park permits by the Town Clerk authorizes usage of park facilities under park regulations. Permits are to be displayed by the individual in charge as designated on the permit.
Any group of persons exceeding 25 in number and utilizing park facilities for more than four hours of any day shall obtain a permit at least seven days prior to the utilization of the park facilities.
No person shall disturb the peace and good order in any park by fighting, quarreling, or wrangling with loud voices or shouts, threatening violence to the person or property of others, or engaging in riotous clamor or tumult.
No person shall congregate with other persons in a public place and refuse to comply with a lawful order of the police or a Town officer or employee in charge to disperse or leave the park.
No person shall have or carry any firearms, switchblade, hunting knife, slingshot, dagger, metal knuckles, or other dangerous weapons concealed on or about his or her person while in the park.
No person shall use obscene, profane or abusive language while in the park.
No person shall loiter in or near park buildings.
No person shall engage in vending, hawking or solicitation for business within Town parks.
No person shall engage in potentially dangerous games involving thrown or propelled objects. All games of any description must be conducted in an orderly and safe manner, with no rough and boisterous practices allowed.
No person shall deface, disturb, destroy, or remove any part of the park, whether buildings, signs, equipment, shrubs, trees, or other material found within the park.
No person shall take or attempt to take or kill, injure or unnecessarily disturb any fish, waterfowl, birds or animals within park confines.
No person within the confines of the park shall hunt, pursue with dogs, trap or in any way molest any wild bird or animal found within the park, or rob or molest any bird nest or take eggs of any bird.
No person shall bring into, permit, have or keep within the parks any dog, cat, household pet or other animal unless controlled by a leash.
All rubbish is to be deposited into receptacles marked for such deposit. No person shall cast, throw or lay any solid or liquid material on park land or within park waters.
It shall be unlawful for any person to have, possess, carry or consume alcoholic beverages in or upon any Town park except as provided in Chapter 103, Alcoholic Beverages, of the Town Code.
It shall be unlawful for any person to have, possess, carry or consume any beverage in a container made in whole or in part of glass material; for purposes of this section, any glass beverage container within any vehicle shall be deemed to be in the possession of any person within said vehicle.
No person shall bathe, wade or swim within the park except at such areas as may be designated for that purpose by the Town.
No person shall drive any automobile, motorcycle, snowmobile or other motorized vehicle upon any part of the parks or parkway.
Fees or charges may be imposed by the Town of Lyons for usage of park facilities when such are necessary to cover expenses that are not generally a normal operational expense. Such fees or charges shall be regulated at the discretion of the Town Board.
No parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor shall permit or allow him or her to do any act which would constitute a violation of these rules, regulations or laws.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or of any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for up to 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.