Borough of Midland Park, NJ
Bergen County
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Editor's Note: For the prohibition of glass containers in public parks, see Chapter 3, Section 3-9 of this Code.
[Ord. #674; 1973 Code § 77-2; Ord. #802, § 1; Ord. #10-07, § 1]
a. 
The hours between which the Wortendyke Park recreation facilities may be used by the public shall be between dawn and dusk.
b. 
The hours between which the Vander Meer and Dairy Street Fields may be used shall be between dawn and dusk, except that during football season between August 1st and November 30th, such facilities may be used until 9:00 p.m. weekdays, 11:30 p.m. for five (5) Friday evening games, Saturday until 10:00 p.m., and Sunday until 8:00 p.m. during such period. In addition, such facilities may be used for soccer activity until 9:30 p.m. weekdays and weekends.
c. 
The hours for which the Junior League Field for baseball and softball activities may be used shall be until 10:30 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
d. 
Hours of Other Parks and Public Lands. No person shall enter or remain at any park or other lands not specified above, designated for municipal purposes, as set forth in the Official Map of the Borough between one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise provided, however, that this regulation shall not apply to any normal function or activity of the Borough, its boards or departments.
e. 
Notwithstanding anything hereinabove contained, the Mayor and Council of the Borough by resolution may authorize special events to take place beyond the hours set forth herein.
[1973 Code § 109-3; Ord. #802, § 1]
No person shall enter upon any portion of the lawn or grounds within a public park when notified by a sign placed in such park or by a guardian of such park or by a police officer not to enter upon such lawn or grounds.
[Ord. #802, § 1]
No person or corporation shall cut, break, climb, injure or remove any tree or any plant, shrub or tree in any park of the Borough without a written permit from the Mayor and Council. No person or corporation shall place any rope, wire, sign, poster, or other fixture on a tree or a tree guard in a public park or injure, misuse, remove or cause or procure any person to injure, misuse or remove any device placed to protect any tree or plant in any park of the Borough without a written permit from the Mayor and Council.
[1]
Editor's Note: For additional provisions concerning trees, see Chapter 18, Trees.
[1973 Code § 109-4; Ord. #802, § 1]
No person shall leave or deposit any paper or other waste material in any public park, except in such receptacles as may be provided therein for that purpose.
[1973 Code § 109-6; Ord. #802, § 1]
No person shall, without the Mayor and Council, place any booth, stand or other structure or station or operate any wagon or other vehicle in any public park.
[1973 Code § 109-7; Ord. #802, § 1]
No person shall offer any article for sale or display any advertising device or distribute any circulars or cards in a public park.
[Ord. #802, § 1]
No person owning, keeping, harboring or having the care, custody or control of any animal shall suffer, permit or allow its presence in any public park.
[Ord. #802, § 1]
No person shall, without the written permission of the Mayor and Council or its duly authorized agent, possess, imbibe or consume any alcoholic beverage in any public park.
[Ord. #802, § 1]
No person or corporation shall string any wire or wires through any public park without a written permit from the Mayor and Council. Any person or corporation having any wire or wires running through a public park or highway shall securely fasten such wire or wires so that they shall not come in contact with any part of any tree therein.
[Ord. #802, § 1]
No person shall play or practice golf in a public park.
[1973 Code § 109-5]
No person shall, except at such time and under such regulations as may be designated by the Mayor and Council, play at any game in a public park.
[Ord. #802, § 1]
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any activity conducted by or approved by the Board of Recreation or the Borough Council.
[Ord. #585; 1973 Code § 107-1]
The Borough hereby establishes three (3) classes of tennis courts known as "A", "B" and "C". The A tennis courts shall be located at the Dairy Street Recreation Area (site A); the B tennis courts, which were constructed by municipal funds, shall be located at the Dairy Street Recreation Area (College Road site); and the C tennis courts, which were constructed by municipal, Federal or State funds, shall be located at the Dairy Street Recreation Area (site C). If additional courts are constructed in the Borough, they shall receive the appropriate designation.
[Ord. #585; Ord. #593; Ord. #607; Ord. #684; 1973 Code § 107-2]
a. 
In order to provide a monitor to supervise the use of the tennis courts and to ensure their proper maintenance and care for the benefit of the residents of the Borough, who use the same, together with their guests, it shall be necessary that a tennis card shall be displayed at all times during the use of such tennis courts. Such tennis cards may be procured from the Borough Recreation Board at such places and times as shall be announced and published at the beginning of the season and there-after from such monitors as shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council, by paying a fee as set forth in the schedule established by resolution of the Mayor and Council, which fee shall entitle the person to obtain a card which shall be good for the tennis year in which the card is obtained. The tennis year shall be May 1 through April 30.
b. 
Individuals who wish to use the courts on a daily basis without a season membership may obtain a daily pass, to be issued in the same manner as season cards at a rate set forth in the fee schedule established by resolution of the Mayor and Council.
c. 
Individuals must appear personally to obtain season cards or daily passes. No card shall be required and no charge made to any participants in certain programs or activities conducted or approved by the Borough Recreation Board, which programs or activities shall be first approved by the Mayor and Council.
[Ord. #39-89, #27]
The Mayor and Council shall, by resolution, establish a fee schedule for the use of tennis courts in the Borough. In the absence of such resolution, the fees charged for the use of tennis courts shall be as follows contained in Chapter 90. Refer to "Fees for Chapter 9, "Recreational Facilities."
[Ord. #585; Ord. #607; 1973 Code § 107-4]
The tennis courts in A and B categories are solely for the use of residents of the Borough. A resident card holder, when playing, may invite one (1) nonresident guest. The Chairman of the Recreation Board, the officers of the Police Department of the Borough and other authorized personnel of the Borough may demand at any time proof of such residency as condition precedent to the use of the aforesaid tennis courts by any person or persons. The tennis courts in C category may be used by residents and nonresidents. All of the rules and regulations provided herein shall apply to a nonresident as well as a resident.
[Ord. #585; Ord. #593; Ord. #607; 1973 Code § 107-5]
a. 
All persons and guests using the tennis courts in the Borough shall adhere to the rules and regulations set forth hereafter and such additional rules and regulations adopted by the Mayor and Council, which shall govern the use of such facilities. A copy of such rules and regulations shall be posted on a fence at each tennis court location.
b. 
No person shall use any of the tennis courts unless such person complies in full with the rules and regulations pertaining to the same, as hereinafter set forth.
1. 
Everyone shall, at all times, while on a tennis court, display the tennis card or daily pass issued by the Borough, which may be obtained upon payment of the fee required.
2. 
All players must be properly attired, including shirts and tennis shoes or sneakers.
3. 
All players must report to the attendant monitor before entering courts.
4. 
Playing time on any court for any player or players is limited to one (1) hour of play, whether playing singles or doubles. However, if, at the termination of such hour, there are no other players waiting to have the court, the players may continue to play past the one-hour time limit and until such time as other players are ready to use the court.
5. 
Each player or group of players seeking the use of a tennis court must sign up to play prior to using any court on a registration sheet which shall be in the hands of the monitor which shall be posted on a board on each court, giving their names, the time they seek to use the court and the number of courts requested. Players may register for use of the courts no sooner than one (1) day prior to the day that they seek to use a court. Registration must be made in person with the monitor in attendance. The person registering must show a tennis card or pass and give the monitor the names of all players for the court reserved. Players having played on a reserved court once during a given day may not play on a reserved basis again that day. Court assignments will be made on the hour only. Players not appearing within ten (10) minutes of their scheduled time will forfeit their registration. If a reservation is made and not kept, such players will be denied reservation privileges for a period of seven (7) days. After playing their hour, all players must vacate the court if others are waiting or if the court has been reserved. At the discretion of the Recreation Board, certain periods on specified courts may be reserved for particular groups or activities based upon rules and regulations developed by the Recreation Board and approved by the Mayor and Council.
6. 
After 6:00 p.m. prevailing time on weekdays, during the period from June 15 through September 15 and all Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, adults shall have priority over nonadults, for use of tennis courts as may not be in use, but they shall not be permitted to register for the courts in advance.
7. 
During such times as a monitor shall be present to assure proper use of the tennis courts, the directions of the monitor shall be obeyed by anyone using the courts. The monitor shall have the right to prohibit the use of the courts to anyone who is not complying with the rules and regulations set forth hereinabove.
8. 
There may be no litter, undue noise or use of profanity while on the tennis courts.
9. 
Courts are for tennis only. Any other use of tennis courts will not be permitted.
10. 
Defacing or damaging the courts in any way is prohibited.
[Ord. #15-10]
The rules and regulations set forth in this section shall apply to the basketball courts located to the rear of the DePhillips Center being designated as Block 10.02, Lot 41.02 on the Municipal Tax Map.
[Ord. #15-10]
The hours between which the basketball courts may be used by the public shall be Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m.
[Ord. #15-10]
a. 
The basketball courts shall be utilized solely for the purpose of basketball play only, unless otherwise authorized by the Mayor and Council.
b. 
Use of the basketball courts shall be limited to a one (1) hour consecutive period if persons are waiting to use the courts.
c. 
Persons using the basketball courts shall refrain from profanity or suggestive language and engaging in aggressive behavior.
[Ord. #15-10]
Any person convicted of violating this section shall be subject to such fines or penalties as established in the General Penalty provision of the Borough Code, Section 1-5.