Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Open Space Committee — See Ch. 51.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 83.
Amusement parks, carnivals and circuses — See Ch. 88.
Animals — See Ch. 91.
Miniature golf courses and driving ranges — See Ch. 244.
Noise — See Ch. 258.
Obstruction of public places — See Ch. 271.
Paintball guns and potato cannons — See Ch. 279.
Skateboards, roller skates and similar wheeled devices — See Ch. 339.
Trap shooting and target practice — See Ch. 389.
Trees — See Ch. 392.
[Adopted 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 as Sec. 3-11 of the 1986 Code]

§ 290-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Any natural person, corporation, company, association or organization of any kind.
PUBLIC LANDS, PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS
Any lands owned or leased and maintained by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and devoted to public use and/or active or passive recreation.

§ 290-2 Motor vehicle use restricted.

No person, except for duly authorized Township employees, representatives or agents, shall use any portion of public lands, parks and recreation areas for motor vehicle traffic, operation or parking, except streets, roadways and parking lots so designated and established for those purposes.

§ 290-3 Use of Knoll Country Club Utility.

A. 
No person shall use any portion of the public golf course at the Knoll Country Club Utility for play without first having registered and remitted any required greens fees.
B. 
No person or vehicle shall be on or about the golf course unless the person is a duly authorized player or unless permission has been granted by the Golf Course Superintendent for another specific use of the course.

§ 290-4 Knoll Country Club Utility fees.

[Last amended 7-25-2017 by Ord. No. 2017:15]
The following fee schedule for admission to or use of Township facilities, programs or activities under the jurisdiction of the Knoll Country Club Utility is hereby established:
A. 
Knoll West.
Knoll West Fee Schedule(C8)(C9)(C11)
Township Resident(C2)
Nonresident
Out-of-State
Class A membership, limited to a quota of 650, playing privileges any time the course is available (on weekdays as outings permit)
Individual
$750
$1,400
n/a
Corporation, up to 4 employees
$3,100
$5,800
$8,500
Corporation, 5 employees
$3,875
$7,250
$10,625
Corporation, 6 employees
$4,650
$8,700
$12,750
Corporation, 7 employees
$5,450
$10,150
$14,875
Class B membership, limited to a quota of 350, playing privileges limited to weekdays (as outings permit and weekend afternoons as available)
Individual
$550
$1,050
n/a
Corporation, up to 4 employees
$2,300
$4,200
$6,100
Corporation, 5 employees
$2,875
$5,250
$7,625
Corporation, 6 employees
$3,450
$6,300
$9,150
Corporation, 7 employees
$4,025
$7,350
$10,675
KNOLL WEST FEE SCHEDULE(C13)(C14)
Township Resident(C2)
Nonresident
Member Guest
Club Guest
Greens Fees 18 Hole Rate
Daily (w/cart)
$43
$60
$75
$87
Senior daily (w/cart)
$41
$58
$73
$85
Daily after hours(C14)(w/cart)
$40
$54
$68
$76
Daily after hours (walk)
$24
$38
$52
$60
Weekend/holidays (w/cart)
$49
$72
$91
$103
Weekend/holiday after hours (w/cart)(C14)
$43
$60
$75
$84
Weekend/holiday after hours(C14) (walk)
$27
$44
$59
$68
Greens Fees 9 Hole Rate
Daily (w/cart)
$33
$50
$59
$68
Senior daily
$31
$48
$57
$66
Parsippany senior daily
$31
N/A
N/A
N/A
Daily after hours(C14) (w/cart)
$30
$44
$52
$60
Daily after hours(C14) (walk)
$21
$35
$43
$51
Weekend/holiday (w/cart)
$39
$62
$75
$87
Weekend/holiday after hours(C14) (w/cart)
$33
$50
$59
$68
Weekend/holiday after hours(C14) (walk) (added $3.50)
$22
$41
$50
$59
(1) 
Lockers: $220.
(2) 
Carts:
18 hole
$31.50
18 hole 1/2 cart
$15.75
9 hole (2 people)
$18.50
9 hole 1/2 cart
$9.25
(3) 
Tournament and handicap fee (mandatory charge): $41 per person must be added to all membership fees when remitting dues.
(4) 
Outing fees/deposits: $65 per person (includes greens fees and carts); $40 per person (includes greens fees and carts) for Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills charities approved by the Mayor. Nonrefundable deposit: For those scheduling outings, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 to reserve the date must be paid; provided, however, that in the event a previously reserved outing is canceled by a nonprofit organization in enough time for another outing to be scheduled for the previously reserved date, thereby resulting in no loss of revenue to the Township, the deposit may be refunded to such nonprofit organization.
(5) 
Golf Range fees:
Large bucket of balls
$10
Small bucket of balls
$6
B. 
Knoll East.
(1) 
Registration:
Township resident(C3)
$50
Nonresident
$150
(2) 
Fees:
KNOLL EAST FEE SCHEDULE(C8)(C9)(C14)
Greens Fees
Member(C4)
Non-Member
Weekdays
$16
$36
Weekends and holidays
$23
$46
Special hours(C5)
$14
$30
Senior citizens-weekdays(C4)
$12
$25
Industrial leagues (after 4:00 p.m. and 9-hole play required)
$12
$25
Early Nine Weekend 9 holes, 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
$13
$27
(3) 
Carts:
18 hole
$31.50
18 hole 1/2 cart
$15.75
9 hole (2 people)
$18.50
9 hole 1/2 cart
$9.25
Hand cart
$3
C. 
Notes:
(1) 
For purposes of this fee schedule, an individual will be considered a Township resident if his or her principal place of residence is located in Parsippany-Troy Hills and/or he or she owns real property and the individual seeking the status of a Township resident for this fee schedule is personally liable for real property taxes on same. A corporation shall be considered to be a Township resident if the corporation owns or leases property in Parsippany-Troy Hills for the purpose of conducting a business. All applicants who seek resident status for purposes of the Knoll West Fee Schedule shall produce at the request of the Township such proof of residence as the Township may require.
(2) 
All Knoll West members pay member rates at the Knoll East.
(3) 
Must provide proof of residence.
(4) 
Sixty-two years of age.
(5) 
Opening day to March 31, after 1:30 p.m.; April 1 to October 31, after 3:30 p.m.; November 1 to closing, after 1:00 p.m.
(6) 
For two golfers renting one cart, each golfer will be billed 1/2 of the cost of an eighteen-hole cart, plus tax. For one golfer renting one cart, that golfer will be billed 1/2 the cost of an eighteen-hole cart, plus tax.
(7) 
For one golfer renting a cart for nine holes, the cart rental will be billed 1/2 the nine-hole rate, plus tax.
(8) 
Exemptions. The following individuals or groups are exempt from the payment of Knoll Country Club Utility fees:
(a) 
The members of the two high school golf teams and their two coaches (one per school) for practice and the opposing team and coach for matches, provided that practices and matches are played on weekdays.
(b) 
The Golf Superintendent, Golf Greens Superintendent and Golf Pro are exempt from driving range fees.
(9) 
All Township employees and active volunteer members of the six fire districts, two volunteer ambulance squads, the rescue and recovery squad and the Office of Emergency Management shall pay the resident rate for greens fees and golf cart rental at both the East and West Courses.
(10) 
All individual membership renewal applications for the West Course postmarked after March 1 will be assessed a surcharge of $50, and all corporate membership renewal applications for the West Course postmarked after March 1 will be assessed a surcharge of $100.
(11) 
Membership fees shall be prorated on or after July 1 to 50% the annual fee for all new applicants.
(12) 
The Golf Superintendent has the discretion to reduce daily greens fee rates with approval of the Certified Financial Officer. Backup documentation required for auditors.
(13) 
Member dependent children and grandchildren under the age under 22 shall pay resident rates for all greens fees and golf cart rentals at the West Course. Proof of age is required. Member required to be present during golf play for dependent children and grandchildren.
(14) 
Daily/weekend after hours times shall be as follows: opening day through March 31: after 1:30 p.m., April 1 through October 31: after 3:30 p.m. and November 1 to closing: after 1:00 p.m.
(15) 
All member accounts with a delinquent balance as of the last day of each month will incur a finance charge of 8% per annum.
(16) 
All Knoll West memberships include unlimited golf balls at the driving range for the season.
(17) 
All credit card transactions will incur a convenience fee of $3.

§ 290-5 Parsippany-Troy Hills Community Center fees.

[Amended by Ord. No. 96:6]
The following hourly fees shall be charged and are hereby authorized for use of facilities at the Parsippany Community Center:
Type
Fee per Hour
Studios E and G
$25
Theater
$50
Performance studio
$25
Cafe
$25
Recital hall
$50
Exercise room
$25

§ 290-6 Fees for use of public gardens.

[Amended by Ord. No. 96:6]
The following fees shall be charged and are hereby authorized for use of Parsippany's Victory Gardens:
Use
Fee
Full garden (10 feet by 20 feet)
$30
  Senior citizens
$20
Half garden (10 feet by 10 feet)
$15
  Senior citizens
$10
[Adopted 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 as Ch. XV of the 1986 Code]

§ 290-7 Definitions.

As used in this article and in any Parsippany-Troy Hills Department of Parks, Forestry and Recreation rule or regulation, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BRIDLE PATH
Any path maintained for persons riding on horseback.
CROSSING
The extension of any sidewalk space across any intersection drive, street, highway or bridle path, whether or not marked.
CURB
Any boundary of any street, road, avenue, boulevard, drive or bridle path, whether or not marked by a curbstone.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
DRIVE
Any street, road, avenue or boulevard maintained by the Department for vehicular use, including parts thereof under or over any bridge.
DRIVE INTERSECTION
Any area bounded by the side line, real or projected, of one or more drives or streets which meet or cross other drives or streets.
DRIVER
Any person who propels, operates or is in charge of a vehicle.
FOOTPATH
A walk or any path maintained for pedestrians.
MUNICIPALITY
The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills.
NONRESIDENT GROUP
An entity comprised of more than 15 persons from an association, firm or partnership, religious organization, corporation, company or family residing in or having offices outside the Township.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
OFF-ROAD VEHICLES
Powered vehicles designed for or capable of cross country travel on or over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland, or other terrain, including, but not to be limited to, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, amphibious and air cushion vehicles; except those vehicles utilized for fire, emergency or law enforcement purposes.
OMNIBUS
Any vehicle constructed for, or adapted to, the carrying of more than 12 persons.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
ONE-WAY DRIVE
Any drive whereon traffic is restricted to one direction.
OWNER
Any person, firm, association, partnership or corporation owning, operating, or having the use of a vehicle, under a lease or otherwise, for a period greater than 30 days.
PARKING PLACE
Any part of any drive or space designated as a place for the standing or parking of vehicles.
PARKS
Parks, parkways, park areas, golf courses, ball fields, reservations, recreation areas and all other properties situated in the Township under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
[Amended 8-16-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:18]
PERMIT
A written license issued by or under the authority of the Department permitting the performance of a specified act or acts.
PERSON
Any person, entity, corporation, company, association, firm or partnership.
RESIDENT GROUP
An entity comprised of more than 15 persons from an association, firm or partnership, religious organization, corporation, company or family residing in or having offices located within the Township.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Any rule or regulation governing conduct in the parks.
SAFETY ZONE
A space within a drive established for pedestrians.
SMOKING
The burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from, or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device.
[Added 5-20-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:06]
SPECIAL EVENTS
Activities for which a special event permit has been issued.
VEHICLE
Powered conveyances, bicycles, tricycles, sleds, sleighs, push carts, and horses.

§ 290-8 Permits.

[Amended by Ord. No. 87:57]
A. 
Permits for certain uses required.
(1) 
Permits are required for the following uses:
(a) 
Camping;
(b) 
Group use by more than 15 people;
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
(c) 
Special events;
(d) 
Nonprofit vending;
(e) 
Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages;
(f) 
The use of fields with an artificial surface;
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
(g) 
The use of Township fields for an organized game;
[Added 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
(h) 
Any other uses listed in the Department's rules and regulations as requiring a permit.
[Added 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
(2) 
No such utilization of the parks and recreational facilities of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills shall be permitted without a permit, which must be in the user’s possession at the parks and recreation facility at the time of use. Any person desiring such permit shall file a request with the Department stating the following:
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:35]
(a) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(b) 
The name and address of the person, corporation or organization sponsoring the activity, if any.
(c) 
The name and address of a contact person or group leader who will be present at all times during the activity for which the permit is desired.
(d) 
The type of activity proposed (e.g., fund-raiser, club, political or charitable activity, etc.).
(e) 
The days and hours for which the permit is desired.
(f) 
The park or portion thereof for which the permit is desired.
(g) 
The approximate number of persons participating in the activity.
(h) 
For alcoholic beverage permits, the specifics with respect to the use of alcoholic beverages, including amount, type of container, plan for removal of refuse, and such other information as shall be requested by the Department.
(i) 
Any other information which the Department shall find reasonably necessary to a determination as to whether a permit should be issued hereunder.
(j) 
An insurance waiver/release and insurance requirements form shall be completed, and a certificate of insurance in compliance with same shall be submitted for all parks and recreational facility uses.
B. 
Issuance of permit. The Department shall issue a permit hereunder if it finds that:
(1) 
The proposed activity will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public enjoyment of the park or the promotion of public health and welfare, safety and recreation. The Township reserves the right not to schedule activities so that the maintenance staff can complete work.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
(2) 
The facilities sought to be used are available at the day and time specified in the application and the activity will not conflict with any other scheduled activities.
(3) 
Past activities of the applicant under previous permits issued hereunder, if any, have been conducted in accordance with all applicable ordinances, regulations and the conditions of such permit(s).
C. 
Appeal of permit denial. Within five days after receipt of a permit application, the Department shall apprise an applicant in writing of the reasons for refusing a permit, and the applicant shall have the right to appeal the denial to the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council by serving written notice thereof on the Township Clerk within five days of the date of said denial. The applicant may include in such notice a request for a hearing, which shall be scheduled as soon thereafter as possible. The Township Council shall consider the application under the standards in Subsection B hereof and sustain or overrule the Department's decision. If no hearing has been requested, such decision shall be rendered on the papers within 10 days. The decision of the Township Council shall be final.
D. 
Cancellation of reservations.
[Added 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56;[1]; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:35]
(1) 
Picnic permit holders must provide two weeks’ notice for cancellation. The permit holder who cancels a picnic permit with less than two weeks’ notice is liable for the cost of the permit.
(2) 
Athletic field permit holders must provide four business days’ notice for cancellation. The permit holder who cancels an athletic field permit with less than four business days’ notice shall be liable for the cost of the permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also relettered former Subsections D through F as Subsections E through G, respectively.
E. 
Violation of permit. Strict compliance with permits is required. Any violation of any terms and/or conditions thereof shall constitute grounds for revocation of the permit by the Department. In case of the revocation of any permit, permit fees shall be retained by the Department. The permit forfeiture shall not in any manner relieve such person from liability for the violation of the items listed under disclaimers on the permit or for civil damages. Any violation of the permit is grounds for denying any future permits.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:35]
F. 
Fees for permits.
[Amended by Ord. No. 94:20; Ord. No. 94:35; Ord. No. 95:8; Ord. No. 96:23; Ord. No. 97:6; Ord. No. 98:17; Ord. No. 2000:36; Ord. No. 2002:7; 10-8-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:38; 3-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003:06; 8-16-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:18; 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:05; 4-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08; 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56; 3-17-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:05; 12-15-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:43; 7-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:17; 6-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011:14; 2-14-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:03; 3-19-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:06; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:35; 6-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:11]
Type of Program/Permit
Fee
(1)
Recreational activities.
Various youth programs (per person)
$10 to $600
Various adult programs (per person)
$10 to $600
Various Township-sponsored youth travel teams and leagues (per person)
$5 to $50
Various Township-sponsored youth travel teams and leagues (per person)
$5 to $75
Various tennis programs and memberships (per person)
$5 to $150
Trips, special events and programs
Cost rounded to highest dollar amount
(2)
Facility use.
Natural grass fields (per hour)
With lights
Residents
$30
Nonresidents
$60
League/business use - Township
$45
League/business use - out of Township
$90
No lights
Residents
$15
Nonresidents
$30
League/business use - Township
$23
League/business use - out of Township
$45
Artificial turf fields (per hour)
With lights
Residents
$40
Nonresidents
$80
League/business use - Township
$60
League/business use - out of Township
$120
No lights
Residents
$20
Nonresidents
$40
League/business use - Township
$30
League/business use - out of Township
$60
NOTE:
(a)
Groups and teams will be assessed the nonresident facility use permit fee unless at least 80% of the group or team is residents of the Township, as evidenced by the submittal of a team roster along with proof of address. Acceptable means of proof of address shall be determined by the Superintendent of Recreation or his or her designee.
(b)
The following organizations: Parsippany Board of Education, Par-Troy Little League East, Par-Troy Little League West, Parsippany Soccer Club, Little Vikings Football, Parsippany Police Athletic League, and Parsippany Lacrosse Club; are exempt from the facility use permit fee, provided that:
[1]
At least 80% of the youth registered to participate in the affiliated youth sports organization are Township residents;
[2]
The affiliated organization collects and remits annually to the Township's Recreation Department a complete roster of registrants and facility use fee of $100 for each nonresident registered participant;
[3]
With the approval of the Township Administration each affiliated organization will be permitted to hold one special event per calendar year.
Picnic area rental; fees include garbage pickup service (per group)
Resident (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$50
51 to 100
$100
Over 100
$150
Nonresident (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$100
51 to 100
$200
Over 100
$300
Business - Township (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$75
51 to 100
$150
Over 100
$225
Business - out of Township (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$150
51 to 100
$300
Over 100
$450
Picnic area alcohol permit (per event)
Resident
$75
Nonresident
$100
Business - Township
$100
Business - out of Township
$200
Roller hockey rink (per hour)
Residents
No lights
$15
With lights
$30
Nonresidents
No lights
$30
With lights
$60
Veterans Memorial Park bandstand (per hour) with electricity and lights (4-hour minimum required)
$125
Basketball court (per court, per hour)
Resident
$5
Nonresident
$10
Business - Township
$8
Business - out of Township
$15
Skate park per year
Resident
$20
Nonresident
$40
Tennis court (per court, per hour)
$5
Resident
$5
Nonresident
$10
Business - Township
$8
Business - out of Township
$15
NOTE: A copy of the hours of operation and general rules and regulations are on file in the office of the Superintendent of the Division of Recreation.
G. 
Refund of fees.
[Amended by Ord. No. 96:30; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:35 ]
(1) 
No refunds of recreation fees paid for pursuant to Subsection F shall be given except in the following instances:
(a) 
A request was made two weeks prior to the start of the program.
(b) 
Illness or injury, documented by a physician, which prevents participation in the program.
(c) 
If the fields are closed by the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department due to hazardous playing conditions.
(d) 
In the event weather conditions are severe enough to prevent safe use of picnic areas, as deemed by the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department.
(2) 
Refund of permit fees shall be distributed as follows:
(a) 
A letter of credit, which may be used toward payment of the fee for another program, will first be offered and shall be subject to a processing fee of $10.
(b) 
In the event a letter of credit is declined, a full refund of the fee will be given, subject to a processing fee of $10.

§ 290-9 Prohibited uses.

A. 
Advertising. No person shall, with the exception of municipal activities and Department-approved activities, post, paint, affix, distribute, hand out, deliver, place, cast or leave about any billboard, placard, ticket, handbill, circular or other advertisement; display any flag, banner, transparency, target, sign, blimp, balloon, airplane, searchlight, or any other matter for advertising purposes; or operate any musical instrument or drum for advertising purposes or for the purpose of attracting attention to any exhibition, show, performance or other display.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
B. 
Animals. No person shall cause or permit any animal owned by him, in his custody or under his control, except a domesticated household pet when restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet in length, to go or be in any park area, with the exception of dogs in a designated dog park area.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
(1) 
The one in immediate control of the pet will clean up after the animal.
C. 
Fires, lighted cigars, etc. No person shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire, whether for cooking or otherwise, except in places provided for such purposes. Designated places shall be continuously under the care and direction of an adult from the time it is kindled until it is extinguished. No person shall throw away or discard any lighted match, cigar, cigarette, tobacco, paper or other material other than in a container provided by the Department.
D. 
Remaining after closing. Except when pursuant to a permit, no person or vehicle shall be in the parks when closed except in an emergency and then after notifying a police officer or Department representative.

§ 290-10 Regulated uses.

A. 
Aviation. No person, except in an emergency, shall land or cause to descend or alight within or upon the parks any airplane, flying machine, balloon, parachute, or other apparatus pertaining to aviation other than in special events and in a manner approved by the Department.
B. 
Bathing. No person shall bathe, wade or swim in any park waters except at designated places and times. Nude or partially nude bathing or sunning is prohibited.
C. 
Boating, sledding, coasting, skating, etc. No person shall use or operate a boat, canoe, water skis, aquaplane, inflated float or raft in park waters, nor shall any person sled, coast, ski, or skate except at approved places and times.
D. 
Games and athletics. No person shall operate aviation models, kites, model boats, model automobiles, nor shall any person throw, cast, catch, kick or strike any baseball, golf ball, football, basketball, bean bag, arrow or any other similar object except at approved places. Athletic events or organized games shall require permits.
E. 
Horses/ponies. No person shall use, ride or drive a horse or pony upon parklands other than in designated areas.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:35]
F. 
Groups, meetings, exhibitions, racing and similar activities.
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:35]
(1) 
No group of 15 or more persons shall use the park area without first obtaining a permit.
(2) 
Adult supervision of children’s groups is required at all times.
(3) 
No person shall hold any public meeting or give any concert or entertainment of any kind or erect any structure, including but not limited to stands, tents, platforms, or play structures, occupy any camp, or utilize any loudspeaker, public address system or amplifier without a permit.
G. 
Alcoholic beverages. No person shall possess, consume or distribute any alcoholic beverages other than at group functions sponsored by organizations for which an alcoholic beverage permit has been obtained under this article. Alcoholic beverages permitted in Township parks and recreational areas are restricted to beer and wine in nonglass containers such as kegs, cans and coated paper containers. Alcoholic beverages shall only be permitted in picnic areas and are specifically prohibited on other park property, including, but not limited to, playing fields, playgrounds and tennis courts. The Department can, in the interest of public health and safety, promulgate additional regulations governing this particular use.
[Amended by Ord. No. 87:57]
H. 
Vending.
(1) 
No person shall engage in any commercial enterprise, including, but not limited to, the offering of services, soliciting, selling or peddling of any liquids or edibles for human consumption or the peddling or vending of goods, wares or merchandise within public parks or recreation areas in the Township, except as provided hereinafter. A non-profit-making person, organization, society or association of a charitable, religious, patriotic, philanthropic or community nature may peddle or vend liquids or edibles for human consumption or other goods, wares or merchandise provided that a permit has been obtained pursuant to § 290-8A(1)(d) of this article. Nonprofit vending permits shall be issued as follows:
[Amended 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:56]
(a) 
To non-profit-making Township organizations which specifically benefit residents of the Township.
(b) 
To all other bona fide non-profit-making organizations.
(2) 
Notwithstanding this subsection, any and all licenses and permits otherwise required of a nonprofit peddler or vendor must be obtained in addition hereto.
(3) 
All other profit-making commercial enterprises shall not be permitted within Township parks and recreation areas.

§ 290-11 Traffic.

A. 
Vehicles, where prohibited. No person shall drive a vehicle within or upon a safety zone, walk, bridle path, footpath or any part of the parkway not designated for such purpose.
B. 
Off-road vehicles. No person shall drive or operate any off-road vehicle within or upon any park lands other than vehicles permitted by law to use public streets and roadways, and then only on those ways.

§ 290-12 Protection of property.

A. 
Trees, shrubs, and grass. No person shall destroy, cut, break, deface, mutilate, injure, disturb, sever from the ground or remove any plant, flower, flower bed, shrub, tree, growing thing, plant growth or any branch, stem or leaf; or attach any rope, cable, or other contrivance thereto; or set fire or assist another to set fire to same; or hitch any horse or other animal to same or leave them standing near enough to damage or go upon same.
B. 
Animals and fish. No person shall, within the parks, molest, remove, kill, wound, trap, hunt, take, chase, shoot or throw missiles at any animals or fowl, their nests, young, or eggs; or knowingly buy, receive, have in their possession, sell or give away any such animal, fowl or egg so taken. No person shall fish in any of the park waters, unless so designated and providing that New Jersey State fishing laws are observed. No person shall kill, wound, discharge or throw missiles at any fish in such waters; or place therein any piscivorous fish, poison or any other substance injurious to fish. No person shall feed any wild animal or fish any food or other substance unless so designated.

§ 290-13 Pollution of waters.

No person shall throw, cast, lay, drop or discharge into, or leave in the waters of the parks or any tributary river, brook, stream, storm sewer or drain flowing into said waters, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, or polluting matter.

§ 290-14 State and Township laws applicable.

All applicable Township ordinances, state laws, and Department rules and regulations shall be considered as part of this article. No part of this article shall imply a relaxing of other ordinances. Any person using the parks shall thereby accept the provisions of all applicable Township ordinances, state laws and Department rules and regulations.

§ 290-15 Hours of operation.

All parks shall he officially closed between the hours of 30 minutes after sundown and 30 minutes before sunrise other than for permitted activities.

§ 290-16 Fees for special services.

[Added 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:33; amended 6-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:11]
The hourly fee for special services provided by Parks and Forestry employees, outside of regular working hours, shall be $58 per hour, per employee. A minimum of two employees and a minimum of four hours shall be charged.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 290-16, Violations and penalties, as amended by Ord. Nos. 87:57 and 91:4, was repealed 8-16-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:18.

§ 290-17 Recreation equipment fee.

[Added 6-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011:14]
There shall be a fee of $175 charged for recreation equipment that is unreturned in the time frame specified by the equipment contract.

§ 290-18 Smoking.

[Added 5-20-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:06]
A. 
In all Township parks, smoking is prohibited in and around children’s play areas as designated by no-smoking signs.
B. 
During any sporting event(s), smoking is prohibited at the athletic fields, sports courts, and play areas where the sporting event(s) are taking place and is only permitted in associated parking areas.
C. 
In all Township parks, the Township will post “No Smoking” signs around all children’s play areas, which shall read “No Smoking Beyond This Point Pursuant to Township Code § 290-18.”
D. 
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, and any person may initiate enforcement by registering a complaint with the Police Department.
E. 
Any person violating any provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties set forth in § 1-17 of the Township Code.

§ 290-19 Rental fees for Township-sponsored events and festivals.

[Added 8-19-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:22]
A. 
No person, business, organization, merchant, or vendor, shall erect any tent, table, display, advertisement, booth, or concession during any Township-sponsored event or festival in any Township right-of-way or upon any Township street, sidewalk, or property without first making application to the Township Recreation Department.
B. 
Applications to erect any tent, table, display, advertisement, booth, or concession during any Township-sponsored event or festival in any Township right-of-way or upon any Township street, sidewalk, or property shall be made to the Township Recreation Department on forms furnished by that Department and designated for such purpose, and submitted together with all required fees and documentation no later than the date specified by that Department.
C. 
Each application to erect any tent, table, display, advertisement, booth or concession during any Township-sponsored event or festival in any Township right-of-way or upon any Township street, sidewalk, or property shall be accompanied by a fee determined pursuant to the following table.
[Amended 6-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:11]
Fee
Type of Business/Organization
Display Area
(feet)
Early Registration
Full-Price Registration
Specially designated businesses/vendors
Up to 25 x 10
$125
$150
In-Township food vendor
Up to 25 x 10
$125
$150
Out-of-Township food vendor
Up to 25 x 10
$325
$350
Non-food/drink vendor
Up to 25 x 10
$75
$100
In-Township nonprofit
fund-raising/display [application form will indicate what subtypes of 501(c)s will fall into this category]
Up to 25 x 10
$0
$0
Out-of-Township nonprofit fund-raising/display
Up to 25 x 10
$0
$0
D. 
Any special charges will be determined in advance based on the event type and, if applicable, will appear on the application form.
E. 
Applicants are responsible for contacting the appropriate Township departments to obtain all necessary inspections and permits, which must be obtained prior to the event. Nothing herein shall relieve any applicant of the requirements of any other statute, regulation, ordinance, code, or rule.
F. 
All applications shall include completed insurance waiver/release and insurance requirements forms, and all applicants shall furnish a certificate of insurance as the Township may require.
G. 
Each application made pursuant to this section shall be reviewed by the Recreation Department which, upon determining that the application is complete and all requisite fees and documentation have been submitted, shall approve the application. The decision of the Recreation Department regarding the approval or disapproval of any application pursuant to this section shall be final.
H. 
Applicants that cannot provide the requested tent, table, display, advertisement, booth, or concession must inform the Recreation Department no later than two weeks prior to the event. Any applicant that fails the inform the Recreation Department of its inability to provide the requested tent, table, display, advertisement, booth, or concession at least two weeks prior to the event shall not be eligible for a refund of any fees. A refund fee of $10 will be withheld from all refunds.