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]
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.
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.
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.
[Last amended 12-18-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:28]
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 Initial Membership Fee — Class A
Class A membership playing privileges any time the course is available as outings permit. Class A members will be permitted to schedule tee times 14.5 days in advance. Corporations must specify the employee names at the time of registration.
Resident
Nonresident
Individual
$750
$1,500
Corporation, up to 4 employees
$3,100
$5,800
Corporation, 5 employees
$3,875
$7,250
Corporation, 6 employees
$4,650
$8,700
Corporation, 7 employees
$5,450
$10,150
Knoll West Initial Membership Fee — Class B
Class B membership playing privileges as outings permit and weekend afternoons as available. Class B members will be permitted to schedule tee times 7.5 days in advance. Corporations must specify the employee names at the time of registration.
Township Resident(C2)
Nonresident
Individual
$550
$1,100
Corporation, up to 4 employees
$2,300
$4,200
Corporation, 5 employees
$2,875
$5,250
Corporation, 6 employees
$3,450
$6,300
Corporation, 7 employees
$4,025
$7,350
Knoll West Green Fee Schedule(C12)(C13)
Greens Fees 18-Hole Rate
Member
Nonmember
Daily-w/cart
$43
$75
Senior Daily-w/cart(C4)
$41
$73
Daily after hours(C13)-w/cart
$40
$68
Daily after hours-walk
$24
$52
Junior w/cart
$18
$23
Weekend/holiday -w/cart
$49
$91
Weekend/holiday -after hours(C13) w/cart
$43
$75
Weekend/holiday after hours(C13)-walk
$27
$59
Greens Fees 9-Hole Rate
Member
Nonmember
Daily-w/cart
$33
$59
Senior Daily
$31
$57
Parsippany Senior Daily
$31
n/a
Daily after hours(C13)-w/cart
$30
$52
Daily after hours(C13)-walk
$21
$43
Weekend/holiday-w/cart
$39
$75
Weekend/holiday after hours(C13) -w/cart
$33
$59
Weekend/holiday after hours(C13)-walk
$22
$50
Knoll West Other Fees Schedule (C12)(C13)
(1) 
Miscellaneous.
(a) 
Bag storage: $125 per year.
(b) 
Lockers: $125 per year.
(c) 
Member package: $200 for both bag storage and locker per year.
(d) 
Handicap service: $35 per year.
(2) 
Carts:
18 hole
$31.50
18 hole half cart
$15.75
9 hole, 2 people
$18.50
9 hole, half cart
$9.25
(3) 
Outing fees/deposits:
$65 per person (includes greens fees and carts)
$40 per person (includes greens fees and carts) for charities and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
(4) 
Nonrefundable deposit. For those scheduling outings, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 to reserve the date must be paid.
(5) 
Exception to nonrefundable deposit. 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 501(c)(3) organization.
B. 
Knoll East.
(1) 
Knoll East initial membership fee.
(a) 
Membership fee:
[1] 
Township resident(C3): $50.
[2] 
Nonresident: $150.
(2) 
Knoll East greens fee schedule.(C8)(C9)(C13)
(a) 
Greens fees:
Member
Nonmember
Greens Fees
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
(b) 
Carts:
18 hole
$31.50
18 hole half cart
$15.75
9 hole, 2 people
$18.50
9 hole, half cart
$9.25
Hand cart
$3
(c) 
Outing fees/deposits — weekends and weekdays when scheduling permits:
$52 per person (includes greens fees and carts)
$36 per person (includes greens fees and carts) for charities and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
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) 
Senior is 62 years of age. Senior discount of $2 is on weekdays only on Knoll West.
(5) 
For two golfers renting one cart, each golfer will be billed half of the cost of an eighteen-hole cart, plus tax. For one golfer renting one cart, that golfer will be billed half the cost of an eighteen-hole cart, plus tax.
(6) 
For one golfer renting a cart for nine holes, the cart rental will be billed half the nine-hole rate, plus tax.
(7) 
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 on course 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.
(c) 
The Golf Superintendent and Golf Pro(s) are exempt from golf greens fees.
(8) 
All Township and Kemper 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 member rate for greens fees and golf cart rental at both the East and West courses.
(9) 
The Golf Superintendent has the discretion to reduce or increase daily greens fee rates and outing fees with approval of the Certified Financial Officer. Backup documentation is required for auditors.
(10) 
Members' dependent children and grandchildren under the age of 23 shall pay junior rates for all greens fees and golf cart rental fees at the West course. Proof of age is required. Member is required to be present during golf play for dependent children and grandchildren.
(11) 
Daily/weekend twilight 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.
November 1 to closing after 1:00 p.m.
(12) 
All member accounts with a delinquent balance as of the last day of each month will incur a finance charge of 8% per annum.
(13) 
All Knoll West members will be issued a range card once per year upon membership payment:
(a) 
A membership: $250.
(b) 
B membership: $150.
(c) 
Range ball card refills will be discounted by 20%.
(14) 
All credit and debit card transactions will incur a convenience fee of $3.
(15) 
Golf range is available for use to members and nonmembers:
(a) 
Golf range fees:
Extra large bucket of balls
$15
Large bucket of balls
$10
Small bucket of balls
$6
[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
[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]
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.
[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; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:24]
Type of Program/Permit
Fee Range
(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 $750
Various Township-sponsored adult travel teams and leagues (per person)
$5 to $750
Various tennis programs and memberships (per person)
$5 to $150
Trips, special events and programs
Cost rounded to highest dollar amount
Type of Program/Permit
Fee
(2)
Facility use
Natural grass 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
Artificial turf fields (per hour)
With lights
Residents
$50
Nonresidents
$100
League/business use-Township
$80
League/business use-out of Township
$160
No lights
Residents
$25
Nonresidents
$50
League/business use-Township
$40
League/business use-out of Township
$80
NOTE:
(a)
Groups and teams will be assessed the nonresident facility use permit fee unless at least 80% of the group or team consists of 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 for youth-related use, 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.
Type of Program/Permit
Fee
Picnic area rental; fees include garbage pickup service (per group)
Resident (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$60
51 to 100
$120
Over 100
$180
Nonresident (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$120
51 to 100
$240
Over 100
$360
Business-Township (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$100
51 to 100
$200
Over 100
$300
Business-out of Township (number of people in group)
15 to 50
$200
51 to 100
$400
Over 100
$600
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
$20
With lights
$40
Nonresidents
No lights
$40
With lights
$80
Veterans Memorial Park bandstand (per hour) with electricity and lights (4-hour minimum required)
$150
Basketball court (per court, per hour)
Resident
$5
Nonresident
$10
Business-Township
$8
Business-out of Township
$15
Tennis court (per court, per hour)
Resident
$5
Nonresident
$25
Nonresident Business — yearly pass
$150
Resident-yearly pass
$100
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 in the specified time period indicated on the registration material.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:24]
(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.
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.
E. 
Utilizing any restroom located in a park or public facility to clean oneself, except for routine hand washing, or wash or dry any clothing or other articles for personal use.
[Added 7-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:36]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[Amended 7-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:37]
A. 
All parks shall be officially closed between the hours of 30 minutes after sundown and 30 minutes before sunrise other than for permitted activities.
B. 
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Township may close a park, or portion thereof, to the public when the Summer Playground Programs are in session, or when deemed necessary in the sole discretion of the Business Administrator, for other Township programs. In such cases signs will be posted indicated that the park, or portion thereof, is closed.
[Added 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:33; amended 6-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:11; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:24]
The hourly fee for special services provided by Parks and Forestry employees, outside of regular working hours, shall be $65 per hour, per employee. A minimum of two employees and a minimum of four hours, shall be charged. Additional time will be calculated in four-hour blocks, with a minimum of two employees.
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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.
[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.
[Added 5-20-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:06; amended 8-20-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:38]
A. 
Smoking is prohibited in all Township parks including athletic fields, sports courts and play areas, including the Parsippany Police Athletic League Youth Center located at 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany-Troy Hills NJ 07054, and except municipal golf courses, and is only permitted in adjacent parking areas located outside of a public park or athletic field in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, N.J.S.A. 26:3D-56 et seq.
B. 
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.
C. 
Any person violating any provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 26:3D-62(8)(a) and (f).
[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. 
Fees for special events will vary from $0 to $750 depending on the event. Event fees will be published on the application materials for each event.
[Amended 6-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:11; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:24]
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. 
There will be no refunds of any fees for Township-sponsored events and festivals described herein unless the Township cancels the event.
[Amended 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2019:24]