[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ellington effective 7-30-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No unauthorized person shall use or be physically within any public park or recreation area except at such times as the Board of Selectmen may designate by public signs or notices or as specifically authorized by a special permit issued by the Board of Selectmen or its duly authorized agent.
No person, not a resident of the Town of Ellington, shall use any facility at the Sandy Beach recreational area except under a special permit issued by the Board of Selectmen or its duly authorized agent.
Boating on Crystal Lake is subject to regulations of the State Department of Environmental Protection. See § 15-121-B15j of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
No person shall have in his possession or consume any alcoholic beverage in any recreational area, and no person shall enter any recreational area under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Board of Selectmen may issue special permits for group gatherings in which limited alcoholic beverages may be permitted.
No person shall have in his possession or control any pets or riding animals, including but not limited to dogs and horses, in any public park or recreation area as may be designated by the Board of Selectmen upon the advice of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
No person shall leave any refuse or trash in any recreational area except in receptacles provided for that purpose. Where no receptacles are provided, all such refuse or trash shall be properly disposed of outside the recreational areas.
All persons shall use rest rooms in recreational areas where provided and shall cooperate in keeping such rest rooms in a neat and sanitary condition.
No person shall camp in any recreational area other than those designated for camping and unless a special permit has been obtained from the Board of Selectmen or its duly authorized agent.
No person shall take part in the playing of any games involving horseshoes, arrows, stones, balls or other propelled objects within any recreational area except in areas set aside for such activities.
No person shall have in his possession or use firearms or any other device firing projectiles of any kind within any recreational area.
No person shall willfully cause damage to any facilities or appurtenances, real or personal, within any recreational area.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $100 for each offense.