[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Neversink 4-13-1988 as L.L. No. 4-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the areas operated by the Town of Neversink as town parks and to contribute to the safety and enjoyment of the users of the parklands by regulating the hours of use and the use of motorized vehicles and by prohibiting certain activities detrimental to customary park uses.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TOWN PARK
- Any land owned or leased by the Town of Neversink and designated as a town park by resolution of the Town Board.
[Amended 9-8-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993]
Town parks will be open to the general public from sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset each day and otherwise will be closed. During the hours that the parks are closed, entrance to or occupancy of any park area is prohibited.
The following acts are prohibited, and no person shall:
Operate any motorized vehicle, such as automobiles, motorcycles, minibikes, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles or the like within the area of parklands; provided, however, that the operation of licensed vehicles for the transporting of the public to and from the parklands is permitted on all improved roadways and the parking of such vehicles is also permitted within designated parking areas.
Hunt or discharge any firearm, spring gun, air gun, bow, slingshot or other instrument capable of propelling an object within the area of parklands.
Injure, deface or disturb any part of the park or any building, sign, equipment or other property therein or remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock or other mineral therein.
Set fire or assist another to set fire to any timber, trees, shrubs, grass, leaves, growth or any other combustible material or suffer any fire upon other land to extend onto any part of the park. Fires within fireplaces and portable grills are permitted within designated areas of the park, but must he completely extinguished after use.
Throw, cast, lay, drop, discharge, deposit, bring into or leave in any part of the park any garbage, sewage, refuse, waste or other obnoxious material, except in receptacles provided for such purpose.
Drive or propel or cause to be driven or propelled along or over any road within the park any vehicle at a greater rate of speed than 20 miles per hour.
Use unreasonable, loud or obscene language or create an unreasonable or loud noise with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm.
Interfere with any officer of the town, county or state in the performance of his or her duty.
Swimming pools at town parks shall be open to residents of the Town of Neversink and their guests upon purchase of a pass, the price of which shall be set annually by the Town Board.
Parks shall be open to the general public, except when all or part of a park is utilized in accordance with a special use permit. Reservations for use of a town park must be approved by the Park Officer.
Any damage to a park or park facilities must be immediately reported to the Park Officer, and those persons or groups of persons responsible for the damage shall be liable for the replacement and/or repair cost of damaged facilities.
Individuals or groups permitted to use the park are responsible for all cleanup at the end of each day. All trash and litter must be collected and disposed of in the proper manner.
Animals in the town parks must at all times be subject to the control of the owner.
Use of basketball courts, tennis courts and other sports facilities are limited to availability. No such sports facility shall be used for more than one continuous hour if other persons are waiting; except:
Individuals or organizations may reserve all or part of any park for exclusive use upon issuance by the Park Officer of a special use permit.
Application for a special use permit shall be made to the Park Officer in writing at least 45 days prior to the first date to which the special use permit relates. The application shall be on the form designated for such purpose by resolution of the Town Board.
The Park Officer may require the posting of a deposit against damage and to ensure proper cleanup as a condition to issuance of a special use permit. Such deposit may be used to repair any damage or for cleanup of the park. Any deposit required pursuant to this subsection shall be held in a special account designated for such purpose.
The Park Officer may require evidence of insurance coverage as a condition to issuance of a special use permit.
The Park Officer may require that arrangements be made in advance for personnel necessary for a particular activity, such as but not limited to fire apparatus, ambulance, emergency medical service personnel and police.
The Park Officer may vary any of the conditions or requirements relating to issuance of special use permits as it deems appropriate.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.