Stewart Park shall include Newman Municipal Golf Course and all property now or hereafter owned by the City within the area bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of North Cayuga Street and Fall Creek; running thence northwesterly down Fall Creek to its mouth; thence north to the north City line; thence east along the north City line to the west line of Lake Road; thence south along the west line of Lake Road to the northwest line of State Route 13; thence southwesterly along the northwesterly line of State Route 13 to the west line of North Cayuga Street; thence south along the west line of North Cayuga Street to Fall Creek, to the place of beginning, excepting therefrom non-City-owned property within the above-described area and also excepting land lying within the right-of-way lines of North Cayuga Street.
[Amended 3-1-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-04]
Dogs shall be permitted in the park but shall not be permitted in the Fuertes Bird Sanctuary or within 100 feet of the Swan Pond, except for on the Cayuga Waterfront Trail or within the Cascadilla Boathouse and around its associated docks. Seeing Eye dogs, service animals providing assistance to people with disabling conditions, and police working dogs are permitted in the Fuertes Bird Sanctuary and within 100 feet of the Swan Pond. All dogs shall be restrained by an adequate collar and leash while in the park. Exceptions to these requirements are by permit only, which may be granted by the Superintendent of Public Works or his/her authorized agent.
No horses shall be permitted at any time in the park. Exception to this prohibition is by permit only, which may be granted by the Superintendent of Public Works or his/her authorized agent.
No trucks larger than a standard pickup truck shall be permitted in the park except for necessary service to or in the park.
Operation and speed regulated. No person shall ride, drive or cause to be propelled any vehicle in the park at a greater rate of speed than 10 miles an hour, nor on or over any path, lawn, flowerbed or other improvement.
Parking. No vehicle shall be parked or left standing at any place in the park except at duly designated parking places.
No motor vehicles will be allowed on any grassy area within the park at any time without a permit, which may be granted by the Board of Public Works. This prohibition shall not apply to vehicles owned and operated by the City of Ithaca.
The Board of Public Works, when necessary for the public welfare or for the improvement of the park or any portion thereof, may close the park or a portion thereof by posting proper signs at the entrance thereto or at the part to be closed.
Except in the event of an emergency, no motorboat shall land at the beach in the park, nor shall any motorboat approach close to any such beach.
No person shall pick any flower or damage any planting of grass, shrubbery, trees or otherwise or damage any building or other improvement in the park.
No person shall solicit in the park for any purpose whatsoever without obtaining a permit from the Superintendent of Public Works or his/her authorized agent. The provisions of this section shall not apply to fraternal, service, political and other organizations selling tickets for picnics or barbecues to persons coming to the park especially for that purpose. However, solicitations for the sale of tickets cannot be made from the public enjoying the use of the park or at the entrance to the park.
No person shall carry, transport or possess any firearm of any nature in the park, but this section shall not apply to duly constituted peace officers. Limited use of archery equipment, supervised as part of a program provided by the Ithaca Youth Bureau, shall be exempt from this provision.
No fires shall be started or maintained at any point in the park except at duly constituted fireplaces. Exception to this prohibition is by permit only, which may be granted by the Superintendent of Public Works or his/her authorized agent after notification to and approval by the Fire Chief.