City of New Carrollton, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of New Carrollton 4-16-1975 as Ch. 9, Art. II, of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARK
Any public park, playground, ballfield or other outdoor recreational area owned, established and maintained by the City of New Carrollton.
PUBLIC
Any natural person of any age, or any group of such persons.
[Amended 4-2-1997 by Ord. No. 97-01; 12-17-2014 by Ord. No. 15-06]
A. 
All non-lighted parks owned by the City of New Carrollton or to be hereafter owned by the City of New Carrollton shall be closed from sunset of one day until sunrise of the next day. Lighted parks shall be allowed to stay open until 10:00 p.m.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person and/or vehicle to be present in or use any closed park, subject to the exceptions as indicated in § 84-4.
C. 
Any park property, at any time, may be closed entirely or the activities permitted thereat limited as stated in the New Carrollton Recreation Facilities Rules and Regulations, adopted by resolution.
[Added 4-2-1997 by Ord. No. 97-01]
Permits for special events or for the use of ballfields shall be obtained by making application on the form provided by the Administrative Officer. A permittee shall be bound by all park rules as stipulated on the approved application form. All permits in which a waiver of the park rules is requested must be approved by the City Council.
[Amended 12-17-2014 by Ord. No. 15-06]
The provisions of § 84-2 of this chapter shall not apply to any police officer on duty within the City of New Carrollton nor to any official or employee of the City of New Carrollton who may be within a park during the hours when it is closed to the public for the purpose of performing his or her official duties.
[Added 4-2-1997 by Ord. No. 97-01]
Violation of any provision of this chapter shall be deemed a municipal infraction and shall be punishable as provided in § 1-21A of this Code.