Town of Simsbury, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Simsbury: Art. I, 4-1-1990; Art. II, 2-28-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Culture, Parks and Recreation Commission — See Charter Section 704.
Director of Culture, Parks and Recreation — See Charter Section 804(e).
Open burning — See Ch. 75.
Firearms — See Ch. 89.
Littering — See Ch. 106.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 120.
[Adopted 4-1-1990[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance supersedes former Art. I, Parks, Playgrounds and Other Town Property, adopted 3-26-1975 and amended 1-8-1990.
[Amended 3-25-1996[1]]
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any of the following acts in any park or playground or upon property that is owned, leased or under license or control by the Town of Simsbury, but excluding town property devoted to school use:
A. 
To deface, remove or destroy any sign, notice or protective device erected by the Town of Simsbury.
B. 
To provide music or entertainment for any organized gathering for any purpose except by permission of the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent.
C. 
To sell, offer or solicit for sale any goods or merchandise without permission of the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent.
D. 
To give instructions to any person in driving an automobile or in learning to drive an automobile, to drive at a rate exceeding 15 miles per hour, to drive any automobile or other motorized vehicle except on provided roads or to park any car except in areas designated for public parking or to park overnight without permission of the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent.
E. 
To ride a bicycle except on roads, park walkways, footpaths or bike paths unless otherwise posted.
F. 
To post, plaster or affix any placard, notice or sign without permission of the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent.
G. 
To damage, destroy or make improper or unauthorized use of any public property; or to engage in conduct which is contrary to any notices, rules or regulations posted by the Town; or to refuse to obey the orders of any person or persons in authority with respect to the use of or conduct on such property.
H. 
To hunt, injure or harass animals, birds or fish on town property except when and where hunting and fishing are allowed by the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent.
I. 
To throw, deposit or leave any litter, rubbish, leaves, brush or grass clippings, except in receptacles or locations provided for this purpose.
J. 
To participate in any activity in a manner to create a nuisance.
K. 
To skate on or wade or swim or fish in any brook, stream or pond in any park or playground under the control of the town, except on places where authorized by the Director of the Simsbury Department of Culture, Parks and Recreation or his designated agent.
L. 
To make a fire in any place other than fireplaces provided by the Town of Simsbury unless authorized by the Director of the Culture, Parks and Recreation Department or his designated agent. All such fires shall be completely extinguished before the responsible person leaves the area.
M. 
To enter or remain in any park or recreation area during the period from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise, unless authorized by the Director of the Culture, Parks and Recreation Department, Board of Selectmen or a designated agent.
N. 
To have animals in all park areas not in reasonable control of the owner or the owner's agent or which disturb the normal operation of the park or facility or endanger the health or safety of the park patrons. Under no condition will such animals be permitted in the waters of any area established for swimming purposes under the control of the Culture, Parks and Recreation Commission.
O. 
To ride or walk horses in areas set aside for other recreational purposes by the Simsbury Culture, Parks and Recreation Department.
P. 
To operate any motor-powered vehicles such as snowmobiles, motorcycles and minibikes except when and where authorized by the Board of Selectmen or its designated agent.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 5-2-1996.
Any person violating any provision of this Article shall be fined not more than $100.
[Adopted 2-28-1983]
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any of the following acts on town property that is devoted to school use and under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Education:
A. 
To engage in recreational or other activities not authorized by the Board of Education on such public property in violation of signs posted by order of the Board of Education.
B. 
To deface, remove or destroy any sign, notice or protective device erected by the Board of Education.
C. 
To provide music or entertainment for any organized gathering for any purpose except by permission of the Board of Education or its designated agent.
D. 
To sell, offer or solicit for sale any goods or merchandise without permission of the Board of Education or its designated agent.
E. 
To give instructions to any persons in driving an automobile or in learning to drive an automobile; to drive at a rate exceeding 15 miles per hour; to drive any automobile or other motorized vehicle except on provided roads; or to park any automobile except in areas designated for public parking; or to park overnight without permission of the Board of Education or its designated agent.
F. 
To ride a bicycle except on roads, walkways, footpaths or bike paths unless otherwise posted.
G. 
To post, plaster or affix any placard, notice or sign without permission of the Board of Education or its designated agent.
H. 
To hunt, injure or harass animals, birds or fish on such town property except when and where hunting and fishing are allowed by the Board of Education or its designated agent.
I. 
To destroy, misuse or abuse such public property, or to pick, cut or remove any tree, shrub, bush or flower without permission of the Board of Education or its designated agent.
J. 
To throw, deposit or leave any litter or rubbish except in receptacles provided for this purpose.
K. 
To participate in any activity in a manner to create a nuisance.
L. 
To skate on or wade or swim or fish in any brook, stream or pond in any park or playground under the control of the Board of Education except where such activities are authorized by the Board or its designated agent.
M. 
To make a fire in any place other than fireplaces provided by the Board of Education unless authorized by the Board or its designated agent. All such fires shall be completely extinguished before the responsible person leaves the area.
N. 
To enter or remain in any recreation area during the period from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise unless authorized by the Board of Education or its designated agent.
O. 
To have animals on any such property which disturb the normal operation of the school or facility or endanger the health or safety of the public.
P. 
To ride or walk horses on any such public property.
Q. 
To operate any motor-powered vehicle such as snowmobiles, motorcycles and minibikes except when and where authorized by the Board of Education or its designated agent.
[Amended 1-8-1990]
A violation of any provision of this Article shall be an infraction as provided for in Connecticut General Statutes Sections 51-164m and 51-164n. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-164p, any violation of any provision of this Article shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $90 for each offense.