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Town of Rotterdam, NY
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chapter 194. Parks and Playgrounds

§ 194-2. Prohibited acts.

The following acts by any person within the confines of any of the parks, playground or public places of the Town of Rotterdam are hereby prohibited:
A. 
Climbing trees or cutting, breaking, injuring, defacing or disturbing any tree, shrub, plant, rock, building, monument, fence, bench or other structure, apparatus or property; plucking, pulling up, cutting, taking or removing any tree, shrub, bush, plant or flowers; gathering or taking any fruit or nut; or cutting, writing or marking upon any building, monument, fence, bench, table or other structure, apparatus or property.
B. 
Injuring, defacing or destroying any notices, rules or regulations posted for the government of the park or playground.
C. 
Cutting or removing any wood, turf, grass, soil, rock, sand or gravel.
D. 
No one shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire within the confines of any park except in park grills provided there for the preparation of food.
E. 
Indulging in riotous, boisterous, threatening, immoral or indecent conduct.
F. 
Using any abusive, threatening, profane, immoral, indecent or suggestive language.
G. 
A person shall not use park property or streets within park property for business or professional purposes involving the sale of any goods or the rendering of any service for a fee or for the purpose of soliciting alms or contributions unless authorized to do so.
H. 
Throwing or disposing of any bottle, tin can, broken glass, paper, clothes, rubbish, pet waste or offal of any description except in receptacles provided for that purpose.
I. 
Firearms of any kind, air guns, compressed-gas or spring-operated guns, bows and arrows or slingshots shall not be used or carried.
J. 
No one shall have, possess, carry, consume or transport any illegal substance, drug, stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic agent in or upon any Town parkland or lands under the jurisdiction of the Town Board. No one shall have, possess, carry, consume or transport any liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverage in or upon any Town parkland or lands under the jurisdiction of the Town Board.
K. 
Smoking is expressly prohibited within the confines of any Rotterdam Town Park. "Smoking" means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any form of lighted object such as e-cigarettes, or device which contains tobacco. Smoking is not permitted inside any building.
L. 
No person shall deposit or abandon in any park, driveway, or parking lot or in the waters in any such park or adjacent to any such park any garbage, sewage, refuse, trash, waste, grass clippings, branches, or other obnoxious material except in receptacles provided for such purposes. The general policy is carry in/carry out unless receptacles are specifically provided.
M. 
A person shall not post, distribute, or leave about any bills, placards, tickets, handbills, circulars, advertisements in any form or any other matter for advertising purposes.
N. 
All permit holders are prohibited from assigning or subletting their right to any other person or corporation without the express written consent of the Town of Rotterdam.
O. 
No live bands, disc jockey or karaoke, except with permission noted on the permit.
P. 
Adult entertainment is prohibited.
Q. 
Amusement rides or inflatables are prohibited, except with permission noted on the permit.
R. 
Horseback riding or pony rides are prohibited, except with permission noted on the permit.
S. 
Golfing is prohibited.
T. 
Tents are prohibited, except for festivals or tournaments with permission noted on permit.
U. 
Unlicensed motor vehicles, minibikes, snowmobiles, ATVs, go-carts, etc. are prohibited.
V. 
Speeding is prohibited. Patrons must observe the park speed limit at all times.
W. 
Blocking fire lanes or access roads is prohibited. Patrons may use designated parking areas only. Cars may be towed or ticketed.