[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wappinger 10-21-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall supersede prior ordinances regulating the use of park lands in the Town of Wappinger.
This chapter shall apply to all park lands within the confines of the Town of Wappinger, Dutchess County, New York, exclusive of those lands lying within the corporate limits of the Village of Wappinger Falls.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to ride, push, pull or operate a motor vehicle, a motorcycle, motor bike, a snowmobile or any other type of vehicle mechanically driven within any park lands in the Town of Wappinger, except on highways, roadways or streets or in parking areas designated for the use of such vehicles within such park lands.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to ride, push, pull or operate a motor vehicle, a motorcycle, motor bike, a snowmobile or any other type of vehicle mechanically driven within any area of a park unless that person who is operating or in charge of said mechanical device is duly licensed by the State of New York or the state of his/her residence.
It shall be illegal and unlawful for any person to use, enter upon or occupy any park lands within the Town of Wappinger, Dutchess County, New York, except strictly during the hours established for its use by the Town of Wappinger Recreation Commission. Until the hours are changed by the Commission, the legal hours for the parks shall be as follows: the park lands shall be open one hour before sunrise and shall be closed one hour after sunset.
The Town Board of the Town of Wappinger hereby delegates to the Town of Wappinger Recreation Commission hereafter the duty of establishing the hours for the use by persons of each of the parks or portions thereof within the Town of Wappinger. In the event any change of the park hours shall be made, such hours of opening and closing shall be posted in the Town Clerk's office of the Town of Wappinger and at such other places as the Town Board may direct. However, regardless of the posting of signs at the parks themselves it shall be deemed that any user thereof is charged with knowledge concerning the hours that the park shall remain open and the hours when the same is closed. In the event that any person violates the hours of such park opening and closing as posted at the Town Hall, such person for the purposes of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a trespass upon said park lands in violation of this chapter.
In the event that the Town of Wappinger Recreation Commission modifies the hours herein, such modified schedule shall be filed with the Town Clerk within 10 days after its adoption or amendment and the Town Clerk shall post such new hours.
[Amended 9-13-1999 by L.L. No. 6-1999; 3-22-2004 by L.L. No. 5-2004]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation made pursuant thereto shall be guilty of a violation and shall be punished by a fine in the amount set forth in Chapter 122, Article V, § 122-20U of the Code or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[Added 8-18-2003 by L.L. No. 10-2003]
This chapter will be enforced by the Zoning Administrator, the Building Inspector, the Deputy Building Inspector, the Fire Inspector, the Deputy Fire Inspector and any police agency having jurisdiction within the Town of Wappinger.