[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Collins by L.L. No. 1-1972; amended in its entirety 7-27-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981 (Ch. 41 of the 1987 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Park Law of the Town of Collins, New York."
This chapter shall apply to all parks of the Town of Collins, including the Town parks located in the Hamlet of Collins and the Hamlet of Collins Center.
It shall be unlawful for any person to do any of the acts hereafter specified:
Hours: to enter a park prior to sunrise or remain within a park after one hour after sunset, unless written authorization by a Park Commissioner or a Town Board member is received to use the Town park until 10:00 p.m.
Firearms: to take or otherwise transport any firearms, airguns, slingshots or bows and arrows in park. Responsibly supervised archery events will be allowed with written permission of the Recreation Commissioner.
Preservation of property: to injure, deface, disturb or defoul any part of a park or any of the buildings, signs, ball diamonds, equipment or other property found therein, or remove, injure or destroy any tree, flower, shrub, rock, or other minerals. Peeling bark, cutting or injuring trees is prohibited. The riding of horses in a Town park, unless on approved bridle trails, is prohibited.
Fires: to light any fire for any purposes in any part of a park except in a stove, oven, or fire circle provided for that purpose. Lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars or burning tobacco must not be deposited or left where they may cause fires.
Garbage and refuse. Grounds must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Glass beverage bottles are prohibited in all Town parks. Littering of any kind is strictly prohibited. Garbage and refuse must be deposited in the receptacles provided.
Hunting, fishing and trapping: to hunt or trap game within park boundaries; to fish within park boundaries where posted.
Gambling. Gambling in parks is prohibited.
Conduct. Public intoxication, disorderly, unruly and offensive behavior is prohibited.
Vehicles prohibited: to drive or cause to be driven in a park in the Town of Collins other than parking in authorized parking lots, any motor vehicle, motorcycle, motorbike, motor scooter, mini-bikes, snowmobiles, or any other type of motor vehicle, except service vehicles for the Town.
Commercial enterprises: to sell or offer for sale within a park any property or privilege whatsoever, unless authorized by the Town Board of the Town of Collins.
Violation of any provisions of § 228-3 shall constitute a violation pursuant to the Penal Law subject to penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-3, of the Code of the Town of Collins.