City of Oneonta, NY
Otsego County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Chapter 41 of the 1975 Compilation, as amended through 1996. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 170.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 220, § 220-2.
Weapons — See Ch. 294.

§ 194-1 Operation of vehicles; speed limit.

Generally. No motor vehicle, bicycle or other vehicle of any description shall be driven, propelled, parked or left standing in any public park within the City, except upon, along and over the driveways, parkways and parking places constructed and established for that purpose by the Board of Parks and Recreation. No vehicle shall be driven at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour in a public park within the City.

§ 194-2 Parking and standing in Neahwa Park.

No person shall stand or park any motor vehicle on the west side of the road which extends from Gas Avenue to Neahwa Place through Neahwa Park following the contour of the baseball park during any public function in the baseball park.

§ 194-3 Time restrictions.

A. 
Loitering; parking. No person shall loiter or park any motor vehicle in any public park in the City of Oneonta between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
B. 
Curfew. No person under the age of 16 years shall loiter or remain in any public park of the City of Oneonta between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. unless accompanied by his or her parents, guardian or guardians.
C. 
Exceptions. Nothing in the section shall prohibit regularly organized gatherings for which the Board of Parks and Recreation has granted special permission nor shall this section apply to persons who are engaged in recreational activities authorized or supervised by the Board of Parks and Recreation.

§ 194-4 Fires.

No person shall burn or cause to be burned any substance or material upon lands within the public parks of the City, except that it shall not be unlawful to start and maintain fires in pits or other receptacles constructed and provided by the Board of Parks and Recreation for such purposes.

§ 194-5 Garbage and refuse. [1]

No person shall dump or deposit any garbage or any other kind of waste or debris anywhere within the public parks of the City, other than the receptacles provided for such purposes.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 170, Littering.

§ 194-6 Cutting plants, shrubs or trees.

No person shall cut, injure or destroy any flowering plants, shrubs, trees or plant life of any character within the public parks of the City.

§ 194-7 Injuring, destroying or removing property.

No person shall willfully or maliciously injure, deface, destroy or remove any property, either real or personal, belonging to the City, located and situated within the public parks of said city.

§ 194-8 Firearms. [1]

No person shall carry, possess, discharge or fire any weapon, gun or pistol within the boundaries of any public park of the City, except peace officers on duty, and except employees of the Parks and Recreation Board when so authorized.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 294, Weapons.

§ 194-9 Hunting and fishing prohibited; exceptions.

[Amended 12-4-2001 by Ord. No. 9-2001]
No person shall hunt or fish in any public park of the City, except that fishing in the Susquehanna River is permitted. This section shall not apply to regularly organized gatherings for which the Parks and Recreation Commission has granted special written permission.

§ 194-10 Penalties for offenses.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be punished as provided in § 1-18 of this Code.