[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Municipality of Kingston 5-7-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following regulations are established and prescribed for the maintenance, operation and protection of parks, playgrounds and other outdoor recreational areas owned or operated by the Municipality of Kingston, which are referred to in this section as "parks," and it shall be unlawful for any person to violate or fail to obey any provision of any of these rules and regulations.
[Amended 5-6-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-1]
The parks shall be open to the public daily from 7:00 a.m. eastern prevailing time to 10:00 p.m. eastern prevailing time. The Mayor or the Administrator can change the hours of the parks at any time upon written notification to the President of Council and Chief of Police. No person other than authorized employees of the Municipality of Kingston shall be in the parks at any time between the hours of 10:00 p.m. eastern prevailing time and 7:00 a.m. eastern prevailing time.
No person shall injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any tree, plant, shrub, turf, building, structure or fixture or any other property of the municipality located in the park.
No person shall remove or change the location of any bench, seat or table from a park without the express written permission of the Kingston Recreation Director or his authorized representative.
No person shall conduct himself within a park so as to annoy any other person using that park for recreational purposes.
No person shall hold any meeting or gathering assembled through advertisement or public notice or any gathering otherwise composed of 25 or more persons within any park without first having made application to the Kingston Recreation Director and having secured his express written permission for the meeting or gathering. The permit shall indicate the location in the park where the meeting or gathering is to be held, and the meeting shall not be held at any other location in the park. The permit shall also specify the day and hours when the meeting or gathering is to be held, and the meeting or gathering shall be held only on the day between the hours specified. The application for the permit shall be in the name of a person who shall be responsible for seeing that all refuse left by the group is placed in proper containers before leaving the park. Unless the permit specifically authorizes beer, wine or other intoxicating liquor to be brought into a park for the use of persons covered by the permit, it shall be unlawful for any beer, wine or other intoxicating liquor to be brought into that park by or for the use of any person in attendance at any such meeting or gathering.
No person shall set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article whatsoever within any park, except with the express written permission of the Recreation Director.
No person shall dispose of any waste or garbage in any park receptacles except those designated for the respective purpose. All persons using a park shall dispose of all waste and garbage left by them in the proper receptacles.
No person shall injure, deface or destroy any notice, rules or regulation posted at any place in any park by authority of the Municipality of Kingston, nor shall any person post at any place in the park any notice or placard other than by authority of the municipality. By virtue of this chapter, Town Council authorizes its Director of Recreation to post the proper placards at all points of ingress and egress to municipal parks, giving public notice of the rules and regulations prescribed herein.
Editor's Note: The Rules and Regulations for All Parks and Recreational Facilities, which were attached to this chapter, are on file in the Secretary's office.
No person shall set or maintain any fire in any park except in stoves and fireplaces maintained for the purpose and located by the Kingston Department of Recreation.
[Amended 6-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-5]
No person shall carry a firearm in any municipal park, facility or building except as allowed by and in compliance with federal or state law.
No person shall operate any motorized pedalcycles, motorbikes, all-terrain vehicles or automobiles within the limits of any park, except for municipal vehicles operating in the performance of their duties.
[Amended 5-6-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-1]
Dogs are not permitted on the playing fields of the Municipality of Kingston. Included within the term "playing fields" are all Little League facilities, baseball fields, football fields, soccer fields and other similar facilities intended for use by individuals in such sports. This ban shall be effective without regard to whether such sport is in season or not in season. Furthermore, dogs are not permitted on any municipal tennis court within the Municipality of Kingston.
[Added 7-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-11]
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, transport or cause to possess or transport any glass container within any park or playground owned by the Municipality of Kingston.
[Amended 7-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-11]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution and, in default of the payment of fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 10 days.