[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Harbor use — See Ch. 196.
[Adopted 5-22-1979 by Ord. No. 748]
The rules and regulations set forth in this article for the government, use, maintenance and policing of the parks located within the municipal boundaries of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands shall be observed by all persons using same.
The following acts are prohibited:
Cutting, defacing, injuring, removing or disturbing any tree, shrub, building, fence, bench or other structure, apparatus or property; or picking, cutting or removing any shrub, bush or flower or mark; or writing upon any building, fence, bench or other park structure.
The use of abusive or profane language.
The possession or use of firearms or the throwing of stones or other missiles.
The consuming, possessing or presence while under the influence of any illegal drugs in the park.
Hunting or trapping.
Gambling or betting.
Dumping or littering.
Consumption or possession of beer, wine, liquor or other intoxicating substances within any park.
Posting of bills.
Distribution of circulars, cards or written matter or posting or affixing any placard, notice or sign.
The following activities in parks are regulated:
All animals must be leashed.
The soliciting, selling or offering for sale of any goods is permitted only by special permit which may be obtained from the Municipal Clerk.
Baseball, softball and other sporting activities are only permitted in park areas specifically marked and designated by the Borough. Baseball and softball shall only be permitted in the Center Avenue Park.
Participation in a public assembly is prohibited except by special permit obtained from the Municipal Clerk.
Entertainment or exhibitions are permitted only by written permit obtainable from the Municipal Clerk.
Except by special declaration of the Borough Council, all parks and recreation areas shall close 1/2 hour after sundown as defined by the United States Weather Bureau for the Atlantic Highlands area. All parks shall open at 9:00 a.m.
Where posted and where nets and courts are provided, basketball may be played in those areas.
[Amended 2-23-2011 by Ord. No. 03-2011]
[Adopted 8-13-2008 by Ord. No. 11-2008]
Harbor Skate Park.
The skate park is open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. No trespassing when park is closed.
The park will be closed during wet, snow or icy conditions or during park maintenance periods.
The Borough reserves the right to close the skate park or modify its hours of operation for any reason at the direction and discretion of the Borough Administrator, Harbor Manager or his/her designee.
[Amended 1-25-2012 by Ord. No. 01-2012]
All persons entering the skate park are deemed to have knowledge that the skate park is a nonsupervised activity site designed for skateboarding and in-line skating only, and that all use of the skate park is at the risk of the user.
All persons entering the skate park are deemed to have agreed to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Borough of Atlantic Highlands and the Atlantic Highlands Harbor Commission, its officers, employees, agents, and volunteers for, from and against any accident, injury, including death, and/or loss of property or damage thereto sustained as a result of using the skate park.
All participants must skate with due care and circumspection as to avoid accidents or collisions with other skaters and use the equipment in the proper manner. No reckless or dangerous skating permitted. Reckless or dangerous skaters will be required to leave the skating area and the premises immediately.
Helmets, kneepads, elbow pads, appropriate closed toe footwear and wrist guards are required for skaters within the park.
Participants 10 and under must have a responsible adult present.
All bicycles; scooters; motorized vehicles of any kind; and skateboards with wheelbases longer than 20 inches are prohibited.
Personal ramps, rails, boxes, other apparatus or modifications to the skate surface are prohibited.
Food, beverages or glass containers are not allowed inside the skate park.
Spectators and pets are prohibited inside the skate park.
All skaters are to act in an orderly, safe and considerate manner while on the premises and in the skating area.
Smoking and the use of tobacco products, drugs, alcohol, profanity or abusive language is strictly prohibited and shall result in automatic and/or permanent expulsion from this facility.
Vandalism, graffiti and the placement of unauthorized stickers is strictly prohibited. Any violation of this provision shall result in automatic and/or permanent expulsion from the facility and the violator shall be subject to all costs incurred to clean, repair and/or replace damaged equipment.
Use of radios, stereos or any type of amplified sound is prohibited in the skate park. Wearing headphones while in the skating area is prohibited.
Each user of the skate park should have personal identification that includes name, address, and telephone number in his/her possession at all times during use of the skate park.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to expulsion from this facility, a fine not to exceed $300, community service and/or revocation of any privileges for its use.