Town of Yorktown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Yorktown 11-4-2010 by L.L. No. 12-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation facilities — See Ch. 213.
The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown hereby finds that the use of in-line skates, roller skates, scooters and skateboards in certain places within the Town of Yorktown creates a public safety hazard and is also causing damage to Town-owned property, and as such it is necessary to provide for the safety, health and general welfare of the residents of the Town of Yorktown and the users of public spaces within the Town of Yorktown and to protect and preserve public property within the Town of Yorktown by regulating the use of in-line skates, roller skates, scooters and skateboards within the Town boundaries.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
IN-LINE SKATES
Shoes, skates or footwear with a single row of wheels.
ROLLER SKATES
Shoes, skates or footwear with two or more rows of roller wheels.
SCOOTER
A vehicle, whether motorized or nonmotorized, consisting of a long footboard between two or more wheels, controlled by an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel.
SKATEBOARD
A single, narrow platform which is mounted on wheels, which control the direction of movement thereof while being used, operated or ridden.
No person shall ride, operate or use in-line skates, roller skates, scooters or skateboards in Town-owned or Town-leased parking lots, in Town parks, and in any areas of Town-owned park facilities specifically designated for riding, operating or using in-line skates, roller skates, scooters and skateboards in the following fashion:
A. 
In a careless manner without due caution and circumspection; or
B. 
While endangering or in any manner creating a risk or danger to any person or property; or
C. 
Causing damage to property; or
D. 
In any manner so as to impede or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Any person found violating this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense and not more than $50 for each offense thereafter.