Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD
Calvert County
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§ 196-10 Applicability of Article II; designation as public park.

The provisions of Article II shall apply exclusively to Bayfront Park, which shall be defined as that area shown on Tax Map 105, Parcel 14, and generally known as "Bayfront Park" and designated as such by signs. Bayfront Park shall include those portions of the water of the Chesapeake Bay for which the Town, or the patrons of the park through swimming and other water activities, are exercising a riparian right. Bayfront Park is hereby designated as a public park.

§ 196-11 Hours of operation.

Bayfront Park shall be open to the public between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., eastern standard time. It shall be unlawful for an unauthorized person to be in Bayfront Park during any time other than the hours in which the park is open to the public. Any person or entity violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine of $50.

§ 196-12 Littering.

A. 
Because of the sensitive environmental nature of Bayfront Park, this section shall apply to the offense of littering when such offense occurs within Bayfront Park, rather than any littering ordinances or code provisions which apply generally throughout the Town.
B. 
In this section, "litter" shall mean garbage, refuse, or rubbish, including:
(1) 
Putrefactive animal and vegetable wastes from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of food; and
(2) 
All putrefactive solid wastes, including, but not limited to, yard clippings, leaves, dead animals, domestic animal feces, and industrial wastes; and
(3) 
All nonputrefactive solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, including but not limited to ash, paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin/aluminum cans, wood, glass, abandoned vehicles or any parts thereof, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to throw, discard or deposit litter in any portion of Bayfront Park other than in a public trash receptacle designed to accommodate such wastes and in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any other part of the park. If a public trash receptacle is full or is not provided, then all such litter must be carried away from the park by the person or entity responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere, in a place acceptable in accordance with all other laws, ordinances and regulations.
D. 
Any person or entity violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine of $250.

§ 196-13 Fishing and crabbing.

It shall be unlawful to fish or crab, regardless of the means, from the beach area or inland wetland areas of Bayfront Park. Any person or entity violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine of $100.

§ 196-14 Swimming area defined; diving prohibited; supervision of children.

A. 
Swimming shall be allowed in Bayfront Park only from the beach area, designated as that area which has sand along the waterline. It shall be unlawful to swim from any area other than the beach area within Bayfront Park. It shall be unlawful to dive from within any portion of Bayfront Park, including the beach area. It shall be unlawful for the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 to allow that child to swim in Bayfront Park without being supervised by a parent, guardian, or other adult charged with responsibility for the safety of that child. Any person or entity violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine of $100.
B. 
All swimming at Bayfront Park shall be at the swimmer's sole risk. The Town shall not provide lifeguard services or otherwise supervise the swimming activities at Bayfront Park.