Township of Mendham, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mendham by Ord. No. 14-1974; amended in its entirety by Ord. No. 21-1997 (Ch. VIII of the 1998 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 93.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTORIZED VEHICLE
Includes any vehicle designed primarily for the transportation of one or more persons, which vehicle may be propelled other than by muscular power.
TOWNSHIP PARK
Includes any park, reservation, playground, trail, recreation center or other area within the Township which is owned or leased by the Township and used for active or passive recreation or open space.
No person shall:
A. 
Enter, remain in or conduct any activity whatsoever in any Township park during the period commencing 1/2 hour after sunset on any day and ending 1/2 hour before sunrise on the following morning, except as may be specifically permitted by ordinance or official action of the Township board or agency in charge of the Township park.
B. 
Operate any motorized vehicle at any time in any Township park except as may be specifically permitted on specified occasions by official action of the Township Committee and except for police and emergency vehicles and vehicles used in the maintenance and improvement of the Township park.
C. 
Bring into, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage in any Township park, except as may be specifically authorized by official action of the Township Committee. As used herein, the term "alcoholic beverage" shall have the meaning set forth in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 and following.
D. 
At any time bring into, possess, use, discharge or fire any weapon in any Township park, except as authorized by resolution of the Township Committee for purposes of wildlife management. As used herein, the term "weapon" shall mean and include gun, shotgun, rifle, air rifle, paintball gun, pistol, revolver, bow and arrow, slingshot or other device from which a bullet, shot, ball, slug, pellet, solid projectile or other missile, or any gas, vapor or other noxious thing is fired, projected or propelled.
[Amended 11-13-2000 by Ord. No. 19-2000]
E. 
Ride, drive or otherwise bring any horse onto any improved recreation field in any Township park or in any areas which are posted against such use. Horseback riding is strictly prohibited on any portion of Patriot's Path which is posted against such use.
F. 
Feed or permit the feeding of any waterfowl, deer or other wild animals in any Township park.
G. 
Ride, drive or otherwise bring any bicycle onto any improved recreation field in any Township park or in any areas which are posted against such use.
H. 
Build or attempt to build any fire in any Township park, except as may be specifically permitted by official action of the Township board or agency in charge of the Township park.
I. 
Have brought in, or shall dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage or refuse or other trash. No refuse, trash or waste material shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to any park or left anywhere on the grounds thereof, and all waste materials shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided; where receptacles are not so provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence, and properly disposed of elsewhere.