Village of Hobart, WI
Brown County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Hobart as §§ 2.1, 3.814 and 3.816 of the 2000 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 102.
Intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages — See Ch. 189.
The purpose of these regulations shall be to protect the parks and parkways and appurtenances thereto in the Village from fire, abuse and desecration; to provide for the recreational use of these areas; to control and regulate traffic and maintain general order therein; and to further the safety, health, comfort, morals and welfare of all persons while within the limits of the parks and parkways.
A. 
Presence prohibited when closed. All public parks and public playgrounds in the Village shall be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. No person shall be within the Village parks between these hours.
B. 
Exemption. The Village Administrator or his designee may grant to any group wishing to use a specific public park or public playground permission to use such public park or public playground during closed hours beyond 10:00 p.m. Permission shall be given in writing and shall contain the name of the group, the name of the responsible person in charge of the group, the extended closing time, and the date for which permission to use the specific public park or public playground beyond the closed hours is granted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
No person shall use threatening, abusive, insulting, obscene, indecent language which constitutes a breach of the peace.
B. 
No person violating any of the prohibitions enumerated in Subsection A above shall be allowed to remain in any park or parkway.
A. 
No person shall scatter, drop, or leave any piece of paper, rag, tin can, plastic, glass, peanut shells, melon rinds, banana peel or other garbage, dead flowers or other rubbish in any portion of the parks or parkways except in the receptacles provided for that purpose. All trash created by the person(s) using the park shall be removed from the premises by said person(s).
B. 
No person(s) shall deposit, dump, throw or place any earth, rubbish, dust, manure, paper, garbage or other refuse matter or any sand, stone, lumber or building material or any substance in the water, grounds or roadways of any park or parkway without permission of the Village Board or designee.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
C. 
Burning of garbage or other rubbish in barrels is prohibited.
D. 
Glass beverage containers of any kind or measure whatsoever are prohibited.
E. 
Special events. The person in charge of a special event is responsible for the removal of all garbage from the grounds after the event. The Village will provide the containers with large garbage bags for this purpose.
F. 
Recyclables. The Village will provide containers for all recyclables which will be clearly marked and displayed.
Auto radios, portable radios, CD players, recording devices and television sets must be turned low at all times so as not to be heard from a distance beyond 50 feet from the instrument. No portable radio or television set shall be operated within any building unless specifically permitted in connection with a public gathering or a temporary exclusive use for which a permit has been granted. No bands or DJs are allowed to set up and perform outside.
A. 
No person shall sell, keep or offer for sale any tangible or intangible article, merchandise or thing; nor solicit for any trade, occupation, business or profession, or for alms, within any park or parkway, without the written permission of the Village Park Director.
B. 
No person shall distribute, post, affix or display any card, handbill, sign, placard, target, banner, flag (except of the United States), or advertisement of any kind within any park or parkway, or upon any of the gates or enclosures thereof without the written permission of the Village Park Director.
A. 
Special event permit required. No person or group shall sell, offer for sale or give away any fermented malt beverages in a Village park in conjunction with a picnic or other special event without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Village Board.
B. 
Issuance; conditions; fee. Such permits may be issued by the Village Board upon receipt of such information as they may require from the applicant, and upon the receipt of a permit fee of $10. Permits shall be valid for that period of time to be specified by the Village Board.
A. 
No person shall in any manner disturb, harass or interfere with any person or party holding a written permit as indicated previously, nor with any of their equipment or property.
B. 
Permits for the exclusive use of any picnic or play area for any specified date or time may be granted at the discretion of the Village Park Director and no person shall in any manner disturb or interfere with any person or party occupying the ground under such a permit, nor with any of their equipment or property.
No person shall carry, fire, or discharge any gun, pistol or firearm, nor any rocket, torpedo or any other fireworks of any description, nor shall any person hunt with bow and arrow within any park or parkway. The word "gun" shall include air gun.
No person shall throw stones or missiles, or hit golf balls in or into any park, parkway or waterways.
A. 
No person shall make or kindle a fire for any purpose except in places provided therefor, and then subject to such regulations as may be prescribed.
B. 
The use of charcoal burners and grills in designated picnic areas shall be permitted, provided lawns and other vegetation are not damaged; and provided, further, that all unburned coals or ash are disposed of in such a manner as to prevent fire or damage to any park property.
C. 
No booyah kettles or other similar cooking utensils are allowed with an open fire unless placed on a raised steel platform with a minimum of four inches of air space between ground surface and platform.
A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle or any other vehicles or ride a horse or walk in any part of the property in a Village park except upon facilities provided therefor.
B. 
Animals are not allowed in parks or parkways except by special permission of the Village Board or designee.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
C. 
Dogs may be walked "on leash" on the trail area only in Four Seasons Park.
D. 
Owners of dogs are required to pick up and remove from the park any feces from their dogs.
No person shall kill, injure or attempt to injure, or unnecessarily disturb any waterfowl or other birds or animals, wild or domestic including ponies, within any of the parks or parkways. Nor shall any person rob or disturb the nest or eggs of any bird or other animal therein.
A. 
No person shall climb any tree, or pluck any flowers or fruit, wild or cultivated, or break, cut down, trample upon, remove or in any manner injure or deface, write upon, defile or ill use any tree, shrub, flower, flowerbed, turf, fountain, ornament, statue, building, fence, apparatus, bench, table, official notice, sign, bridge, structure or other property within any park or parkway.
B. 
No person in any park or parkway shall remove any device for the protection of trees or shrubs; nor shall any person fasten a horse or other animal next to any tree, shrub or grass plot which may become damaged by the animal.
A. 
No person shall sleep or camp or lodge in any park or parkway. An authorized person charged with guarding property overnight for a special event is exempted from this regulation.
B. 
No person shall erect a tent or similar appurtenances except with special permission from the Village Park Director.
A. 
Parking and driving of any motorized vehicles is prohibited on non-paved areas in Village parks or parkways. This shall not apply to vehicles engaged in construction, maintenance or operation of the parks or parkways, nor to vehicles making deliveries to parks or parkways, nor to emergency vehicles.
B. 
No parking is allowed in front of the fire station or in places reserved for Fire Department personnel only, nor in posted areas along the property.
It will be necessary to reserve the shelter and/or the ballfield for both special events and league play. Reservations will be scheduled by the Village Park Director and will be on a first-come/first-serve basis. Fees will be reviewed on a yearly basis and will be determined on costs incurred during the season for maintenance, lighting, and other operating expenses.
A. 
All grounds, buildings and parking areas must be cleaned of any garbage, rubbish, or refuse after a special event or league softball play.
B. 
The responsible person in charge will receive a list of specific cleanup regulations prior to the event.
The responsible person in charge of a special event or softball league will receive specific regulations on proper closing procedures prior to each event.
Any person violating this chapter shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-3.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
Prohibited. No person shall bring in or consume in any park in the Village any intoxicating liquors or fermented malt beverages except as provided in Subsection B below.
B. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
Intoxicating liquors and fermented malt beverages may be consumed in Pine Tree Park and Four Seasons Park subject to the following conditions:
(a) 
If any person has consumed excessive intoxicating liquors or fermented malt beverages, he may be ejected from the park immediately and shall be responsible for any damages he may have caused in the park.
(b) 
Any group of 10 or more persons consuming intoxicating liquors or fermented malt beverages shall have the written permission of the Village Administrator or his designee.
(c) 
No person shall bring any alcohol beverages into Pine Tree Park or Four Seasons Park or possess or consume any alcohol beverages in Pine Tree Park or Four Seasons Park from the day after Labor Day until the day after the following Memorial Day.
(2) 
In all parks in the Village other than Pine Tree Park and Four Seasons Park, intoxicating liquors or fermented malt beverages may be consumed only with written permission from the Village Administrator or his designee.