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Town of Suffield, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Suffield 5-12-1966 (Ch. 13, Art. I, of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The parks and recreational areas within the Town shall be open during such hours as the Conservation Commission shall determine.
No person shall hunt or use or carry firearms in any public park or recreational area of the Town.
[Amended 12-19-2019]
No person shall fish in or upon any of the waters on any public park or recreational area of the Town except in accordance with rules and regulations established by the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Conservation Commission.
No power-driven craft shall be used upon any waters in any park or recreational area of the Town.
No person shall bring or cause to be brought into any park or recreational area of the Town any dogs unless the same shall be on leash or under the control of such person.
[Added 8-28-1975]
A. 
The sale, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on park or recreational areas of the Town is prohibited; provided, however, that the Board of Selectmen, after consultation with and prior approval by the Conservation Commission, may issue a permit to sell beer or wine on park or recreational areas of the Town provided that all of the following conditions exist:
(1) 
The applicant for such permit is a local organization, comprised principally of residents of the Town, which has been in existence and active in the Town for at least three years prior to the filing of the application.
(2) 
The applicant is a civic, charitable, or nonprofit organization.
(3) 
The permittee and those engaged in the sale of such beer or wine are all residents of the Town.
(4) 
The applicant specifies the particular park or recreational area in which the sale is to occur, to which particular park or recreational area the permit shall be limited.
(5) 
The sale is for the purpose of raising funds for such organization, or for another such civic, charitable, noncommercial or nonprofit organization or purpose described in the application.
(6) 
The event at which the sale is to occur is open to the general public.
(7) 
The application is for a period not to exceed three days.
(8) 
The applicant makes adequate provision, specified in its application, for the removal from the park or recreational area at its own expense of all refuse or rubbish generated by the sale, possession or consumption of beer or wine sold, and of all personal property brought into the park or recreational area for the purposes of such sale.
(9) 
The applicant has not been issued more than three such permits in this same calendar year.
B. 
Any permission granted by such permit shall be conditioned upon issuance to the applicant by the State Liquor Control Commission of a permit appropriate for the purposes.
C. 
Beer or wine may be possessed or consumed at such park or recreational area during the period such beer or wine is being sold pursuant to such permit. The Board of Selectmen may establish a fee for issuance of the permit.
No person shall dump, deposit or cause to be left in or upon the waters and grounds of any park or recreational area of the Town any rubbish, refuse, garbage or waste material except in receptacles marked and provided for such purpose.
No person shall destroy, deface, remove or injure in any manner any structure, tree, shrub, flowers, fern or moss of any facilities or installations upon the waters or grounds of any park or recreational area of the Town.
No person shall destroy, molest, injure, capture or interfere with birds, game or wildlife upon any park or recreational area of the Town.
No person shall erect or post in or upon the grounds of any park or recreational area of the Town any notice, sign or poster except such notices, signs or posters as may be authorized by any state agency or the Conservation Commission.
No person shall drive or cause to be driven into any park or recreational area of the Town any trailer, camp vehicle or other mobile facility designed to provide camping or living facilities.
No person shall camp or remain upon the grounds of any park or recreational area of the Town after the evening closing hours of any such park or recreational area without having obtained permit, in writing, from the Conservation Commission or from the superintendent of such park or recreational area to do so.
No person shall kindle, use or maintain any open fire upon any park or recreational area of the Town except at locations and in receptacles specifically designated for such purpose. No person shall leave any fire in any fireplace or receptacle provided for such purpose unattended or unextinguished.
No person shall sell or offer for sale any article on park or recreational areas of the Town or advertise or solicit for any purpose therein, unless specifically authorized in writing by the Commission to do so.
No person shall play, engage in, conduct or participate in or cause to be played, conducted or engaged in any game of chance or have any instrument or instrumentality of gambling upon park or recreational areas of the Town.
No person shall operate or park any motor vehicle upon park or recreational areas of the Town except in compliance with such rules and regulations as may be posted or displayed upon such areas under the direction of the Conservation Commission.
No person shall engage in disorderly conduct or obscene or indecent conduct or behavior in any park or recreational area of the Town.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter may be evicted from the park or recreational area in which such violation shall have occurred.
The Parks and Recreation Commission is authorized and empowered to adopt and publish from time to time such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary and appropriate in the implementation of the provisions of this chapter.