Borough of Rockaway, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Recreation Commissioners — See Ch. 71.
Fees — See Ch. A263.
[Adopted 12-14-1989 by Ord. No. 27-89 (Sec. 18-22(h) of the 1971 Code of Ordinances)]

§ 179-1 Badge required; use and wearing.

Any person who participates in any activity sponsored by the Borough or wishes to use Borough recreation areas shall purchase from the Borough Clerk a recreation badge, which badge is a license to those persons wishing to use Borough recreation facilities to permit those persons to use such facilities. The purchase of a recreation badge shall imply that the person acquiring the badge agrees to adhere to all of the rules and regulations for recreation areas in the Borough of Rockaway promulgated by the Recreation Commission and adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway. The recreation badge shall be worn by all persons when utilizing recreation areas and when registering for any activity sponsored by the Borough of Rockaway with respect to such areas. The use of and wearing of the recreation badge shall also be required at Park Lakes and all tennis facilities within the Borough of Rockaway sponsored and/or owned by the Borough of Rockaway.

§ 179-2 Application; fees.

[Amended 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 22-91]
Anyone wishing to obtain a recreation badge shall make application to the Borough Clerk. There shall be charged to each person applying for a recreation badge the sum as provided in Chapter A263, Fees. Badges may be obtained on a per-family basis at the cost as provided in Chapter A263, Fees. The Borough Clerk shall waive the fee for senior citizens presenting proper identification of senior citizen status. A family badge shall entitle all members of the family living at or within the household so registered to utilize the Borough recreation areas and facilities. At the time of application for a family badge, the names of those persons living within the family household must be stated and the person applying for the family badge must certify that each of such persons resides on a full-time basis in that household.

§ 179-3 Expiration.

The recreation badges shall be issued for a one-year period commencing on January 1 and ending December 31.

§ 179-4 Waiver of fees.

The Chairman of the Recreation Commission or a duly appointed agent of the Chairman shall have the right to waive the collection of a portion or all of the fee to be charged for recreation badges upon a showing by the person requesting such waiver or upon the recommendation of a welfare director, a social worker or some other party familiar with the need of the applicant indicating that the person making application for such recreation badge cannot afford to pay for said recreation badge. Any request for a waiver shall be submitted, in writing, by the Chairman of the Recreation Commission or the duly recognized agent of the Chairman addressed to the Borough Clerk setting forth the reasons why a waiver is requested or setting forth the recommendation of the welfare director, social director or someone so affiliated with the individual.

§ 179-5 Revocation of badge.

The issuance to any individual or to a family of a recreation badge shall be solely deemed to be a license to utilize the facilities of the Borough of Rockaway and shall be subject to revocation upon showing of a violation of the rules and regulations for said facility or upon good cause being shown that the individual or family has abused the license and privilege or has failed to abide by the proper rules and regulations of the Commission.
[Adopted 7-12-2012 by Ord. No. 12-12]

§ 179-6 Property description.

For the purposes of this article, the term "Beach Street River Park" refers to Borough-owned property known as Block 21, Lots 6 and 25, comprising approximately six acres.
The Beach Street River Park is situated along the Rockaway River on Beach Street, east towards Denville, contiguous to the end of East Flagge Street and Broad Street.

§ 179-7 Park hours.

The Beach Street River Park shall be open from dawn to dusk daily.

§ 179-8 Prohibited activities.

The following activities are prohibited at all times:
Operation of motor vehicles of all types, including but not limited to dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATV vehicles and snowmobiles; except police, emergency and Borough-owned vehicles.
Fires of all types, including charcoal burners.
Use of glass or any product made of glass.
Littering or dumping, pursuant to the requirements of § 149-18.
Digging and/or removal of natural fauna or floral.
Open or unguarded swimming along the river.
Dogs running at large and failure to clean up after dogs, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 121, Dogs, Cats and Other Animals.
Feeding waterfowl or other animals, pursuant to the requirements of § 121-13.
Possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage, pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 91, Article III, Drinking in Public Places.
Overnight camping.

§ 179-9 Parental responsibility for juveniles.

The regulations set forth in Chapter 183, Article II, Curfew and Parental Responsibility for Juveniles, notwithstanding, a parent or guardian of a child under 18 years of age and who fails or neglects to exercise reasonable supervision and control of the conduct of said child shall be held liable in a civil action for any willful, malicious or unlawful injury or destruction by such a child of the real or personal property on this site or adjacent properties.

§ 179-10 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following: by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $2,000; by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, all in the discretion of the Court.

§ 179-11 Enforcement.

The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Superintendent of Public Works or a member of the Police Department or the Rockaway Borough Health Department.

§ 179-12 Interference with authorities unlawful.

No person shall hinder, molest or interfere with anyone authorized or empowered to perform any duty under this chapter.