Township of Old Bridge, NJ
Middlesex County
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[Adopted as Sec. 4-14 of the 1973 Revised General Ordinances]
The provisions of this article are deemed necessary to promote the general public safety and welfare of all persons using the beach, public areas and recreation areas of the Township.
The regulations hereafter set forth shall apply to the beach, bay and lake areas and all recreation areas of the Township, which areas are hereby defined and declared to be:
A. 
All of those areas of land along the oceanfront, bayfront and lakefront owned or rented by the Township.
B. 
All of those areas of land along the oceanfront, bayfront and lakefront wherein the Township has control of the use by easement, deed or deeds; in addition, all of those areas of land along the oceanfront, bayfront, lakefront and beach areas which shall be open to the public for public purposes as a result of ownership or control by the Township as owner in fee, easement, deed or deeds, agreement with owner, dedication, riparian rights or otherwise.
C. 
All other areas set apart by written consent of owners filed with the Township.
D. 
Public street ends on the bayfront.
E. 
Public parks, playgrounds and any other places of public recreation and recreational facilities.
A. 
The following conduct by any person in an applicable area under this article is prohibited:
(1) 
To throw, bat or catch a baseball, football, basketball or softball or fly kites or engage in the playing of any games endangering the health and safety of others in areas posted by sign as reserved for sunbathing and swimming only, or so designated by the lifeguards, or to swim or bathe in any area not posted for swimming or bathing.
(2) 
To swim or bathe beyond a safe depth in the swimming areas, as from time to time indicated, determined or regulated by the lifeguards, or to swim or bathe in any area not posted for swimming or bathing.
(3) 
To use a surfboard, canoe, boat or raft of any kind or description, except at locations designated by the lifeguards.
(4) 
To throw, place or deposit or leave any bottles, glass, crockery, sharp or pointed article or thing, paper, refuse or debris of any kind.
(5) 
To disobey any order, direction, whistle or other signal used by the lifeguards or the police.
(6) 
To consume alcoholic beverages on the public beaches or in any recreational area.
(7) 
To climb upon, stand on or tamper with or handle the lifeguards' boats or other equipment used by lifeguards.
(8) 
To revel, disport or behave in a noisy and boisterous manner, emitting loud cries and other noises, so as to inconvenience others or otherwise disrupt and disturb the public peace and dignity within the areas defined.
(9) 
To park vehicles, loiter, assemble, band or crowd together so as to interfere or be likely to interfere with the ingress and egress of others at the street ends approaching the beaches or other recreation areas.
(10) 
To act in a loud, indecent, obscene or offensive manner.
(11) 
To sleep on the public beaches or in any recreation area during any time between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(12) 
To change clothes, dress, undress or otherwise disrobe, except outer wraps.
(13) 
To drive or move any vehicle on the beach or other recreation area.
(14) 
To use any type of vehicle or truck or trailer as a place for the purpose of changing from street attire into bathing suit or vice versa or to engage at any time of day or night in the practice commonly known as "sleeping in cars" within the areas defined or on any of the public streets of the Township.
(15) 
To engage in the activity of fishing during the months of June, July, August and September of each year in areas posted by sign to prohibit this activity or as designated by the lifeguards.
(16) 
To be at any beach or bay area during the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. or loiter in any park area between one hour after sunset and sunrise. This prohibition shall not apply to surf fisherman who shall be permitted to occupy a beach or bay area for purposes of fishing activities so long as the surf fisherman has first secured a valid and current written permit from the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
[Amended 7-21-1994 by Ord. No. 42-94]
(17) 
No dog or other domestic pet is permitted to run unleashed in any park or recreation area. Animal defecation shall be removed immediately by any pet owner whenever a dog or other domestic pet eliminates upon any Township land or public right-of-way.
[Added 7-21-1994 by Ord. No. 42-94]
B. 
The Township Council may, from time to time, promulgate, by resolution, additional rules and regulations governing applicable areas under this article, which rules shall be properly posted in such areas.
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, beach parties may be permitted upon application for and receipt of written permission therefor from the Township Manager or anyone he may so designate.
[Added 2-20-1979 by Ord. No. D-260]
A. 
Laurence Harbor Beach parking areas.
(1) 
All buses are prohibited from parking at the Laurence Harbor parking areas.
(2) 
Automobiles shall pay the following rates:
(a) 
Old Bridge residents:
[1] 
Season parking pass: $5.
[2] 
One dollar per car with four people (daily fee).
[3] 
Twenty-five cents per person in excess of four people (daily fee).
[4] 
Two dollars for season parking up to May 30.
(b) 
Nonresidents:
[1] 
Season parking pass: $10.
[2] 
Two dollars per car with four people (daily fee).
[3] 
Fifty cents per person in excess of four people (daily fee).
[4] 
Four dollars for season parking up to May 30.