Borough of Closter, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter 9-12-1979 by Ord. No. 1979:362 (Ch. 63A of the 1967 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Recreation Commissioners — See Ch. 56.
Shade Tree Commission — See Ch. 59.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 67.
Whenever used in this chapter, the following terms, unless otherwise expressly defined, shall mean and include each of the meanings herein respectively set forth:
GOVERNING BODY
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter.
PARKS, PARKLAND, PARKWAYS, PARK AREAS or PLAYGROUND
All the real property situated in the Borough of Closter under the jurisdiction and care of the Borough of Closter, including the tennis courts owned by the Borough, and including but not limited to the following properties:
[Amended 10-9-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:874; 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:1028; 1-3-2012 by Ord. No. 2011:1111; 1-3-2012 by Ord. No. 1112]
Property
Block
Lots
Alice Barkley Square
Block 1302
Amendola Park
Block 1901
Lot 41
Anderson Brook Greenway
Block 2102
Lot 22
Bethany Circle Park
Block 309
Lot 1
Blanch Woods
Block 1801
Lot 1
Block 1802
Lot 1
Block 1803
Lot 1
Block 1804
Lots 1, 2
Buzzoni Farm Park
Block 1806
Lot 1
Closter Nature Center
Block 1402
Lots 25, 26
Block 1501
Lots 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
Block 1601
Lot 10
Block 1901
Lots 1, 33.03
Block 1902
Lots 1, 4, 5
Dwarskill Greenway
Block 1805
Lot 2
Block 2006
Lot 7
Farrell Woods
Block 907
Lots 14, 42
Lenapehoking Preserve
Block 1701
Lot 3
Block 1702
Lots 1, 2.01, 6, 7
Lone Horseman Park
Block 1715
Lot 1
Block 1707
Lot 4
MacBain Farm
Block 2102
Lot 37.07
Memorial Park
Block 804
Lot 6
Mollicone Park
Block 607
Lot 1
Olaf & Ingeborg Hagen Park
Block 1002
Lots 17, 7, 8
Block 1006
Lots 9, 10, 11, 12, 21, 24
Block 1006
Lot 24
Block 913
Lots 6, 7
Old Hook-High St. Triangle
Block 502
Lot 7
Old Quarry
Block 2102
Lot 22
Pfeiffer Park
Block 1716
Lot 1
Pollack Square
Block 1717
Lot 1
Block 1718
Lot 7
Block 1721
Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Remembrance Park
Block 804
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4
Ruckman Park
Block 1902
Lots 2, 3
Schauble Park
Block 515
Lot 3
Block 516
Lot 3
Block 517
Lots 3, 4, 5, 6
Block 518
Lot 5
Block 601
Lot 1
Block 604
Lots 1, 2, 3
Block 605
Lot 1
Veterans Monument Park
Block 1304
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4
Volunteer Square
Block 1307
Lot 1
West Street Park
Block 1205
Lot 3
PERMIT
Any written license issued by or under the authority of the governing body permitting the performance of a specific act or acts.
PERSON
Any natural person, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, firm or partnership.
[Amended 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:1028]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to remain, stay, loiter or be in or upon the grounds of any park or playground between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. without the written permission of the governing body.
B. 
Tennis court use is limited to one hour per person per day. It shall be unlawful for any person to exceed the aforementioned limit.
(Note: The use of motorized vehicles within the areas defined in § 142-1 of this chapter is prohibited pursuant to § 183-3B of this Code.) [Added 10-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:1133]
It shall be unlawful in any park or playground for any person to:
A. 
Consume, use, sell, deliver, possess, carry or hold any alcoholic beverage unless a permit from the governing body or its designate is obtained prior thereto.
B. 
Use abusive, obscene, profane or indecent language or any disorderly conduct disturbing or annoying to others.
C. 
Cut, deface, injure, remove or disturb any tree, shrub, building, fence, bench or other structure, apparatus or property or pick, cut or remove any shrub, bush or flower or mark or write upon any building, fence, bench or other structure.
D. 
Hit or strike golf balls or play or practice golf.
[Added 6-9-1999 by Ord. No. 1999:796]
E. 
Enter, utilize or be in or upon any portion of lawn or cultivated ground in any public park or playground when forbidden by an official sign or other official notification posted by the Borough's Police Department.
[Added 4-9-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1010]
F. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to use any park or playground, including the Borough's tennis courts, for profit without the express consent of the Mayor and Council.
[Added 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:1028]
G. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke within the boundary of the parks, parklands, parkways, park areas or playgrounds defined in § 142-1 of this chapter. To the extent possible, "Smoke Free Zone" signs shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted at properties where smoking is prohibited by this chapter. The sign(s) shall have the words "Smoke Free Zone" in lettering that is not less than two inches in height and shall contain the international no smoking sign or symbol.
[Added 10-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:1133]
[Amended 1-3-1994 by Ord. No. 1993:663]
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter or doing any unlawful act shall be deemed a disorderly person and shall, upon conviction therefor in the Closter Municipal Court, be punished as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Violations and Penalties, of this Code.