Village of Wappingers Falls, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wappingers Falls as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public entertainment — See Ch. 70.
[Adopted 11-8-1978 by L.L. No. 5-1978]
[Amended 5-13-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009]
All parks, playgrounds and recreational areas owned and maintained by the Village, with the exception next hereinafter set forth, shall be open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk, and all such parks, playgrounds and recreational areas shall otherwise be closed. No person or persons shall enter upon or remain in the park or any buildings or grounds thereof between dusk and dawn except pursuant to authorization of the Village Board. The opening and closing hours of the park shall be posted at each entrance of the park so that such opening and closing will be noticeable by the public.
This article shall not be applicable to the Mesier Park.
It shall be a violation of this article for any person to be or remain within any of the parks, playgrounds or recreational areas affected hereby within the hours above designated.
[Amended 2-12-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Any person violating any provision of this article may be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both.
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Editor’s Note: L.L. No. 8-2008, adopted 12-8-2008, created a uniform section for the application of penalties occurring when any ordinance, resolution or act of the Village is violated. See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II, General Penalty.
[Adopted 6-13-1979 by L.L. No. 3-1979]
[Amended 2-12-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
With the exceptions below noted, Mesier Park shall be closed to the public between the hours of 10:00 p.m. each evening and 7:00 a.m. the following morning.
A. 
This article shall not apply to:
(1) 
Persons entering said park to transact business or any other lawful activity with the Police Department or such other Village offices as may then be open for that purpose.
(2) 
Persons entering to attend or appear at a public hearing or meeting conducted therein by any village board or agency.
(3) 
Persons entering to attend or appear at any public entertainment or other function duly scheduled by the appropriate Village officials.
(4) 
Village officers or employees in discharge of the duties of their office.
B. 
Any persons entering said park for any of the above permitted purposes shall leave the same within a reasonable time after their business is completed or the function or activity they were attending has been concluded.
[Amended 2-12-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter may be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both.