[HISTORY: Adopted by Town Meeting of the Town of Brookfield 6-26-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Open Space Use Ordinance of Brookfield."
The purpose of this chapter is to establish rules and regulations for the use and control of land dedicated to open space and owned by the Town of Brookfield in order to promote the safety and protection of the persons using the property, and of the property.
Open space land shall be open from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. Town officials may close any portion of open space land or the use of its facilities when it appears that the capacity of any area has been exhausted or the use of same would endanger the public safety.
Fishing is permitted on any open space land under the rules and regulations established by the State of Connecticut Board of Fisheries and Game.
Hunting and trapping is not permitted on any open space land without permission of the Conservation Commission.
Carrying and/or discharging of firearms is permitted only in areas designated for such use under adequate supervision.
Swimming or wading is permitted only in such areas approved by the Health Officer of the Town of Brookfield, provided that these areas are properly supervised with the approval of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Dogs and other pets are permitted on open space land, provided that such pets are under the control of their owners or keepers at all times.
The riding of horses or bicycles is permitted on areas set aside for such purposes.
Overnight camping is permitted only in areas designated for camp use by special permission of the Police Department. Sanitary facilities must be provided by campers in accordance with the procedures of the Boy Scouts of America.
Fires may be kindled only in designated areas.
No person shall deface, remove, destroy or otherwise injure in any manner whatsoever any structure, rock, tree, flower, shrub or any other plant life nor disturb or molest any bird or animal.
Refuse must be removed by those who bring it in. No person shall litter the grounds or waters of open space land.
Motorized vehicles may not be operated or parked on any open space land except on roadways and areas designated for such use.
Violation of any provision of this chapter is sufficient cause for eviction, and any person who violates any provision shall be fined not more than $25 for each violation.