Park Rules


[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of Pilesgrove 4-13-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Animals – See Ch. 56.
Disorderly conduct – See Ch. 97.
Littering – See Ch. 150.

§ 158-1. Purpose and intent.

The regulations set form in § 158-4 of this chapter shall regulate the conduct of persons as individuals or as groups of persons and govern their use of the public park and recreation area. Editor’s Note: The public park and recreation area described in the long title of the ordinance adopted 4-13-1982, which area is located in Block 30, Lot 14, and Block 57, Lot 9, as shown on the Tax Map of Pilesgrove Township. The Township Committee may amend or add to these regulations as it sees fit.

§ 158-2. Prior right of use.

The use of said lands and areas by individuals or groups shall be subject to the prior right of use by the Pilesgrove-Woodstown Recreation Committee. This Recreation Committee will control and schedule use of recreation areas.

§158-3. Definitions.

As used in these regulations, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

PROPER AUTHORITY – The Township Committee or its empowered designee by delegation of authority, which delegation may be resolution of the Township Committee.

§158-4. Prohibited acts.

No person or group of persons while in or upon the recreation area shall:

A.Be in or upon the recreation area for any purposed during the hours of closing for said areas as established by resolution of the Township Committee, except for authorized persons while in the performance of official duties.

B.Damage, deface, injure, destroy, displace or remove any buildings, benches, tables, paving, signs, notices, monuments, trees, shrubs, plants, stakes, boundary markers, utilities of other structures or equipment, facilities or appurtenances whatsoever, except in the maintenance of said property by authorized persons.

C.Construct or erect any tent, building or other structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary, or run or string lines, wires or other lines upon or across such lands, except upon written permission by the Township Committee or its designee.

D.Hunt, pursue, shoot, harm, trap or kill any animal or wildlife found upon such lands.

E.Bring in or dump upon, deposit or leave upon the recreation area any bottles, broken glass, trash, garbage or other refuse. Any refuse generated in connection with the proper use of the property must be placed in the proper receptacles where provided for such matters, and where receptacles are not provided, such matter shall be carried away by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed elsewhere.

F.Drive or park any vehicle on any area except the roadways or parking areas provided or such areas as may be specifically designated as temporary areas by proper authority or in accordance with the instructions of any authorized attendant who may be present.

G.Leave a vehicle or bicycle standing or parked thereon in any area during hours when the property is closed.

H.Operate a vehicle or bicycle in a careless or reckless manner.

I.No person shall carry or possess firearms or explosives of any description, bow and arrows or other form of weapon or trapping device inimical to wildlife or dangerous to humans. Shooting into such land areas from beyond its boundaries is prohibited.

J.Picnic or lunch in a place other than such places designated for that purpose or unduly delay or prevent the use of such permitted areas by others.

K.Set up a tent, shelter or other temporary device or vehicle for overnight camping, nor leave any structure or vehicle that could be used for such purpose on the lands during closing hours.

L.Play any game involving the throwing or flying of objects, except in areas provided for such forms of recreation.

M.Bring or ride upon a horse, except in areas where permitted by proper authority, nor allow any animals to graze or go unattended.

N.Be upon the recreation area while intoxicated from alcohol or under the influence of drugs or to possess or consume any alcoholic beverage while within the boundaries of said recreation area.

O.Enter upon any area posted as closed to the public or to use any area in violation of other posted notices.

P.Gamble or participate in any similar illegal activity.

Q.Engage in threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language, fighting or engage in any disorderly conduct tending to breach the public peace. Editor’s Note: See Ch. 97, Disorderly Conduct.

R.Expose or offer for sale any article or merchandise or place any stand, cart or vehicle for the transportation, sale or display of any such article or merchandise other than as specifically authorized by proper authority.

S.Post or otherwise place any sign, placard or advertisement whatsoever, unless authorized by proper authority.

T.Enter or exit said lands anywhere except posted and proper entrances and exits. Persons using neighboring fields or properties will be in violation.

U.Allow domestic animals to run at large and uncontrolled. All domestic animals will be restrained on adequate leashes not greater than six feet in length. Editor’s Note: See Ch. 56, Animals.

V.Build or attempt to build a fire except in such areas and under such regulations as may be designated by the proper authority. No person shall drop, throw or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco paper or other flammable material within the park, roads, parking areas or other areas abutting or contiguous thereto.

W.Use said lands in any manner so as to deny, obstruct or interfere with the prior right of use by the Recreation Committee while engaged in the actual conduct of its established and approved recreational programs.

§158-5. Violations and penalties.

The penalty for violation of any of the above regulations shall be a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 or imprisonment for a period of up to 30 days, or both.

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