What are the Useage Regulations for Township Recreational Facilities?
Recreation Related Ordinances
(Includes amendments made by Ordinance No:1601)
9-1 USE REGULATIONS.
9-1.1 Designation of Facilities. For the purpose of this Chapter, the Township’s recreational facilities shall include the following as well as the grounds surrounding the same, the adjacent thereto set aside for parking of vehicles and bicycles:
a. Commodore Perry Complex
b. Winter’s Park and Pond Complex, commuter parking lots excluded.
c. Airmount Complex, including pond.
d. Riverside Park Complex.
e. Fardale Complex.
f. Stag Hill Complex.
g. Continental Soldier’s Park.
h. Airmont Park.
i. Ridge Road Park.
j. Mary Patrick Park.
k. Any school facility designated the responsibility of and sponsorship of the Recreation Commission.
l. Any other Town-owned or leased property so designated.
m. Any future properties designated as a recreational facility.
9-1.2 Hours of Operation. The Township recreational facilities shall be open at
7:00 a.m. prevailing time, and shall close one-half (1/2) hour after sunset.
The closing time shall not apply to persons who are specifically engaged in a permitted activity or sport approved by the Township. The time of sunset shall
Be as set forth by the U.S. National Weather Service. (Ord.#545; 1976
Code 138-2; Ord. #654)
9-1.3 Use of Facilities.
a. The use of the Township’s tennis courts and pool, owing to their limited number and capacity, are hereby restricted to residents of the Township and their guests. Notwithstanding this restriction, nonresidents who are participating or attending an activity sponsored or approved by the Township or the Township’s Recreation Committee may use the Township’s tennis courts and pool. In scheduling use of the Township’s athletic fields, owing to their limited number, the Township Recreation Committee shall give preference to Township residents.
b. The use of the Township’s parks and playgrounds are open to the public and may be used by residents and nonresidents alike. (Ord. #545; 1976 Code 138-3; Ord. #1439)
9-1.4 Unlawful Use.
a. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon or use the recreational
facilities of the grounds or buildings thereof or to park any vehicle therein
except between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 p.m., prevailing time,
except as provided in Section 9-1.2.
b. It shall be unlawful for any hoofed animal to enter upon or use Continental
Park at any time.
9-1.4A Smoking Prohibited.
a. Definition. As used in this section, “smoking” shall mean the use or possession
of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which
contains tobacco and/or similar products.
b. Smoking prohibited. The Township does hereby specifically prohibit any
Smoking in, on, or around any recreational facility as defined in this section.
c. Enforcement. This subsection shall be enforced by any member of the
Police Department of the Township of Mahwah. (Ord.#1559, 1)
9-1.5 Emergency Regulations. In the event of any emergency or necessity or for any other purpose, the Township Recreation Committee, the Chief of Police (or his duly authorized representative) or the Township Council (or it’s duly appointed representative) may modify for limited periods the hours and dates or use as hereinabove provided by the issuance of a special regulation, which shall be published and posted upon the grounds or the recreational facility so affected. (Ord. #545; 1976 Code 138-6; Ord.#1439)
9-1.6 Tennis Fees.
a. The Cost of an annual tennis identification badge for a resident shall be eight
(8) dollars per adult and six (6) dollars per child under eighteen (18) years of age.
b. The cost of a daily individual tennis guest tag (for a bona fide guest of a resident) shall be three (3) dollars.
c. The cost of renewal of all annual individual tennis identification badges shall be four (4) dollars. (Ord. #542; 1976 code 138-7; Ord.#925; Ord.#1439)
9-1.7 Organized Team Fees. The cost of group tags for one season or part thereof shall be as follows:
a. For Little League organizations, civic organizations, or recreational teams
sponsored by the Township: One hundred ($1.00) dollars per organization.
b. For organized leagues with rosters of at least 75% Mahwah residents: One
Hundred ($100.00) dollars per team.
c. For organized leagues with rosters of less than 75% Mahwah residents: Two
Hundred ($200.00) dollars per team.
d. For nonleague teams: Five hundred ($500.00) dollars per team. (Ord.#542; 1976 code 138-7; Ord.#925; Ord. #1439)
9-1.8 Skate Park. The purpose of this section is to establish rules and regulations for the use of the Township of Mahwah’s skate park facilities:
CONTINENTAL SOLDIERS SKATEPARK
TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, NEW JERSEY
RULES AND REGULATIONS
a. All users must obtain a non-transferable badge from the Township of Mahwah Recreation Department at which time the user will receive a copy of the rules and regulations. The badge will be forfeited for violating the rules and regulations. The user must have the badge in possession at all times when using the facility and shall display same at the request of a representative of the Township of Mahwah Police Department and/or Township of Mahwah Recreation Department. To obtain a badge, a user who is under 18 years of age must have written permission from the user’s legal guardian.
b. The skate park will not be supervised. Use of the skate park will be at the user’s own risk. The facilities shall only be used for skateboards with a maximum length of 34 inches and in-line skaters. Bicycles, roller skates, scooters, go-peds, and any other kind of motorized vehicles are not permitted at any time.
c. All users must skate responsibly. All users must wear full safety equipment which shall include helmet, elbow and knee pads, gloves and wrist protection. In addition, users must have proper shoes satisfactory for participating in the activity. All equipment is to be worn in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
d. Use of the skater park and facility shall only be permitted in accordance with the dates and hours posted. The facility shall be closed during periods when the equipment or services are wet and/or icy. The facility shall also be closed to allow for reasonable inspection and maintenance.
e. Organized events involving participation of 7 or more people shall require the prior approval of the Township Recreation Department.
f. No food, drinks, drugs, smoking, amplified music or pets shall be permitted.
g. The participants are required to inspect the skating surfaces before use and to remove any trash, debris or objects. Participants are required to report any damage to the skate park to the Township of Mahwah Recreation Department or Township of Mahwah Public Works Department.
h. Signs shall be posted at the skate park setting forth the requirement to wear safety equipment and advising users of the rules and regulations for use of the skate park.
i. This Ordinance shall be enforced by representatives of the Township of Mahwah Police Department and the Township of Mahwah Recreation Department.
TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
ORDINANCE NO. 1559
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 9 ENTITLED “RECREATIONAL FACILITIES” OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH TO PROHIBIT SMOKING IN ALL RECREATIONAL AREAS.
WHEREAS, the Township of Mahwah and its Mayor and Council are deeply concerned with adverse health affects of smoking, as well as the adverse affects of second-hand smoke; and
WHEREAS, the Township runs many recreational programs and other recreational programs within the Township are conducted under the auspices of the Township and on fields and properties owned by the Township; and
WHEREAS, smoking in and around these recreational facilities creates the peculiar circumstances of young people being encouraged and coached by adults to do things beneficial to their health, while at the same time they observe adults smoking and/or adversely affected as a result of second-hand smoke; and
WHEREAS, the Township has jurisdiction over the Recreational Facilities that are utilized for recreational activities and has an obligation to maintain those facilities and prohibit those activities which it deems to be unsatisfactory and contrary to the good health of the youths who are encouraged to participate in these many and varied recreational activities;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Mahwah as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 9 “Recreational Facilities” of the Code of the Township of Mahwah is hereby amended to include the following:
9-1.4A Smoking Prohibited
a. Definition. As used in this Chapter, “smoking” shall mean the use or possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco and/or other similar products.
b. Smoking Prohibited. The Township does hereby specifically prohibit any smoking in, on, or around any Recreational Facility as defined in this Chapter.
c. Enforcement. This Ordinance shall be enforced by any member of the Police Department of the Township of Mahwah.
THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this Ordinance shall become effective after final passage, adoption and publication as required by law.
5-4 Control of Dogs.
5-4.2 Curbing of Dogs. It shall be unlawful for any person owning, keeping, harboring or having the custody and possession of any dog, whether registered or not, to cause, suffer or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of the property. The restriction in this subsection shall not apply to that portion of the street lying between curb lines, which shall be used to curb such dog under the following conditions:
a. The person who so curbs such dog shall immediately remove feces deposited by such dog by any sanitary method approved by the Township Board of Health.
b. The feces removed from the aforementioned designated area shall be disposed of by the person owning, harboring, keeping or having the custody and possession of any dog curbed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, in a sanitary manner approved by the Township Board of Health.
(Ord. #487; 1976 Code 96-17)