It shall be unlawful for any person in any park, recreation center, playground, ball field, tennis court or any other recreation facility, and the parking facilities thereof, owned or controlled by the town to:
   (A)   Willfully mark, deface disfigure, injure, tamper with, displace or remove any structure, equipment, facilities or other property, either real or personal;
   (B)   Damage, cut, carve, transplant or remove any tree or plant or injure the bark, or pick the flowers or seeds, of any tree or plant or to dig or otherwise disturb grass areas or in any other way injure or impair the natural beauty or usefulness of any area;
   (C)   Bring in, dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, refuse or other trash;
   (D)   Fail to obey all law enforcement officers and Recreation Department employees, such persons
being hereby authorized and instructed to direct traffic whenever and wherever needed in the parks;
   (E)   Fail to observe carefully all traffic signs indicating speed, direction, caution, stopping or parking and all others posted for proper control and to safeguard life and property;
   (F)   Drive any vehicle on unpaved park areas unless loading or unloading, or such other areas as may be specifically designated by the Town Manager or his or her designee;
   (G)   Park a vehicle in other that established or designated parking areas;
   (H)   Picnic or lunch in a place other than those designated for the purpose. The Town Council or its designee shall have the authority to regulate the activities in such areas when necessary to prevent congestion and to secure the maximum use for the comfort and convenience of the public;
   (I)   Violate the regulation that use of the individual fireplaces, together with tables and benches,
follows generally the rule of “first-come, first served”, unless a picnic reservation has been issued;
   (J)   Leave a picnic area before the fire is completely extinguished and before all trash in the nature of boxes, papers, cans, bottles, garbage and other refuse is place in receptacles provided. If no such trash receptacles are available, then refuse and trash shall be carried away from the park area by the user to be properly disposed of elsewhere;
   (K)   Camp in any area without permission of the Town Council. No person shall set up tents, shacks or any other temporary shelter for the purpose of overnight camping, nor shall any person leave in any park after closing hours any movable structure or special vehicle to be used or that could be used for such purpose, such as a camper-trailer, house trailer or the like, without the permission of the Town Council;
   (L)   Bring, or have in his or her possession, or set off or otherwise cause to explode or discharge or burn, any firecrackers, or other fireworks or explosives or discharge them or throw them into any such area from land or highway adjacent thereto;
   (M)   Build or attempt to build a fire except in such areas and under such regulations as may be designated for the purpose by the Town Council. No person shall drop, throw or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, or other inflammable material within any park area or any highway, road or street abutting or contiguous thereto;
   (N)   Enter an area posted as “Closed to the Public”; provided, however, that this restrictions shall not apply to town employees or officers while on duty and acting in their official capacity;
   (O)   Sleep or protractedly lounge on the seats, benches, floors of other areas, or engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to a breach of the public peace;
   (P)   Disturb or interfere unreasonably with any person or party occupying any area, or participating in any authorized activity;
   (Q)   Sell food, beverages or merchandise or solicit donations for any individuals, group, company or corporation without express permission from the Town Manager;
   (R)   Carry, use or possess firearms or other dangerous weapons of any nature within any park; provided, however, this section shall not apply to law enforcement officers when engaged in the discharge of their duties;
   (S)   Enter, use or remain within any park between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and sunrise unless a written permit therefor has been obtained from the Town Council; and
   (T)   Possess or consume any alcoholic beverages on parks and recreation property.
(1991 Code, § 12-48) (Ord. passed 2-23-1982; Ord. passed 11-4-2008) Penalty, see § 10.99