Chapter 121, PARKS

[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Honeoye Falls 8-13-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Alcoholic beverages -- See Ch. 57.
Animals -- See Ch. 61.
Firearms -- See Ch. 100.
Noise -- See Ch. 114.
Peddling and soliciting -- See Ch. 127.
Public property -- See Ch. 130.

ARTICLE I, Rules and Regulations [Adopted 8-13-1973]

§ 121-1. Title; applicability.

  1. This chapter shall be known as the "Village of Honeoye Falls Parks Law."
  2. Applicability. The rules and regulations set forth herein shall apply to and be in effect in all parks under the control, supervision and jurisdiction of the Village of Honeoye Falls.

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§ 121-2. Purpose.

Park facilities of the Village of Honeoye Falls can only be used successfully if subject to reasonable controls to ensure safety of the public therein. In order to promote good order and encourage use of the facilities, the Village of Honeoye Falls has adopted this chapter to regulate conduct within the parks of the Village

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§ 121-3. Definitions.

The following terms shall have the meanings indicated in this section:

PARKS -- The grounds and buildings thereon, the waters therein, and any other property necessary for the operation thereof, and constituting any part thereof, which is now or may hereafter be maintained, operated and controlled by the Village of Honeoye Falls for public park purposes. Public parks in the Village of Honeoye Falls are the following: Monroe Street Park; Harry Allen Park and related hiking trail, Rotary Park at North Main Street; Clover-Cheese Factory Road Parks; and West Main Street Park ("Vest Pocket Park").[Amended 1-20-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]

PERSONS -- Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons, and the singular number shall include the plural.

VEHICLE -- Every device in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported or drawn.

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§ 121-4. Prohibited activities.

The following activities are prohibited within Village parks:

  1. No person shall disturb the peace and good order in any park.
  2. No person shall refuse to comply with a lawful order of the police.
  3. No person shall beg, hawk, peddle or solicit within any park.
  4. No person shall engage in gambling or gaming.
  5. No person, except peace officers of the county or other law enforcement officers, shall have or carry any dangerous weapons concealed on or about his or her person while in the park.
  6. No person shall use obscene, profane or abusive language while in the park.
  7. No person shall loiter in or near toilet buildings.
  8. No person shall carry, fire or discharge any gun, pistol or firearm, nor carry any rocket, torpedo or other fireworks of any description, nor use any bow or arrow nor engage in trapping or hunting.
  9. No person shall remove or mutilate park vegetation, violate the regulations of the Board of Trustees relating to any buildings or place, damage any notice posted by order of the Board of Trustees or deposit materials in or upon any park or park road.
  10. No person shall write, paint or carve on any tree, bench or park structure.
  11. No person shall kill, injure or unnecessarily disturb any fish, waterfowl, birds or animals. No person within the confines of the park shall hunt, pursue with dogs, trap or in any other way molest any wild bird or animal found within the confines of the park, nor rob or molest any bird nest or take the eggs of any bird.
  12. No person shall injure, deface, disturb or befoul any part of the park nor any buildings, signs, equipment or other property found therein.
  13. No person, without the specific written consent of the Board of Trustees, shall bring into, leave behind or dump any material of any kind in the park, except the refuse, ashes, garbage and other material of a picnic, camp or other permitted activity, and such material shall be deposited in receptacles or pits provided for such purposes. Refuse is not to be dropped, thrown or scattered on park property. Tin cans, bottles or other glassware or metallic substances containing sharp edges shall be deposited in park receptacles. No person shall, either within or outside of the park, discharge into, throw, cast, lay, drop or leave in any stream any matter or thing, either liquid or solid, which may or shall result in the pollution of said stream within the park or which shall interfere with the conservation of the natural resources of said park or endanger the health of visitors in said park.
  14. No person shall play or practice golf in the park.
  15. No person shall ride or lead a horse in the park.
  16. No person shall appear in the park in a state of nudity or commit, perform or engage in any lewd, lascivious, obscene or indecent act or behavior, and no person shall make any indecent exposure of his or her person.
  17. No person shall fail or refuse to comply with any reasonable order relating to the regulation, direction or control of traffic, or to any other order lawfully given by any police officer, or willfully resist, obstruct or abuse any police officer or other official in the execution of his office.
  18. No person shall operate a vehicle along or over any road or drive within the park in a reckless manner or without due regard for the safety and rights of pedestrians, drivers and occupants of all other vehicles so as to endanger the life, limb or property of any person while in the lawful use of said park drives or roads.
  19. No person shall participate in a drag race upon any park drive or park property. "Drag racing" is defined as the operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other or the operation of one or more vehicles over a common selected course from the same point to the same point wherein timing is made of the participating vehicles involving competitive accelerations or speeds. The operation of two or more vehicles side by side, either at speeds in excess of permitted speeds on park drives or rapidly accelerating from a common starting point to a speed in excess of such permitted speeds shall be prima facie evidence of drag racing.
  20. No person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic drugs or opiates shall operate any vehicle within the park.
  21. No person shall drive or move or cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved within the park any vehicle or combination of vehicles which is in an unsafe condition so as to endanger any person.
  22. No person shall use or shine spotlights or unnecessarily or continuously shine automobile headlights into park lands, except under the direction of a police officer or park employee or except where necessary for the preservation of life or property.
  23. No person shall use, operate or store a boat, or build or locate a dock within any Village park. [Added 1-20-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
  24. No person shall enter any pond for the purpose of walking on the ice, ice skating, ice hockey, ice fishing, swimming, wading and/or boating within any Village park. [Added 1-20-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
  25. No person shall cause or permit any building or structure to be situated or erected upon any lands within any Village park. [Added 1-20-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]
  26. No person shall cut the grass within any Village park. [Added 1-20-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003]

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§ 121-5. Regulated activities.

No person shall engage in any of the activities regulated by this section unless he shall comply with the regulations set forth herein.

  1. No person or vehicle shall be permitted to remain, stop or park within the confines of any Village park from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise, prevailing local time, except that in Harry Allen Park, no person or vehicle shall be permitted to remain, stop, or park within said park between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., prevailing local time. In case of an emergency or when in the judgment of the Board of Trustees the public interest requires it, all or any part of any Village park may be closed to the public, including all or any part of a Village park being used by special permit. [Amended 9-18-2006 by L.L. No. 7-2006]
  2. No person shall sleep, camp, lodge or reside in any park building or grounds.
  3. No person shall bring into or keep in the park any dog, cat, household pet or other animal, except that dogs or cats are permitted if held in control by a leash.
  4. Vehicles.
    1. No person shall drive any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle of traffic or burden upon any of the parks or parkways except for the proper drives and parking areas or permit the same to stand upon the drives or any part thereof so as to congest traffic or obstruct the drive. This includes motorized bikes. Foot paths or bicycle paths shall not be used for vehicular traffic.
    2. No person shall cause any taxi, bus, limousine or other vehicle for hire to attend upon any part of the parks or parkways for the purpose of soliciting or taking in passengers or persons other than those carried to the parks or parkways by said vehicle.
    3. It is the duty of every person operating a vehicle of traffic or burden within the parks or parkways to comply with the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York and Chapter 180, Vehicles and Traffic, or the orders, directions and regulation issued by traffic officers or officially displayed for the regulation of traffic.
    4. No vehicle shall be operated on any road or drive in any park or parkway at a speed exceeding 10 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.
    5. In certain areas, the Board of Trustees may establish one-way traffic. It will be so posted and must be followed.
    6. When the Park Department has caused certain intersections of park drives or roadways to be marked with stop signs, no persons shall operate any vehicles, except authorized emergency vehicles, over or across such intersections without first bringing such vehicles to a complete stop at or near a stop sign.
    7. No person shall park any vehicle or permit any vehicle to remain standing on any highway or roadway within the boundaries of Harry Allen Park between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Parking areas in the parks are established for the convenience of patrons while using the facilities of the parks.
    8. The term "parking" shall mean the standing of any vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon any highway other than temporarily or while actively engaged in loading or unloading or while standing in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signals.
    9. The Village shall erect suitable signs on all highways hereinabove restricted as to parking, which signs shall indicate the limitation of no parking or shall indicate that no parking shall be allowed at any time.
  5. Riders of bicycles and snow vehicles shall comply with the rules for the regulation of other vehicles and, in addition thereto, shall be subject to the following regulations:
    1. No person shall ride a bicycle or snow vehicle upon the lawns, walks or foot trails of the parks or parkways unless designated for such vehicles.
    2. Snow vehicles traversing congested areas must be kept in low throttle (five miles per hour or less).
  6. No person shall become intoxicated. No person shall bring into or use or possess any narcotic or alcoholic liquors or beverages, including beer, in any park, unless permission is obtained from the Village Board of Trustees. Drinking or possession of alcoholic liquors or beverages, including beer, is prohibited in the parking lots and rights-of-way within the park. [Amended 5-12-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
  7. No person shall picnic or cook in any area not designated by the Board of Trustees for that purpose, nor make or kindle any fire except in places provided therefor, and then subject to such regulations as may be prescribed.
  8. Skatepark rules. [Added 6-20-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]
    1. Monroe Street Skate Park is a "skate at your own risk" facility designed for skateboarding, in-line skating and BMX biking only. The Village of Honeoye Falls shall not be responsible for any injuries that may occur. This is an unsupervised facility without routine monitoring.
    2. No motorized vehicles or other wheeled devices are allowed within the skating area except as noted above.
    3. Skateboarding, in-line skating and BMX biking are high-risk activities. Wearing a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards is strongly recommended and such items should be used at all times. Know your ability and skate/ride accordingly.
    4. Inspect the surfaces/equipment before you ride them. Remove all trash, debris and objects that may prevent a smooth, safe ride. Report any damages to the skatepark surface and ramps or jumps to the Village Office at (585)624-1711. In case of emergency or serious injury, call 911.
    5. Use of the skatepark is prohibited when wet, covered with snow or ice or during routine maintenance.
    6. The skatepark is open from dawn to dusk
    7. Graffiti on any surface will not be tolerated and may cause the park to be closed.
    8. No competitive or demonstration events are allowed without Village approval.
    9. All homemade or improvised ramps or jumps are prohibited.
    10. Any user under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult of 18 years of age or older.
    11. The following are prohibited:
      1. Littering.
      2. Glass containers.
      3. Alcoholic beverages.
      4. Illegal drugs.
      5. Smoking.
      6. Graffiti.
      7. Dogs and any other animals.
    12. This park is designed for all skill levels. Be courteous to other people using the facility and all other park patrons.
    13. Users shall comply with Village of Honeoye Falls rules and regulations for use of Village Parks.

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§ 121-6. Permit required for certain acts; procedure.

Activities designated herein shall only be permitted after permits are obtained pursuant to the procedures set forth in this section.

  1. No person shall commit any of the following acts within said parks without written permit of the Board of Trustees or some person duly authorized to act for them.
    1. Post or display any sign, banner or advertisement of any kind within any park or play any music or keep or offer any article for sale.
    2. Hold any public meeting or engage in any marching, drilling or driving as members of a military, political or other organization; or use any loudspeaker or other sound amplifying equipment.
    3. Camp overnight within a park.
    4. Conduct any group picnic or activity for more than 12 persons who are not members of an immediate family.
  2. Permit procedures.
    1. A permit to use park facilities shall be issued at 5 East Street, Honeoye Falls, New York 14472.EN
    2. All permits must be signed upon issuance by the user, and the signer of the permit shall be responsible for all damages to the facility or contents thereof and agree to indemnify the Village for such damages.
    3. Park facilities may be made available for overnight use subject to these rules, with the exception of closing hours, when permission has been given by the Board of Trustees.
    4. All permits, except those for which payment has been made, must be picked up at the Village Office at least 72 hours prior to use of the park area.
    5. The Board of Trustees is hereby authorized to grant permits in conformity with the rules and regulations contained herein.
    6. All permits issued shall be in writing by the Board of Trustees or by its duly authorized agent and are subject to park rules and regulations. Any violation of any term or condition thereof or any law or ordinance or rules or regulations governing the parks shall constitute grounds for revocation of said permit. No permit for the same purpose shall be issued to the person whose permit has been revoked during the year in which such revocation is made.
    7. No person shall construct, repair or relocate utility fixtures such as sewers, hydrants, posts, lines and conduits, or open trenches or make excavations, or engage in any construction in or on park lands, without a permit.

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§ 121-7. Responsibility of parents.

No parents, guardians or custodians of any minor shall permit or allow him or her to do any act which would constitute a violation of this chapter.

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§ 121-8. Penalties for offenses; enforcement.

  1. Violations of this chapter shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 days or by a fine not exceeding $250 for each offense. Each violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. [Amended 9-16-1996 by L.L. No. 6-1996]
  2. Any peace officer of Monroe County or any of its municipal subdivisions may, without a warrant, arrest any offender whom he may detect in the violation of any of the provisions of the above sections and take the person so arrested before a magistrate having competent jurisdiction. Said peace officer shall have at all times the right to enter the premises of any building, structure or enclosure in any park, including such grounds, buildings, structures or enclosures which may be leased or set aside for private or exclusive use of any individual or group of individuals, for the purpose of arresting violators hereof and may use all necessary means to attain that end.

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ARTICLE II, Rotary Park Ice Skating Rink Rules [Adopted 12-19-2011 by L.L. No. 6-2012]

§ 121-9. Rink hours.

The rink hours shall be 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The rink shall open or close at the Village's discretion.

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§ 121-10. Ice rink rules.

  1. The ice rink rules are as follows:
    1. Skate at your own risk; no supervision is provided.
    2. All skaters 10 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    3. Skating in a manner that endangers or interferes with other skaters' safety or pleasure is strictly forbidden; including horseplay, excessive speeding, bullying, pushing, swearing, weaving through other skaters, tag games.
    4. Skate clockwise unless directed otherwise.
    5. Beginners shall skate along the outer edge.
    6. No one is permitted on the ice without skates.
    7. Skaters, while on the ice, must keep moving.
    8. Figure skating, jumps and spins only permitted in the center of the rink.
    9. No eating, drinking or smoking is permitted on the ice surface.
    10. Skaters are not allowed to carry someone or items such as cameras, handbags, headsets, phones, bottles or glass in the rink.
    11. Throwing snowballs or any objects is strictly prohibited.
    12. Persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances are not permitted in the park or rink.
  2. Violation of any of the above posted rules may result in suspension from the ice rink.
  3. Please call the Village Office at 624-1711 to report problems.
  4. In the event of an injury call 911.

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