Vehicles in Parks & Property Damage Law

Town Parks Local Law Number 2
Vehicles & Property Damage
Adopted March 8, 2000

This local law covers the issues of motorized vehicle use in the town parks and property damage in the town parks.

Law Details

  • In addition to the above, all motor vehicles must be operated in conformance with all applicable vehicle and traffic law of New York State.
  • Motorized vehicles must remain in the parking areas. Any person that parks or drives a motorized vehicle on to the grass or playing areas will be in violation of this law.
  • No person shall damage, deface, remove or destroy any:
    • Shrubs
    • Trees
    • Turf
    • Or any other material or substance
  • No person shall operate or bring into any park or have in his or her possession control while within the park any power drive off-the-road or all-terrain vehicles, whether on:
    • Air-supported
    • Skis
    • Tracks
    • Wheels
    • Or a combination of the foregoing
  • No person shall remove or destroy any item owned by the town, such as:
    • Buildings
    • Equipment, real or personal
    • Signs
    • Structures
  • Parking is only allowed in designated areas. All illegally parked vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense. Overnight parking is not allowed in the parks.
  • The parks are for the enjoyment and use of the residents of the Town of New Scotland and their guests.
  • The speed limit within the parks in 5 miles per hour.
  • The Town of New Scotland will not be responsible for loss, damage or theft to cars and their contents.
Any person convicted of a violation of the local law shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days. Additionally, any person convicted of a violation of this local law may be responsible to compensate the town for damage to the park as a result of the violation. Any person convicted of a violation of the local law shall lose his or her privileges to use the parks for a period of 5 years.

Each violation of the Local Law is punishable as a separate offense.