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Lynn Deming park Rules


RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF LYNN DEMING PARK
 
2017
 
PURPOSE: The purpose of these rules and regulations is to provide a safe, comfortable and pleasant park for those entitled to use it.
 
ADMITTANCE IS LIMITED TO:
  1. RESIDENT VEHICLES WITH AUTHORIZED STICKER AND THEIR GUESTS IN SAME VEHICLE IN ONE TRIP.(ADDITIONAL VEHICLE TRIPS TO BRING IN MORE PEOPLE ARE PROHIBITED);
  2. RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS WITH VALID DAY PASS.
  3. WALK-INS MUST SHOW A VALID CONNECTICUT DRIVERS LICENSE OR EQUIVELENT INDICATING THAT YOU ARE A NEW MILFORD RESIDENT. NO UNACCOMPANIED MINORS WITHOUT A PARENT/GUARDIAN.PARK USE AND LAKEFRONT RULES:
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    1. Lifeguards are on duty to enforce rules and regulations and to respond to emergency situations, but parents or guardians are ultimately responsible for the safety of their children. The lifeguards can prohibit any activity that they deem to be hazardous or a health or safety risk.
  • Swimming when Lifeguards are off duty is dangerous.
    1. Park Hours are sunrise to sunset. 
    2. Lifeguard Hours:     May 30th- June 20th    Weekdays 12pm-6pm
    3. June 21st -Labor Day: Daily 11am-6pm
    4. Weekends 11am-6pm
    5. A responsible adult must accompany children under 12 years of age in the park.
  • An adult must accompany children 5 years of age and under into the water and remain within arms reach at all times.   
    1. Littering is prohibited. Please help keep your park clean.
    2. Park speed limit is 10 m.p.h.
  • The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the park. Anyone believed to be consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the park immediately with possible revocation of their pass. Park & Recreation staff & agents have the authority to inspect coolers.
  1. Animals, of any kind, are not permitted in the park, except for service animals (vessel owners bringing pets must transport pets directly from vehicle to vessel, not allowing pets to walk in park).
  2. Infants and toddlers should wear swim diapers if not potty-trained.
  3. The discharge or possession of fireworks or firearms is prohibited. 
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  6. No recreation activities of any type are allowed at any time in the roadways or parking areas. This includes bicycling, skateboarding, etc.
  7. Picnic tables must not be moved.
  8. Parking regulations are set by the Parks and Recreation Commission and enforced by the Parks & Recreation Department and the Police Department.                                
  9. The Parks and Recreation Commission reserves the right to revoke park stickers and privileges, without refund, of any individuals who violate park rules and regulations.
  10. Picnic fires are allowed in designated picnic areas only.  All picnic fires must be put out completely before leaving the picnic areas.  No picnic fires or grills in or near beach area!
  11. No dumping of coals on the ground.  All coals must be doused with water and disposed of properly.
  12.  No fishing in the swimming areas. Fishing is only permitted south of the vessel docks or in other designated areas of the park.
  13. No pushing or running on the floats or on the beach.
  14. Swimming under the floats is prohibited.
  15. No smoking allowed on the beach, picnic areas, pavilion, playground or bathrooms.
  16. Glass containers are prohibited in the park.
  17. Balls, air mattresses, water wings, float belts or flotation devices, other than life jackets, may not be used in the designated swimming areas. Life jackets must be Coast Guard approved Class I, II or III and must be inspected by a lifeguard prior to use.  Individuals who wear lifejackets must remain within arms reach of a responsible adult.
  18. Snorkels and fins are not allowed.
  19. Swimmers must remain in designated swimming areas.
  20. The ropes and buoys that designate the swimming area are in place for your protection. Hanging on the ropes is not allowed.
  21. Groups reserving Lynn Deming Park are required to pay a $10.00 filing fee and a $50.00 rental fee which may be waived at the discretion of the Parks & Recreation Commission.
  22. Groups reserving the park are limited to a maximum of 50 individuals. For good cause, the Commission may allow larger groups at its discretion.
  23. Groups, except non-profit groups, shall be required to purchase a $40.00 group pass for each date that the group reserves Lynn Deming Park. Non-profit groups shall be required to purchase a $40.00 group pass for each date that it reserves Lynn Deming Park above and beyond one reservation within each 3 month period. A “group” is considered to be 10 or more persons, including all chaperones, supervisory personnel and similar persons. A non-profit group is a group from, or formally affiliated with, an organization that has federally recognized 501 (c) (3) charitable organization designation.
  24. For Groups, a “guest list” of all attendees’ names must be submitted to the Parks and Recreation office at least one (1) week prior to thep. 2 of 4
  25. group’s park reservation date and may not be submitted to security guard. The failure to follow this rule will result in voiding the reservation.
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  27. Day passes are available for each individual entering Lynn Deming Park for a fee. Day passes are available only at the Parks & Recreation Department during normal business hours. You may purchase no more than 4 passes in any given week, proper identification is required. Day passes are valid for 7 days from the date purchased.VESSELING RULES:1. All vessels entering the park docks or lakefront area must have a current   with a               sticker to enter into the park must be registered in the name of the New Milford               registration for the vehicle, vessel or trailer at the time of requesting a sticker                                              you must provide two of the following current documents: CT Drivers               utility bill or residential lease. If a vehicle is leased by a New Milford resident               following current documents: vehicle lease or vehicle insurance card.   the vessel ramp, the outer marker buoys and the south boundary of the park.   swing area of the park beach.    may interfere with vessels using this beach.6. In order to avoid accidents, vessels must enter the beaching area from the south7. Ski tow ropes must be picked up before entering the beaching area.9. Parked trailers should be disconnected from vehicles, except in parking spots   10.Canoe and kayak (no other vessels allowed) racks are available for use by New     wishing to use the racks must register at the Parks & Recreation Department.     disposed of.DIVING BOARD AND SWIM DOCK RULES:
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  30.      Vessels remaining after December 10th will be considered abandoned and
  31.      Milford residents from April 1st to November 30th at no charge. Residents
  32.     specifically designated for both trailer and vehicle.
  33. 8. The outer edges of vessel docks must be kept clear for loading and unloading.
  34.     and leave at the north.
  35. 5. No vessel may be kept out of the water in the park area.
  36. 4. Vessels are not allowed to loiter in the area around the park beach where they
  37. 3. No vessel may be operated at a speed in excess of 5 m.p.h. within the vessel
  38. 2. All vessels and skiers must keep out of the area bounded by the south edge of
  39.                or taxpayer, then the resident or taxpayer must provide a copy of one of the
  40.                License, CT non-driver photo identification card, vehicle registration, tax bill,
  41.                and/ or trailer sticker/launch pass. For proof of residency or taxpayer status,
  42.                resident or taxpayer in order to get a sticker/launch pass. You must bring the
  43.               proper trailer sticker/launch pass. Vehicles, vessels and trailers requiring a  
  44.    Town Sticker and any vessel being trailered into the park must be on a trailer
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  1. The use of the diving board may be prohibited if water level is too low.p. 3 of 4
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  4. Absolutely no back dives, back flips or reversals allowed.
  5. No sitting on the board.
  6. Do not go off the board with a lifejacket on.
  7. Only one person at a time on the board.
  8. No hanging on the bars.
  9. Only one bounce allowed off of the board.
  10. No swimming allowed under the docks.
  11. No jumping off the docks.
  12. No flips off the docks.
  13. The diving board & swim dock shall not be used when lifeguards are not on duty.
  14. Lifeguards are fully authorized to close the diving board and/or swim dock, or limit the number of users, for safety reasons at any time at their sole discretion.This is your park, so please help us to improve our operation with your suggestions and cooperation.                                                               p. 4 of 4  
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  18. Revised 10/17/16
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