The operation of boats, wind surfers, water skis or similar may not be
conducted within 150 feet of designated swim areas, marked by buoys,
at Cockle Cove Beach, Harding Beach, Oyster Pond Beach, Ridgevale Beach,
and Schoolhouse Pond Beach, except for emergency or Police, Harbor Master
or Park and Recreation Department boats. Penalty- $100.00
3.2 Playing ball or the use of Frisbees on beaches or in the water is prohibited
except in the areas designated by the Park and Recreation Commission.
The removal of sand, bushes or other growth is prohibited except by permission
of the Park and Recreation Commission and Conservation Commission.
3.4 The digging, altering, grading or removal of any material so as to alter
or change any watercourse, tidal flow, tidal basin, tidal flat, wetland, marsh,
pond or lake within the parks and beaches under the authority of the Park and
Recreation Commissioners without the necessary Town, County, State and Federal
permits is absolutely forbidden and will be prosecuted to the full extent of
Beach buggies, recreational vehicles, off-road vehicles and any other vehicles
are forbidden to traverse beaches, dune areas or parks, except for Park
and Recreation Department or emergency vehicles. Penalty- $100.00
Destruction of dunes is prohibited. Use established paths and walkways
as marked. Penalty- $100.00
No children under 10 years of age may attend any beach unless accompanied
by an adult. Any minor child on a beach or park of the Town is the
responsibility of the minor child's parents and or guardian or other person/person's
who may be in charge of minor children, as in the case of picnics, group
gatherings, school or church outings or field trips, or any other group
functions. Penalty- $25.00
3.8 After the official closing time (10:00 p m ) persons at the beach must
actually be engaged in fishing.
No person shall use rafts, rubber tubes, any flotation device, mask, snorkel
or scuba gear as swimming accessories in a designated swim area, except
for rescue. Penalty-$25.00
No person shall operate any motor vehicle in any park or beach area at
a rate of speed greater than 15 miles per hour. All state motor vehicle
laws are applicable in park and beach areas. Penalty-$25.00
3.11 Parking is only allowed in designated parking spaces. All marked roadways,
lanes and emergency vehicle lanes shall be kept open and free of parked vehicles
at all times. Any blocking vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense, together
with a penalty of $50.00 as described above.
No vehicle other than wheelchairs shall traverse or stand on any vegetated
area or use any handicap ramp. Penalty- $25.00
Protective measures around nesting Plover areas and other shore birds are
to be preserved and not entered. Penalty- $50.00
No glass containers allowed at beaches. Penalty- $25.00
Certain of the above rules and regulations may be suspended from time to time
by majority vote of the Chatham Park and Recreation Commission.
The above rules and regulations do not, nor are they intended to, supersede,
take the place of, replace, make void or repeal any Town of Chatham By-Law,
any County By-Law, any State Law, Federal Law or any fines or legal punishments
that are applicable in any instance.
CHATHAM PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION