City of Binghamton, New York

Parks and Recreation

Ordinance Part: 
Code of Ordinances Part 2. General Legislation



[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Binghamton 10-5-1970 (Ch. 15, §§ 15-3 through 15-9, of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]


Curfew -- See Ch. 211.

Golf and golf courses -- See Ch. 253.


§ 301-1.  Hours of operation; exceptions.  [Amended 10-3-1988 by Ord. No. 132-88]

A.      No person, unless engaged as a participant or spectator to any public affair sanctioned by the City, shall be permitted to remain in any park or playground in the City between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning, and any person visiting the parks and playgrounds between said hours, if requested by a police officer to leave the park or playground, shall do so as soon as possible.  


B.      Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation is authorized and empowered to permit persons to remain in any park or playground in the City subsequent to 9:00 p.m. but not later than 11:00 p.m., provided that the Commissioner shall file with the City Clerk a written order establishing such extended hours and indicating the park and playground to which said extended hours are applicable, indicating the length of time for which such extension shall apply, listing the activity or activities which may be carried on during said extended hours, and specifying the person or organization, if any, sponsoring said activity or activities.

§ 301-2.  Operation of bicycles in parks.

No person shall propel or cause to be propelled any bicycle of any kind or description upon or along any street, avenue, drive or footpath of a park at a greater speed than is reasonable and prudent. Riding more than two abreast, coasting, riding with both hands off the handlebars and all fancy or trick riding on any of said streets, avenues, drives or footpaths is hereby prohibited. 


§ 301-3. Greenspace at 72 Court Street [Added by Ord. No. 12-38].

The real property located at 72 Court Street, Binghamton, New York, Tax Parcel No. 160.14-4-14 (the “Green Man Green Space”), may be used as a green space for public use, including benches, picnic tables, monuments, landscaping, and fencing as may be installed by the City from time to time. The City reserves the right to sell, lease, close, relocate any structures or improvements, or to use the property for any other legal purpose at any time. The Green Man Green Space is not a park and shall not be designated as a “park” on any map or registry.