This bill would require that parks under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks & Recreation located in commercial or manufacturing zones must be open to the public at all hours.
Int. No. 589
By the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the hours of operation of certain parks
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding new section 18-155 to read as follows:
§18-155 Hours of operation of parks. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law or rule to the contrary, persons may at all times enter and use any park within the jurisdiction of the commissioner that is located within a zoning district classified as a commercial or manufacturing district pursuant to the New York city zoning resolution or is bordered solely by such zoning districts.
§2. This local law shall take effect 30 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of parks and recreation shall take such actions as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.
LS 128/Int. 37/2014