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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, May 22, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

Please see file attached above for the content of the proposed rules.

Subject: 

The Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks Department”) is amending its rules to incorporate amendments made by the New York City Council in the Criminal Justice Reform Act, specifically, in Local Law Number 70 of 2016. The Parks Department will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules. The public hearing will take place at 10:00 on May 22, 2017. The hearing will be in the Parks Department’s hearing room in the Chelsea Recreation Center at 430 West 25th

Location: 
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact: 

Darci Frinquelli, Assistant Counsel
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-360-1383
Fax: 917-849-6742
Email: rules@parks.nyc.gov

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

 

 

 

notice of adoption

 

 

 

Revision of New York City Department of Park & Recreation’s Rules

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to the authority vested in the Commissioner of the Department of Parks & Recreation (“the Department”) by Sections 389 and 533(a)(9) of the New York City Charter and in accordance with the requirement of Section 1043 of the New York City Charter, the Department hereby revises Chapter 2 to Title 56 of the Official Compilation of the Rules of the City of New York to add a new section 2-13.

 

 

 

Written comments regarding the rules were received in accordance with the notice published in the City Record or electronically through NYC RULES at www.nyc.gov/nycrules and a public hearing was held on June 25, 2015 at Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, New York, NY  10001. 

 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose

 

 

 

 

 

This rule establishes user fees for the Parks Department’s new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex at Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island. The 135,000 square-foot indoor track and field facility features an eight-lane hydraulically banked track, enclosed track and field practice areas, and seating for 2,500 spectators. The two-story facility includes a ground-level warm-up track, fitness rooms, locker rooms and a 160-space parking garage. The Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex hosts all levels of track and field competitions. The Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex also provides indoor practice space for competitive runners and other track & field athletes, and other recreational programming for patrons of all ages and skill levels.  

 

 

 

The rule:

 

 

 

·         Establishes session fees for the exclusive use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for track and field events during the indoor track season.     

 

 

 

·         Establishes membership fees for children, young adults, adults and senior citizens. Members have access to the track and field area, fitness rooms and recreational programming during scheduled times when the complex is not being exclusively used for athletic events and when there are no track and field practice times.

 

 

 

·         Establishes practice fees for the use of the complex’s second-floor track and field area at practice times during the indoor track season. The use of the track and field areas during these times is restricted to members and non-members who pay the practice fees.

 

 

 

The Parks Department’s authority for these rules is found in section 533 of the New York City Charter.

 

 

 

 

 

New material is underlined.

 

[Deleted material is in brackets.]

 

 

 

“Shall” and “must” denote mandatory requirements and may be used interchangeably in the rules of this department, unless otherwise specified or unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

 

 

 

Section 1. Title 56 of the Official Compilation of the Rules of the City of New York is amended to add a new section 2-13 to read as follows:

 

 

 

Section 2-13  Membership Fees for Ocean Breeze Park Track and Field Athletic Complex. (a) Definitions.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

 

 

 

 

   Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex. “Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex” means the facility located at Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island and under the jurisdiction of the Department, with a primary purpose of providing and/or hosting track and field-related recreational programming and events.

 

 

 

   Track & Field Area. “Track & Field Area” means the portion of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex’s second floor containing the running track and adjacent enclosed practice areas.

 

 

 

  Track & Field Session. “Track & Field Session” means an athletic event with the exclusive use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex’s Track & Field Area, the ground-floor warm-up track and ground-floor multi-purpose rooms for an athletic event for one or a series of two-hour periods.

 

 

 

   Track & Field Session Fee. “Track & Field Session Fee” means the fee charged for a Track & Field Session. This fee is in addition to any fixed-rate charges, or any bonding or insurance requirements imposed by the Commissioner, or any other amount or fee imposed by any other City agency or agencies.  In addition, a separate Temporary Use Authorization issued by the Department is required by the event-holder to sell or offer for sale any articles, tickets, or refreshments within or adjacent to the Ocean Breeze Park Athletic Complex.

 

   

 

  Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee.  “Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for patrons between and including twenty-five (25) and sixty-one (61) years old. This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee.  Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes.

 

 

 

  Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee.  “Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for patrons between and including eighteen (18) and twenty-four (24) years old.  This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee. Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes.

 

 

 

   Senior Citizen Athletic Complex Membership Fee.  Senior Citizen Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for patrons sixty-two (62) years old and over. This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee.  Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes.

 

 

 

   Child Athletic Complex Membership Fee.  “Child Athletic Complex Membership Fee” means the membership fee for use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for patrons under eighteen (18) years old. This membership fee does not include the Track & Field Practice Fee.  Membership includes, but is not limited to, use of the Track & Field Area during designated times, fitness equipment, recreational programs, and group fitness classes.

 

 

 

   Indoor Track Season. “Indoor Track Season” means the time period from the second Tuesday of November to the third Thursday of March of each year when use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex is limited at certain times due to a Track & Field Session, and the Track & Field Area is limited at certain times to patrons who have paid the applicable Track & Field Practice Fee described in this section.

 

 

 

   Track & Field Practice Fee. “Track & Field Practice Fee” means the fee charged for use of the Track & Field Area during designated times during the Indoor Track Season.

 

 

 

   Adult Track & Field Practice Fee. “Adult Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons between and including twenty-five (25) and sixty-one (61) year olds.

 

 

 

   Young Adult Track & Field Practice Fee. “Young Adult Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons between and including eighteen (18) and twenty-four (24) year olds.

 

 

 

   Senior Citizen Track & Field Practice Fee. “Senior Citizen Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons sixty-two (62) year old and over.

 

 

 

   Child Track & Field Practice Fee. “Child Practice Fee” means the Track & Field Practice Fee for all patrons under eighteen (18) years old.

 

 

 

 

 

(b) Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex Membership Fees. The annual membership does not include Track & Field Session Fee or Track & Field Practice Fees.The Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex member the following amount an annual membership fees are:

 

 

 

Child Athletic Complex Membership  Fee

Young Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee

Adult Athletic Complex Membership Fee

Senior Citizen Athletic Complex  Membership Fee

$0

$25

$100

$25

 

 

 

(c) Track & Field Practice Fees. The Track & Field Practice Fees to use the Track & Field Area are:

 

 

 

Child Track & Field Practice  Fee

Young Adult Track & Field Practice Fee

Adult Track & Field Practice Fee

Senior Citizen Track & Field Practice Fee

$10

$50

$150

$25

 

 

 

(d) Track & Field Session Fees.  Track & Field Sessions are only available in two-hour increments, and a person may pay for multiple Track & Field Sessions to schedule an athletic event lasting longer than two hours. The Track & Field Session fees are:

 

 

 

Track & Field Session Fee

$1,350.00 per two-hour Track & Field Session

 

 

 

Fixed-Rate Charges*

 

Photo-timing

$200.00 for each two-hour Track & Field Session

Event management software

$250.00 for each event

 

 

 

 

 

* These fixed-rate charges are in addition to the Track & Field Session Fee.

 

Effective Date: 
Fri, 09/11/2015

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:3)

Agency:
Comment By: 
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

This proposed rule will establish user fees for the Parks Department’s new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex at Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island. The 135,000 square-foot indoor track and field facility features an eight-lane hydraulically banked track, enclosed track and field practice areas, and seating for 2,500 spectators. The two-story facility includes a ground-level warm-up track, fitness rooms, locker rooms and a 160-space parking garage. The Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex will host all levels of track and field competitions. The Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex will also provide indoor practice space for competitive runners and other track & field athletes, and other recreational programming for patrons of all ages and skill levels.  

The proposed rule will:

  • Establish session fees for the exclusive use of the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex for track and field events during the indoor track season.     
  • Establish membership fees for children, young adults, adults and senior citizens. Members will have access to the track and field area, fitness rooms and recreational programming during scheduled times when the complex is not being exclusively used for athletic events and when there are no track and field practice times.
  • Establish practice fees for the use of the complex’s second-floor track and field area at practice times during the indoor track season. The use of the track and field areas during these times will be restricted to members and non-members who pay the practice fees.

The Parks Department’s authority for these rules is found in section 533 of the New York City Charter.

Subject: 

DPR Ocean Breeze Track Facility Fees

Location: 
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact: 

212-360-1355

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, April 17, 2015
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

This proposed rule will allow members of the public to use “body boards” at authorized bathing beaches under the Department’s jurisdiction.

The proposed rule will:

  • Define body boards as being semi-curved rectangular objects made of closed-cell foam designed to be used lying down on the stomach (not for standing on) that are no longer than 46” in length and 24” in width.  In addition, body boards must not have rigid or semi-rigid attachments or protrusions that serve as rudders and are used to aid in steering, commonly referred to as “skegs”.
  • Permit the use of body boards at authorized bathing beaches when bathing is permitted.
  • Provide Department personnel discretion to restrict the use of body boards due to on-site conditions.

The Parks Department’s authority for these rules is found in sections 389, 533(a)(9) and 1043  of the New York City Charter.

Subject: 

Use of Body Boards on Public Beaches

Location: 
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Contact: 

Amy Kleitman (212) 360-1355

Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf):