CHAPTER 320
PUBLIC RECREATION GROUNDS ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   BY-LAWS

      The Mwanza Municipality (Recreation Grounds) By-laws

      The Tukuyu Recreation Grounds By-laws

      The Moshi Municipality (King George VI Playing Fields) By-laws

   ORDERS

      The Public Recreation Grounds Order

      The Public Recreation Grounds (Orkesumet) Order

      The Public Recreation Grounds (Makuyuni) Order

      The Public Recreation Grounds (Arusha Municipality) Order (G.N. No. 301 of 1996)

      The Public Land Recreation Grounds (Dar es Salaam) Order

      The Public Recreation Grounds (Arusha Municipality) Order (G.N. No. 480 of 1996)

      The Public Recreation Grounds (Katesh Township) Order

   REGULATIONS

      The Public Recreation Grounds (Allocation, Development Conditions, Management and Control) Regulations

BY-LAWS

THE MWANZA MUNICIPALITY (RECREATION GROUNDS) BY-LAWS

(Section 7)

G.N. No. 176 of 1961

1.   Citation

   These By-laws may be cited as the Mwanza Municipality (Recreation Grounds) By-laws, and shall apply to the recreation grounds specified in the Schedule.

2.   Interpretation

   In these By-laws–

   "Council" means the Mwanza Municipal Council;

   "recreation grounds" means any of the recreation grounds (or sports stadia) specified in the Schedule;

   "vehicle" means motor vehicle, cart, carriage, perambulator, bicycle or motor bicycle.

3.   Acts by Council's officers or servant

   An act performed in a recreation ground by an officer or servant of the Council in the proper execution of his duty shall not be an offence against these By-laws.

4.   Damage to recreation ground or buildings

   No person shall in a recreation ground–

   (a)   soil, deface or destroy any building, barrier, railing, post, seat, erection, ornament, or any wall or fence in or enclosing a recreation ground;

   (b)   climb any wall or fence in or enclosing a recreation ground, or any tree, barrier, railing, post or other erection;

   (c)   remove or displace any barrier, railing, post, seat, or any part of any erection or ornament, or any implement provided for use in the laying out or maintenance of a recreation ground.

5.   Prohibition of cattle

   No person shall bring or cause to be brought into a recreation ground any cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, or any beast of draught or burden, except in pursuance of an agreement with the Council, or in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege.

6.   Prohibition of vehicles

   No person shall bring or cause to be brought into a recreation ground any vehicle:

   Provided that this By-law shall not apply to–

   (a)   vehicles of a recognised type intended for the conveyance of children or invalids; and

   (b)   vehicles for the use of which a place is set apart by the Council.

7.   Restriction of vehicles

   No person shall in a recreation ground drive, ride, wheel or station a vehicle over upon–

   (a)   any flower bed, shrub, or plant, or any ground in course of preparation as a flower bed or for the growth of any tree, shrub, or plant;

   (b)   any portion of a recreation ground prohibited by the Council by a notice board affixed or set up in a conspicuous position.

8.   Bill posting

   No person shall affix any bill, placard, or notice, to or upon any tree, plant, building, barrier, railing, seat, erection, ornament or any wall or fence in or enclosing a recreation ground.

9.   Protection of grass and plants

   No person shall in a recreation ground enter–

   (a)   any place where entry is prohibited by notice placed thereon;

   (b)   any flower bed, shrub, or plant, or any ground in course of preparation as a flower bed or for the growth of any tree, shrub, or plant.

10.   Damage to grass and plants

   No person shall in a recreation ground–

   (a)   remove, cut, or displace any soil, turf, plant or tree;

   (b)   pluck any bud, blossom, flower, or leaf of any tree, shrub, or plant;

   (c)   throw or discharge any missile to the damage or danger of any person.

11.   Admission charge

   Where a charge is made for admission of the public to a recreation ground no person entering such recreation ground shall refuse or neglect to pay such charge.

12.   Dogs

   No person shall cause, suffer or permit any dog belonging to him or in his charge to enter or remain in a recreation ground, unless such dog is under proper control, and effectually restrained from causing annoyance or disturbance to any person, animal or water-fowl, or entering any ornamental water.

13.   Specified games

   Where the Council has set apart a portion of a recreation ground by a notice board affixed or set up in a conspicuous position therein, for the purpose of a game specified in the notice board, no person shall elsewhere in such recreation ground play or take part in such game.

14.   Unfit ground

   No person shall in any portion of a recreation ground play or take part in any game when the state of the ground makes it unfit for use or a notice prohibiting play is set up in a conspicuous position.

15.   General prohibitions

   No person shall in a recreation ground–

   (a)    erect any post, rail, fence, pole, tent, booth, stand, building or other structure without first obtaining permission in writing from the Council which, in granting such permission, may impose such conditions as it considers appropriate;

   (b)   beat, shake, sweep, brush, or cleanse any carpet, rug, mat, or any other fabric retaining dust or dirt;

   (c)   wash clothing or other material or hang, spread, or deposit any linen or other fabric for drying or bleaching;

   (d)   sell, offer or expose for sale, or let to hire, or offer or expose for letting to hire, any commodity or article, excepting in pursuance of an agreement with the Council, or in the exercise of any lawful right or privilege;

   (e)   deposit litter or refuse, except in litter bins provided therefor.

16.   Annoyances and obstructions

   No person shall in a recreation ground wilfully obstruct, disturb, interrupt, or annoy any other person in the proper use of the recreation ground, or wilfully obstruct, disturb, or interrupt any officer of the Council in the proper execution of his duty, or any person or servant of any person employed by the Council in the proper execution of any work in connection with the laying out or maintenance of the recreation ground.

17.   Penalty

   Any person who shall contravene or fail to comply with any of these By-laws commits an offence and on conviction shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred shillings.

18.   Removal of offenders

   Any person who shall infringe any of these By-laws may be removed from a recreation ground by any officer of the Council.

SCHEDULE

Name of Recreation Ground

Where Located

Central Recreation Ground

Post Street.

Athletic Stadium

Mwanza Old Aerodrome.

Isamilo Recreation Ground

Valley Road.

THE TUKUYU RECREATION GROUNDS BY-LAWS

(Section 7)

G.N. No. 100 of 1957

   1. These By-laws may be cited as the Tukuyu Recreation Grounds By-laws.

   2. Any person who rides a bicycle on such part of the recreation grounds where the riding of bicycles has been prohibited by public notice erected by the Executive Officer of the Municipal Authority or by his agent commits a breach of these By-laws and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding forty shillings.

   3. Any person who grazes cattle or knowingly causes or permits a person to graze cattle in the Tukuyu Recreation Grounds without the permission in writing of the Executive Officer, Tukuyu Municipal Authority, commits a breach of the By-laws and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand shillings.

THE MOSHI MUNICIPALITY (KING GEORGE VI PLAYING FIELDS) BY-LAWS

G.N. No. 386 of 1960

1.   Citation

   These By-laws may be cited as the Moshi Municipality (King George VI Playing Fields) By-laws.

2.   Interpretation

   In these By-laws unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Council" means the Municipality Council;

   "King George VI Playing Fields" means all that area within the Moshi Municipality described in the Schedule to the Public Recreation Grounds Order.

3.   Open hours

   The King George VI Playing Fields shall be open to the public each day, including Sundays, from the hours of 9 a.m. to 7.15 p.m., provided that these days and times may be varied by the Council when the good management and control of the King George VI Playing Fields so require. The days and times during which the King George VI Playing Fields shall be open to the public shall be displayed on a Notice Board at the main entrance to the King George VI Playing Fields on Kingsway.

4.   Sale of goods

   No person shall sell, or expose, or offer for sale on the King George VI Playing Fields any goods of any kind whatsoever without a permit in writing from the Council, given under the hand of the Town Clerk, authorising him to do so.

5.   Offences

   A person shall not do any of the following acts in the King George VI Playing Fields–

   (a)   enter or remain therein during the time the King George VI Playing Fields are closed to the public;

   (b)   enter or depart except by the main entrance on Kingsway;

   (c)   cut, pluck, injure, or destroy any tree, sapling, shrub or bush;

   (d)   dig, cut, displace, or remove any turf, gravel, or any other substance;

   (e)   light any fire or wilfully, carelessly, or negligently any act which may cause, or be likely to cause a fire;

   (f)   cause or suffer any sheep, goat or any other animal belonging to him, except a dog, or dogs, under his control, to enter or go therein, except in pursuance of some lawful right or privilege;

   (g)   affix, paint, or post any bill, placard, or notice, or erect any structure without the written permission of the Council;

   (h)   damage wilfully any building or structure placed by, or by the authority of, the council;

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