Public Parks Rules

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Published: 1966-01-01

Public Parks Rules
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(d) the date and effect of any decision of the
Minister in respect of the application, or of the
Governor-General on appeal.

21. (1) Any power conferred by these Rules to give a
direction shall be construed as including power to cancel or
vary that direction by a subsequent direction.

(2) Except where otherwise stated in these Rules
any notice to be served or given under these Rules may be
served or given either personally at the address in the
application made to the Minister or at the office of the
Ministry or sent by pre-paid post addressed as aforesaid.

22. Nothing in these Rules or in a consent granted
thereunder shall be taken as operating to discharge an
obligation or liability, imposed or incurred under any
other enactment in force, in relation to any operation or
other matter involved in the display of advertisements.

PUBLIC PARKS RULES

(SECTION 6)
1. These Rules may be cited as the Public Parks

Rules.
2. (1) These Rules shall apply to the public lands

(any one of which is in these Rules referred to as a park)
specified in the Schedule hereto.

(2) Any person who desires to obtain the permission
of the Minister for any of the matters or purposes in these
Rules hereinafter mentioned shall apply to the Minister at
the Ministry of Works.

3. (1) No person shall organize or take part in any
organized game, pastime or sport in any park except in
accordance with the terms and conditions of any prior
permission given in that behalf by the Minister.

(2) Any person contravening the provisions of this
rule shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of
twenty dollars.

Directions and
notices.

Other statutory
obligations not
affected.

S.I. 47/1966
S.I. 67/1967
5 of 1987

Citation.

Application and
administration of
Rules.

Permission
required for
playing
organized games,
etc.

5 of 1987.

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4. (1) No person shall convene, hold, organize or take
part in any public meeting or any entertainment, exhibi-
tion, fair or fête in any park except in accordance with the
terms and conditions of any prior permission given in that
behalf by the Minister.

(2) Any person contravening the provisions of this
rule shall be liable on summary conviction —

(a) in the case of a person who convenes, holds or
organizes any of the activities or functions
referred to in this rule, to a fine of two hundred
dollars;

(b) in the case of a person who takes part in any of
the activities or functions referred to in this rule,
to a fine of twenty dollars.

5. (1) Any permit granted by the Minister for the
use of a park, or any part thereof for organized games,
pastimes, sports, public meetings, fairs, fêtes, entertain-
ments or exhibitions may at any time be cancelled by the
Minister for any reasons which appear to him to be
sufficient and shall be subject to such terms and conditions
and valid for such period as may be specified therein, and
may be made subject to security being given to the
satisfaction of the Minister for the cost of repairing any
damage to or of reinstating any such park after its use for
any such purposes.

(2) In any case in which the Minister grants a permit
under the provisions of these Rules, he may make such
provision as appears to him to be expedient for tempora-
rily excluding persons who are not participating in or
supporting the activity to which the permit relates from
entering or using any park or part thereof and any person
who, after being informed of such temporary restriction,
without lawful authority enters or attempts to enter any
such park or part thereof, shall be guilty of an offence and
liable on summary conviction to a fine of twenty dollars.

6. (1) No person shall beg for alms, or peddle, hawk
or vend any goods or any food or drink in any park:

Provided that the Minister may grant a permit upon
such terms and conditions as he may consider appropriate,
including the payment of any fee, to any person —

(a) to sell food or drink in any park; or

Permission
required for
holding public
meetings, etc.

Conditions for
temporary use of
parks for special
purposes.

5 of 1987.

Prohibition of
begging, hawking
and peddling.

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(b) to sell any goods, food or drink in any park for
the duration of any activity or function to which
the provisions of rule 3 or 4 of these Rules apply.

(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of this
rule shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of forty
dollars for a first offence, and in the case of a subsequent
conviction to a fine of eighty dollars.

7. Any person who exercises any horse in any park or
permits any horses, cattle or other herbivorous animals to
graze, wander or stray on, or who tethers any animal upon
any park shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable
on summary conviction to a fine of forty dollars and in
the case of a continuing offence to a further fine of twenty
dollars for each day that the offence continues.

8. Except in the case of any ambulance, fire fighting
vehicle or police vehicle in an emergency requiring the use
of such vehicle, or in any other case with the permission of
the Minister, no vehicle of any type shall be driven into or
upon any park and any person who drives a vehicle into or
upon any park in contravention of this rule shall be guilty
of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine
of forty dollars:

Provided that the prohibition imposed by this rule
shall not apply to any road or parking place in any park
which is authorised by the Minister for use by vehicles.

9. Any person who throws down, drops or otherwise
deposits and abandons in any park any litter or rubbish of
any nature or substance whatsoever, shall be guilty of an
offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine
of one hundred dollars.

5 of 1987.

Animals not to
be grazed in
parks.

5 of 1987.

Prohibition of
vehicles.

5 of 1987.

Prohibition of
leaving litter.

5 of 1987.

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SCHEDULE (Rule 2)
NOTE:
In this Schedule the expression “plan” where used in any
description of land, refers where such description is numbered —
(a) from 1 to 20 inclusive, to Ministry of Works Parks Recorded

Plan No. 51 s-16A, 1, 2, 3 and 4 as the case may be; and
(b) 21, to Ministry of Works Park Recorded Plan No. 84 s-16A;

and
(c) from 22 to 25 inclusive, to Ministry of Works Parks Recorded

Plan No. 335 s-16A;
(d) 26, to Ministry of Works Park Recorded Plan No. 365 s-16,A;

and
(e) 27, to Ministry of Works Park Recorded Plan No. 366 s-16A.
the above plans may be inspected at the Office of the Ministry of
Works, Nassau Court, Nassau, New Providence, at any time during
normal working hours.

Description Name
1. All those parcels of land comprising

Fort Charlotte area, Clifford Park
and Haynes Oval situate about 4,500
feet west of Rawson Square in the
Western District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —

Fort Charlotte
Grounds including
Clifford Park and
Haynes Oval.

On the North by West Bay Street, on
the East by a public road, on the
South partly by a curved road and
partly by a fence and on the West by
Chippingham Road. The said area is
shown on the plan coloured CRIM-
SON and numbered (1) and labelled
“Fort Charlotte Grounds including
Clifford Park and Haynes Oval”
thereon.



2. All those parcels of land totalling
three in number and situate on the
Southern side of East Bay Street and
located in the vicinity of Church
Street in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence and
bounded as follows —

Eastern Parade and
Park.

S.I. 67/1967.

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Description Name
FIRST PARCEL: On the North by

East Bay Street, on the East by Dow-
deswell Street, on the South by Dow-
deswell Street and on the West by a
fence separating it from private pro-
perty and shown on the plan and
marked (2A) and coloured YELLOW
thereon.



SECOND PARCEL: On the North
by Bay Street, on the East by Church
Street, on the South by a walkway
formerly a part of Dowdeswell Street
and on the West by Dowdeswell
Street and shown on the plan and
marked (2B) and coloured YELLOW
thereon.



THIRD PARCEL: On the North by
East Bay Street, on the East by new
portion of Ernest Street, on the
South by a footpath and on the West
by Church Street and shown on the
plan and marked (2C) and coloured
YELLOW thereon.



3. All that parcel of land situate about
300 feet west of Mackey Street and
North of East Bay Street in the East-
ern District of the Island of New Pro-
vidence and bounded as follows —
On the North by the Harbour of
Nassau, on the East by East Bay
Street, on the South by East Bay
Street and on the West by Govern-
ment land leased to Pan American
Airways. The said parcel of land is
shown on the plan and marked (3)
and coloured LIGHT GREEN there-
on.

Malcolm’s Park.

4. All that irregular shaped parcel of
land bounded as follows —
On the North by the sea, on the East
by the sea, on the South partly by a
road and partly by East Bay Street
and on the West by a fence separat-
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Description Name
Nassau Yacht Club. The said parcel

of land is shown on the plan and
marked (4) and coloured BLUE
thereon.

Fort Montagu
Grounds and
Foreshore.

5. All that parcel of land situate in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by East Bay Street, on
the East by a fence separating it from
private property, on the South by
Ernest Street and on the West by
Mackey Street. The said parcel of
land is shown on the plan and
marked (5) and coloured BROWN
thereon.

Mackey Street
Park.

6. All that parcel of land situate at the
entrance of Prince George Wharf in
the City of Nassau in the Island of
New Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by a roadway, on the
East by a roadway, on the South by
Bay Street and on the West by a
roadway. The said parcel of land is
oval in shape and is shown on the
plan and marked (6) and coloured
PINK thereon.

Rawson Square.

7. All that parcel of land situate in the
City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by a walkway separat-
ing it from the Supreme Court Build-
ing, on the East by Bank Lane, on
the South by Shirley Street and on
the West by Parliament Street. The
said parcel of land is shown on the
plan and marked (7) and coloured
GREEN thereon.

Library Green.

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Description Name
8. All that parcel of land situate in the

City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by West Bay Street, on
the East by the projection of West
Street and on the South and West by
private property on which stands the
Olympia Hotel. The said parcel of
land is shown on the plan and
marked (8) and coloured GREEN
thereon.

Princess Anne’s
Park.

9. All that oval shaped parcel of land si-
tuate in the City of Nassau upon
which stands the lighthouse water-
tower and bounded on all sides by a
road and is shown on the plan and
marked (9) and coloured GREEN
thereon.

Fort Fincastle
Grounds.

10. All that parcel of land situate in the
Western District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by Meeting Street, on
the East by private property, on the
South by a school compound and on
the West by Augusta Street. The said
parcel of land is shown on the plan
and marked (10) and coloured
GREEN thereon.

Bethlehem Park.

11. All that parcel of land situate in the
Southern District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by Windsor Lane, on
the East by a fence separating it from
private property, on the South by
Wulff Road and on the the West by
East Street. The said parcel of land is
shown on the plan and marked (11)
and coloured GREEN thereon.

Windsor Park.

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Description Name
12. All that parcel of land situate in the

Western District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by private property,
on the East by Nassau Street, on the
South partly by private property and
partly by Horse Shoe Drive and on
the West by private property. The
said parcel of land is shown on the
plan an marked (12) and coloured
RED thereon.

Christie Park.

13. All that parcel of land situate in the
Southern District of the Island of
New Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by a school compound,
on the East by Market Street, on the
South by Cockburn Street and on the
West by Baillou Hill Road. The said
parcel of land has such position and
shape as shown on the plan marked
(13) and coloured YELLOW thereon.

Southern
Recreation
Ground.

14. All that parcel of land situate in the
Village of Fox Hill in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Provi-
dence and bounded as follows —
Northwardly partly by Bernard Road
and partly by Fox Hill Road and
Eastwardly, Southwardly and West-
wardly by curved portions of the Fox
Hill Road. The said parcel of land
has such position and shape as shown
on the plan marked (14) and co-
loured GREEN thereon.

Fox Hill Green.

15. All that parcel of land situate in the
Village of Fox Hill in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Provi-
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Description Name
On the North by Rees Street, on the

East by private property and on the
West by Fox Hill Road. The said
parcel of land has such position and
shape as shown on the plan and
marked (15) and coloured ORANGE
thereon.

Fox Hill Playing
Field.

16. All that rectangular parcel of land si-
tuate in Chippingham in the Western
District of the Island of New Provi-
dence and bounded as follows —
On the North by Strachan Street, on
the East by private property, on the
South by Howard Street and on the
West by private property. The said
parcel of land is located 100 feet east
of Dunmore Avenue and has such
position and shape as shown on the
plan and marked (16) and coloured
GREEN thereon.

Chippingham
Park.

17. All that parcel of land situate in the
City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by Bay Street, on the
East by Armstrong Street, on the
South by private property and on the
West by private property. The said
parcel of land has such position and
shape as shown on the plan marked
(17) and coloured YELLOW thereon.

Farrington Park.

18. All that parcel of land situate in the
City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence and bounded as fol-
lows —
On the North by Bay Street, on the
East by Bank Lane, on the South by
the Post Office Building and on the
West by Parliament Street. The said
parcel of land has such position and
shape as shown on the plan and
marked (18) and coloured GREEN
thereon.

Public Square.

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Description Name
19. All that parcel of land containing

0.734 acres situate in the area about
700 feet west of Baillou Hill Road
and about 500 feet south of Poinci-
ana Drive in the Subdivision desig-
nated “Big Pond” in the Southern
District of the Island of New Provi-
dence and bounded as follows —
On the North partly by Water Street
and partly by lots numbered 131 and
130, on the East partly by lots num-
bered 132, 133, 134, 135, 136 and 116
and partly by Lake Court, on the
South partly by lots numbered 113,
114 and 115 and partly by Tucker
Road and on the West partly by lots
numbered 137, 138, 139, 140, 141
and 142 and partly by Pond Court.
The said parcel of land has such posi-
tion shape dimensions and boundary
markers as are shown delineated and
represented on the plan and coloured
PINK thereon.

Roland Park.

20. All that parcel of land containing
0.852 acres and situate in the area
about 700 feet west of Baillou Hill
Road and about 500 feet south of
Poinciana Drive in the Subdivision
designated “Big Pond” in the South-
ern District of the Island of New Pro-
vidence and bounded as follows —
On the North by lot number 12, on
the East by land the property of the
Bahamas Electricity Corporation, on
the South partly by Tucker Road and
partly by lots numbered 22, 23, 24
and 25 and on the West partly by
lots numbered 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
and 19 and partly by Lakeshore
Road. The said parcel of land has
such position shape dimensions and
boundary markers as are shown deli-
neated and represented on the plan
and coloured GREEN thereon.

Theodore Park.

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Description Name
21. All that piece parcel or tract of land

(hereinafter referred to as the said
piece of land) and situate about 134
feet North of Meeting Street and im-
mediately East of Hospital Lane in
the city of Nassau on the Island of
New Providence and bounded on the
North by land said to be the property
of Angelina Darrell and running
thereon for a distance of approxi-
mately 160 feet on the East partly by
land said to be the property of Do-
nald Brennan and partly by land said
to be the property of Bruce Coakley
and running thereon for a distance of
about 129 feet on the South by land
said to be the property of one Mrs.
Burrows and running thereon for a
distance of about 162 feet and on the
West by Hospital Lane and running
thereon for a distance of approxi-
mately 118 feet. The said piece
parcel or tract of land being a Park is
shown on Plan on record in the Min-
istry of Works.

Hospital Lane
Park.

22. All that piece parcel or tract of land
comprising an area of 1.72 acres and
situate about 6,200 feet West of Blue
Hill Road and immediately North of
the new reservation of Harold Road
in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence and bounded on
the North by Mactaggart Street on
the East by Frangipani Way on the
South by the new Harold Road reser-
vation and on the West by lots num-
bered 816, 817, 818, 819 and 820 of
the sub-division development desig-
nated “Graham’s Garden”. The said
piece parcel or tract of land is shown
on Plan on record in the Ministry of
Works.

Blake Square.

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Description Name
23. All that piece parcel or tract of land

comprising an area of 1.46 acres
and situate about 6.000 feet West of
Blue Hill Road and immediately
North of the new reservation of
Harold Road in the Southern
District of the Island of New
Providence and bounded on the
North by a strip of land 100 feet in
width known as the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation way leave on the
East by land reserved for a school
and playground on the South by the
new reservation of Harold Road and
on the West by Frangipani Way. The
said piece parcel or tract of land is
shown on Plan on record in the Min-
istry of Works.

Sir George
Roberts Park.

24. All that piece parcel or tract of land
rectangular in shape and situate
about 1,500 feet West of Blue Hill
Road and about 135 feet North of
the new reservation of Harold Road
in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence and bounded on
the North by Roberts Drive on the
East by Nelson Street on the South
by Eaton Road and on the West by
Doyle Street. The said piece parcel or
tract of land is shown on Plan on re-
cord in the Ministry of Works.

Haig’s Square.

25. All that piece parcel or tract of land
comprising an area of 1.80 acres and
situate about 1,350 feet West of Blue
Hill Road and about 15 feet North
of the new reservation of Harold
Road in the Southern District of the
Island of New Providence and
bounded on the North by Robert’s
Drive on the East by land reserved
for a school and playground on the
South by a strip of land 15 feet in
width and on the West partly by lot
number 349 and partly by Nelson
Street. The said piece parcel or tract
of land is shown on Plan on record
in the Ministry of Works.

Queen’s Park.

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Description Name
26. All that piece parcel or portion of a

lot of land comprising an area of
0.40 acres and situate about 130 feet
West of Kemp Road and South of
Shirley Street in the Eastern District
of the Island of New Providence and
bounded on the North partly by the
Southern boundary of Cole Thomp-
son Pharmacy partly by Shirley Street
and partly by the property of Samuel
Minns on the East by land the pro-
perty of Samuel Minns on the South
by land the property of P. R. Whyley
on the West partly by land the pro-
perty of Joseph N. Giles and partly by
land the property of Cole Thompson
Pharmacy. The said piece parcel or
portion of a lot of land is shown on
Plan on record in the Ministry of
Works.

Georgina K.
Symonette Park.

27. All that piece parcel or lot of land
comprising an area of 0.08 acres and
situate immediately South of Mea-
dow Street and immediately West of
West Street in the Southern District of
the Island of New Providence and
bounded on the North by Meadow
Street on the East by West Street on
the South by land said to be the
property of John Bullard and on the
West by land said to be the property
of Bishop Eneas. The said piece par-
cel or lot of land is shown on Plan
on record in the Ministry of Works.

Mother Butler
Park.
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