Borough of Clarion, PA
Clarion County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Clarion 9-1-1981 as Ch. 45, Part 1, of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 54.
Animals — See Ch. 62.
Disorderly conduct — See Ch. 91.
Firearms and weapons — See Ch. 97.
Littering — See Ch. 115.
Loitering — See Ch. 122.
Noise — See Ch. 128.
Nuisances — See Ch. 134.
Pedalcycles — See Ch. 151.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 157.
Public property — See Ch. 163.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 205.

§ 146-1 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
PARK
Unless specifically limited, shall be deemed to include all parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, tennis courts, recreation structures and facilities, and also entrances and approaches thereto, and all other land or property or structures under the jurisdiction of the Borough of Clarion now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Borough of Clarion for park or recreational purposes.
PERSON
Any natural person, corporation, organization of persons, company, association or partnership.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Any rules and regulations hereby or hereafter established by ordinance of the Borough of Clarion as promulgated by the Borough Council and Borough Manager under the authority herein conferred.

§ 146-2 Park hours.

All parks shall be opened daily to the public at such hours as the Borough Council may from time to time designate, but in no event shall any person be permitted to be in attendance in any park between 10:00 p.m. to sunrise, unless special permission is granted by the Borough Manager.

§ 146-3 Prohibited conduct.

No person in attendance at the park shall:
A. 
Injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, signs or fixtures, or any other property of the Borough located within the park.
B. 
Litter any area of the park with garbage, paper, bottles, cans or other waste material; nor dispose of the same in any way except receptacles designated for the respective purposes.
C. 
Kindle or maintain any fire in the park except in fireplaces or areas specially designated for that purpose and located by authority of the Borough.
D. 
Remove any bench, seat, table or other appliance from the park without permission of the Borough.
E. 
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of the Borough; nor shall any notice or placard be posted within the park other than by authority of said Borough.
F. 
Set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article or service whatsoever within the limits of the park without permission of the Borough.
G. 
Operate, stop or park any vehicle, bicycle or other means of conveyance except in areas where permitted or designated by proper authority of the Borough Manager, or operate the same in a reckless manner or in a negligent manner or in excess of any posted speed limit.
H. 
Bring onto the premises, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs of any kind; no person shall enter the park in an intoxicated state or otherwise be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
I. 
Carry or discharge any firearms, slingshots, firecrackers, fireworks or other missile-propelling instruments or explosives or arrows, or other dangerous weapons which have such properties as to cause annoyance or injury to any person or property, unless permission has been granted by the Borough in designated areas; police officers in the performance of their duties will be exempt from these provisions.
J. 
Play ball, swim, golf, pitch horseshoes, engage in archery, or launch, dock or land any boat, engage in finding buried objects with a special detector or participate in any other form of recreation, sporting endeavor or pastime, except in those areas which may be designated from time to time for that purpose by the Borough Manager.
K. 
Disrobe or change clothing except in buildings or facilities made available for that purpose.
L. 
Disturb the peace by any act or conduct himself in an indecent or boisterous manner within the parks so as to annoy any other person using the park for recreational purposes.
M. 
Operate a snowmobile, minibike, motorcycle or any vehicle, recreational or otherwise, except on designated roads, trails or areas set aside for their use.
N. 
Use threatening, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words.
O. 
Commit any disorderly or immoral acts.
P. 
Hold any public meeting or engage in any marching or drilling as members of a military, political or other organization without permission of the Borough Manager.
Q. 
Disobey a proper order of a police officer or Public Works Department personnel, or disobey or disregard or fail to comply with any rule or regulation, warning, prohibition, instruction or direction posted or displayed by sign, notice, bulletin, card or poster or when notified or informed as to its existence by Public Works Department personnel or authorized person.
[Amended 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
R. 
Hunt for, capture or kill, or attempt to capture or kill, or aid or assist in the capturing or killing of, in any manner, any wild bird or wild animal of any description, either game or otherwise, and to that end, it is unlawful for any person to carry onto or possess in any park a shotgun or rifle or pistol or firearm of any make or kind unless specific permission is granted for a designated area by the Borough.
S. 
Permit a dog to run at large or to excrete within a recreation area.
T. 
No person shall climb any tree or sit, stand or walk on any park sign, park structure or park building not customarily utilized for such purposes.
[Added 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
U. 
No person shall erect tents, shacks, shelters, trailers or any other structure for overnight camping or otherwise without express Borough approval.
[Added 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]

§ 146-4 Reservation for specific uses.

The use of all parks shall be on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise reserved:
A. 
By annual permissions granted by the Borough Manager for the scheduling of various league games, etc.
B. 
For school or college athletic games, practices, contests or exhibitions.
C. 
For regularly scheduled Borough recreation programs.
D. 
By permission granted by the Borough Manager for a specific requested use.

§ 146-5 Fees.

The Borough shall set and collect such fees for the use of the park facilities as it shall from time to time establish. The fees and charges which shall be set by the Borough shall be posted at each park which is affected by the fee schedule.

§ 146-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or of any rule or regulation of the Borough that shall be adopted and posted as herein provided shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days; provided, however, that for a second and each subsequent offense, the minimum fine shall be increased from $100 to $500.