Township of Marple, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Marple 7-12-1971 as Ch. 59 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Park and Recreation Board — See Ch. 49.
Animals — See Ch. 95.
Firearms and weapons — See Ch. 139.
Graffiti — See Ch. 162.
Noise — See Ch. 185.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 285.

§ 196-1 Compliance required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, firm or corporation to use any park or recreational area owned, leased, maintained or operated by the Township of Marple unless such person, persons, firm or corporation complies strictly with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 196-2 Prohibited conduct; unleashing of dogs in Kent Park during certain hours.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, firm or corporation using any park or recreational area owned, leased, maintained or operated by the Township of Marple to do any of the following:
(1) 
To build any fire anywhere in said park or recreational area except in fireplaces provided for such purposes and Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., approved barbecues. Such fires shall be guarded at all times and shall be extinguished before the person guarding the same leaves.
[Amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8]
(2) 
To cut, mutilate or remove or destroy in any manner whatsoever any trees, shrubbery, flowers, plants or wood.
(3) 
To deface, mark, damage, remove or destroy any buildings, posters, fences, gates, signs, trash receptacles or guardrailings or any other park property in any manner whatsoever.
[Amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8]
(4) 
To use intoxicating drinks or beverages or to engage in intoxication or to enter in an intoxicated condition, and to use indecent language, to gamble or to conduct himself or herself in any disorderly manner. The possession or use of alcoholic beverages on the premises of the Paxon Hollow Country Club, except areas that are expressly permitted by license, is prohibited.
[Amended 7-1-1991 by Ord. No. 91-5]
(5) 
To be accompanied by dogs or to permit the entry of dogs except when on leash. Dog owners must immediately remove their dog's droppings from public areas or be subject to a fine as described in § 196-3.
[Amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8; 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-10]
(6) 
To litter grounds with refuse or to place refuse and rubbish anywhere except in barrels and containers provided for that purpose.
(7) 
To park vehicles anywhere within such areas except in places designated for parking. The parking of any commercial vehicle (as defined in Article VI of Chapter 285 of the Code of the Township of Marple, incorporated herein by reference hereto) or business employee/customer parking is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the Township Manager.
[Amended 10-8-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-9]
(8) 
To operate any motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour or in any manner that evidences the lack of due care and regard for the safety of property or persons within said area.
(9) 
To use the park and recreational areas at any time after sunset and before sunrise unless permission is first obtained for an overnight camping privilege. Such privileges must be obtained by permit from the Park and Recreation Board of the township by application to the Township Manager.
(10) 
No organized groups shall use the park and recreational areas unless permit thereof is applied for and first obtained from the Park and Recreation Board through the Township Manager.
(11) 
To operate any minibikes, miniscooters and motorcycles in any park or recreational area owned, leased, maintained or operated by the Township of Marple. Entry and exit to designated parking areas will be permitted by properly licensed operators operating properly inspected and properly registered minibikes, miniscooters and motorcycles.
[Added 9-11-1972 by Ord. No. 72-24]
(12) 
To hunt, trap or practice shooting any weapon of any type.
[Added 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8]
B. 
For further regulations, reference to the Noise Ordinance.[1]
[Added 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 185, Noise.
C. 
Dogs are allowed to be unleashed in Kent Park from sunrise to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to sunset.
[Added 10-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]

§ 196-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8; 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-10]
Any person, persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions or sections of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs by imprisonment for not more than 30 days.