Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 109.
Animals — See Ch. 115.
Hunting and weapons — See Ch. 180.
Littering — See Ch. 190.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 270.
[Adopted 4-28-1975 by Ord. No. 1607 (Ch. 96 of the 1974 Code)]

§ 205-1 Applicability.

The following rules and regulations are applicable to all Radnor Township park and recreation areas.

§ 205-2 Hours.

[Amended 6-29-1977 by Ord. No. 77-18]
The park and recreation areas shall be open from dawn until dark throughout the year. Use at any other time shall be by written authorization of the Recreation Department.

§ 205-3 Permit required for group use.

The use of ballfields, picnic areas, camping areas and conservation areas by sponsored or organized groups of more than 10 persons shall be by permit only and shall be scheduled by the Recreation Department.

§ 205-4 Restricted activities.

A. 
The following are prohibited:
(1) 
Damaging, defacing, destroying or removing any property, vegetation, building, equipment or notices.
(2) 
Discarding of trash, garbage or other litter except into containers provided for that purpose.
(3) 
Possession or use of any type of firearms where such possession or use is in violation of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6101 et seq. Archery equipment may only be used in special areas as may be provided for such use.
[Amended 10-11-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-38]
(4) 
Possession or use of alcoholic beverages.
(5) 
Fires, except in facilities especially provided for that purpose.
(6) 
Boisterous, immoral or indecent actions or conduct annoying to other users of the park.
(7) 
Motorized vehicles, except licensed vehicles on designated roadways and within posted speed limits weighing less than 10,000 pounds. Verbal permission may be given by the Township Manager and/or the Director of Parks and Recreation for vehicles over 10,000 pounds.
[Amended 10-13-1997 by Ord. No. 97-32]
(8) 
Pets running free. Pets may accompany owners when under control except in areas specifically posted against pets.
(9) 
Swimming, boating, ice skating and golfing, except in those areas specifically designated for those purposes.
(10) 
Hunting and trapping.
[Added 8-6-1979 by Ord. No. 79-21]
B. 
Fishing in the pond areas shall be restricted to resident children 15 years of age or younger.
[Added 4-25-1983 by Ord. No. 83-16]

§ 205-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]
Any person violating any provision herein shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be liable to a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days.
[Adopted 8-19-1996 by Ord. No. 96-22]

§ 205-6 Word usage; definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PLAYING FIELD
A field with one or more athletic facilities that are permitted for use by the Township Department of Parks and Recreation.

§ 205-7 Reasons for closing of fields.

A. 
The Parks and Recreation Department can close a playing field for a determined period of time for the following reasons:
(1) 
The playing field is under construction or renovation.
(2) 
The playing field has been damaged by overuse or severe weather.
(3) 
The playing field is part of an overall field rotation system.
B. 
The Department of Parks and Recreation reserves the right to close a field for any other condition or circumstances that would render the field unusable such as:
(1) 
The playing field site is needed for parking during a possible renovation of a nearby building.
(2) 
The playing field suffers a sink hole which makes it unplayable.

§ 205-8 Notice of closing required; exemption.

A. 
In order for a playing field to be considered closed, the Township of Radnor shall:
(1) 
Announce the closure of the field on the local access cable television station on which Township messages are normally carried with the same degree of frequency other Township messages are carried for a period of at least one week prior to the field closure.
(2) 
Advertise at least one week prior to the field closure in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the Township that the field will be closed.
(3) 
Post a minimum of two signs at the field indicating that the field is officially closed.
B. 
In the event of an emergency field closing such as potential damage to the field from weather conditions, the Township shall not be obligated to satisfy the requirements in Subsection A(1) and (2).

§ 205-9 Violations and penalties.

If, when a playing field has been closed, individuals or groups play on a closed field, they would then be considered trespassing. This violation would then be cited and will carry a fine or punishment that shall be determined by the District Justice.