Township of Londonderry, PA
Dauphin County
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§ 101 Availability.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
Township parks shall be open for public use on a year round basis, with some areas and facilities not being available during certain seasons.

§ 102 Remaining After Darkness Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
No persons are permitted in any park during the hours of darkness, except those areas designated for extended use activities, or unless written permission is obtained from the Park and Recreation Board for after dark programs.

§ 103 Temporarily Closing of Park.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
The Park and Recreation Board may temporarily close or curtail activities, upon any lands or waters or any portion thereof, when it has been deemed necessary to be in the best interest of public safety, conduct, health or order.

§ 104 Swimming Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
Swimming is prohibited in all parks except on facilities expressly designated for that purpose; personal bathing is prohibited.

§ 105 Motor Vehicle Activities Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
No person shall ride in or drive any motor vehicle which is self propelled upon any parkland, except upon the roads, or on areas which are designed and provided for such purposes. It is prohibited for any persons to commit any act, by use of operation, of any motor vehicle on any parkland, which if committed upon the public highways or street, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania would be prohibited and unlawful. Speed limits within all parks shall be 15 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. No one shall test, repair, or wash any vehicle or mechanical device in any park. There shall be no parking at any time except in areas designated for such purposes.

§ 106 Written Permission for Solicitation Required.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
No person shall, without written permission of the Park and Recreation Board, erect, paint, paste or otherwise affix or distribute any signs, advertisements, or circulars on park property. The sale of anything or the solicitation of funds or donations within any park is forbidden, except upon written permission of the Park and Recreation Board.

§ 107 Drugs and Gambling Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
The sale, consumption or possession of dangerous or narcotic drugs, or gambling of any kind is prohibited in any park.

§ 108 Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
The sale of intoxicating liquors or beverages is prohibited.

§ 109 Defacing and Destructing of Park Property Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
No person shall cut, break, move, take or otherwise injure, destroy or deface any trees, shrubs, plants, turf, rock or any building, fence, bridge, sign or other structure; or foul any stream, or dump any earth, rubbish, or other substance or material in or upon any park.

§ 110 Fireplaces and Grills for Open Fire Required.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
No person shall make or kindle any open fire except in fireplaces and grills provided for this purpose or in private portable grills approved as safe by the Park and Recreation Board. Grills provided for public use shall be on a first come, first serve basis, except by written permission of the Park and Recreation Board.

§ 111 Disturbing of Animals in Park Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
No persons shall, in any park, set a trap or snare, or shoot, injure, annoy, disturb, poison any wild animal or bird, or injure or destroy any nest. If required for control, special permission may be granted by the Park and Recreation Board.

§ 112 Obscene Conduct Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
All persons are forbidden to use threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language, or commit any obscene or indecent act or to fight in any park.

§ 113 Leash for Dogs and Cats Required.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
Horses, cattle, livestock and domestic animals of any kind are prohibited in any park, except a dog or cat on a leash, under control, of a person is permitted. Horseback riding is prohibited, except on facilities expressly designated for that purpose.

§ 114 Firearms Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
No person shall carry a knife upon their person having a blade of three inches or longer in length, or have possession of, or discharge a BB gun, air rifle, pistol, firearm, bow and arrow, or any other type of lethal weapon in any park, except on facilities expressly designated for that purpose.

§ 115 Archery Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
Practicing, playing or using park areas for gold and archery is prohibited, except on facilities expressly designated or provided for such purposes.

§ 116 Entertainment Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
No entertainment, demonstration, or exhibition shall be given in any park except under the supervision of the Park and Recreation Board.

§ 117 Permits Secured on First Come First Served Basis.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
Permits for playing league or casual athletic games on park fields or courts may be secured on first come, first served basis from the Park and Recreation Board. All permits that are granted must be produced upon demand, in order to avoid conflicts in the use of facilities.

§ 118 Reservation Permits.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
Reservation permits for group picnic facilities may be obtained for a nominal fee from the Park and Recreation Board.

§ 119 Encroachment Prohibited.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
No person or persons shall willingly encroach upon lands administered by the Park and Recreation Board.

§ 120 Fishing Permitted.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
Fishing shall be permitted in all waters and from all lands under the supervision of the Park and Recreation Board during regular park hours, except those areas designed for other activities.

§ 121 Permits to be Produced Upon Demand.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
All of the aforementioned rules requiring permission, require that such permits must be carried and produced upon demand.

§ 122 Enforcement.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1993-6, 12/6/1993, § 2; and by Ord. 1997-5, 6/18/1997, § 2]
Personnel designated by the Park and Recreation Board of Londonderry Township are authorized to enforce these Rules and Regulations.

§ 123 Penalties.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991; as amended by Ord. 1997-2, 1/6/1997; and by Ord. 1998-2, 6/1/1998, § 5]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fines and costs, to a term or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 124 Jurisdiction.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
District Justices shall, severally throughout the County, have jurisdiction of violations of the rules and regulations with the condition that any person arrested for such violation shall be taken before the closest available magistrate in the County where such violation is alleged to have occurred.

§ 125 Force and Effect.

[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
All applicable statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have full force and effect upon all Township parklands.