City of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Butler 2-19-1987 as Part 9, Title 5, Art. 921, of the 1987 Codified Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Tennis courts — See Ch. 238.

§ 198-1 Designation of playgrounds.

The following are the lot designations for playground areas within the city:
A. 
Broad Street Playground. A lot situated in the Fifth Ward, bounded on the north by West Brady Street, on the east by Broad Street, on the south by Broad Street School and on the west by Albert Griffin Avenue.
B. 
Island Playground. A lot situated in the Third Ward, bounded on the north by Bortmas Alley, on the east by Beckert Avenue, on the south by Hazel Avenue and on the west by an unopened alley.
C. 
Institute Hill Playground. A lot situated in the Second Ward, bounded on the north by Reeder Street, on the east by Second Street, on the south by East Jefferson Street and on the west by School Street.
D. 
Ziegler Avenue Playground. A lot situated in the First Ward, bounded on the north by Donaghy Avenue, on the south by Ziegler Avenue, on the west by Short Street and on the east by Grant Street.
E. 
Christie Avenue Playground. A lot situated in the First Ward, bounded on the north by East Christie Avenue, on the west by Ritter Street, on the south by a closed alley and on the east by property of R.T. McGregor.

§ 198-2 General supervision.

The general supervision, direction and control of the playgrounds, buildings, fixtures and appliances appurtenant thereto, the directors and persons in charge thereof and persons using the same are hereby placed under the Department of Parks and Public Property.

§ 198-3 Permitted use; hours of operation.

[Amended 5-16-1996 by Ord. No. 1428]
The playgrounds shall be for the exclusive use of children and other persons interested in healthful recreation and shall be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., except on special occasions when a different use for the particular day is ordered by Council.

§ 198-4 Instructors and directors of play.

The playgrounds shall be under the direction, charge, supervision and control of instructors and directors of play, appointed by Council, who shall have the same authority, control and right of control over the children in attendance as a teacher in the public school, and it shall be the duty of every boy and girl in attendance at such playgrounds to obey all orders, directions and requests made by the play directors and instructors and to treat them with courtesy and respect.

§ 198-5 Use of playgrounds.

It shall be the duty of all persons using the playgrounds to comport themselves in an orderly and lawful manner, so as not to molest, disturb or annoy residents in the vicinity and to use the buildings, apparatus and fixtures as not to break or injure the same and to do no injury to private property surrounding such parks and playgrounds.

§ 198-6 Duty of police.

It shall be the duty of the Bureau of Police, and particularly the police officer on whose beat the park is located, to assist the director or instructor, when called upon, in maintaining order in such playgrounds and in excluding persons not authorized to be there.

§ 198-7 Destruction of property; liability.

In the event of willful or negligent destruction of property, in addition to the fines, a violator shall be liable for twice the value of the property destroyed.

§ 198-8 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person under sixteen (16) years of age who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter may be excluded from the use of the playgrounds by the playground supervisor. Any person over sixteen (16) years of age who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before a District Justice, be subject to a fine of up to three hundred dollars ($300.) and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment in the county jail for up to ninety (90) days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.