Borough of Old Forge, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Old Forge 6-15-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Recreation Board — See Ch. 66.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 95.
Animals — See Ch. 99.
Littering — See Ch. 213.

§ 234-1 Prohibited acts. [1]

The following are prohibited within Borough parks:
A. 
Pets are prohibited, with the exception of persons requiring trained assistive dogs.
B. 
Bicycles, scooters, roller blades, roller skates and skateboards are prohibited.
C. 
Smoking is prohibited.
D. 
No person shall climb a fence to enter or exit a park.
E. 
Playing "pepper" against the fence is prohibited.
F. 
Littering is prohibited.
G. 
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
H. 
No person shall remove any bench, seat or table from the park or change the location thereof without permission from the Borough.
I. 
No person shall injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures or fixtures therein or any other property of the Borough located within the park.
J. 
No person shall hold any meeting or gathering assembled through advertisement or public notice or any gathering otherwise assembled and composed of 10 or more persons within the limits of the park without having first made application to the Borough thereof for a permit therefor. Such permit shall indicate the park locations in the park where such gathering or meeting shall be held, and such gathering shall not be held at any other park location within the park. Said park locations shall be established by resolution. The application for such permit shall be in the name of a person who shall be responsible for seeing that all refuse left by the group shall be placed in proper containers before leaving the park. Each permit will require a deposit and rental fee for any shelter or facility used by the group. Said rental fee shall be established from time to time by resolution.
K. 
No person shall set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article whatsoever within the limits of the park without the written consent of the Borough, which shall have authority to refuse such consent in any instance.
L. 
No person shall injure, deface or destroy any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of the Borough, nor shall any person post, at any place within the park, any notice or placard other than by authority of the Borough.
M. 
No person shall set or maintain any fire in the park except in stoves and fireplaces maintained for that purpose and located by authority of the Borough. Only charcoal and/or wooden fires are permitted. In the event that a wooden fire is instituted, any wood so utilized shall be brought from outside the park.
N. 
No person, other than an officer of the law, shall carry any firearm within the limits of the park. Likewise, no person shall engage in archery sports, nor engage in any other functions involving force-propelled devices, unless first approved by the Borough.
O. 
There shall be no parking and/or driving in areas other than those designated parking areas or on paved roadways.
P. 
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.
Q. 
No person shall erect tents, shacks, shelters, trailers or any other structure for overnight camping or otherwise without express Borough approval.
R. 
No person shall post, draw, tack or otherwise cause any sign to be in existence without Borough approval.
S. 
No remote-control and/or hobby devices are permitted to be operated within the confines of the park unless approval is obtained from the Borough.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 234-2 Borough Summer Program. [1]

The Borough Summer Program takes precedence over any and all other activities at Community Park.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 234-3 Park hours.

Parks shall open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m., unless otherwise authorized by the Recreation Director.

§ 234-4 Violations and penalties. [1]

The penalty for violation of § 234-1, upon conviction, is a fine not to exceed $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).