Borough of Rosslyn Farms, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 49.
Firearms — See Ch. 99.
Fireworks — See Ch. 106.
Public property — See Ch. 141.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 183.

§ 127-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
PARK, COMMUNITY CENTER or RECREATION AREA
Unless specifically limited shall be deemed to include all parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, tennis courts, recreation structures and facilities, community center, and also entrances and approaches thereto, and all other land or property or structures now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Borough of Rosslyn Farms for park or recreational purposes.
PERSON
Any natural person, corporation, organization or persons, company, association or partnership.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Any rules and regulations hereby or hereafter promulgated by resolution of Council of the Borough of Rosslyn Farms.

§ 127-2 Park hours.

All parks shall be opened daily to the public at such hours as Council may from time to time designate, but in no event shall any person be permitted to be in attendance in any park between 9:00 p.m. and sunrise, unless special permission be granted by Council.

§ 127-3 Prohibited conduct.

it shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to commit any of the following in regard to any park, community center, or recreation area:
A. 
Injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, signs or fixtures, or any other property.
B. 
Litter any area with garbage, paper, bottles, cans or other waste material; nor dispose of the same in any way except in receptacles designated for such purpose.
C. 
Kindle or maintain any fire except in fireplaces or areas specially designated for that purpose and located by authority of Council.
D. 
Remove any bench, seat, table or other appliance without permission of Council.
E. 
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of Council, nor shall any notice or placard by placed within the area other than by authority of Council.
F. 
Set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article or service whatsoever within the limits of the area without permission of Council; distribute, sell, service or rent any services or commodity or solicit for any purpose without permission of Council.
G. 
Operate, stop or park any vehicle, bicycle or other means of conveyance except in areas where permitted or designated by Council, or operate the same in a reckless or negligent manner or in excess of any posted speed limit or in such a manner as to become a nuisance to other area users.
H. 
Operate commercial vehicles, unless providing authorized services.
I. 
Bring onto the premises, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs of any kind; no person shall enter the park in an intoxicated state or otherwise be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. However, Council may, in its discretion, permit the use, but not the sale, of alcoholic beverages at the Community Center upon submission and approval by Council of an application to permit alcohol consumption.
J. 
Carry or discharge any firearms, slingshots, firecrackers, fireworks or other missile propelling instruments or explosives or arrows, or other dangerous weapons which have such properties as to cause annoyance or injury to any person or property.
K. 
Disrobe or change clothing except in buildings or facilities made available for that purpose.
L. 
Disturb the peace by any conduct so as to annoy any other person using the park for recreational purposes.
M. 
Operate a snowmobile, minibike, motorcycle, or any motorized vehicle, recreational or otherwise, except on designated roads, trails or areas set aside for their use.
N. 
Use threatening, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words.
O. 
Commit any disorderly or immoral acts.
P. 
Hold any public meeting or rally with more than five persons or engage in any marching or driving as members of a military, political or other organization without permission of Council, which requires a statement of information, including the name of the organization, its purpose, number of persons expected to be invited, expected duration and name(s) of person(s) in charge.
Q. 
Disobey a proper order of a police officer or disobey or disregard or fail to comply with any rule or regulation, warning, prohibition, instruction or direction adopted by Council as applicable to the area in question, and posted or displayed by sign, notice, bulletin, card, poster, or when notified or informed as to its existence by Council or its designee.
R. 
Hunt for, capture or kill, or attempt to capture or kill, or aid or assist in the capturing or killing of, in any manner, any wild bird or wild animal of any description, either game or otherwise, and to that end, it is unlawful for any person to carry onto or possess in any park, a shotgun or rifle or pistol or firearm of any make or kind.
S. 
Allow pets to run at large out of control.

§ 127-4 Fishing.

All laws pertaining to fishing in the Commonwealth shall apply to fishing in parks and recreation areas, and provisions thereof are hereby incorporated by reference.

§ 127-5 Reservation for specific uses.

The use of all park areas shall be on a first come, first served basis unless otherwise reserved:
A. 
By annual permission granted by Council for the scheduling of various league games, etc.;
B. 
For school or college athletic games, practice, contests or exhibitions;
C. 
For regularly scheduled school district or municipal recreation programs;
D. 
By permission granted by Council for a specific requested use.

§ 127-6 Authorization to promulgate additional rules.

Council is authorized to establish by resolution additional rules and regulations as deemed necessary.

§ 127-7 Authority to close areas.

Recreational facilities which become hazardous for public use due to weather, water, fire or unforeseeable conditions may be closed at the discretion of Council.

§ 127-8 Enforcement.

The police officers of the Borough of Rosslyn Farms are charged with enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.

§ 127-9 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm, or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and, in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.