Borough of Punxsutawney, PA
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Punxsutawney as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 74.
Animals — See Ch. 79.
Littering — See Ch. 161.
Skateboards — See Ch. 204.
[Adopted 12-11-1995 by Ord. No. 987]
The Borough Council of the Borough of Punxsutawney, following due investigation, deems it appropriate to establish rules and regulations governing the use of Harmon Field and Patsy Dunmire Park in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of recreational users of those facilities.
The following rules and regulations shall apply to the use of Harmon Field:
A. 
Littering is prohibited.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 161, Littering.
B. 
The use of profanity is prohibited.
C. 
All persons are prohibited from riding skateboards.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 204, Skateboards.
D. 
Glass containers are prohibited.
E. 
Dogs are prohibited.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 79, Animals.
F. 
Smoking is prohibited.
G. 
Use of the park and its equipment shall be at the users' own risk.
H. 
Damage to or destruction of park property or equipment is prohibited.
I. 
All alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverage containers are prohibited.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 74, Alcoholic Beverages.
J. 
The park closes upon the fall of darkness.
The following rules and regulations shall apply to the use of Patsy Dunmire Park:
A. 
Littering is prohibited.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 161, Littering.
B. 
The use of profanity is prohibited.
C. 
All persons are prohibited from riding skateboards.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 204, Skateboards.
D. 
Glass containers are prohibited.
E. 
Dogs are prohibited.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 79, Animals.
F. 
Smoking is prohibited.
G. 
Use of the park and its equipment shall be at the users' own risk.
H. 
Damage to or destruction of park property or equipment is prohibited.
I. 
All alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverage containers are prohibited.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 74, Alcoholic Beverages.
J. 
The park closes upon the fall of darkness.
K. 
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Borough Council shall cause the foregoing rules and regulations to be posted conspicuously at the public parks affected by this chapter, but the absence of posted rules shall not excuse liability for violations of the rules and regulations herein established.
A. 
To the extent that rules and regulations hereby established are already governed by provisions of the Crimes Code,[1] as amended and supplemented, or other state statute, prosecutions and penalties for violation thereof shall be in accordance with the laws and procedures then in effect relative to such violations and prosecutions therefor.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
B. 
To the extent that rules and regulations hereby established are not governed by state statute, all persons violating such rules and regulations shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $300 or sentenced to a term of imprisonment for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both, together with costs of prosecution.
[Adopted 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 1128]
All tobacco is to be prohibited in all parks, playgrounds, squares, recreational facilities, pools and playing fields owned or operated by the Borough of Punxsutawney.
Appropriate signage shall be posted designating such areas as tobacco-free.
A. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A, regarding first-time violators, was repealed 9-13-2016 by Ord. No. 1140.
B. 
Each violation shall result in ejectment from borough property and a minimum fine of $25, maximum fine of $1,000.
[Amended 9-13-2016 by Ord. No. 1140]