Township of Londonderry, PA
Dauphin County
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[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.
[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.
[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.
[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
Swimming is prohibited in all parks except on facilities expressly designated for that purpose; personal bathing is 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.
[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.
[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.
[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
The sale of intoxicating liquors or beverages is 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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
All of the aforementioned rules requiring permission, require that such permits must be carried and produced upon demand.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[Ord. 91-2, 11/4/1991]
All applicable statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have full force and effect upon all Township parklands.