[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Raccoon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-20-1978 by Ord. No. 2-78; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The use of motorcycles and other off-road recreational vehicles, be they registered or unregistered, licensed or unlicensed within the public parks and upon the recreational facilities of the Township of Raccoon is prohibited.
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the use of motorcycles as a mode of transportation within said parks and recreational facilities to and from parking areas within said parks and recreational facilities upon designated cartways only.
[Adopted 12-9-1980 by Ord. No. 6-80]
The tract of land located off Pennsylvania Route 18 and owned by the Township of Raccoon, having been established as a public park, is hereby designated "Raccoon Township Municipal Park."
The following rules and regulations are hereby established for the management and protection of Raccoon Township Municipal Park, hereinafter designated "the park."
The park shall be open daily to the public between the hours of sunrise and sunset as set forth in the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission schedule, from April 1 to October 31. No person, other than authorized employees thereof, shall be in the park at any time between sunset and sunrise.
No person shall remove any bench, seat, or table from the park or change the location thereof without permission from the Township.
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 Township located within the park.
No person shall conduct himself within the park so as to annoy any other person using the park for recreational purposes.
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 Township thereof for a permit therefor. Such permit shall indicate the park locations in the park where such gathering or meeting shall be held. Permit fees shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors from time to time. 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 for any shelter or facility used by the group. Said rental fee shall be established from time to time by resolution. Any person or organization or group holding a permit for usage of a specific park location or facility shall have priority of usage over any person, organization, or group not holding a permit. Notwithstanding Subsection A, all permits issued shall be valid for the dates issued and said permits may authorize park usage until 10:00 p.m.
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 Township, which shall have the authority to refuse such consent in any instance.
No person shall dispose of any litter, waste, or garbage in the park. All persons using the park shall dispose of all waste and garbage left by them in such proper receptacles.
No person shall injure, deface, or destroy any notice, rule, or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of the Township. Nor shall any person post, at any place within the park, any notice or placard other than by authority of the Township.
No person shall set or maintain any fire in the park except in stoves and fireplaces maintained for the purpose and located by authority of the Township. As hereinafter set forth, only charcoal and/or wooden fires are permitted. In the event a wooden fire is instituted, any wood so utilized shall be brought from outside the park.
The use, possession, transportation, or consumption of alcoholic beverages within the park is prohibited.
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 Township.
No person shall operate or cause to have in his possession any unlicensed motor vehicle and/or cycle.
No person shall bring unrestrained pets into the park.
There shall be no parking and/or driving in areas other than those designated parking areas or on paved roadways.
The speed limit within the territorial confines of the park shall be five miles per hour as indicated by the posting of signs stating such fact.
No person shall climb any tree, sit, stand, or walk on any park sign, park structure, or park building not customarily utilized for such purposes.
No person shall erect tents, shacks, shelters, trailers, recreational vehicles, or any other structure for overnight camping or otherwise, without express Township approval.
No person shall post, draw, tack, or otherwise cause any sign to be in existence without Township approval.
No open fires are permitted in the park. Fires are only permitted after due consideration for the health, safety, and welfare of the persons and property within the park. In any event, however, only charcoal and/or wooden fires are permitted.
No remote control and/or hobby devices are permitted to be operated within the confines of the park unless approval as obtained from the Township.
The Police Department of the Township of Raccoon shall generally be charged with the enforcement of this article.
All permits required by the provisions of this article shall be required to be in the possession of the permit holder when using the facilities of the park for which the permit has been issued.