Borough of Quarryville, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Quarryville 9-5-1972 by Ord. No. 179. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Park Code."
For the purpose and within the meaning of this chapter, the following definitions shall pertain:
Includes parks, park reservations, playgrounds, recreation centers, swimming pools, watershed and all other areas owned or used by the Borough of Quarryville and devoted to active or passive recreation, whether within or without the corporate limits of the Borough of Quarryville.
Includes any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, or association, and any servant, agent, assistant, employee or representative thereof.
Includes any individual, organization or commission acting as his agent.
It shall be unlawful for any person to do any of the acts hereinafter described within the limits of any park:
To permit any dog or other animal, except wildlife, to run at large.
To hunt for, shoot at, chase, catch, or intentionally injure or kill, with or without dogs, any bird or animal.
To swim, wade, or bathe at any place except in a public swimming or wading pool.
To engage in any unlawful gaming or throwing stones or missiles.
To carry, have or discharge firearms, bow and arrows, air or spring rifles or slings, except in authorized areas.
To possess, drink or be under the influence of malt or brewed beverages, spirituous liquors or wine.
[Amended 7-7-1975 by Ord. No. 189; 9-5-1978 by Ord. No. 202]
To break, cut, deface, disturb, injure or take any flower, fruit, plant, tree, shrub, bench, building, fence, monuments, or other structure, apparatus or property.
To gather or remove any wood, turf, grass, soil, rock, sand, or gravel.
To injure, deface or destroy any posted or permanently fixed signs or notices.
To smoke in areas where forbidden by signs.
To discard lighted matches, cigars, cigarettes in any wooded area.
To throw or deposit cans, bottles, broken glass, paper or rubbish of any description except in the containers provided for the same.
To discard any refuse, dead animal or offensive matter or substance of any kind.
To make or kindle fire except in picnic stoves or fireplaces provided for that purpose.
To post or erect any bills, notices, or advertising matter of any kind, provided this shall not apply to notices placed by employees of the Borough of Quarryville engaged in the performance of their duties, or by permission by Superintendent.
To sell or offer for sale any merchandise, article or thing whatsoever, provided this shall not apply to authorized concessionaires.
To engage in camping, archery, or any game, sport or foot race except on such grounds or place specially designated for such purpose.
To stand or park any vehicle except at those places designated therefor.
To violate any posted rules for or misuse any picnic court, camp area, playfield, swimming pool or other recreational area.
To operate unlicensed motor vehicles.
To have any musical, theatrical or other entertainment therein without a permit from the Superintendent of Parks and Public Property.
To operate any vehicle or bicycle at any place other than roadways or special areas designated for operation of such vehicles.
To commit any public nuisance.
To operate snowmobiles, mini-bikes, go-carts, at any place except authorized areas.
To congregate in any area which will hamper the free movement of pedestrians.
To abandon any vehicle within the limits of any park or roads abutting said park.
Closing time. All public parks and playgrounds owned, operated, maintained or supported by the Borough shall be closed at sunset and shall open at sunrise. No person, other than authorized supervisors, police, guards or similar personnel, shall occupy, frequent or use the parks or playgrounds between such hours, except when such parks or playgrounds are being used for special events, entertainments, athletic contests or similar affairs which have been scheduled and are supervised. In such cases, the closing time of the park or playground where such event is being held shall be 1/2 hour after the event has ended, but no later than 12:00 midnight.
[Amended 7-7-1975 by Ord. No. 189; 9-5-1978 by Ord. No. 202]
All permits issued by the Superintendent of Parks and Public Property shall be subject to park rules and regulations and a person to whom such permits may be granted shall be bound by said rules and regulations as fully as though the same were inserted in said permits.
Any person or persons to whom such permits may be granted shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any person for reason of negligence of the person or persons to whom such permits may be granted, their agents or employees.
It shall be unlawful for permittee to make any alteration to a permit.
Any person aggrieved by an act or decision of the Superintendent of Parks and Public Property may appeal in writing within three days thereafter to the Borough Council and pending action by Borough Council, the act or decision of the Superintendent of Parks and Public Property shall remain in effect.
The security officers may, without warrant, forthwith arrest any offender whom they may detect in the violation of any of the preceding rules and regulations or any Borough ordinance or Act of Assembly, and take the person so arrested forthwith before a magistrate and they shall have, at all times, the right to enter the premises and all other buildings in the parks for the purpose of arresting violators of park rules, and may use all necessary means to obtain that end.
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter, or any regulations made thereunder, shall upon conviction before any Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $300 for each offense, with costs, and in default of the payment of said fine and costs, said person shall be imprisoned in the Lancaster County Prison for a period not exceeding 30 days.
All fines and other money imposed or collected under the provisions of this chapter shall be paid into the Treasury of the Borough of Quarryville.