Borough of Canonsburg, PA
Washington County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Canonsburg 11-1-1988 as Ch. 16 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Recreation and Park Board — See Ch. 50.
Animals — See Ch. 72.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 90.
Littering — See Ch. 110.
Transient retail merchants — See Ch. 126, Art. I.
Signs — See Ch. 142.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 162.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
PARK or PARKS
Unless specifically limited, shall be deemed to include all parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, tennis courts, beaches, recreation structures and facilities and, also, entrances and approaches thereto, and all other land or property or structures under the jurisdiction of the Police Department, now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Borough of Canonsburg for park or recreational purposes.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
PERSON
Any natural person, corporation, organization of persons, company, association or partnership.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Any rules and regulations hereby or hereafter promulgated by the Police Department under the authority herein conferred.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
All parks shall be opened daily to the public at such hours as the Police Department may from time to time designate, but in no event shall any person be permitted to be in attendance in any park between 9:30 p.m. and sunrise, unless special permission be granted by the Police Department.
No person in attendance at a park shall:
A. 
Injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, signs or fixtures or any other property of the Borough located within the park.
B. 
Litter any area of the park 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 in the park except in fireplaces or areas specially designated for that purpose and located by authority of the Police Department.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
D. 
Remove any bench, seat, table or other appliance without permission of the Police Department.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
E. 
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of the Police Department, nor shall any notice or placard be posted within the park other than by authority of said Police Department.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
F. 
Set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article or service whatsoever within the limits of the park without permission of the Police Department; distribute, sell, service or rent any services or commodity or solicit for any purpose without permission of the Police Department.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
G. 
Operate, stop or park any vehicle, bicycle or other means of conveyance, except in areas where permitted or designated by proper authority of the Police Department, 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.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
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.
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, unless permission has been granted by the Police Department in designated areas; police officers in the performance of their duties will be exempt from these provisions.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
K. 
Play ball, swim, golf, pitch horseshoes, engage in archery, camp or launch, dock or land any boat, engage in finding buried objects with special detectors or participate in any other form of recreation, sporting endeavor or pastime, except in those areas which may be designated from time to time for that purpose by the Police Department.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
L. 
Disrobe or change clothing except in buildings or facilities made available for that purpose.
M. 
Disturb the peace by any conduct so as to annoy any other person using the park for recreational purposes.
N. 
Operate a snowmobile, minibike, motorcycle or any vehicle recreational or otherwise except on designated roads, trails or areas set aside for their use.
O. 
Use threatening, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words.
P. 
Commit any disorderly or immoral acts.
Q. 
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 the Police Department, which requires a statement of information, including the name of the organization, its purpose, the number of persons expected to be invited, the expected duration and the name(s) of person(s) in charge.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
R. 
Disobey a proper order of a police officer or Borough Council member, or disobey or disregard or fail to comply with any rule or regulation, warning, prohibition, instruction or direction given by an authorized person and posted or displayed by sign, notice, bulletin, card, poster or when notified or informed as to its existence by the Police Department or an authorized person.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
S. 
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 unless specific permission is granted for a designated area by authority of the Police Department.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
T. 
Allow pets to run at large out of control.
The use of all parks shall be on a first-come-first-served basis unless otherwise reserved:
A. 
By annual permission granted by the Borough Manager 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; or
D. 
By permission granted by the Borough Manager for a specific requested use.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
The Police Department is authorized to establish additional rules and regulations as deemed necessary and with approval of the Borough Council.
[Amended 12-16-1997 by Ord. No. 1216]
Recreation facilities which become hazardous for public use due to weather, water, fire or unforeseeable conditions may be closed only at the discretion of the Police Department.
The police officers of the Borough of Canonsburg are charged with enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.