[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Manchester 6-13-1985 by Ord. No. 85-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All playgrounds and park areas will be open to the public between dawn and dusk throughout the year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the use of lighted basketball and tennis courts shall be permitted until 11:00 p.m., prevailing time, or until the court lighting is turned off, whichever first occurs. "Court lighting" refers to lighting designed to light athletic events and shall not include security lighting.
Possession or use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, narcotics or other controlled substances is prohibited.
Immoral or indecent conduct is prohibited.
No person shall willfully make or cause to be made any loud, boisterous or unseemly noise or disturbance, to the annoyance of any other person, including but not limited to nearby residents.
Damage to or destruction of equipment or property is prohibited.
All trash, garbage and refuse material generated in a park or recreational area shall be placed in containers provided for such purpose.
Pets are not permitted upon the premises of parks or recreational facilities, whether leashed or unleashed, unless a specific area is designated for use with pets or unless a special event specifically permits the presence of pets.
[Added 6-23-2011 by Res. No. 11-12]
Pets will be permitted at Sunset Lane Park, Dunedin Park, and the Little Conewago Creek Conservation Area.
This amendment is suspended indefinitely but shall be reviewed by the West Manchester Township Board of Supervisors on a yearly basis.
The use of motorized model airplanes is prohibited except in those areas where appropriate signs indicate the use of motorized model airplanes is permitted.
Open fires are permitted only in charcoal grills or other facilities provided for such purpose. Hot coals, ashes or other by-products of open fires shall be disposed of in the facilities provided for such purpose.
The soliciting, posting of signs, distribution, sale, servicing or rental of any supplies, food or equipment is prohibited. Such activities shall be conducted only by persons authorized to perform such functions by West Manchester Township.
Use or discharge of any type of firearm, airgun, slingshot or explosive device is prohibited except when permission is given by permit.
Recreational activities shall be restricted to areas that are appropriate for the particular activity or to those areas where a particular activity is specifically permitted. The Township shall post appropriate signs designating permitted or prohibited activities.
Applications for advanced reservation of any Township recreational area shall be directed, in writing, to the Township or a person designated by the Township. Reservation of facilities shall depend upon the nature of the activity, the facility to be reserved and the degree of adverse impact upon the public use of Township facilities.
The use of motorized vehicles, minibikes, mopeds, skateboards, roller skates or other wheeled vehicles or devices is prohibited except when permission is given by permit or through specific design of the facility. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the parking of automobiles or other licensed motor vehicles in the areas designated as the parking lots during the period of time the recreational facilities are open to the public. Motor vehicles using the facilities in violation of this provision may be removed by appropriate Township officials at the owner's expense.
The speed limit in all parking areas shall not exceed 15 miles per hour.
[Amended 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-09]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution. Upon default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the offender may be sentenced and committed to the York County Prison for a period not exceeding 30 days.
[Added 12-18-2008 by Ord. No. 08-14]
The Board of Supervisors of West Manchester Township may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Board of Supervisors, suspend operation and enforcement of one or more of the rules and regulations regulating the use and operation of parks and recreation areas in West Manchester Township. A resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors shall specifically specify which section or part thereof of Chapter 87, the operation and enforcement of which is being suspended, and the length of time, including indefinitely, for which the operation and enforcement of a particular section or part thereof of this chapter is being suspended. The resolution shall also specify which parks or recreation areas are affected by the resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors may at any time, by subsequent resolution duly adopted, reinstate the operation and enforcement of any section of this chapter, the operation and enforcement of which has previously been suspended by the Board of Supervisors.