Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Chichester 11-17-1987 by Ord. No. 456 (Ch. 16, Part 1, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Recreation Board — See Ch. 98.
Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 155, Art. I.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 159.
Throwing missiles — See Ch. 256, Art. I
Entertainment and temporary uses — See Ch. 282.
Fireworks — See Ch. 313.
Laser beam pointer devices — See Ch. 365.
Weapons and hunting — See Ch. 577.
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 park, playgrounds, recreation areas, tennis courts, beaches, recreation structures and facilities, and also entrances and approaches thereto, and all other land or property or structures, now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Township of Upper Chichester for park or recreational purposes.
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 Recreation Board under the authority herein conferred.
All parks shall be opened daily to the public at such hours as the Recreation Board may from time to time designate, but in no event shall any person be permitted to be in attendance in any park between 9:00 p.m. and sunrise, unless special permission be granted by the Recreation Board.
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 Township of Upper Chichester 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 Recreation Board.
D. 
Remove any bench, seat, table or other appliance without permission of the Recreation Board.
E. 
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of the Recreation Board; nor shall any notice or placard be posted within the park other than by authority of said Board.
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 Recreation Board; distribute, sell, service or rent any services or commodity or solicit for any purpose without permission of the Recreation Board.
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 Recreation Board, 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.
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 Recreation Board in designated areas; police officers in the performance of their duties will be exempt from these provisions.
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 Recreation Board.
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 Recreation Board, which requires a statement of information, including the name of the organization, its purpose, number of persons expected to be invited, expected duration and name(s) of person(s) in charge.
R. 
Disobey a proper order of a police officer or Recreation Commissioner, 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 Recreation Board or an authorized person.
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 Recreation Board.
T. 
Allow pets to run at large out of control.
All laws pertaining to fishing in the Commonwealth shall apply to fishing in parks and recreation areas, and provisions thereof are hereby incorporated by reference.
The use of all parks shall be on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise reserved:
A. 
By annual permission granted by the Recreation Board 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;
D. 
By permission granted by the Recreation Board for a specific requested use.
The Recreation Board is authorized to establish additional rules and regulations as deemed necessary and with approval of the Board of Commissioners.
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 Recreation Board.
The police officers of the Township of Upper Chichester are charged with enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and of rules and regulations promulgated by the Recreation Board.
[Amended 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 465[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).