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Borough of Jefferson Hills, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 310, 5/6/1974, Art. I; as amended by Ord. 521, 11/11/1985, § 1; and by Ord. 685, 5/11/1998]
1. 
Grass areas must not be used for roadways, parking or other purposes which may injure or destroy the turf or landscaping, unless otherwise posted by the Borough of Jefferson Hills Recreation Board in consultation with the Chief of Police.
[Amended by Ord. 844, 9/8/2014]
2. 
Trees, shrubs, hedges, berries, wildflowers or other flowers must not be picked, cut, broken or injured in any way whatsoever. No person shall climb any tree, or attach any swing thereto.
3. 
Buildings, structures, fences, statuary, fountains, benches, picnic tables or signs must not be injured or defaced in any way. Use of staples, nails, thumbtacks, etc., is prohibited.
4. 
Paper, rubbish, litter or any refuse whatsoever must not be scattered, but must be deposited in receptacles provided for that purpose.
5. 
Birds, squirrels, rabbits, deer, ducks or any other wild creatures may not be hunted, injured, killed or in any manner molested. Abandonment of any domestic animals (dogs, cats and the like) is likewise forbidden. Any animal found at large may be seized and impounded.
6. 
Lotteries or other gambling or games of chance, drunkenness, disorderly or indecent conduct and profane language are prohibited.
7. 
No person shall clean, polish, grease, lubricate or make repairs to any vehicle, except those of a minor nature and then only in cases of emergency.
8. 
The serving or drinking of beer, liquor or other intoxicating beverages by persons under the legally permitted age is prohibited.
9. 
No person shall disturb any picnic or intrude himself or herself on such picnic, without the consent of the parties composing the picnic.
10. 
No person shall post or fix any notice or bill or other writing or printing of any kind on any tree, lamppost, hydrant, curb stone, coping, flagstone, fence, wall, building or other place.
11. 
No person shall transport, possess or use any glass beverage containers in the park area whether for soft drinks, beer, wine, distilled beverages or any other type of beverage.
12. 
Operating any vehicle in a reckless or negligent manner, or in excess of the posted speed limit, is prohibited.
13. 
The use of motor scooters, motorcycles, motor bikes, mini bikes or the like is forbidden.
[Ord. 310, 5/6/1974, Art. II; as amended by Ord. 505, 2/13/1984, § 1; by Ord. 551, 6/13/1988, § 1; by Ord. 685, 5/11/1998; by Ord. 730, 5/13/2002, § 1; by Ord. 741, 12/30/2002, § 1; and by Ord. 744, 6/9/2003, § 6]
1. 
Dogs or any other domesticated animals are not permitted at any time, except when held in leash and under the control of the owner or other person having such animal in charge. Dogs on leash shall not be permitted to use any area normally traversed, such as walks, paths or shelter areas or near benches. Places used for this purpose should be in remote sections of the park.
2. 
(Reserved)[1]
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Editor’s Note: Former Subsection 2, regarding firearms, air rifles and BB guns, was repealed 9/8/2014 by Ord. 844.
3. 
Recreational fires are prohibited except in stoves or fireplaces provided for that purpose. No person shall throw away or discard any lighted match, cigar or cigarette.
4. 
No public meeting, assemblage, parade or procession may take place without a written permit of the Borough Manager and the Chief of Police of the Borough of Jefferson Hills. A permit can only be issued after written application; if approved, a permit will be issued three working days after application is made.
5. 
Riding or driving bicycles or any other vehicle is not permitted except on roads and trails provided for such purposes.
6. 
No person shall establish any booth, table or stand for the sale of, nor hawk or sell any article whatsoever, without the written permission of the Borough Manager and the Chief of Police of the Borough of Jefferson Hills.
7. 
Games, contests or sports are permitted only in areas designed for such use, and in no case shall such use be permitted in areas where lawns or planting may be injured or where such games or contests may interfere with any of the regulations in this Part.
8. 
A written permit is required to be approved by the Borough Manager and the Chief of Police for persons or organizations from the Borough of Jefferson Hills or outside of the Borough of Jefferson Hills to hold picnics or other gatherings in the parks of the Borough of Jefferson Hills. The fees payable, the procedure for application and the regulations pertaining to such permits shall be established from time to time by resolution duly enacted by the Council for the Borough of Jefferson Hills.
9. 
A written permit is required to be obtained from the Chairman of the Borough of Jefferson Hills Recreation Board for persons or organizations from the Borough of Jefferson Hills or outside of the Borough of Jefferson Hills to use fields owned or leased by the Borough. The fee payable, the procedure for application and regulations pertaining to such permits shall be established from time to time by the Borough of Jefferson Hills Recreation Board.
[Amended by Ord. 844, 9/8/2014]
10. 
Persons holding picnics shall clean up, and place all waste paper, litter and other refuse in receptacles provided for that purpose.
11. 
Beedle Park, Tepe Park and Lobbs Park, and structures located therein and park areas attendant thereto, shall be closed from dusk to 7:00 a.m. throughout the year. All other public parks and park areas and structures located therein and park areas attendant thereto shall be closed during the following hours: from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during the period from April 1 through October 31 of each year and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during the period from November 1 through March 31 of each year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Gill Hall Community Center shall be closed at 12:00 midnight each night it is in use. Andrew Reilly Memorial Park and park areas and structures located therein and park areas attendant thereto shall be closed during the following hours: from 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. This section shall not apply to authorized personnel, individuals engaging in official business and those individuals or groups who have obtained a permit from the Borough Manager and the Chief of Police of the Borough of Jefferson Hills permitting them to remain in any such parks, on such lands, or within such structures beyond the regular closing hour.
[Amended by Ord. 844, 9/8/2014]
12. 
Persons lying on, sleeping on, or walking on picnic tables or benches is prohibited.
13. 
No automobile shall be permitted to park except in such areas as shall be designated and suitably marked for that purpose as directed by the Borough of Jefferson Hills Recreation Board.
[Amended by Ord. 844, 9/8/2014]
14. 
These rules and regulations governing public parks in the Borough of Jefferson Hills may, from time to time, be amended by resolution of Borough Council.
[Ord. 310, 5/6/1974, Art. IV; as amended by Ord. 551, 6/13/1988, § 2; by Ord. 685, 5/11/1998; and by Ord. 844, 9/8/2014]
Any person violating any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.