Township of Cherry Hill, NJ
Camden County
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[Ord. #90-73, § 1, 11-26-90]
a. 
All lands or areas designated as municipal parks, playgrounds and recreation areas in the Township shall be opened from dawn to dusk, except for lighted facilities which will close no later than 10:30 p.m.
b. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of this ordinance shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. #76-5, § 2, 1-26-76; Ord. #90-73, § 3, 11-26-90]
a. 
No person shall bring alcoholic beverages or drink alcoholic beverages at any time nor shall any person be under the influence of intoxicating liquor in a park.
b. 
The sale, service, delivery, or consumption of any alcoholic beverage in all lands or areas designated as municipal parks, playgrounds and recreation areas in the Township is expressly prohibited.
c. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this subsection shall upon conviction thereof be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. #76-5, § 1, 1-26-76; Ord. #90-73, § 5, 11-26-90]
a. 
No person shall have brought in or shall dump in, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, or refuse, or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to any park, or left anywhere on the grounds thereof, but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided; where receptacles are not provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence, and properly disposed of elsewhere.
b. 
No person shall throw, discharge, or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, lake, stream or other body of water in or adjacent to any park or any tributary, stream, storm sewer, or drain flowing into such water, any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of said waters.
c. 
Within the Township, no person shall deposit or cause to be deposited, dirt, garbage, rubbish, debris or other waste matter on any lands or areas designated as municipal parks, playgrounds and recreation areas.
d. 
Any person, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be required to remove any and all dirt, garbage, rubbish, debris, or any other waste matter from the location site and be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. #76-5, §§ 1, 6, 1-26-76; Ord. #90-73, § 2, 11-26-90]
a. 
No person shall drive any vehicle on any area except the paved park roads or parking areas, or such areas as may on occasion be specifically designated as temporary areas by the Recreation Department.
b. 
No person shall park a vehicle in other than an established or designated parking area, and such shall be in accordance with posted directions there at and with the instruction of any attendant who may be present.
c. 
No owner or driver shall cause or permit his/her vehicle to stand outside of designated parking spaces, except for a reasonable time to take up or discharge passengers or equipment. No motor vehicle shall be parked in park areas from one half hour after sunset until sunrise, except as otherwise permitted.
d. 
No private motorized vehicles shall be operated on Township lands or areas designated as municipal parks, playgrounds and recreation areas in the Township other than designated parking areas.
e. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5 and in addition any cost that is incurred to repair or replace the damages.
[Ord. 76-5, § 1, 1-26-76]
No person shall:
a. 
Bring into or operate any boat, raft, or other watercraft, whether motor-powered or not, upon any waters except at places designated for boating by the Recreation Department. Such activity shall be in accordance with applicable regulations as are now or hereafter be adopted.
b. 
Navigate, direct, or handle any boat in such a manner as to unjustifiably or unnecessarily annoy or frighten or endanger the occupant of any other boat.
c. 
Launch, dock, or operate any boat of any kind on any water between the closing hour of the park at night and the opening hour of the park the following morning, nor shall any person be on, remain on or in, any boat during the closed hours of the park.
d. 
Fish in any waters except in waters designated by the Recreation Department for that use and under such regulations and restrictions as have or may be prescribed by the Recreation Department.
e. 
Fish in any area where bathing is permitted.
[Ord. #76-5, § 1, 1-26-76]
No person shall:
a. 
Swim, bathe, or wade in any waters or waterways in or adjacent to any park, except in such waters and at such places as are provided therefore, and in compliance with such regulations as are herein set forth or may be hereinafter adopted. Nor shall any person frequent any waters or places customarily designated for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or congregate thereat when such activities are prohibited by the Recreation Department upon a finding that such use of the water would be dangerous or otherwise inadvisable.
b. 
Frequent any waters or places designated for the purposes of swimming or bathing, or congregate thereat, except between such hours of the day as shall be designated by the Recreation Department for such purposes for each individual site.
c. 
Dress or undress on any beach or in any vehicle, toilet or other place, except in such bathing houses or structures as may be provided for that purpose.
d. 
Erect, maintain, use or occupy on or in any beach or bathing area any tent, shelter, or structure of any kind unless there shall be an unobstructed view into the tent, shelter, or structure from at least two (2) sides, nor shall any guy wire, rope or extension brace or support be connected or fastened from any such structure to any other structure, stake, rock or other object outside thereof.
[Ord. #76-5, §§ 1, 2, 1-26-76]
a. 
No person shall carry or possess firearms of any description, or air-rifles, spring-guns, bows and arrows, slings or any other forms of weapons potentially inimical to wildlife and dangerous to human safety, or any instrument that can be loaded with and fire blank cartridges, or any kind of trapping device. Shooting into park areas from beyond park boundaries is forbidden.
b. 
No person shall have in his/her possession, or set or otherwise cause to explode or discharge or burn, any firecrackers, torpedo rockets, or other fireworks, or explosives of inflammable material, or discharge them or throw them into any such areas from lands or highways adjacent thereto. This prohibition includes any other substance or compound, mixture or article that in conjunction with any other substance or compound would be dangerous from any of the foregoing standpoints. At the discretion of the Recreation Department, permits may be given for conducting properly supervised fireworks in designated park areas.
[Ord. #76-5, § 2, 1-26-76; Ord. #90-73, § 4, 11-26-90]
a. 
No person shall permit any dog or other domestic animal into areas marked "Domestic Animals Prohibited in This Area". In areas in which dogs are permitted, they shall be supervised and controlled.
b. 
Horseback riding shall be prohibited.
c. 
No person owning, keeping, harboring, or having custody of a dog shall permit it to cause a traffic hazard, or to do or cause any injury to other domestic animals which are not at fault, or to do damage to any lawn, shrubbery, flowers, garden grounds, or commit any nuisance on lands or areas designated as municipal parks, playgrounds and recreation areas in the Township. The person may either be liable for the injury or damage or for compensation of the absorbed cost.
d. 
No person owning, harboring, keeping, walking, or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer, permit, or allow the dog to soil, defile, defecate on, or commit any nuisance on any lands or areas designated as municipal parks, playgrounds and recreation areas in the Township. If any person shall permit such dog to soil, defile, defecate on, or commit any nuisance on the areas aforesaid, he or she shall immediately remove and dispose of all feces and droppings deposited by the dog. The removal shall be in a sanitary manner by a shovel, container, disposal bag, etc.
e. 
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with any part of this subsection shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. #76-5, § 1, 1-26-76]
No person shall:
a. 
Willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with or displace or remove any buildings, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railing, pavings or paving materials, water lines or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards, whether temporary or permanent, monuments, stake posts, or other boundary markers, or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.
b. 
Damage, cut, carve, transplant or remove any tree or plant or injure the bark, or pick flowers or seed of any tree or plant, dig in or otherwise disturb grass areas, or in any other way injure the natural beauty or usefulness of any area.
c. 
Dig or remove any soil, rock, sand, stones, trees, shrubs or plants or other wood or materials, or make any excavation by tool, equipment, blasting or other means or agency.
d. 
Hunt, molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, pursue, chase, tease, shoot or throw missiles at any animal, wildlife, reptile or bird; nor shall be/she remove or have in his/her possession the young of any wild animal, or the eggs or nest, or young of any reptile or bird. Exception to the foregoing is made in that snakes, known to be deadly poisonous, or deadly reptiles, may be killed on sight.
[Ord. #76-5, § 1, 1-26-76]
No person shall:
a. 
Set up tents, shacks, or any other temporary shelter for the purpose of overnight camping, nor shall any person leave in a park after closing hours any movable structure or special vehicle to be used or that could be used for such purpose, such as house-trailer, camp-trailer, camp-wagon, or the like, except in those areas designated by the Recreation Department for those purposes.
b. 
Construct or erect any building or structure of whatever kind, whether permanent or temporary, or run or string any public service utility into, upon, or across such lands, except on special written permit issued hereunder.
[Ord. #76-5, §§ 1, 2, 1-26-76]
No person shall:
a. 
Build or attempt to build a fire except in such areas and under such regulations as may be designated by the Recreation Department. No person shall drop, throw or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco paper or other inflammable material within any park or on any highways, roads, or streets abutting or contiguous thereto.
b. 
Leave a picnic area before the fire is completely extinguished and before all trash is placed in the disposal receptacles where provided. If no such trash receptacles are available, then trash shall be carried away from the park area by the picnicker to be properly disposed of elsewhere.
[Ord. #76-5, § 2, 1-26-76]
No person shall:
a. 
Paste, glue, tack, or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement, or inscription whatever, nor shall any person erect or cause to be erected any sign whatever on any public lands or highways or roads adjacent to a park.
b. 
Expose or offer for sale any article or thing, nor shall be/she station or place any stand, car, or vehicle for the transportation, sale, or display of any such article or thing. Exception is here made as to any regularly licensed concessionaire acting by and under the authority and regulation of the Recreation Department.
c. 
Solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private.
d. 
Gamble, or participate in or abet any game of change except in such areas and under such regulations as may be designated by the Recreation Department.
[Ord. #76-5, §§ 1, 2, 1-26-76]
While in a public park or recreation area, all persons shall conduct themselves in a proper and orderly manner, and in particular, no person shall:
a. 
Use threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to breach the public peace.
b. 
Enter into or loiter or remain in any pavilion or any other park structure or section thereof which may be reserved and designated by the Recreation Department for the use of the opposite sex. Exception is made for children under six (6) years of age.
c. 
Fail to cooperate in maintaining restrooms and washrooms in a neat and sanitary condition. No person over the age of six (6) years shall use the restrooms and washrooms designated for the opposite sex.
d. 
Fail to produce and exhibit any permit from the Recreation Department he/she claims to have, upon request of any authorized person who shall desire to inspect the same for the purpose of enforcing compliance with any ordinance or rule.
e. 
Disturb or interfere unreasonably with any person or party occupying any area or participating in any activity under the authority of a permit.
f. 
Violate the regulation that use of individual fireplaces together with tables and benches follows the generally accepted rule of "First come, first served".
g. 
Use any portion of the picnic area or any of the buildings or structures therein for the purpose of holding picnics to the exclusion of other persons, nor shall any person use such areas and facilities for an unreasonable time if the facilities are crowded.
h. 
Go onto the ice on any of the waters except such areas as are designated as skating fields and provided a safety signal is displayed.
i. 
Ride a bicycle without reasonable regard for the safety of others.
[Ord. #76-5, § 4, 1-26-76]
Permits for special events in parks shall be obtained by application to the Recreation Department in accordance with the following procedure:
a. 
A person seeking issuance of a permit hereunder shall file an application with the Recreation Department stating:
1. 
The name and address of the applicant;
2. 
The name and address of the person, persons, corporation, or association sponsoring the activity, if any;
3. 
The day and hours for which the permit is desired;
4. 
The park or portion thereof for which such permit is desired;
5. 
Any other information which the Recreation Department shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should be issued hereunder.
[Ord. #76-5, § 4, 1-26-76]
Standards for issuance of a use permit by the Recreation Department shall include the following findings:
a. 
That the proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public enjoyment of the park.
b. 
That the proposed activity and use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
c. 
That the proposed activity or uses that are reasonably anticipated will not include violence, crime or disorderly conduct.
d. 
That the proposed activity will not entail extraordinary or burdensome expense or police operation by the Township.
e. 
That the facilities desired have not been reserved for other use at the date and hour requested in the application.
[Ord. #76-5, § 4, 1-26-76]
a. 
Within five (5) days after the receipt of an application, the Recreation Department shall apprise an applicant in writing of its reasons for refusing a permit and any aggrieved person shall have the right to appeal to the Township Council by serving written notice on the Township Clerk within five (5) days of the refusal.
b. 
A copy of the notice shall also be served on the Recreation Department within the same time and the Department shall immediately forward the application and the reasons for its refusal to the Township Council which shall consider the application under the standards set forth under subsection 22-2.2 and sustain or overrule the Recreation Department's decision within ten (10) days from the receipt of the appeal by the Township Clerk. The decision of the Township Council shall be final.
[Ord. #76-5, § 4, 1-26-76]
a. 
A permittee shall be bound by all park rules and regulations and all applicable ordinances fully as though the same were inserted in the permits.
b. 
The person or persons to whom the permit is issued shall be liable for all loss, damage, or injury sustained by any person whatever by reason of the negligence of the person or persons to whom the permit shall have been issued. The Recreation Department shall have the right to require any permittee to submit evidence of liability insurance covering injuries to members of the general public arising out of such permitted activities in such amounts as may be from time to time determined by the Department prior to the commencement of any activity or issuance of any permit.
[Ord. #76-5, § 4, 1-26-76]
The Recreation Department shall have the authority to revoke a permit upon a finding of violation of any rule or ordinance, or upon good cause shown.
[Ord. #76-5, § 5, 1-26-76]
a. 
The Recreation Department and park attendants shall, in connection with their duties imposed by law, diligently enforce the provisions of this chapter.
b. 
The Recreation Department and any park attendant shall have the authority to eject from the park area any person or persons acting in violation of this chapter.
c. 
The Recreation Department and any park attendant shall have the authority to seize and confiscate any property, thing, or device in the park, or used, in violation of this chapter.
d. 
This chapter shall also be enforced by the Police Department of the Township.
[Ord. #76-5, § 8, 1-26-76; New]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant hereto, shall upon conviction be subject to the replacement, repair or restoration of any damaged park property and shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. #76-5, § 7, 1-26-76]
The Township reserves the right with respect to any or all of the public park and recreation areas, and any facilities located therein to enter into any agreement with the Board of Education of the Township concerning the control and use thereof and, anything contained in this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, any use of the premises or the facilities by the Board of Education pursuant to any agreement with the Township Council or Recreation Department heretofore or hereafter entered into shall be free and exclusive from any control or supervision of or by the Recreation Department.
[Ord. #74-56, § 1, 9-9-74; Ord. #2016-11, 8-8-16]
There is adopted by the Township Council, for the purpose of regulating and controlling the usage of Tennis and Pickleball Courts in the Township, the following listed rules and regulations to be known as the "Rules and Regulations Concerning Usage of Cherry Hill Township's Tennis and Pickleball Courts located within the Township of Cherry Hill."
[Ord. #74-56, § 2, 9-9-74; Ord. #90-63, § 1, 9-10-90; Ord. #2016-11, 8-8-16]
The rules and regulations are as follows:
a. 
The courts are to be used by residents of Cherry Hill Township, or their invited guests playing in the presence of a Cherry Hill Township resident.
b. 
If a Supervisor, designated by Cherry Hill Township is present, anyone wishing to play on the courts must register his/her name with the supervisor.
c. 
No person(s) shall play for more than one (1) continuous hour, when there are other players waiting to use the courts.
d. 
All persons must be properly attired, including a shirt at all times.
e. 
There will be no smoking or alcoholic beverages on any Township Tennis or Pickleball Court.
f. 
The unlighted courts shall be open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. The lighted courts shall be opened from 8:00 a.m. until the lights are turned out.
g. 
Preference will be given to recreational activities organized and conducted, by the Cherry Hill Township Department of Recreation and the Cherry Hill Board of Education.
h. 
The Tennis and Pickleball Courts shall be used exclusively for tennis and pickleball playing only. No other recreational activity shall be permitted on Tennis or Pickleball Courts.
[Ord. #74-56, § 3, 9-9-74; Ord. #2016-11, 8-8-16]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:61-1.1(f), a copy of these rules and regulations are to be prominently posted on all Tennis and Pickleball Courts where they are to apply.
[Prior ordinance history: Ordinance Nos. 76-40, 2004-5; 2006-13 and 2009-6. See Chapter 2, Subsection 2-44.10 for cross reference. Ord. #2014-4, § 2, 3-24-14; amended 3-26-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-1]
The Township of Cherry Hill sponsors, conducts and directs recreation programs. Fees for recreation programs, specialized summer programs, adult education programs shall be established by the Recreation Commission.
Hardship requests will be reviewed individually and approved or denied by the Recreation Department.
The Recreation Department will clearly identify programs that are restricted to residents only. When applicable, nonresidents may register for recreation programs if space exists. Registration fees for nonresidents will be assessed an additional fee. This nonresident surcharge is set by the Recreation Department. In cases where an adult is registering a minor, the parent/guardian registering the child(ren) must reside in Cherry Hill Township.
All fees specific to recreation programs are nonrefundable, unless a physician provides a medical exemption.
Registration charges of fees are payable in advance to a representative designated by the Director of Recreation.
[Ord. #91-8, § 1, 3-25-91]
Certain properties known as:
a. 
Barlow, Block 216, Lot 1, Block 210, Lots 1, 1A and 1D;
b. 
Cherry Valley, Block 335, Lot E, 30A, Block 157, Lot 8, Block 151, Lots 1, 2, 2A and 36;
c. 
Erlton, Block 335E, Lot 30A;
d. 
Kenilworth, Block 68, Lot 1A, Block 93, Lots 1AA and 2; and
e. 
Memorial Field, Block 150, Lot 49;
are Township owned properties made available to amateur athletic teams for public recreational use.
[Ord. #91-8, § 2, 3-25-91]
The proper officials of the Township are hereby authorized to establish a fee of two hundred ($200.00) dollars a night per season for use of the above listed athletic fields. This fee shall apply regardless of the duration of the use of any field. The fees are determined in the following manner:
a. 
One (1) night per week per season: $200.00
b. 
Two (2) nights per week per season: $400.00
c. 
Three (3) nights per week per season: $600.00
[Ord. #91-8, § 3, 3-25-91]
The above fee, to be collected by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Events, is due upon application for use of the fields, and dependent upon confirmation of availability and contingent upon Township approval by the Department of Recreation.
[Ord. #91-8, § 4, 3-25-91]
The fee shall be effective for the appropriate length of each particular sports season.
[Ord. #91-8, § 5, 3-25-91]
Applicants for use of the fields must agree to clear fields of trash after use, park only in designated areas, assume full liability for any damage to property, adhere to all sections of the signed application and adhere to all regulations regarding the use of alcoholic beverages as set forth in subsection 5-3.2 (Alcoholic Beverages in Various Recreation Areas) of this Code.
[Ord. #91-8, § 6, 3-25-91]
Fees are non-refundable, to be used directly for maintenance and repair of athletic fields owned by the Township. The Township further reserves the right to waive this fee.
[Ord. #99-29, § 1, 3-22-99]
The Township Council, for the purpose of regulating and controlling the hockey courts of the Township adopts this, the following listed rules and regulations to be known as the Rules and Regulations Concerning the Hockey Courts of the Township of Cherry Hill.
[Ord. #99-29, § 1, 3-22-99]
The rules and regulations are as follows:
a. 
The courts are to be used by residents of the Township of Cherry Hill, or their invited guests playing in their actual presence.
b. 
If a Township sponsored program is being held on the site, anyone wishing to participate in that program must pre-register.
c. 
No person/persons shall play for more than one and one-half (1-1/2) continuous hours of play.
d. 
All persons must be properly attired, including a shirt at all times.
e. 
There will be no smoking on any portion of the hockey courts or in the area surrounding the court.
f. 
The unlighted court shall be open from 10:00 a.m. until dusk.
g. 
Preference will be given to organized recreational activities conducted by the Cherry Hill Board of Education and the Cherry Hill Township Department of Recreation.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
This document embodies the policies and procedures which govern synthetic field use and users in order to insure optimal maintenance of our synthetic athletic files, owned by the Township of Cherry Hill (CHT) and to assure fair and efficient access to those facilities.
Factors to be considered in determining permission for use, as well as permission for type of use, are: current capital improvements or rehabilitation, regular maintenance, extent of wear and tear to be caused by use, coordination of uses, efficient scheduling, location of facility, and availability of services at a facility.
All parties must comply with Federal and State anti-discrimination laws. All facility users shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws; such user shall pay all the costs, expenses, fines, penalties, and damages which may be imposed upon the owner of the property by reason of, or arising out of, the user's failure to fully and promptly comply with all legal requirements and observe all the provisions of this policy.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
a. 
Chapel Avenue Park, entrance across from Hanover Park, Upper Chapel Field.
b. 
Garden State Rotary Sports Complex at DeCou Park, corner of Evesham and Cropwell Roads. Entrance is located on Cropwell Road, Field 7 and Field 8.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
The synthetic surface athletic fields located at Chapel Avenue Park and Garden State Rotary Sports Complex is for use by permit only. Permits for synthetic field use are issued by category in which the organization or event is placed. Category 1 user/event has priority over Category 2 and lower user/event. If there is dispute within a category, the authorized representative of Cherry Hill Township will decide priority.
a. 
Category I Permit Use. Cherry Hill Soccer Club, Cherry Hill Lacrosse Club, Cherry Hill FC. The users in this category are responsible for the maintenance and overall appearance of these fields. These groups also pay for any and all energy consumption associated with the use of these locations.
b. 
Category II Permit Use. Cherry Hill Township Recreation Department, Cherry Hill Board of Education Athletic Department.
c. 
Category III Permit Use. Cherry Hill Township Recognized Youth Sports Association. Criteria for a recognized youth sports association is listed in subsection 22-10.8 of this section.
d. 
Category IV Permit Use. Not for profit/501 C 3 Organizations, Category IV permit users are subject to fee schedule listed below.
e. 
Category V Permit Use. All other organizations, Category V permit users are subject to fee schedule listed below.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
a. 
Director of Parks and Recreation of Cherry Hill Township. The Director of Parks and Recreation or an authorized person will determine time allocation according to this policy. The authorized person of Cherry Hill Township will review anticipated use with a member from each of the groups in Category I.
b. 
Field Review. Any group that is interested in using the turf field should put their request in writing to Cherry Hill Township Recreation Department, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 or email recreation@chtownship.com with your request.
c. 
Schedule. The authorized person will develop a seasonal field schedule for all such users. It is prepared on a draft basis at least two (2) months before the effective date. The draft is reviewed and becomes final upon approval of the Township at least one (1) month before the effective date in order to allow scheduling of games and practices.
d. 
Field Review Committee. A key purpose of this Committee is review complaints received about the use and/or misuse of the synthetic surface fields by the category users of the fields. This Committee is authorized to restrict access to groups who abuse the field use privileges. The members of this Review Committee will be determined by the Township of Cherry Hill as needed.
e. 
Enforcement. Each group that has been given a permit to use the field will be asked to have the permit on site while they are using the field. Responsible officials within the Township of Cherry Hill will receive a copy of the field schedule. A copy will be posted on the Cherry Hill Township website (www.cherryhill-nj.com) and a hard copy can be made available to any resident who requests one from the Recreation Department at 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
a. 
Use of synthetic surface is authorized by permit only.
b. 
Use of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances of any kind is prohibited.
c. 
Smoking is prohibited at all times.
d. 
Use of profane, loud, threatening, insulting, indecent and abusive language is prohibited.
e. 
No gum chewing or sunflower seeds allowed on the playing surface.
f. 
All trash must be placed in proper receptacles. Users are expected to leave the facility in the same condition in which it was found, or better.
g. 
Synthetic Surface Athletic Fields may not be used before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:30 p.m. Practices and games should be scheduled to be concluded before this time limit allowing time for participant and spectators to exit the field safely.
h. 
Warm-ups for the next scheduled event must be performed so as not to interfere with existing event and so as not to endanger the welfare of all participants, spectators and facilities.
i. 
Use of metal cleats is prohibited.
j. 
No public urination or defecation. Any user group that desires a "port-o-john" at a site must gain approval from the Township. The Township will also be responsible for the site location and screening of the facility if appropriate. The requesting group will be responsible for all rental fees associated with the portable toilet.
k. 
No pets allowed on the synthetic surface athletic fields at any time.
l. 
All managers, coaches, or persons in charge of a group using the fields will be responsible for the conduct of all participants, spectators and other connected with the activity, including visiting teams and opponents.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
The above fee, to be collected by the Township of Cherry Hill, is due upon application for said events, and dependent upon confirmation of availability, and contingent upon Township approval by the authorized person of the Township of Cherry Hill.
a. 
Category I. The users in this category are responsible for the maintenance and overall appearance of these fields. These groups also pay for any and all energy consumption associated with the use of these locations.
b. 
Category II and III. The fee is waived for groups in this category.
c. 
Category IV. Nonprofit organization. Athletic Surface Field: $100.00 per hour
d. 
Category V. All other organizations. Artificial Surface Field: $200.00 per hour
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
a. 
Applicants using the artificial surface fields must agree to assume full liability for any damage to the artificial surface fields and adhere to all sections of the signed application.
b. 
Applicants must supply to the Township of Cherry Hill a certificate of insurance with limits no less than two million ($2,000,000.00) dollars naming the Township as additional insured for said event and/or function.
c. 
Organizations using the artificial surface fields must supply a yearly financial statement showing the amount of income from all sources and the disbursement of funds in detail, and the current balance of the most recent fiscal year.
d. 
The Township reserves the right to change the fee as needed to accommodate extraordinary circumstances.
e. 
Said fees are nonrefundable.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
A Cherry Hill Township organization, whose primary function is to provide recreational activities within the community, may seek to obtain a permit for use of the synthetic surface athletic fields by satisfactorily fulfilling the following requirements:
a. 
A demonstrated need for providing the activity is evidenced.
b. 
Program does not duplicate a similar activity offered successfully within the community.
c. 
Activity is provided strictly on a nonprofit basis by a nonprofit group.
d. 
All participants, including instructors, coaches, officials and players are covered under liability and accident insurance plan approved by Cherry Hill Township. Annually, a certificate of insurance evidencing the amount and type of coverage must be provided. The certificate of insurance will name Cherry Hill Township as additional insured and require thirty (30) days notice of cancellation to the Township. Amount of insurance is set annually by the Township of Cherry Hill.
e. 
All coaches training, screening and certification programs, which are required by such organization's affiliation (for example, Little League), are properly enforced by the respective youth association; proof of same will be provided to the Department of Recreation as requested.
f. 
If the recognized youth sports association offers both recreational (in-town) and/or competitive (try-out) play, residency requirements must be seventy-five (75%) percent.
g. 
The organization agrees to pay all costs as directed by the Township.
h. 
All requests must be received in writing by the Recreation Department at least ninety (90) days in advance to allow sufficient time for review and scheduling.
i. 
If an organization, other than those listed, seeks recognized status, it must complete the required form; explain its compliance with the above criteria, provide a copy of its certificate of incorporation, bylaws and minutes (or comparable documents governing unincorporated associations or other type entities), and provide proof of IRS 501 (c) 3 status to the Township of Cherry Hill.
[Ord. #2009-15, 11-23-09]
This category will include instructional activities that extend beyond one (1) day and for which a separate fee or tuition is charged and made payable to the camp directly. The athletic camps are subject to the conditions listed below:
a. 
All camps, no matter on which facility, must be scheduled through Cherry Hill Township and comply with Township permit requirements.
b. 
Facilities are limited to camps which have fifty-one (51%) percent residency requirement and must be open to all youth regardless of skill level.
c. 
Every camp scheduled must be sponsored by a recognized youth sports organization. The letter of support including all pertinent camp information including dates, times, age level, tuition fees, must be supplied for preapproval to the Director of Recreation for Cherry Hill Township prior to the scheduling of the use.
d. 
Each youth sports organization recognized by the Township is limited to one (1) organization for sponsorship of their athletic camps. If a need arising for an additional sponsorship, a letter of request including all information required from paragraph c above must be supplied.
[Ord. #2011-26, 10-10-11]
The Township's Show Mobile may be made available, through a rental agreement, to qualified nonprofit and charitable groups and/or organizations. Said fees for each rental shall be determined according to the following schedule:
a. 
Weekdays Excluding Holidays: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: $100.00 per hour*
b. 
Monday—Friday: After 3:30 p.m.: $150.00 per hour*
c. 
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: Any time: $150.00 per hour*
Editor's Note: Minimum rental is six (6) hours for each occasion.
[Ord. #2001-26, 10-10-11]
The Township's movie equipment may be made available, through a rental agreement, to qualified nonprofit and charitable grouping and/or organizations. Said fees for each rental shall be determined according to the following schedule:
a. 
$500.00 for a minimum four (4) hour rental.
b. 
$100.00/hour for each additional hour.
[Ord. #2011-26, 10-10-11]
The above fees shall be collected, by the Township of Cherry Hill, and are due upon application for usage, which approval shall be dependent upon confirmation of availability, and contingent upon approval by an authorized agent of the Township of Cherry Hill.
[Ord. #2011-26, 10-10-11]
a. 
Applicants using the Township's Show Mobile and/or movie equipment must agree to assume full liability for any damage(s) to either/and/or the Show Mobile, the sound system and movie equipment, including the associated equipment, such as the movie screen, sound equipment, DVD and projector. All applicants must adhere to all sections of the signed application and rental agreement.
b. 
Applicants must supply to the Township of Cherry Hill a certificate of insurance with limits no less than two million ($2,000,000.00) dollars naming the Township as additional insured for said event and/or function.
c. 
The Township reserved the right to change the fee as needed to accommodate extraordinary circumstances.
d. 
Said fees are nonrefundable.
[Ord. # 2013-4, 1-28-13]
a. 
Purpose. Cherry Hill Township sponsors, conducts and directs Plant-A-Patch, a community gardening program at the Barclay Farmstead.
b. 
Location. Barclay Farmstead.
c. 
Fees Established.
1. 
25' x 25' plot: $30.00
2. 
Each additional 25' x 25' plot: $20.00
3. 
"SF"/Limited Plow Plot: $75.00
Fees are payable to Cherry Hill Township at the beginning of each season.
d. 
Residency. In the event that a Wait List is established, Cherry Hill residents shall be given first priority for a garden plot.
e. 
Nonrefundable. All fees specific to Plant-A-Patch are nonrefundable.
f. 
Changes. The Township reserves the right to change the fees as needed to accommodate extraordinary circumstances.
[Ord. # 2013-4, 1-28-13]
a. 
Purpose. The Township of Cherry Hill sponsors, conducts and directs the Living History Education Program at the Barclay Farmstead, a hands-on educational program for area students.
b. 
Location. Barclay Farmstead.
c. 
Fees Established.
1. 
Seven ($7.00) dollars per person for out-of-district (non-Cherry Hill) tour bookings; free admission for one (1) teacher; chaperones in excess of six (6) will be charged the tour rate of seven ($7.00) dollars per person.
2. 
A minimum of twenty (20) attendants, or one hundred forty ($140.00) dollars is required to run a tour; a maximum of sixty (60) students can be accommodated for a single tour.
3. 
Fees for Cherry Hill public school 5th graders are determined seasonally based on enrollment/attendance.
4. 
All out-of-district tour fees are due on or before the tour date; purchase requisitions and vouchers signed in advance of tour date are accepted.
5. 
Tours canceled less than thirty (30) days before the scheduled tour date will be charged a fifty ($50.00) dollar tour administrative fee.
[Ord. # 2013-4, 1-28-13]
a. 
Purpose. A new education program at the Barclay Farmstead has been designed for Boy and Girl Scouts to help promote awareness and appreciation of local history and, in some cases, earn badges. The program includes a brief tour with a guide and hands-on craft activity.
b. 
Location. Barclay Farmstead.
c. 
Fees Established.
1. 
Thirty ($30.00) dollars for up to ten (10) Scouts/children; three ($3.00) dollars per child beyond ten (10).
2. 
Limit: twenty (20) children.
3. 
No fee for Scout Leader(s) or chaperones.
4. 
A minimum of ten (10) attendees or a thirty ($30.00) dollar fee is necessary to schedule a tour.
5. 
The tour fee is payable on or before the tour date.
6. 
Tours may be scheduled by appointment as staffing permits, including weekends and weekday afternoons.
[Ord. # 2013-4, 1-28-13]
a. 
Purpose. The Barclay Farmstead Museum is open to the public for individual and group tours. The grounds follow regular public park hours of dawn to dusk.
b. 
Location. Barclay Farmstead, 209 Barclay Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
c. 
Fees/Hours Established.
1. 
Hours: Hours are established by the Recreation Department and may be altered to accommodate special events, group tours and/or other circumstances deemed necessary by the Recreation Department.
2. 
Admission Fees:
(a) 
Free for Cherry Hill residents and members of the Friends of Barclay Farmstead.
(b) 
Adults: $5.00; Seniors and Students: $3.00; Children 12 and under: Free.
(c) 
Group Rate: Groups of ten (10) or more can be accommodated with advance notice; rates are determined on a group-to-group basis.