Borough of Pottstown, PA
Montgomery County
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§ 101 Establishment and Classification of Parks.

[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 1; as amended by Ord. 1941, 7/8/2002, § 1; and by Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013]
The following parks are hereby established as public parks of this Borough and are classified according to the following designations:
Park Name
Location
Classification
Bark Park
Within Memorial Park (King Street and Manatawny Street)
Limited-purpose park
Brookside Park
Hale Street and Virginia Street
Limited-purpose park
Cherry Street Park
Cherry Street and Evans Street
Tot lot
Chestnut Street Park
Chestnut Street and Franklin Street
Tot lot
Community Center (outdoor area)
Beech Street and Adams Street
Limited-purpose park
Fountain of Youth Spray Park
Within Memorial Park (King Street and Manatawny Street)
Limited-purpose park
Maple Street Park
Maple Street 1/2 block east of its intersection with Moser Road
Limited-purpose park
Memorial Park
King Street and Manatawny Street
All-purpose park
Pollock Park
South Street And Cross Street
Limited-purpose park
Potts Park
Gable Street and Clay Pit
Limited-purpose lot and tot lot
River Front Park
Hanover Street and Schuylkill River
Limited-purpose park
Smith Family Plaza
High Street (adjacent to Pottstown Borough Hall)
Limited-purpose park
South Street Park
South Street 1/2 block west of Franklin Street intersection
Limited-purpose park
Spruce Street Park
Spruce Street 1/2 block south of its intersection with Wilson Street
Limited-purpose park
Terrace Lane Park
Terrace Lane
Limited-purpose park
Walnut Street Park
Walnut Street and Adams Street
Tot lot
Trilogy BMX
Within Memorial Park (King Street and Manatawny Street)
Limited-purpose park
Trilogy Skateboard Park
Within Memorial Park (King Street and Manatawny Street)
Limited-purpose park
West Street and Washington Street Park
West Street and Washington Street
Limited-purpose park

§ 102 General Rules and Regulations.

[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 2; as amended by Ord. 1860, 2/9/1998, § 1; by Ord. 1941, 7/8/2002, § 2; and by Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013]
Except as otherwise specifically permitted pursuant to § 105, Special Regulations for Certain Parks, below, the following rules and regulations shall apply to all Borough parks:
A. 
Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he has in his possession or control any alcohol or malt beverage in a public park or enters a public park in the Borough in a manifestly intoxicated condition.
B. 
Motor Vehicles and Self-Propelled Vehicles Prohibited Except in Designated Areas. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he operates or permits to be operated a motor vehicle, bicycle, minibike, moped, tri-wheeler, scooter, go-cart, skateboard, rollerblades, in-line skates or any other self-propelled vehicle in or on a public park, except in the designated parking areas and driveways reserved for or designated for same.
C. 
Swimming Prohibited. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he enters the Manatawny Creek or the Schuylkill River for purposes of swimming; however, this does not include licensed fishermen entering the creek or river for the purpose of fishing.
D. 
Fishing Prohibited After 10:00 p.m. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he enters upon a public park property for the purposes of fishing after 10:00 p.m., except in those areas specifically designated for night fishing.
E. 
Criminal Mischief/Vandalism. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he intentionally, recklessly or negligently causes destruction to or removal of park equipment, facilities or property.
F. 
Times and Hours of Use. No person shall be permitted on park property between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. without written permission.
G. 
Golfing and Related Activities Prohibited. All golf and golf-related activities shall be prohibited in Borough parks.
H. 
Animals Prohibited from Certain Areas. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he permits an animal, either owned, controlled or in his possession, in any park, except in the River Front Park and wooded areas of Memorial Park and Maple Street Park. Animals under leash shall be permitted to traverse the walkways and all areas, provided the owner immediately removes the animal's ordure, coprolite and excreta and disposes of same at his/her residence.
I. 
Overnight Parking Prohibited. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he permits a motor vehicle to be parked or remain parked in a designated parking area of a public park between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
J. 
Trapping of Animals Prohibited. Except where sanctioned and permitted by the Borough through its Animal Control Officer or other appropriate agents, the trapping of animals in Borough parks is prohibited at all times. For purposes of this subsection, trapping shall mean the securing or attempting to secure possession of any animal or wildlife by means of setting, placing or using any device that is designed to close upon, hold fast, confine or otherwise capture game or wildlife, whether these means result in capturing or not.
K. 
Camping/Sleeping Prohibited. A person is guilty of a violation of this Part if he/she sleeps and/or camps out (with or without an RV camper or other vehicle and/or camping equipment) in any park at any time without written permission from the Parks and Recreation Department.
[Added by Ord. 2086, 9/12/2011, § 2]

§ 103 Tennis Courts.

[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 3]
For any park with tennis courts and related facilities, use and occupancy of a court is restricted to one hour when all other courts are being utilized and other people are waiting to play.

§ 104 Ball Playing Declared to be a Nuisance in Certain Parks.

[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 4]
Activities involving any type of ball or frisbee are not permitted in any tot lot.

§ 105 Special Regulations for Certain Parks.

[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 5; as amended by Ord. 1941, 7/8/2002, § 3; and by Ord. 2005, 9/12/2005]
1. 
Except for basketball and volleyball, any activity involving a ball or frisbee is prohibited in the South Street Park and Potts Park.
[Amended by Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013]
2. 
Due to the area of limitation of Pollock Park, Brookside Park, Terrace Lane Park, West Street and Washington Street Park, only kickball, whiffle ball or other such equivalent activities using a ball or frisbee shall be permitted, except that basketball shall be permitted in Pollock Park and Brookside Park.
3. 
No skateboarding, rollerblading, in-line skating, scooter riding or bike riding shall be permitted in any portion or area within the Smith Family Plaza.
4. 
No person shall wade in or enter into the fountain or water feature located within the Smith Family Plaza at any time. No person shall allow a pet or other animal to wade in or enter into the fountain or water feature located within the Smith Family Plaza. For purposes of this subsection, "wade" is defined as "swimming, bathing, walking or otherwise entering into a fountain or water feature."
5. 
In addition to the rules and regulations set forth in § 102 above, the following additional rules and regulations shall apply to the Fountain of Youth Spray Park:
[Added by Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013]
A. 
All pets are strictly prohibited.
B. 
Regular diapers are strictly prohibited.
C. 
Only swim diapers will be permitted.
6. 
In addition to the rules and regulations set forth in § 102 above, the following additional rules and regulations shall apply to Trilogy Skateboard Park:
[Added by Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013]
A. 
Use of the park is specifically and exclusively at your own risk.
B. 
Helmets and pads are required.
C. 
Only skateboards and in-line skates are permitted; roller skates are prohibited.
D. 
Glass and glass containers are prohibited.
E. 
Alcohol, tobacco and other illegal substances are prohibited.
F. 
Criminal mischief, vandalism or removal of park equipment or property will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to prosecution.
G. 
Park users are required to dispose of all trash and debris properly.
H. 
Vehicle parking is permitted in driveway and parking areas only.
I. 
Know your limits and abilities; you are responsible for your safety.

§ 106 Penalty for Violation.

[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 6]
Any person violating any provisions of this Part shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution and a fine of not more than $600 to the use of the Borough and, in default of payment thereof, shall be imprisoned for a period not to exceed 30 days.