Township of North Fayette, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 16-101 Definitions.

[Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
1. 
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
Any two-, three- or four-wheeled bicycle, vehicle or conveyance that is motor-propelled or contains a motor to assist the operation of said vehicle and which vehicles are commonly referred to as dirt bikes, scooters, minibikes, go-carts, all-terrain vehicles (ATV's), utility vehicles (UTV's), snowmobiles, dune buggies and trail bikes, which vehicles by their nature and design are not intended to be used and operated along paved roads and highways but are intended rather to be operated in dirt, sand, up and down hills, along trails and in similar type areas.
PARK
Any park, playground or recreational facility/area owned and operated by the Township of North Fayette or a charitable organization for the use of the public for entertainment, amusement or recreational purposes.

§ 16-102 Regulation of Activities and Conduct.

[Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
1. 
The following rules and regulations govern the use of all Township parks and recreational areas:
A. 
Restriction of Use of Motor-Driven Vehicles.
(1) 
No person shall operate a motor-driven vehicle in any park within the Township unless otherwise authorized by the Township of North Fayette Parks and Recreation Board or the Township Board of Supervisors.
(2) 
The restrictions set forth herein shall not apply to the operation of emergency vehicles within any park in the Township.
B. 
Animals.
(1) 
No person shall be permitted to bring any animals, except dogs or household pets, into any park within the Township.
(2) 
Dogs and household pets shall be kept on a leash and under control of a responsible person at all times, and shall not be permitted in certain areas as designated by the Township of North Fayette Parks and Recreation Board or the Township Board of Supervisors.
(3) 
Pet owners are required to clean up after their pets and deposit any used waste bags in a trash receptacle.
C. 
Use of Park Facilities.
(1) 
Picnics shall be permitted only at locations designated as such by the Township of North Fayette Parks and Recreation Board or the Township Board of Supervisors. Persons using the park, fields, pavilions or other Township-owned facilities shall be responsible for clean up of the area and ensure all waste and other garbage is placed in the proper receptacles.
(2) 
Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited on Township-owned park and recreational facilities/areas, except as otherwise permitted by the Township Board of Supervisors as set forth pursuant to Chapter 6, "Conduct," Part 5, "Use and Consumption of Alcohol in Public Places," of the Township of North Fayette Code of Ordinances.
(3) 
No firearms of any nature shall be carried or used within any Township park area as defined herein.
D. 
Use of Equipment and Playing Fields.
(1) 
Equipment shall not be left in such a location as to inhibit the use of a playing field or create a safety hazard.
(2) 
Any person using a playing field shall return the field to its original condition and ensure all garbage is disposed of.
(3) 
Playing fields shall not be used for contact sports such as football, rugby or soccer when the ground is wet and the turf may be damaged.
E. 
Disorderly Conduct.
(1) 
No person shall injure, deface, remove, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures or fixtures therein, or any other property of the Township located within a park in the Township.
(2) 
No person shall conduct himself in a manner so as to annoy other persons using the park for recreational purposes, or to annoy residents of the Township.
(3) 
No person shall injure, destroy, deface or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the Township park.
(4) 
No person shall play or cause to be played any radio, stereo, public address system or any other sound amplification device in a manner so as to cause of disturbance of the piece or in contradiction of any other ordinance, rule or regulation as established by the Township Board of Supervisors.

§ 16-103 Hours of Operation.

[Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
All parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities/areas within the Township shall be open daily to the public between sunrise and sunset. No person, other than authorized Township personnel, shall be in any park, playground or recreational facility/area unless otherwise authorized by the Township of North Fayette Parks and Recreation Board and/or the Township Board of Supervisors.

§ 16-104 Permit Required.

[Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
1. 
Use of the parks, fields, pavilions or other Township-owned facilities by organized groups of 20 or more persons is prohibited without a permit obtained from the Township of North Fayette Parks and Recreation Board.
2. 
Permits to reserve Township parks, fields, pavilions or other facilities will be issued on a first-come first-served basis beginning March 1 of the preceding year. Applications must be made on the form(s) provided by the Township, which are made available at the Township Municipal Building. The issuance of any permit is conditioned upon strict adherence to the within rules and regulations, and any additional ordinances, rules and regulations as may be established by the Township Board of Supervisors. Violation of any ordinance, rule or regulation shall be cause for revocation of the permit. The Township further reserves the right to refuse issuance of a permit, or to revoke a permit, without cause.
3. 
The application for a permit shall be accompanied with a rental fee, as may be established from time to time by resolution by the Township Board of Supervisors.

§ 16-105 Posting of Park Rules and Regulations.

[Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
The rules and regulations described herein shall be conspicuously posted in all Township of North Fayette parks, playgrounds and recreational grounds. The posting required by this Part shall be placed and maintained by the Township of North Fayette Parks and Recreation Director or designee.

§ 16-106 Penalties.

[Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall 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 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense. A separate offense for violating the above described rules and regulations shall arise for each day the offender violates a rule or regulation and for each rule or regulation violated.