[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ridley Park 12-8-1981 by Ord. No. 981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The regulations and prohibitions of this chapter shall govern, regulate and restrict the conduct of all persons in the public parks and playgrounds of the Borough, including but not limited to Hetzel Park, Recreation Park, Tome Park, Eastlake Park, Bonnes Park and Nevin Street Park.
No person shall be allowed in a park except between sunrise and sunset, unless a permit has been obtained, except for ice skating at Eastlake Park.
Buildings, bridges, tables, benches, fireplaces, railings, signs, equipment or other park property must not be defaced, damaged, tampered with, displaced or removed.
Grass areas of the parks must not be used for roadways, parking or other purposes which may injure or destroy the turf or landscaping.
Trees, shrubs, hedges, berries, wildflowers or other flowers growing in the parks must not be picked, cut, broken or injured in any way.
Papers, rubbish or any refuse whatsoever must not be scattered in or about the parks but must be deposited in receptacles provided for that purpose.
Throwing, discharging or otherwise placing or causing to be placed in the waters of any fountain, lake, stream or other body of water in or adjacent to any tributary stream, storm sewer or drain flowing into such water any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, is prohibited.
Motor vehicles are prohibited in the parks except in spaces definitely set aside and marked for parking purposes, and no person shall grease, lubricate or make repairs to any motor vehicle in the parks.
Riding of motor scooters, motorbikes and motorcycles is prohibited in the parks.
Fires may not be built nor allowed anywhere within the parks except in outdoor fireplaces provided by the Borough.
Lotteries or other gambling or games of chance, drunkenness, disorderly or indecent conduct or profane or offensive language is prohibited in the parks.
The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited within the limits of the parks.
Solicitation of alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private, the sale of any article or thing and the posting of any sign in the parks are prohibited.
No meeting for political, industrial or other similar purpose shall be permitted in the parks.
No person shall annoy, injure or kill any animals or birds in the parks.
No dogs or other animals are permitted in parks.
[Amended 1-14-1986 by Ord. No. 1010]
Possession or use of firearms of any description or air rifles, spring guns, bows and arrows, slings, javelins, spears or any other form of weapon or athletic equipment potentially dangerous to wildlife or human safety in the parks is prohibited.
No boating, bathing or swimming is permitted in Eastlake Park.
The parks and playgrounds of Ridley Park Borough have been acquired and are maintained by and for the use of residents of the Borough; therefore, the Borough of Ridley Park or any person or persons designated by it shall have the right to exclude therefrom any person who is not a resident of the Borough.
No person shall feed any bird or animal in Eastlake Park, except by persons specially authorized by the Borough Manager.
[Added 4-26-2000 by Ord. No. 1098]
Permits for the use of parks shall be issued by the Recreation Board upon written application. A permit shall be issued by the Recreation Board after an applicant meets the requirements of the Recreation Board and provides proof of sufficient liability insurance as determined by the Recreation Board.
[Amended 1-14-1986 by Ord. No. 1010]
The Police Department or any authorized agent of the Borough of Ridley Park is authorized to enforce this chapter.
[Amended 10-21-2003 by Ord. No. 1131]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction thereof before a District Justice, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not in excess of the amount of $600, to be paid for the use of the Borough of Ridley Park, with costs of prosecution, or to undergo imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than 30 days, or both.