[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lehighton as Ch. 110 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-23-2014 by Ord. No. 616-2014]
The following rules and regulations are hereby established for the management and protection of Baer Memorial Park, located at the western end of the Borough between Bridge Street and Mahoning Creek; the park known as "Community Grove," located at the intersection of Seventh Street and Iron Street; the upper and lower public parks situate in the Borough of Lehighton, bounded on the north by North Street on the south by South Street, on the east by First Street and on the west by Third Street; the field at Sixth and Coal Street; Skyline Park, located on North Third Street; and the Lehighton Trailhead, located along Sergeant Stanley Hoffman Blvd.:
The parks shall be open to the public daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. At 10:00 p.m., all activities in the parks shall cease, and all persons in the parks shall leave as soon as possible thereafter. No person, other than authorized employees thereof, shall be in the parks at any time between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on the following morning.
[Amended 7-9-1979 by Ord. No. 322]
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 Borough located within the park.
No person shall remove any bench, seat or table from the parks or change the location thereof without permission from the Borough Manager.
No person shall conduct himself within the parks so as to annoy any other person using the parks for recreational purposes.
No person shall hold any meeting or gathering, assembled through advertisement or public notice, or any gathering otherwise assembled and composed of 25 or more persons, within the limits of the parks, without having first made application to the Borough Manager thereof for a permit therefor. Such permit shall indicate the spot in the park where such gathering or meeting shall be held, and such gathering shall not be held at any other spot within the park. The application for such permit shall be in the name of a person who shall be responsible for seeing that all refuse left by the group shall be placed in proper containers before leaving the park.
No person shall set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article whatsoever within the limits of the parks without the consent of the Borough Manager, who shall have the authority to refuse such consent in any instance.
No person shall dispose of any waste or garbage in the parks, except in receptacles designated for the respective purposes. All persons using the parks shall dispose of all waste and garbage left by them in such proper receptacles.
No person shall injure, deface or destroy any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the parks by the authority of the Borough Manager or any other authority of the Borough; nor shall any person post, at any place within the parks, any notice or placard other than by the authority of the Borough Manager.
No person shall set or maintain any fire in the parks except in stoves and fireplaces maintained for the purpose and located by the authority of the Borough Manager.
No person shall bring any spirituous liquor into the parks, either for his own use or for the use of any other person.
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection K, prohibiting any person other than an officer of the law from carrying a firearm within the limits of the parks and prohibiting any person from engaging in hunting from within the parks, was repealed 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 623-2015.
[Amended 8-26-1991 by Ord. No. 413]
Any person who shall violate any of the rules and regulations contained in § 159-1 shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution for each and every offense and, in default of payment of such costs and prosecution, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day's violation of any of the provisions of such section shall constitute a separate offense.