Borough of Pottstown, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 1; as amended by Ord. 1941, 7/8/2002, § 1; Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013; and by Ord. No. 2174, 4/9/2018]
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-access 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
Fountain of Youth Spray Park
Within Memorial Park (King Street and Manatawny Street)
Limited-purpose park
Manatawny Green
71 West High Street
Limited-access 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
Ricketts Community Center (outdoor area)
Beech Street and Adams Street
Limited-purpose park
Riverfront 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
[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 2; as amended by Ord. 1860, 2/9/1998, § 1; by Ord. 1941, 7/8/2002, § 2; Ord. 2086, 9/12/2011, § 2; Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013; and by Ord. No. 2174, 4/9/2018]
A. 
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. 
Sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the parks unless authorized by Borough Council. 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 without permission 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. 
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.
E. 
Times and Hours of Use. No person shall be permitted on park property between sunset and sunrise as designated by National Weather Service resources without written permission.
F. 
Golfing and Related Activities Prohibited. All golf and golf-related activities shall be prohibited in Borough parks except in designated areas.
G. 
Animals Prohibited from Playground 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 playground area within a park. Animals must be kept under leash to be permitted to traverse the walkways and all areas, with the exception of canines in the Bark Park within Memorial Park. Animal owners or persons otherwise responsible for or in control of animals are required to immediately remove the animal's feces and dispose of same at his/her residence or within a designated receptacle. For the purpose of this subsection, "playground areas" are defined as the area within the perimeter of the tested and attenuated safety surfacing installed beneath play equipment.
H. 
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 sunset and sunrise as designated by National Weather Service resources without written permission.
I. 
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.
J. 
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.
K. 
The sale and/or distribution of goods, products, merchandise, and/or prepackaged food is strictly prohibited unless it has been approved in conjunction with the issuance of a park and recreational facilities rental permit.
L. 
Use of tobacco products and vapor-producing products is prohibited in all playground areas. For the purpose of this section, "playground areas" are defined as the area within the perimeter of the tested and attenuated safety surfacing installed beneath play equipment.
[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.
[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 4; as amended by Ord. No. 2174, 4/9/2018]
Activities involving any type of ball or frisbee are not permitted within 10 feet of playground areas. For the purpose of this subsection, "playground areas" are defined as the area within the perimeter of the tested and attenuated safety surfacing installed beneath play equipment.
[Ord. 1722A, 4/27/1993, § 5; as amended by Ord. 1941, 7/8/2002, § 3; Ord. 2005, 9/12/2005; Ord. 2106, 2/11/2013; and by Ord. No. 2174, 4/9/2018]
1. 
No skateboarding, rollerblading, in-line skating, scooter riding or bike riding shall be permitted in any portion or area within the Smith Family Plaza.
2. 
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."
3. 
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:
A. 
All pets are strictly prohibited.
B. 
Regular diapers are strictly prohibited.
C. 
Only swim diapers will be permitted.
D. 
No glass containers are permitted on or within 20 feet of splash pad.
E. 
All youth using the facilities, ages 13 and under, must be under direct supervision of adults.
4. 
In additional to the rules and regulations set forth in § 102 above, the following additional rules and regulations shall apply to Trilogy Skateboard Park:
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 within the skate park area as defined by the perimeter fence.
E. 
Criminal mischief, vandalism or removal of park equipment or property will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to prosecution.
F. 
Park users are required to dispose of all trash and debris properly.
G. 
Vehicle parking is permitted in driveway and parking areas only.
[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.