Borough of Red Hill, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appear from the context:
Unless specifically limited, shall be deemed to include all parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, tennis courts, beaches, recreation structures and facilities, and also entrances and approaches thereto, and all other land or property or structures under the jurisdiction of the Borough Council, now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Borough for park or recreational purposes.
Any natural person, corporation, organization of persons, company, association or partnership.
Any rules and regulations hereby or hereafter promulgated by the Borough Council under the authority herein conferred.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988; and by Ord. 424, 5/12/2004, § 1]
All parks shall be opened daily to the public at such hours as the Borough Council may, from time to time, designate.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988]
No person in attendance at a park shall:
Injure, deface, remove, cut or remove any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, structures, signs or fixtures or any other property of the Borough located within the park.
Litter any area of the park with garbage, paper, bottles, cans or other waste material, nor dispose of the same in any way except in receptacles designated for such purpose.
Kindle or maintain any fire in the park except in fireplaces or areas specially designated for that purpose and located by authority of the Borough Council.
Remove any bench, seat, table or other appliance without permission of the Borough Council.
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted at any place within the park by authority of the Borough Council, nor shall any notice or placard be posted within the park other than by authority of said Board.
Set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article or service whatsoever within the limits of the park without permission of the Borough Council; distribute, sell, service or rent any services or commodity or solicit for any purpose without permission of the Borough Council.
Operate, stop or park any vehicle, bicycle or other means of conveyance except in areas where permitted or designated by proper authority of the Borough Council, or operate the same in a reckless or negligent manner or in excess of any posted speed limit or in such a manner as to become a nuisance to other area users.
Operate commercial vehicles, unless providing authorized services.
Bring onto the premises, possess or consume any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs of any kind; no person shall enter the park in an intoxicated state or otherwise be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
Carry or discharge any firearms, slingshots, firecrackers, fireworks or other missile propelling instruments or explosives or arrows, or other dangerous weapons which have such properties as to cause annoyance or injury to any person or property, unless permission has been granted by the Borough Council in designated areas; police officers in the performance of their duties will be exempt from these provisions.
Play ball, swim, golf, pitch horseshoes, engage in archery, camp or launch, dock or land any boat, engage in finding buried objects with special detectors, or participate in any other form of recreation, sporting endeavor or pastime, except in those areas which may be designated from time to time for that purpose by the Borough Council.
Disrobe or change clothing except in buildings or facilities made available for that purpose.
Disturb the peace by any conduct so as to annoy any other person using the park for recreational purposes.
Operate a snowmobile, minibike, motorcycle or any vehicle recreational or otherwise except on designated roads, trails or areas set aside for their use.
Use threatening, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words.
Commit any disorderly or immoral acts.
Hold any public meeting or rally with more than five persons or engage in any marching or driving as members of a military, political or other organization without permission of the Borough Council, which requires a statement of information, including the name of the organization, its purpose, number of persons expected to be invited, expected duration and name(s) of person(s) in charge.
Disobey a proper order of a police officer or Borough Council member, or disobey or disregard or fail to comply with any rule or regulation, warning, prohibition, instruction or direction given by an authorized person and posted or displayed by sign, notice, bulletin, card, poster or when notified or informed as to its existence by the Borough Council or an authorized person.
Hunt for, capture or kill, or attempt to capture or kill, or aid or assist in the capturing or killing of, in any manner, any wild bird or wild animal of any description, either game or otherwise, and to that end, it is unlawful for any person to carry onto or possess in any park a shotgun or rifle or pistol or firearm of any make or kind unless specific permission is granted for a designated area by authority of the Borough Council.
Allow pets to run at large out of control.
[Added by Ord. 2013-495, 3/13/2013]
The Borough Council of the Borough of Red Hill hereby establishes tobacco-free zones pursuant to the Young Lungs at Play initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Health in accordance with the following provisions.
Tobacco-free zones shall include, but not be limited to, areas of Red Hill Park, Marvin B. Godshall, Sr. Park and Centennial Park and any other Borough parks in which children customarily play, including, without limitation, the following areas in the Borough parks which are duly posted with the Young Lungs at Play Tobacco-Free Zone placards: tot lots; playgrounds; basketball courts; tennis courts; athletic fields, other athletic and play equipment and any other recreation and play areas that are posted with placards and designated as Young Lungs at Play Tobacco-Free Zones as authorized by Borough Council.
Consumption or use of tobacco, including, without limitation, smoking or chewing tobacco products, is prohibited in areas clearly posted with placards and designated as Young Lungs at Play Tobacco-Free Zones.
Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet from areas clearly posted with placards and designated Young Lungs at Play Tobacco-Free Zones.
In addition to the penalties provided in § 16-109 hereinbelow, any person who after one verbal warning refuses to comply with this § 16-103.1 may be required by a Borough official or police officer to immediately leave the posted tobacco-free zone and be ejected from the Borough park until closing.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988]
All laws pertaining to fishing in the Commonwealth shall apply to fishing in parks and recreation areas, and provisions thereof are hereby incorporated by reference.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988]
The use of all parks shall be on a first come, first served basis unless otherwise reserved:
By annual permission granted by the Borough Council for the scheduling of various league games, etc.
For school or college athletic games, practice, contests or exhibitions.
For regularly scheduled school district or municipal recreation programs.
By permission granted by the Borough Council for a specific requested use.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988]
The Borough Council is authorized to establish additional rules and regulations as deemed necessary.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988]
Recreation facilities which become hazardous for public use due to weather, water, fire or unforeseeable conditions may be closed only at the discretion of the Borough Council.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988]
The Police Officers of the Borough are charged with enforcement of the provisions of this Part.
[Ord. 236, 6/2/1977; as amended by Ord. 340, 12/6/1988; and by Ord. 424, 5/12/2004, § 1]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.