[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Clifton Heights 9-3-1991 by Ord. No. 713 (Ch. 16, Part 1, of the 1988 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Park Ordinance."
Whenever used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes play spaces, play areas, tot-lots, designated open spaces, and outdoor recreational facilities which are:
- (1) Owned by the Borough of Clifton Heights; or
- (2) Owned by the school district of the Township of Upper Darby when the same are situate in the Borough of Clifton Heights and leased by the Borough of Clifton Heights. Property which is leased from the school district of the Township of Upper Darby shall only be included within the terms of this chapter when the same is being used as a park or recreational area as set forth herein.
No person shall be allowed in a park except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. Eastern standard time and sundown, unless a permit has been obtained as provided in § 232-4. Additionally, if a facility is equipped with night lighting, it shall remain open only according to the terms of the issued permit.
Use of all parks shall be regulated by the Clifton Heights Recreational Board, either by the issuance of rules and regulations or the issuance of permits. Except as otherwise stated herein, in the absence of the issuance of rules, regulations or a permit, any lawful use of a park is permitted.
Permits for the use of parks shall be issued by the Board upon application by an interested party. No charge shall be made for such permits. No permit shall be issued, however, unless an application therefor is made to the Board in writing at least 48 hours before the applicant intends to use a park. Any person to whom a permit is issued shall be liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by any person or persons by reason of the negligence or fault of the applicant, his servants, agents, guests, or employees.
No pets are permitted in any park at any time.
The Police Department of the Borough shall have the power to enforce this chapter and shall exercise general supervision over persons and properties in all parks.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable for a penalty of not more than $300 for each and every offense, to be collectible before any Magisterial District Judge as like penalties are now by law collectible.