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Township of South Fayette, PA
Allegheny County
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Fires may not be built or allowed anywhere within the park other than in stoves, grills or fireplaces provided for that purpose. No person shall throw away or discard any lighted match, cigar or cigarette in any park.
Public meetings, assemblages or parades may not take place within the limits of the park without the permission of the Township.
Peddlers, picnic parties or any other person or persons whatsoever may not sell or offer for sale any article or service for hire within the limits of the park or set up therein any stand or booth for such purpose or distribute or display handbills, cards or advertisement of any nature whatsoever unless duly authorized to do so by the Township. See Township "Conducting a For Profit Operation on Township Property." This includes food trucks and/or concession service.
A. 
Games, contests or sports are permitted only in areas designated for such use, and in no case shall such use be permitted in areas where lawns or plantings may be injured or where such games or contests may interfere with parks regulations. Athletic fields may be closed when conditions warrant, as determined solely by the Parks and Recreation Department.
B. 
Organized games, contest or sports beyond 15 adults (18+), or nonresident groups must have Township approval or a facility rental permit. See § 183-8 of this chapter.
C. 
Organized activities/lessons (fitness programs, lessons etc.), free or fee based, on Township property is prohibited unless organized through the Township Recreation Department or with a facility rental permit. Private and instructional lessons, free or fee based and beyond a parent or guardian with child/ren is prohibited. Private lessons must be approved through South Fayette Township or obtain a facility rental permit. Fees may apply. If involving children, copies of clearances must be submitted to Township. Proof of insurance with South Fayette Township listed as additional insured must be submitted to Township.
Alcohol may be possessed and/or consumed in designated areas by individuals and/or organizations possessing a permit issued by the Township. Permits shall be issued in accordance to the current administrative policy. This policy may be changed at any time by the Township Manager. A copy is available at the Township Office.
Picnics are permitted throughout all township parks. However, picnics may not interfere or disrupt the normal, customary and/or regular use, repair, or maintenance of any facility. No group of 15 or more adults (18+) can gather in a park pavilion without a Township permit.
South Fayette Township has established an administrative policy known as "Park Facility Rental Policy," outlining the procedure and permitting of Township facility usage. This policy is made a part of this chapter and may be changed by the Township Manager at any time. A copy of this policy is available at the Township Office. Parks and recreation facilities are generally available on a first come, first served basis unless a facility reservations permit has been issued by the Parks and Recreation Department. A permit is required for any group of 15 or more adults (18+) gathering at pavilions or athletic fields. Along with the current "Park Facility Rental Use" administrative policy, the following standard shall apply:
A. 
Permits are required to reserve picnic areas, sports courts, athletic fields and buildings. Permits are available at the Township Office.
B. 
Permits are issued only for the facility(s), time(s) and date(s) outlined on the permit. Usage of surrounding areas, facilities or fields are prohibited unless receive Township permission. No set up the day before or clean up the day after.
C. 
A person or persons representing companies, groups or organizations signing park permits will be held liable.
D. 
All permits are given for the sole use of the permittee and permits cannot be sublet or given to any other individual, corporation, or organization.
E. 
All reservations must be paid in full 14 days prior to rental.
F. 
Alcohol by permit only, fee assessed by the Township.
G. 
All refuse must be placed in proper receptacles.
H. 
Staples or tacks may not be used on tables or seats.
I. 
All signs, posters or directions must be removed at end of day.
J. 
No holes or pits may be dug.
K. 
The person named on the reservation form is responsible for clean up and damages. The Township may bill them at a later date.
L. 
Tables must be returned to original positions.
M. 
No supplies or equipment may be stored overnight within park premises.
N. 
Special equipment and outside contracts (moon bounces, food trucks, etc.) must be approved, insured and noted on the permit. The minimum insurance policy is for $1,000,000, naming South Fayette Township as an additional insured.
No person shall, under any circumstances, loiter or remain in the park between 10:00 p.m. and sunrise without the permission of the Township.
Pet owners or other persons having such animals will be responsible for the actions of their pets and are required to maintain control at all times. Abandonment of domesticated animals is not permitted. Any animal at found at large may be seized and impounded by the Township or its authorized agent.
A. 
Pet owners or other persons having such animals will be responsible for the actions of their pets and are always required to maintain control.
B. 
Pets must remain on a leash at all time unless in the designated "Free Run Zone."
C. 
Leashes may not exceed 12 feet in length.
D. 
Pets displaying aggressive behavior towards people and/or other pets will not be permitted to return to the park.
E. 
Pets are not permitted on any athletic field, court and/or playground.
F. 
Pet owners or other persons having such animals are required to clean up, remove and dispose of all animal waste in properly marked receptacles or dispersal into high growth fields.
G. 
South Fayette Township will establish area(s) where pets are not required to be on a leash at Fairview Park known as "Free Run Zones."
H. 
"Free Run Zones" can be added, eliminated and/or location changed as development in the parks occurs.
I. 
Signs and/or maps at each location will identify "Free Run Zones."
South Fayette Township has established an administrative policy known as "Free Run Zone," where pets are not required to be on a leash at Fairview Park. Signs and/or maps at each location will identify "Free Run Zones." "Free Run Zones" can be added, eliminated and/or location changed as development in the parks occurs. This policy is a part of this ordinance and may be changed by the Township Manager at any time. A copy of this policy is available at the Township Office.
Birds, squirrels, rabbits, deer, ducks or any other wild creatures may not be hunted, injured, killed or in any manner molested within the park limits. However, the Township may authorize controlled hunting by permit at the Boy's Home Property refer to § 183-13 of this Ordinance on the rules and regulations regarding hunting.
All hunting on the Boy's Home Property shall be authorized through permits and shall follow all laws set by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission apply. In addition, the following rules shall apply:
A. 
Authorization to hunt shall be through the issuance of a special hunting permit issued by the Parks and Recreation Department.
B. 
Permit may be revoked for any violation.
C. 
Permit holder agrees to sign in and out at the posted boards.
D. 
Permit must always be carried when hunting on Township property.
E. 
Permits are valid for the time of the license, not to exceed one year.
F. 
The Township reserves the right to designate hunting zones.
G. 
The Township reserves the right to regulate the number of permit holders.
H. 
Muzzle-loaders may be used in designated areas.
I. 
Archery may be used in designated areas.
J. 
Shotguns may be used in designated areas.
K. 
No hunting on Sunday or after sunset.
L. 
Hunting may not take place during any special or sporting event.
M. 
No driving of motorized vehicles in fields.
N. 
Parking in designated areas only.
O. 
No building of open fires.
P. 
There is a 150-yard safety zone around all playgrounds and all buildings.
Small photoshoots, like those for engagements, weddings and family photos, do not need permission. However, a photographer may be asked to move from an area that has been reserved, or if they interfere with recreational activities. Any large photoshoots or film productions that are beyond home video or commercial in nature, meaning, they are being produced specifically for post-shoot sales (big productions like commercials, TV shows, music videos and movies), must have Township approval or a facility rental permit.