Borough of Franklin Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Franklin Park 6-11-1986 as Ch. 146 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Firearms — See Ch. 116.
Motorcycles — See Ch. 131.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 150.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 154.
Solid waste — See Ch. 171.
A. 
The following shall comprise the rules and regulations imposed by the Borough of Franklin Park for the use of Borough grounds and facilities and Borough parks in the Borough of Franklin Park and shall be effective upon the expiration of 10 days from the advertisement of the enactment of said chapter.
B. 
Additional rules and regulations may be adopted by the Recreation Board of the Borough of Franklin Park with the express and specific approval of the Borough Council and shall become effective upon the expiration of 10 days from the advertisement of the adoption of any such additional rules and regulations.
[Amended 7-18-2001 by Ord. No. 500-01; 3-15-2006 by Ord. No. 541-2006; 9-16-2009 by Ord. No. 574-2009]
Said rules and regulations are hereby established as follows:
A. 
All persons, firms or corporations using the Borough parks and Borough grounds in the Borough of Franklin Park shall clean up all debris, extinguish all fires when such fires are permitted and shall maintain and leave the premises in good order and the facilities in a neat and sanitary condition.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation using such parks and public grounds and facilities to either perform or permit to be performed any of the following acts:
(1) 
To willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with or displace or remove any building, bridges, tables, benches; paving material; waterline or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof; signs, notices or placards, whether temporary or permanent; monuments, statues; posts or other boundary markers or other structures or equipment, facilities or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.
(2) 
To throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain, pond, lake, stream or other body of water in or adjacent to any Borough park or any tributary, stream, storm sewer or drainage flowing into such waters any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of said waters, nor shall said waters be used for bathing.
(3) 
To bring in or dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage or refuse or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to any park or left anywhere on the grounds thereof but shall be placed in the proper receptacle, where these are provided; where receptacles are not so provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.[1] Receptacles are for park use only.
[1]
Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 171, Solid Waste.
(4) 
To expose themselves, excrete or urinate in any parks and recreations areas, except in designated restroom facilities.
(5) 
To commit disorderly actions and/or acts disturbing the peace and good order.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 150, Peace and Good Order.
(6) 
To endanger the safety of any person by any conduct or act or to commit any assault, battery or engage in fighting.
(7) 
To sell, use, possess or transport any illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia or to possess or use alcoholic beverages in violation of the rules, regulations and permits governing Borough recreation facilities.
(8) 
To operate motorcycles, motor scooters or bicycles, with or without motors attached, is prohibited by notices posted thereon. The operation of motorcycles, motor scooters or bicycles, with or without motors attached, is permitted only in specifically designated areas. No person shall wash, clean, polish or repair any vehicle or any other article or item of personal property within the parks and recreation areas.
(9) 
To violate any rule for the use of a Borough park made or approved by the Recreation Board and the Borough Council.
(10) 
To hunt for or take any game or wildlife or to discharge a firearm or bow of any description into or upon any Borough grounds and facilities and Borough parks in the Borough of Franklin Park, except where it may be designated by posting that hunting is permitted. A person or persons attempting to drive wildlife out of any Borough grounds and facilities or Borough parks into a legal hunting area will be considered hunting as defined in the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
[Amended 7-16-2014 by Ord. No. 612-2014]
(11) 
To use any parks or recreation areas of the Borough between the hours of dusk and dawn without the proper permit or permission.
(12) 
To be a part of a group of 20 or more persons using the park or recreation areas to conduct a gathering or assembly without first obtaining the proper permit from the Borough.
(13) 
To use sound-amplification devices in violation of the Borough's ordinances regulating unnecessary noises and sounds.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 136, Noise.
(14) 
To park vehicles within any parks or recreation areas overnight without securing the proper permission from the Borough.
(15) 
To carry any kind of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette or any other lighted smoking equipment and any other use of tobacco products in any area of the parks and public grounds and facilities prominently posted with "No Smoking" or "Tobacco-Free Zone" signs or with the international "No Smoking" symbol, which consists of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette in a circle with a bar across it. The carrying of any kind of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette or any other lighted smoking equipment and any other use of tobacco products is permitted in areas prominently posted with a "Smoking Permitted" sign.
[Added 8-17-2011 by Ord. No. 588-2011]
[Amended 6-11-1986 by Ord. No. 287-86; 7-16-2014 by Ord. No. 612-2014]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter or who fails to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, plus costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment to the extent permitted by law for the punishment of summary offenses. A separate offense shall arise for each day or portion thereof in which a violation of this chapter is found to exist and for each section of this chapter found to have been violated. The Borough may also commence appropriate actions in equity to prevent, restrain, correct, enjoin or abate violations of this chapter. All fines and penalties collected for violations of this chapter shall be paid to the Borough Treasurer. The initial determination of ordinance violation is hereby delegated to the Borough Manager, the Manager of Golf Course and Sports Fields, the Recreation Program Director, the Police Department, the Code Official, the authorized designee of the Borough Manager, and to any other officer or agent that the Borough Manager or the Borough Council shall deem appropriate.