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York, PA

Parks Rules

Please keep your parks safe and clean by following these rules and regulations:


  • Springettsbury Township Park will be open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.  All other parks will operate from dawn to dusk. 
  • There shall be no trespassing on park property during non-operating hours.
  • Smoking shall be prohibited at all times on any park property.
  • The Township Manager, the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, the Chief of Police or the Director of Parks and Recreation may close the park(s) if hazardous conditions exist that endanger life or property.  There shall be no trespassing on park property during such times.
  • Littering is prohibited.
  • Vandalism and negligent or deliberate destruction or removal of natural or physical property is prohibited.
  • Open fires or hot charcoals shall only be permitted in Township park grills. Grills are not to be left unattended and shall be thoroughly extinguished upon departure, except for Township-sponsored events.
  • Picnic tables are not to be removed from the picnic shelters.
  • The solicitation, selling, or the distribution of any items or services unrelated to Township sponsored activities is prohibited.
  • Posting of signs of any kind is prohibited without prior approval of the Director.
  • Possession, use of distribution of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances are prohibited.
  • Use of explosives or explosive devices, fireworks, sparklers, hot air-balloons, rockets, guns, remote control air planes or vehicles, firearms, air guns, bows, slingshots, or any similar items for non-Park and Recreation sponsored events is prohibited.
  • Injury or killing of wild or domestic animals are prohibited.
  • No dogs or other pets are allowed, except for those assisting a person with disabilities.
  • No hitting of golf balls.
  • Use of any amplification devices and microphones is prohibited, unless the activity is sponsored by the Township.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited other than in designated parking areas, and except those expressly authorized by the Township.
  • Facilities and equipment shall be used only for the purpose intended.
  • Use of electrical outlets is restricted only for Township equipment or Township-sponsored events.
  • Skateboarding, in-line skating and bicycling are prohibited in all picnic shelters, tennis courts and in the amphitheater area including the stage, terrace seating area, and designated access points.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any abusive, loud, vulgar, or otherwise disorderly conduct.
  • Parking areas are for park users only.  All vehicles shall be parked within the designated spaces provided.
  • Tents, canopies or any other similar structures are prohibited, unless used for a Township-sponsored event.

If you have questions or would like to report any problems, please contact the Recreation Office at 505-0406.

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