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File #: 2015-2053    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/25/2015 In control: Committee on Urban Recreation
On agenda: 9/29/2015 Final action: 10/13/2015
Enactment date: 10/13/2015 Enactment #: 39
Effective date: 10/21/2015    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Four ("Public Places and Property"), Article XI ("Parks and Playgrounds") by amending Chapter 473 with respect to the operation of drones and other activities involving airborne objects or persons located within, above or in the vicinity of City parks and playgrounds.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Four ("Public Places and Property"), Article XI ("Parks and Playgrounds") by amending Chapter 473 with respect to the operation of drones and other activities involving airborne objects or persons located within, above or in the vicinity of City parks and playgrounds.

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh operates a system of City parks and playgrounds that are open and free to the public;

WHEREAS, the City seeks to maximize the public's enjoyment of its various parks and playgrounds without sacrificing public safety or interfering with public protection activities;

WHEREAS, the City recognizes that the use of drones, paragliding and other recreational activities involving airborne objects or persons within, above or in the vicinity of City parks and playgrounds poses a risk to public safety and may interfere with police, fire and/or medical response services.

WHEREAS, the City's Department of Public Safety seeks to amend and supplement the City of Pittsburgh Code in order to prohibit certain activities located in within, above or in the vicinity of City parks and playgrounds including but not limited to paragliding, the use of drones and/or the operation of any other mechanized or motorized objects.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1.
City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Four ("Public Places and Property"), Article XI ("Parks and Playgrounds"), Chapter 473 is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:
ARTICLE XI: - PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS
CHAPTER 473: - USE REGULATIONS
? 473.04 - RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
(a) Bathing and swimming.
(1) Designated areas. No person in a park shall swim, bathe or wade in any waters or waterways in or adjacent to any park, except in waters and at places as are provided therefor, and in compliance with the regulations as are herein set forth or may be hereafter adopted. Nor shall any person...

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