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File #: 2016-0740    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 9/2/2016 In control: Committee on Urban Recreation
On agenda: 10/12/2016 Final action: 12/31/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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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 camping in parks.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
Attachments: 1. Summary 2016-0740
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 camping in parks.

Body
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 in granting permission, the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation will exercise his discretion to establish suitable rules and regulations as provides in 471.02, in keeping with the purpose of the Parks.

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts 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 frequent any waters or places customarily designated for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or congregate thereat when the activity is prohibited by the Director of Parks and Recreation upon a finding that the use of the water would be dangerous or otherwise inadvisable.

(2) Certain hours. No person in a park shall frequent any waters or places designated for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or congregate thereat, except between the hours of the day as shall be designated by the Director for purposes for each individual area....

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