TREDYFFRIN TWP — Tredyffrin Township supervisors sealed off its alcohol policy on Monday when updating the ordinance prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcohol in township parks.
The ordinance, however, permits the consumption of alcohol by those aged 21 and over at township community events, with proceeds benefiting the township and approved by the board of oversight.
The seven-member council unanimously agreed to pass an updated ordinance, noting that the original ordinance had been passed in 1979.
Supervisor Matt Holt, vice president, said supervisors rarely hosted events with alcohol, and alcohol was only provided during daytime festivities.
Board member David Miller said he spoke to some residents about the issue.
Other elements of the updated order include:
- Parks are open between 6 a.m. and dusk, unless a permit is issued for activities in a lighted area.
- No one is allowed to exit or enter a park except at designated entrances.
- No gambling is permitted without a gambling license provided by the State Department of Revenue.
- No one is authorized to solicit money.
- No pet is allowed to run loose without registering the dog with the municipality, and excrement must be collected by the dog handler.
- No one except police officers is allowed to carry, possess or discharge weapons in the parks.
- No fires are permitted in the parks.
- It is forbidden to play golf or hit balls in the parks.
The penalty for breaching a rule is a summary offense and results in a
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The township has 16 other parks, including Teegarden Park, Berwyn; Friendship Park, Paoli; Strafford Park and Library, Strafford-Wayne; Westover Bird Sanctuary, Devon, A full list is available here.