Commercial Activities

Please note that commercial activities are not allowed within any municipal park.

A commercial activity involves selling goods or services to the public. Commercial activities are prohibited in all parks, except as specifically permitted by the Director of Parks & Recreation or the elected officials of the municipality that owns the park. In the case of the two public swimming pools, the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority must approve all requests for commercial activities. Organizers must allow 60 days prior to the event to obtain the necessary approvals.

If a commercial activity is found operating within a park without a permit, the Director of CRPR has the right to request that the vendor cease all activity immediately. Additional steps will be taken if that request is not heeded by the vendor.

Fees to Participants

No private group may charge an entrance fee to visitors for admittance to public park property. Similarly, no parking fee may be charged. For fundraisers, it is required to host registration in advance for a 5K for example. However, donations may be requested from event participants, and donations may be requested for special services, products or events offered by the organizer (i.e., food, family or individual games).

Miscellaneous Items
  • The placement of all temporary structures and activity locations related to the event must be approved by CRPR staff.
  • The sponsor shall advise the municipal Police Department (for the park site) of all event details at least three (3) weeks prior to the event.
  • If the event involves any food services, municipal Health Department requirements may apply, and a pre-event Health Dept. inspection may be required. The sponsors should call the municipal Health Department for information at least three (3) weeks prior to the event.
  • The sponsor should make provisions for adequate first aid care at the park during the event.
  • All provisions of the municipal park ordinances apply to Large Group Events.
  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in all municipal parks.
  • Pets are prohibited in all Borough parks (exception: they are permitted on-leash at Lederer Park)