Park Rules

The following rules apply to all Public Recreation Areas owned and operated by Hampden Township.

  1. Park hours at Hampden Park and Creekview North Park are 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily except Friday, Saturday and Sunday when they remain open until 11:30 p.m. After hours trespassers will be prosecuted. Salem Park, and Creekview South Park are open 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily except for Friday, Saturday and Sunday when they will remain open until 11:00 p.m. Park hours at Westover Commons, Veterans Park, Srouji Park and the Sporting Hill Station soccer fields are sunrise to sunset. After hours trespassers will be prosecuted.
  2. Speed limit in parking lot is 10 MPH. Watch out for pedestrians and children.
  3. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  4. Pets are prohibited at Salem Park, as well as all playground areas, athletic fields and courts.
  5. Dogs are permitted at Hampden Park, Creekview North, Creekview South, Conodoguinet Youth Park, Veterans Park, Srouji Park and Sporting Hill Station, as long as they are controlled on a leash that is no longer than 8 feet and that owners clean up dog waste.  At those recreation areas, dogs are still not permitted on athletic fields, courts, or playground areas. 
  6. Abusive or offensive language or behavior shall not be tolerated.
  7. Willful destruction of equipment or property shall result in revocation of privileges and restitution for damages.
  8. Do not litter park grounds. All persons using park facilities are required to police the area and clean up after themselves. Refuse must be placed in proper containers.
  9. Do not remove picnic tables and trash receptacles.
  10. Fires are permitted only in grills or fireplaces. If grills are used, dampen ashes and place in container.
  11. The use of explosives or the discharge of any type of air gun, air rifle or slingshot is prohibited.
  12. Archery Equipment is prohibited.
  13. Please make sure lights and water are shut off before leaving.
  14. No sitting or standing on picnic tables, no climbing on fences.
  15. Outdoor activity in recreation areas shall be restricted to the locations designed for and designated as appropriate for such purpose and use, i.e., Tennis only on the Tennis Courts, Softball and Baseball only on Ball Fields, Roller Hockey only on the Hockey Court, etc. Bicycles and skateboards are not permitted in courtyard in front of the Pool admission desk or on Tennis courts.
  16. Organized or unorganized instruction, exhibition, competition, demonstration or special events require prior written application to and approval from the Hampden Township Recreation Department.
  17. Unauthorized motorized vehicles of any type are prohibited.
  18. Parking is permitted in designated areas only. Violators shall be fined.
  19. Parking vehicles in areas designed for use by disabled individuals must have the proper authorization on display.
  20. No motor vehicles may be driven in park, except emergency vehicles, Township personnel or those receiving prior written permission by the Recreation Department.
  21. Reservations are required for picnic pavilions. Reservation of a facility guarantees the use of that facility only, and not the use of the adjacent park facilities, ball fields, courts or equipment. The Recreation Department requires notification in writing if additional equipment will be brought into the Park such as gas grills, stereos, catering vehicles, dunk tanks, etc.
  22. Skateboarding or rollerblading on or off of picnic tables, benches, planters, playground apparatus or other park equipment is prohibited.
  23. Violation of this policy shall result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the Law.