Facility Regulations

The following is a list of prohibited items and activity on or about City of Manchester parks, recreation facilities, sports fields, or any surrounding areas being property of the city:

  1. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
  2. No littering.
  3. No explosive substances, including, but not limited to, fireworks are allowed.
  4. Pets are prohibited unless the activity is approved by the city manager.
  5. Bicycles and skateboards are allowed in designated areas only.
  6. No gambling.
  7. No smoking allowed unless in parking lots or designated areas.
  8. No player, official, spectator, or coach shall engage in verbal or physical abuse for any reason.
  9. No fighting.
  10. No profanity is allowed by players, coaches, or spectators.
  11. Rules governing storm warnings and watches will be strictly adhered. All players, coaches and spectators shall leave the field immediately in event of an electrical storm.
  12. In the event of severe weather, the decision will be made by the city employee present as to whether games are played. The decision by the city employee shall be final.
  13. No admission or entry fees may be charged unless approved by city administration and the recreation department director. All proceeds from these type fees must be applied toward event cost, with complete accounting of all fees collected and presented to the recreation department.
  14. No fees shall be charged for parking.
  15. All tournaments must be pre-approved by the city recreation department.
  16. During approved tournament events, league officers or designee shall be present at all times.
  17. Tournaments must originate with organization.
  18. All vendors associated with tournaments, training, or coaching events must be pre-approved.
  19. City of Manchester recreation fields and facilities shall not be used for personal profit or sales.
  20. No glass containers.
  21. All games and activities that could damage the lawns are prohibited.
  22. Hours of operation are October through February 8:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. and March through September 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.  No one is permitted in any park or recreation facility other than those times.

A violation of this section shall be punished as a misdemeanor in the same manner as are other ordinances of the city with a fine of not more than $1,000.00 and a maximum term in the city jail of not more than six months.