Park Use Policy

General:
1. Renfrew is a “Smoke Free” facility. Additionally, alcohol and illegal drugs and substances are prohibited. Persons under the influence of, or in possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances, will be expelled immediately and subject to criminal prosecution.
2. Firearms are prohibited except upon authorization of the Renfrew Committee Inc. for safety, events, or demonstrations of a nature that would conform to the mission and purpose of Renfrew.
3. Littering is prohibited. All guests are responsible for taking with them all materials they bring to the park. Renfrew is a “carry in – carry out” facility.
4. The building of fires shall be done only on grills in the picnic area or with special approval for Renfrew sanctioned events.
5. Respect the rights of others and conduct yourself in a manner acceptable and becoming to others. Unacceptable behavior would include the use of abusive and/or foul language. Dangerous practices and endangering the safety of others is prohibited at all times.
6. The current capacity of Renfrew for our public restroom facility is 125. If your party should exceed this number, you will be required to rent port-o-potties.
7. Observe speed limits of 10 miles per hour or slower, depending upon conditions where vehicular traffic is allowed. Directional signs must be followed by vehicular traffic and parking shall be in authorized parking areas and parking spaces.
8. Picking of flowers or cutting or damaging any plant life is prohibited. No plant or animal life shall be removed from Renfrew unless authorized. For weddings this includes not throwing rice, birdseed, releasing doves or balloons as these all have a negative environmental impact.
9. Usage times for the pavilion are from 10:00 a.m. until dusk seven days a week. Renfrew Park is open from dawn until dusk.
10. In case of an emergency Renfrew does not provide first aid or telephone service. We strongly recommend that you bring a first aid kit and cell phone to your event.
11. Please review other applicable rules and regulations that may apply to your specific needs below.

Animals:

1. No plant or animal life shall be removed from Renfrew unless authorized.
2. Sport hunting or trapping of any species of animal life is prohibited. Fishing is permitted but only in designated fly fishing/catch and release areas, and under rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved by the Renfrew Committee Inc. Fish may not be removed from the park.
3. All persons are prohibited from entering Renfrew with any animals, except dogs registered with Renfrew as a Pet Pal.
a. They must walk their pets on a hand-held leash at all times and pick up and remove from the premises any droppings deposited by the pet.
b. Pets are not permitted in any Renfrew buildings.
c. This regulation shall not apply to animals providing specialized assistance to handicapped individuals.
4. Horseback riding is prohibited within Renfrew unless approved for a specific program or event.

Archeological Sites:
1. Sites identified as “Archeological Site” shall not be disturbed.
2. It is the policy of the Renfrew to locate and preserve all sites of historical significance. However, only sites of outstanding value shall be restored and only if it is economically feasible to undertake the project. All historic sites will be carefully documented to identify them for future generations. Archeological explorations of historic sites will be permitted only with approval of the Renfrew Committee Inc. and under direction of the staff.
3. Metal detecting is prohibited in the park unless written permission is obtained from Renfrew Committee Inc. or when it directly relates to an active Archeological Site.

Athletic Events: (see also Events)

Emergencies:
1. In case of an emergency Renfrew does not provide first aid or telephone service. We strongly recommend that you bring a first aid kit and cell phone to your event.

Events: (see also Weddings)
1. Renfrew is available to use for events. Contact Renfrew staff at 717-762-4723 for details and reservation.
2. Usage times for the pavilion are from 10:00 a.m. until dusk seven days a week. Renfrew Park is open from dawn until dusk.
3. In case of an emergency Renfrew does not provide first aid or telephone service. We strongly recommend that you bring a first aid kit and cell phone to your event.
4. Renfrew is a “Smoke Free” facility. Additionally, alcohol and illegal drugs and substances are prohibited. Persons under the influence of, or in possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances, will be expelled immediately and subject to criminal prosecution.
5. Firearms are prohibited on the property except upon authorization of the Renfrew Committee Inc. for safety, events, or demonstrations of a nature that would conform to the mission and purpose of Renfrew.
6. Littering is prohibited. All guests are responsible for taking with them all materials they bring to the park. Renfrew is a “carry in – carry out” facility.
7. The building of fires shall be done only on grills in the picnic area or with special approval for Renfrew sanctioned events.
8. Respect the rights of others and conduct yourself in a manner acceptable and becoming to others. Unacceptable behavior would include the use of abusive and/or foul language. Dangerous practices and endangering the safety of others is prohibited at all times.
9. The current capacity of Renfrew for our public restroom facility is 125. If your party should exceed this number, you will be required to rent port-o-potties.
10. Observe speed limits of 10 miles per hour or slower, depending upon conditions where vehicular traffic is allowed. Directional signs must be followed by vehicular traffic and parking shall be in authorized parking areas and parking spaces.
11. Picking of flowers or cutting or damaging any plant life is prohibited. No plant or animal life shall be removed from Renfrew unless authorized. For weddings this includes not throwing rice, birdseed, releasing doves or balloons as these all have a negative environmental impact.

12. Any decorating, moving of tables in the pavilion area, food service or tent and chair setup must be done by your party (after gaining approval from Renfrew staff) and must immediately be removed at the end of the event by your party/caterer. Staples are not permitted for decorating. Any picnic tables removed from pavilion area must be returned to their original positions after the event.
13. Proper care and use of Renfrew equipment, facilities, shelter, buildings, tables, benches, trees, shrubbery, etc. is required. No person(s) shall destroy, injure, deface, tamper with or remove any public property in Renfrew. The cost of any property damage shall be charged to the responsible person or persons.
14. Any special needs or requests of your group will need to be in written form and presented to the Renfrew Executive Director for review.
15. Sport hunting or trapping of any species of animal life is prohibited. Fishing is permitted but only in designated fly fishing/catch and release areas, and under rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved by the Renfrew Committee Inc. Fish may not be removed from the park.
16. Activities of an athletic nature shall be non-competitive and shall not be formally organized as leagues. Activities such as horseshoes, volley ball and authorized running events are permitted.
17. Any events or promotions that are political in nature are prohibited.

Fishing/Hunting:
1. No sport hunting or trapping of any species of animal life is permitted. Fishing is permitted but only in designated fly fishing/catch and release areas, and under rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved by the Renfrew Committee Inc. Fish may not be removed from the park.
2. Littering is prohibited. All guests are responsible for taking with them all materials they bring to the park. Renfrew is a “carry in – carry out” facility.
3. In case of an emergency Renfrew does not provide first aid or telephone service. We strongly recommend that you bring a first aid kit and cell phone to your event.

Hours of Operation:
1. Renfrew is available to use for events. Contact Renfrew staff at 717-762-4723 for details and reservation.
2. Usage times for the pavilion are from 10:00 a.m. until dusk seven days a week. Renfrew Park is open from dawn until dusk.
3. In case of an emergency Renfrew does not provide first aid or telephone service. We strongly recommend that you bring a first aid kit and cell phone to your event.

Hunting/Fishing:
1. Sport hunting or trapping of any species of animal life is prohibited. Fishing is permitted but only in designated fly fishing/catch and release areas, and under rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved by the Renfrew Committee Inc. Fish may not be removed from the park.
2. Littering is prohibited. All guests are responsible for taking with them all materials they bring to the park. Renfrew Park is a “carry in – carry out” facility.
3. In case of an emergency Renfrew does not provide first aid or telephone service. We strongly recommend that you bring a first aid kit and cell phone to your event.

Metal Detecting:
1. Metal detecting is prohibited in the park unless written permission is obtained from Renfrew Committee Inc. or when it directly relates to an active Archeological Site.

Photography:
1. Professional photography. Professional photography is defined as any photography for which income is derived. All professional photographers must register at the Renfrew Visitors Center and purchase a Photography Membership for $125 per calendar year. Photography Members will receive a signed copy of the registration and a Photography Member Pass which will be marked with the pass holder’s name, company name (if applicable) and the date for which they were obtained. Passes are valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Photographers must prominently display their pass at all times while photographing on Renfrew property. Unregistered Photographers will be asked to register or terminate the photo session.
2. Photography passes are not required for amateur or student photographers not working for income.
3. Photography passes are not required for media photographers working for purposes of journalism.
4. Photography passes are not required for Professional photographers whose clients have rented Renfrew facilities, during the hours of the rental.
5. Photographers may not interfere with any Renfrew activity, program, or event that is being held or conducted at Renfrew. Photographers may be asked to move to another area by Renfrew staff if it is deemed necessary. Renfrew reserves the right to halt any photo shoot that it deems to be inappropriate or disruptive. Please check Renfrew’s schedule of programs and events to prevent any possible conflicts.

Plant and Animal Life: (see also Animals)
1. Picking of flowers or cutting or damaging any plant life is prohibited. No plant or animal life shall be removed from Renfrew unless authorized. For weddings this includes not throwing rice, birdseed, releasing doves or balloons as these all have a negative environmental impact.
2. Proper care and use of Renfrew equipment, facilities, shelter, buildings, tables, benches, trees, shrubbery, etc. is required. No person(s) shall destroy, injure, deface, tamper with or remove any public property in Renfrew. The cost of any property damage shall be charged to the responsible person or persons.

Political Events:
1. Any events or promotions that are political in nature are prohibited.
Vehicles: (includes motorized and non-motorized)
1. Observe speed limits of 10 miles per hour or slower, depending upon conditions where vehicular traffic is allowed. Directional signs must be followed by vehicular traffic and parking shall be in authorized parking areas and parking spaces.
2. No persons shall operate or ride any skateboard, roller skates, roller blades, bicycle, motorbike, motorcycle, snowmobile or similar motor vehicles except in areas where motor vehicles are permitted, such as drives and parking areas. This regulation shall not apply to electric wheel chairs or other devices needed and used by handicapped individuals.

Weddings: (see also Events and Photography)
1. Weddings and other group activities will be permitted in designated areas and governed by the rental policy. (Refer to rental contract.) Facilities will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Programs of a cultural, non-commercial nature are encouraged if scheduled and approved by the staff and when consistent with Renfrew’s mission and purpose.

Wildlife:
1. Picking of flowers or cutting or damaging any plant life is prohibited. No plant or animal life shall be removed from Renfrew unless authorized. For weddings this includes not throwing rice, birdseed, releasing doves or balloons as these all have a negative environmental impact.
2. Sport hunting or trapping of any species of animal life is prohibited. Fishing is permitted but only in designated fly fishing/catch and release areas, and under rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission approved by the Renfrew Committee Inc. Fish may not be removed from the park.
3. In case of an emergency Renfrew does not provide first aid or telephone service. We strongly recommend that you bring a first aid kit and cell phone to your event.

(Revision April 2018, 1.3)