The following Rules & Regulations have been adopted by the Colerain Township Board of Trustees by Resolution #16-10:
- Hours of Operation: All Colerain Township Parks shall be open from dawn to dusk or at such other times as the Colerain Township Board of Trustees, or their designated representative, authorizes.
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the parks, except in shelters and then only when such shelters are rented pursuant to the Designated Shelter Rental Program.
- No glass containers permitted within the parks.
- Speed limit in all Township parks is 10 mph.
- No motor vehicles or motor assisted vehicles, other than park maintenance or public safety vehicles, shall be operated in a park area not specifically designated or designed for vehicular use.
- Vehicle parking shall be restricted to park users only, and shall be prohibited during hours when the park is closed. Vehicles parked in violation of this rule are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
- Skateboards, roller blades, skates, bicycles or other objects with wheels are permitted on paths so long as they do not interfere with pedestrian traffic.
- Pets must remain on a leash (maximum six feet in length), kept under physical control at all times, and not be a nuisance or a danger to other park users. Pet owners are required to remove their pet’s fecal deposits from the park grounds and place their waste in a suitable receptacle. No pets are permitted in play equipment areas or on baseball fields.
- There shall be no open fires, except fires set for the purpose of cooking in containers specifically designed for cooking. However, fires specifically approved by the Colerain Township Fire Department for other purposes are permitted.
- Camping is prohibited unless prior written permission is given by the Colerain Township Parks & Services Department.
- Shelters are available for a rental fee. All other picnic areas and picnic tables are available on a first come, first served basis unless otherwise determined by the Colerain Township Board of Trustees or their designated representative.
- All sport activity areas, when not otherwise reserved for scheduled sport play, shall be available on a first come, first served basis.
- Athletic fields may be closed by the Colerain Township Parks & Services Department when weather conditions present a risk of injury to the participants, or of damage to the field or other facilities, in the sole discretion of the Parks & Services Department.
- There shall be no dumping or littering within the parks.
- No person shall do any begging, hawking, peddling, or soliciting within the parks.
- Discharging firearms, air rifles, pistols, slingshots, paint ball guns, or other missile throwing devices including archery equipment is prohibited within the parks. Hunting is prohibited within the parks.
- Discharging of fireworks in parks is prohibited, except by a licensed professional exhibitor, pursuant to agreement with the Township.
- No person shall damage, deface, disturb, or befoul any land, structure, equipment or fixture of a Township park.
- No person shall make unreasonable noise, or profane, obscene or offensively coarse utterances, gestures or displays, or communicate any unwarranted and grossly abusive language to any person.
- No person shall remain in the parks who does not abide by the these Rules & Regulations. Any person ordered to leave the park shall do so promptly and peacefully.
- Colerain Township has adopted separate policies that govern the use of specific facilities and features in the parks. Copies are available upon request.
- The Colerain Township Board of Trustees reserves the right to modify these rules and regulations as needed. The Township further reserves the right to modify certain restrictions throughout the duration of Township sponsored events as needed.
- Pursuant to O.R.C. 511.32, no person shall use or operate any radio-controlled or other remotely-controlled aircraft, including drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles, or any other similar device in any park or facility without specific written permission from the Office of Parks and Services.
The purpose of these Rules and Regulations is to protect and preserve the resources and property of the parks, and promote the safe enjoyment of the parks by all park visitors.
Colerain Township maintains a policy of providing opportunities for all park visitors to enjoy its facilities and programs. Through concentrated efforts to upgrade existing sites and develop new areas, the Park Department’s goal is to have the majority of facilities accessible to park users. The Park Department will make reasonable effort, with at least one week advance notice, to provide reasonable accommodations so that people with disabilities may participate in Park events and programs.
The Colerain Township Board of Trustees voted to discontinue the vehicle permit pass program. Passes are no longer needed for Colerain Township parks.
For questions, please contact the Parks & Services Division at 513.385.7503.
Pursuant to O.R.C. 511.32, no person shall use or operate any radio-controlled or other remotely-controlled aircraft, including drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles, or any other similar device in any park or facility without specific written permission from the Office of Parks and Services.
General Township Registration
Registration to operate drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles may be granted in accordance with the following guidelines at Dravo & Heritage Park. Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles are prohibited at all other township parks and properties.
- Complete registration application including indemnification agreement.
- Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles shall be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when applicable – Registration number must be on the craft.
- Applicant must provide proof of liability insurance to cover personal liability, medical, damages in case of an incident. Insurance can be acquired through the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).
- Drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles may not be flown within 50 yards of playgrounds and picnic shelters
- Encourage to become a member of AMA
- Familiarize yourself with “Know Before you Fly” education campaign to educate prospective users about the safe and responsible operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/for-recreational-users/
- Signs indicating “Drones & Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Prohibited” will be placed in township parks and properties (except for Dravo and Heritage Park)
- Signs indicating “Drones & Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Permitted” will be placed in Dravo and Heritage Park with the statement “Registration Required” contact 513-385-7503
- Unregistered drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles will be subject to citations and penalties in accordance with Ohio law.
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Registration
Effective December 21, 2015, anyone who owns a small unmanned aircraft of a certain weight must register with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry before they fly outdoors. People who previously operated their UAS must register by February 19, 2016. People who do not register could face civil and criminal penalties.
More information and specifics on UAS registration with the FAA can be found here: http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/UA/
Academy Of Model Aeronautics (AMA)
AMA is the world’s largest model aviation association representing its members. There are more than 175K members from around the world. It is a self-supporting non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreational activity.
AMA offers its members insurance and is a voice with the Federal Aviation Administration. AMA also works with local governments, zoning boards, and park departments.
Full “OPEN” Membership:
- Age 19-65 – $75
- 65 & over – $65
- Under 19 (as of July 1st) – Free
- Additional family members – $38 Benefits:
- $2,500,000 personal liability insurance coverage
- $25,000 Medical Coverage-AD&D Policy ($10,000 Death Benefit)
- $1,000 Fire, Theft, and Vandalism coverage
- Model Aviation monthly magazine
- Access to members only section of website
- Ability to fly at thousands of AMA chartered club sites with appropriate club membership
- Toll free customer service – 1-800-I-Fly-AMA (435-9262)
- Always comply with the AMA Safety Code (the AMA Safey code is available on the AMA website as well as the Cincinnati Drones Website)
- Please see http://www.modelaircraft.org/ for more info on AMA