|Regional Parks & Facilities|
Rules and Regulations
Normal hours of operation for all Stroud Region Parks ("Regional Parks") are dawn to dusk. Park hours may be adjusted for special events as approved by the Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission. Certain facilities, such as swimming pools, may have different hours of operation.
Residents are those who live within East Stroudsburg Borough, Stroudsburg Borough, and Stroud Township. Proof of residency is required, such as a valid driver's license.
Pavilions, athletic fields and courts and swimming pools in the Regional Park system are available for rent by residents, non-residents, non-profit organizations, and businesses for sporting events and social gatherings. All organized groups must complete a Regional Park & Facility Agreement in person at the Day Street Community Center in East Stroudsburg.
Any organization requesting to host a special event in a regional park or facility needs to submit a Special Event Reservation Agreement at the Day Street Community Center. All information on the event needs to be submitted with the Agreement detailing schedule of events, facility use, estimated number of people, and other necessary information. Each request will be evaluated and additional information may be requested.
Certification: For all renters and vendors (a seperate vendor fee will be charged) requesting to serve food at their special event, a copy of the ServSafe Certification must be supplied and details of food handling and preparation needs to be reviewed by the Municipal Health Code Inspector and SROSRC's Executive Director. An inspection may be conducted at the facility where food is prepared. Vendors need to pay a seperate vendor fee, show proof of ServSafe Certification, and provide a Certificate of Liability.
Please note: All Special Event reservations and payments of fees have to be submitted in person at the Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation (SROSRC) office in the Day Street Community Center, East Stroudsburg. Mailed in reservation forms will not be accepted. SROSRC coordinates all special event requests in our parks - all groups and individuals need to visit us at 15 Day Street, East Stroudsburg (M-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm)
The following items are prohibited: admission or cover charges for reserved facilities; generators; food sales; carnival rides; bounce houses or inflatables; tents; or commercial sale of any item(s) unless approved by SROSRC in connection with a special event reservation agreement
Certificate of Insurance
Organizations applying for use on all athletic fields, courts, and pavilions are required to provide proof of insurance and provide the Commission with a Certificate of Insurance evidencing general liability insurance coverage in the minimum amount of $500,000. The Certificate must also name SROSRC and the municipal owner of the facility as an Additional Insured. This needs to be submitted at the time of reservation.
A security deposit may be required for use at a regional park or facility. Costs attributed to damages to parks and insufficient cleanup will be subtracted from the security deposit. If additional costs are incurred above the collected security deposit, the user will be billed. SROSRC reserves the right to charge an adjusted security deposit for special rental requests. Security deposits will be returned within 30 days of the event when the rented park or facility is left in good condition.
The user and their guests must follow all parks, trails and facility rules and regulations. The user shall inform its guests of these regulations and shall be responsible for any damage to park or facility by members of their group. Any and all decorations and tape shall be removed. Banners and signs may not be affixed to park property without permission from SROSRC, and, if required, a permit from municipal zoning officer. User shall clean off all tables, grills, and collect trash on and around pavilion. Trash bags must be tied and placed in park trash receptacles with lids firmly closed. Any trash that does not fit in the proper receptacles must be removed by the user to prevent wildlife from accessing it. The user must make sure that all vehicles are in the designated parking areas.
Refunds will not be issued due to inclement weather and no rain dates are permitted. User is responsible for making proper arrangements in case of inclement weather. Refunds of reservation fees will only be issued if requested in writing two weeks prior to the reserved date; security deposits will be returned. Refunds will be processed within 30 days of written request.
Advertising is not permitted. No distribution of handbills, fliers, or circulars; No posting of any bills, notices, or advertising
Alcohol/Illegal Drugs are not permitted in any Regional Park. (This includes no consumption, selling, distributing, or possessing illegal substances/alcohol)
Animals are not to be brought on Regional Park property, including playgrounds and athletic fields. In certain parks, where permitted, dogs must be on a 6 foot leash at all times and must be within the control of the person bringing it on park property. Owner is responsible to cleanup and remove any animal waste.
Bicycles are only permitted in designated areas
Camping or Lodging is not allowed in any Regional Park
Commercial Activities - A person may not sell, or offer for sale, any merchandise, article, or item in any Regional Park or at any special event without having first obtained permission from the SROSRC. A person may not practice, conduct or solicit for any trade, occupation, business or profession
Containers are subject to inspection by Park Patrol, Municipal, or SROSRC staff
Disorderly Conduct is not allowed and the visitor may be asked to leave the premises. Examples include: riotous, boisterous, threatening, indecent content, abusive, threatening, or obscene language
Firearms/Weapons may not be discharged on park property
Fires are not allowed in any regional park except in designated grills
Fireworks may not be set off in regional parks
Fishing is permitted in designated areas only. Valid state fishing licenses are required
Grilling is permitted in park grills only. No portable grills or tables are permitted
Litter - A person may not throw or leave litter anywhere except in the trash receptacles provided. Outside garbage may not be disposed of in any park
Malicious Mischief, Damage, Etc. - A person may not destroy, deface, injure, or remove any park facility, structure, natural landscape, animal...etc. in the park or facility. Graffiti or writing upon any building, fence, bench, sign, or other structure is prohibited. Have respect for the natural land, wildlife, and park infrastructure
Smoking is not allowed within Regional Parks, trails, or facilities
Structures, Treehouses, etc., cannot construct or placed on regional park property
Vehicles may not be operated in excess of 10 miles per hour; parking is allowed in designated parking areas. Be cautious of pedestrians in parking lots and be aware of your surroundings. Vehicle repairs or washing is not allowed in regional parks. Vehicles may not be left in the park when the park is closed
Waterways - A person may not contaminate any waterway in or adjacent to Regional Park property
Wildlife cannot be hunted, trapped, captured, released, injured, or interfered with in any way
Revoke or Refusal
SROSRC reserves the right to revoke use privileges, remove participants, keep security deposits, and/or refuse current and future requests for any of the following: