No Ball, No Smoking, No Bikes: Know Rittenhouse Square’s Rules

As February warms up to spring like temperatures, make sure you know Philadelphia Parks & Rec's rules if you plan to lounge in Rittenhouse Square. The rules include obvious ones like no cars or camping but also less known rules like no ball playing. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

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Rittenhouse Square Park packs up on warm days but many people using the park may not know the many rules that employees of the park, or police, could nab them on.
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Bikes aren't allowed in the park and the Friends of Rittenhouse ask that no bikes be chained to the fence surrounding the grounds. Bike racks and brackets are available on the park perimeter.
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Skateboarding, along with inline skating and scooters, are not permitted in the park.
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A cab burst through the park earlier this winter. There are no motorized vehicles of any kind allowed, according to Friends of Rittenhouse Square
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You and Fido can't play Frisbee in the park.
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Keep the football at home, there is no ball playing of any type allowed in the park.
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No vendors or soliciting is permitted in the park.
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There are many bars right around the park, but there are no alcoholic beverages allowed in the park.
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If you're feeling like lounging in a hammock, you'll have to head to Spruce Harbor Park. There are no attachments onto trees or shrubs in Rittenhouse Sqaure.
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There is no feeding of animals allowed.
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Although the warm weather will want to make you stay, no camping in the park is permitted.
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Dog's are to be kept on a leash at all times, and not be more than 6 feet away.
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Friends of Rittenhouse Square are asking dog owners to be responsible and pick up after their pet.
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There is no smoking -- of any kind -- allowed in the park.
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There is no public feeding allowed in the park.
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Keep it clean -- the park asks visitors not to litter.
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Anyone wanting to play "amplified music" or make a presentation in the park will need a permit from the city.
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Keep it intact -- there is no removing of wildlife, plants, stones, or other park property.
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