WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Faced with several problems at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area, the Washington Township Supervisors are considering installing an entrance gate to close off access between dusk and dawn.
The supervisors recently received a note from a police officer who said he has had trouble getting people to leave the park at dusk. The municipal police go the facility to close the gate every evening.
Early estimates are that the new system, with two 12-foot wooden arms, would cost about $8,000. People could exit the park but not enter after a designated time.
"It's the least expensive way to go for an automatic gate system," Supervisor John Gorman said.
Neighbors of Pine Hill have attended supervisors meetings in recent months and complained about activity at the Mentzer Gap Road park after posted hours.