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General Use of Flat Rock Park Boating Facilities
Township-owned boating facilities are provided at Flat Rock Park for use by the general public.  

The Township reserves the right to limit use of the boating facilities if the facility is needed for its own use. 

The boating facilities are available for use by motorized and non-motorized boats, including canoes and kayaks. 

The recreational boating season is year round, but floating docks will only be in the water from approximately mid April to mid November.

Floating docks may be removed when flooding is forecast.

The hours of Flat Rock Park are from Dawn until Dusk. 

Applying for a Trailer Permit
A permit is required to park trailers in Flat Rock Park. 

Permits may be obtained on-line, through the mail or in person from the Department of Parks & Recreation.

There is NO fee for a trailer permit.

A properly completed Trailer Permit Application listing correct names, addresses and telephone numbers and signed Waiver and Acknowledgment agreeing to the Rules and Regulation must be submitted to the Director of Parks & Recreation.  Permits will be issued on the basis of compliance with the requirements of the Township.

Parks & Recreation staff will review applications for completeness. 

Once the application is approved, the applicant will receive a trailer permit sticker.  If registering on-line the permit will be mailed to you within 5 Business days.

Boat owners must display trailer permit sticker on the left-side (driver’s side of the trailer tongue, one foot from the hitch. 

Trailer permits will not expire. 
Lower Merion Township reserves the right to change these terms and conditions, including changes to fees.

Revocation of a Boat Operator’s Permit
A boat operator’s Trailer permit may be revoked, fines levied or a fee for damages charged for the following reasons:

Failure to follow established rules and regulations concerning the use of Township boating facilities.  Failure to follow PA Fish & Boat Commission Boating regulations.

Failure to provide required information on an application or for providing false information.

Failure to follow established Township laws, ordinances, regulations.

Damage caused to Township property.

Abuse of Township personnel.

Terms and Definitions
Flat Rock Park Boating Facilities

These procedures shall apply to the members of the general public seeking use of the boating facilities at Flat Rock Park that are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks & Recreation.

Boat is defined as a small vessel used for travel on the water.

Trailer is defined as a vehicle (that is towed by another vehicle) used to transport boats.

Boating Facilities are defined as the area and facilities in Flat Rock Park, in the vicinity of the boat launch, including, the rigging area, boat launch, floating docks and parking area.

Boat Launch is defined as the concrete ramp leading into the Schuylkill River where boats, including personal watercraft (PWC) can be launched and retrieved from the river.

Dock is defined as either a floating or stationary platform over the water where boats or personal watercraft can temporarily moor.

Fee is defined as the amount of money charged for a trailer permit.

Personal Watercraft (PWC) is defined as vessels less than sixteen (16) feet in length, that use an inboard engine powering a water jet pump as their primary source of propulsion, designed to be operated by a person sitting, kneeling or standing in other than the conventional manner of boat operation. A PWC is considered a boat.

Rigging Area is defined as the area where boaters can temporarily park their vehicle and boat trailer as they prepare their boats for launch or to secure equipment upon retrieving their boats from the water.

Seasonal is defined as the current calendar year.

Additional Forms and Files:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Required Trailer Permit 
16y and up N/A SuMTuWThFSa  TBA $0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
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