Unsupervised Minors Prohibited From Rockin' on the River Past 8 p.m.
Mayor Don Robart has the option to suspend the curfew ordinance for special events, but has opted to keep it in place during this year's summer concert series.
The area between Oakwood Avenue and Broad Boulevard, along the Riverfront Mall and boardwalk, will remain a restricted area where unsupervised children – 17 and under -- will not be permitted between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Parents or guardians of juveniles cited for violating the curfew could face a fine of $50. Those who violate the ordinance will be detained at the Falls police station and could be transferred to juvenile detention centers if they’re not picked up by parents within three hours of being arrested.
The measure was approved last spring after officers saw an increase in the number of unattended minors and violent incidents, from the amphitheater, which hosts Rockin' on the River concerts, to the fountain near the entrance to Hibachi Japan.