Adrian Wimberly

(Michael DiBerardinis, head of Philadelphia's Department of Parks and Recreation, said the city should increase penalties for illegal ATV use but does not support an ATV-riding park on city land.  Photos from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Council Committee OKs Harsh Penalties For Riding ATVs in City Parklands

“We simply do not have the space in Philadelphia to allow for safe operation of these vehicles and to create a buffer to help prevent community and environmental disruptions,” said parks commissioner Michael Diberardinis.