Ocean City Establishes Skateboard Park Rules

first_imgIn addition to the bowl and snake run, the park will feature a variety of quarter pipes, ramps, tables and rails.The following protective equipment is required to be used while skating: helmet, elbow pads, knee pads. Use of alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited. Skate Park will be closed during inclement weather and/or when equipment is damaged or wet or for routine maintenance. Use of personally owned ramps, boxes, rails or other similar items is prohibited. The proposed skateboard park on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue includes a snake run and a bowl. A section of the bowl allows skaters to “transition” into the snake run. These features are on the West Avenue side of the proposed park.City Council voted Thursday to set rules for the skateboard park under construction on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue and to designate it as an “unsupervised facility.”Council passed the resolution in a 6-0 vote with Councilman Pete Guinosso abstaining, because he is a co-president of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, which runs the charitable Clothes Closet next to the park.The rules are:Skate Park will be open daily from 9:00 am to dusk (weather permitting). Skating is prohibited on the adjacent parking lots, sidewalks and streets. No amplified sound is permitted except by permit. Skate Park is for skating. Bikes and scooters are prohibited. Proper behavior is required at all times. Abusive, profane language or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. Parental supervision for inexperienced skaters and those less than 12 years of age 1s strongly recommended. Unsafe conditions should be reported to the City of Ocean City, Department of Community Services. No food or glass containers are permitted in the skate park. Rules violations will result in suspension of skating privileges.In a memo to council, Mayor’s Assistant Mike Dattilo said “guidelines for skate parks require the governing body to determine by resolution if the facility will be supervised or unsupervised.”“In this regard, ‘supervised’ means there is an attendant during all open hours actively monitoring the use of the park. ‘Unsupervised’ does not mean that the park will be completely unmonitored,” Dattilo said. “To the contrary, the park and its users will be checked frequently by members of the Police Department, Community Services Department and others.”The park remains on schedule to be complete in sometime in August. Read more: Skate Park Progresses With Spray and Concrete.__________Sign up for free e-mail updates from OCNJ Daily.last_img read more