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SKATEBOARDING – Where is this allowed?

Skateboarding is permitted in two designated areas in the District. Becker Park has a “skate trail” and skate node, and Sommer Park also has a skate node. The Park District skating offerings are focused on “street” style skating at a beginner and intermediate recreational level. Please read the rules before you go, as your safety, and the safety of other park users is paramount to us.

The Becker Park skate node has a prefabricated quarter pipe, bank ramp, pyramid box, and grind rails, all on a concrete surface. Skating is also allowed on the path to the node.

Sommer Park contains a quarter pipe, concrete grind box with different levels, a transition ramp to wall, a grind rail with 4’ drop and a mock stair/ramp with sloped grind surfaces at different heights.

SKATE AREA RULES

  • CAUTION – Inline skating and skateboarding are high-risk recreational activities with inherent risks of serious injury.
  • These areas are intended for skateboards and in-line skate use only. Bikes and scooters are not allowed.
  • These areas are unsupervised. Skate at your own risk.
  • Users must abide by the rules at all times.
  • Have fun, respect others. Share the space. Be respectful of other riders.
  • Helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads are REQUIRED.
  • Falls are likely to occur and can result in sprains, bruises, abrasions, and more serious injuries.
  • Ride within your own ability.
  • No glass containers or alcoholic beverages.
  • Please throw away your trash in the proper receptacles.
  • No personally owned ramps, boxes, or other devices may be used in this facility.
  • Skating is allowed in these parks only where specifically signed.
  • Skaters are responsible for inspecting equipment prior to use to ensure it is safe for skating. Do not use past dusk, or when wet or icy. Do not use equipment if broken. If hazardous conditions are present, contact the Park District immediately at 682-6684, or 682-1200.
  • Swearing, fighting, and bad attitudes will not be tolerated.
  • Failure to follow the above rules may result in the ejection from the area by Park District personnel. Continual abuses of these rules may result in the removal of the skate equipment.