Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ordinance will eliminate skateboards at parks

skateboardUPDATE: After council discussed various opposing options for an hour the ordinance change was tabled until March 17.

Almost immediately following the opening of Elmwood Park and amphitheater skateboarders hit the open cement area and side walls scrapping and chipping the brand new facility. This ordinance will stop that from happening again.

City Council will approve the below ordinance prohibiting skateboarding on sidewalks and parks including the amphitheater plaza. That will also take care of any potential damage at the new Countryside Park.

There was a maximum age of 15 for these rules but the age exemption has been eliminated.

No person shall use any sidewalk, walkway or hardscape within a public park, amphitheater of plaza for roller skating skateboarding, ice skating, sleighing or playing or riding upon any other similar toy or device on wheels or runners, except for those areas specifically designated for such use by signage posted by the City. For the purposes of this subsection hardscape shall be defined as any sidewalk, walkway, bench bleacher, ramp, stage wall, terrace, railing, stairs or staircase located within a public park, amphitheater or plaza.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Community, Politics, Roanoke City Politics

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Comments (2)

E Duane Howard

January 20th, 2014 at 10:16 PM    


You don't agree or support this do you?

Valerie Garner

January 21st, 2014 at 12:15 AM    


I want to hear the city manager's explanation first.

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