Chapter 12.54


12.54.010    Definitions.

12.54.020    Prohibitions.

12.54.030    Required signage.

12.54.040    Penalties.

12.54.050    Skateboard park closure.

12.54.010 Definitions.

A. “Skateboard park” is a public facility designed specifically for use by persons riding skateboards or skates and which is designated a “skateboard park” by the director of public works.

B. “Skates” are devices worn on the feet to enable the wearer to roll along on wheels, and include roller skates, in-line skates, and other similar devices. (Ord. 997 § 1 (part), 2014)

12.54.020 Prohibitions.

No person in a skateboard park shall:

A. Ride or be in possession of a skateboard or skates in a skateboard park without wearing a properly fitted and fastened helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads at all times;

B. If under the age of ten, enter or use the skateboard park unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian;

C. Ride, operate, or utilize any device other than a skateboard or skates;

D. Use, consume, or possess food, beverages, glass bottles, or any breakable items in the skateboard park;

E. Place or utilize additional obstacles, objects or other materials in the skateboard park;

F. Engage in reckless behavior or any other activity that could endanger the safety of persons using the skateboard park or present in the skateboard park. (Ord. 997 § 1 (part), 2014)

12.54.030 Required signage.

The director of public works shall erect and maintain visible signs at all skateboard parks which shall afford notice that any person failing to abide by the following conditions will be subject to citation under Title 4:

A. Any person in the facility riding or possessing a skateboard or skates must wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads at all times.

B. Any person under the age of ten shall be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. (Ord. 997 § 1 (part), 2014)

12.54.040 Penalties.

A. Failure to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall be punishable in accordance with Title 4, except as provided in subsection B of this section.

B. Any person convicted of an infraction under the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by fine only as follows: (1) upon a first conviction, by a fine of not exceeding thirty dollars; (2) for a second conviction within a period of one year, by a fine of not exceeding fifty dollars; (3) for each additional violation of the same section of this chapter within a period of one year, by a fine not exceeding seventy-five dollars. (Ord. 997 § 1 (part), 2014)

12.54.050 Skateboard park closure.

In the event of an incident of vandalism or graffiti to the skateboard park, the city council, the public works director, the city manager or the chief of police, or their authorized representatives, shall have the discretion to immediately close the skateboard park for up to seventy-two hours. The closure and the reason for such closure shall be posted at the entrance of the park. (Ord. 997 § 1 (part), 2014)