Chapter 56.28
ROLLERSKATES AND SKATEBOARDS

Sections:

56.28.010    Prohibition – Locations.

56.28.020    Prohibition – Specified areas.

56.28.030    Prohibition – Violation.

56.28.040    Ramps prohibited.

56.28.045    Use of public skateboard facility.

56.28.050    Seizure of evidence.

56.28.010 Prohibition Locations.

It shall be unlawful for any person to be upon, ride or use any skateboard, rollerskates, or other similarly wheeled devices:

A. Upon any public sidewalk or bikepath which is within any designated business district;

B. Upon any public sidewalk or bikepath which is adjacent to any commercial building or business, public library, fire station, police station, senior citizens center, hospital, school auditorium, school office, school passenger loading zone or school bus loading zone;

C. Upon any public or private parking lot, parking facility, sidewalk, walkway, path, ramp, bridge, plaza, mall, quadrangle, or patio when signs prohibiting such activity are displayed;

D. Upon any public property when signs prohibiting such activity are displayed;

E. Upon any public property, to include without limitations sidewalks and bikepaths, during the hours of darkness. (Ord. 2064 § 2, 2016; Ord. 1760; Ord. 1461; Ord. 1441)

56.28.020 Prohibition Specified areas.

In addition to the general regulations imposed by this chapter, the City Council may adopt a resolution regulating the use of rollerskates and skateboards in specified areas upon the placement of appropriate signs.

56.28.030 Prohibition Violation.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person who is upon, riding or using any skateboard, rollerskates or other similarly wheeled device while on a sidewalk or within a crosswalk to fail to yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians within or approaching the area.

B. It shall be unlawful for any person who is upon, riding or using any skateboard, rollerskates or other similarly wheeled device while upon a public street or alley to interfere with the movement of vehicles thereon.

C. A person upon, riding, or using a skateboard, roller skates or similarly wheeled device on a roadway or street must obey all Vehicle Code laws applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application. (Ord. 2064 § 3, 2016)

56.28.040 Ramps prohibited.

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to use, construct or place upon any public property a ramp, jump, platform or similar device intended for use by a person upon a skateboard, rollerskates or other similarly wheeled devices.

B. The costs incurred by the City in removing a device placed contrary to this section shall be a charge imposed upon and payable by the individual violating this section. If the individual violating this section is a minor, then the charge shall be imposed against the individual’s custodial parent, parents or guardians.

56.28.045 Use of public skateboard facility.

A. No person shall use, remain in or enter any City operated skateboard facility during all closed hours specified in park regulations. A notice indicating time or period when the skateboard facility is closed shall be posted at the skateboard facility.

B. No person shall ride a skateboard, use in-line skates, or ride a nonmotorized scooter in the skateboard facilities except while wearing a commercially manufactured helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.

C. No person shall use any City-operated skateboard facility for any purpose other than skateboarding, in-line skating, or scootering; use of motorized vehicles, bicycles, or other similar devices is specifically prohibited in any City-operated skateboard facility.

D. No person shall skate in the parking lot, sidewalks, curbs, or entrance areas near the skateboard facility.

E. For purposes of this section, the term “skateboard facility” shall mean the fence and the entire fenced area surrounding and including the skateboard bowls and street plaza area and the land adjacent to the skateboard bowls and street plaza area.

F. This section does not apply to any duly authorized City employee while performing duties of their job.

G. Any person who violates this section is guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in CMC 1.08.050. Each violation constitutes a separate offense and may be separately punished. (Ord. 2078 § 1, 2018; Ord. 1926)

56.28.050 Seizure of evidence.

In accordance with applicable rules and regulations, police officers are authorized to seize as evidence any item used in the commission of a violation of any provision of this chapter. Seized items shall be removed and stored in accordance with law. (Ord. 1741; Ord. 1703; Ord. 1461; Ord. 1441)