21A-1    Definitions.

21A-2    Use of a skateboard park.

21A-3    Signs.

21A-4    Violations.

21A-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(a)    “Skateboard” means a short oblong piece or wood, plastic, fiberglass, aluminum or other material mounted on small wheels fixed to the bottom upon which a person stands or crouches and moves forward by pushing one foot on the ground or by force of gravity, and which is often used to perform stunts.

(b)    “Skateboard park” shall mean any publicly owned or operated facility designed and maintained for the purpose of recreational skateboard use and not for concurrent bicycle use. (Ord. No. 2101, § 1 (part); Ord. No. 2321, § 1 (part), 2018.)

21A-2 Use of a skateboard park.

(a)    No person shall:

(1)    Unless first expressly authorized by a city representative, use a skateboard park, except during the posted hours of operation;

(2)    Use the skating surface of a skateboard park for any use other than for proper use of a skateboard, in-line skates, roller skates, or a nonmotorized wheelchair;

(3)    Ride a nonmotorized bicycle or scooter, except as described in subsection (a)(16) of this section;

(4)    Use the skateboard park unless that person is wearing proper safety equipment including a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads;

(5)    Ride tandem or propel another person on a skateboard or nonmotorized wheelchair;

(6)    Use alcohol or nonprescribed drugs in or within 300 feet of a skateboard park; or be under the influence of alcohol, nonprescribed drugs or any prescribed drug which may impair ability to use a skateboard or other device permitted by this section while at a skateboard park;

(7)    Dispose of debris, waste and trash except in an appropriate receptacle provided by the city;

(8)    Apply graffiti or engage in tagging at a skateboard park;

(9)    Skate, run or stand on or jump from, or otherwise employ any fence, wall, curb or driveway unless within the skating area of a skateboard park;

(10)    Use or be upon a skateboard park while wearing an audio headset;

(11)    Introduce, employ or use any unauthorized equipment, obstacle or apparatus within a skateboard park;

(12)    Play amplified music within a skateboard park;

(13)    Enter or remain in a skateboard park with any food or beverage;

(14)    Use profane or abusive language or act in any discourteous manner;

(15)    Fail to report injuries sustained at the skateboard park. If an injury occurs on the premises, it is the injured party’s obligation to report the incident to city staff; or

(16)    Ride, push or propel a nonmotorized bicycle upon any part of the skateboard park ramps or any area within the skateboard park other than the level concrete perimeter immediately adjacent to the fencing surrounding the skateboard park. Persons riding a bicycle shall wear a bicycle helmet at all times.

(b)    If any person violates one or more of the rules listed in this section, then a city representative may cause that person to be removed and prevented from being on or within 300 feet of a skateboard park. (Ord. No. 2101, § 1 (part); Ord. No. 2321, § 1 (part), 2018.)

21A-3 Signs.

The director of public works shall erect and maintain visible regulatory signs at a skateboard park owned and operated by the city. Such signs shall indicate the hours of operation of the skateboard park, the rules set forth in SPMC 21A-2 and provide notice any person using a skateboard, in-line skates, roller skates, nonmotorized wheelchair or bicycle within the skateboard park facility must wear a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads, and any person failing to do so will be subject to a citation under this chapter. (Ord. No. 2101 § 1 (part); Ord. No. 2321, § 1 (part), 2018.)

21A-4 Violations.

Any person violating any provision of SPMC 21A-2:

(a)    Is guilty of an infraction and subject to a fine in an amount not to exceed $50.00 for a first conviction, and, $75.00 for a second conviction within one year and $150.00 for each additional conviction within one year; and

(b)    Upon conviction of a violation may be temporarily restricted from entering a skateboard park. (Ord. No. 2101, § 1 (part); Ord. No. 2321, § 1 (part), 2018.)