Starting March 2, the Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park will be not be staffed and will be a skate-at-your-own-risk facility.
The Ramp Park will be open 8 a.m. to dusk every day for roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles and scooters. No motorized equipment will be allowed.
Andy Dorian said the city’s insurance policy now allows skate parks to be unattended as long as signage explains the rules.
Mary Lynne Richards, recreation supervisor in charge of the Ramp Park, said the park staff has only received enthusiastic response from the news.
The Ramp Park opened in 2005 and features below grade concrete bowls with 6 feet drop-ins, banks, spines, rollers, a hubba ledge, grind block, extensions and a hand rail.
No one is allowed in the Ramp Park during inclement weather. Parks & Recreation officials strongly recommend that patrons wear personal protective equipment such as helmet and knee pads.