Skateboards, scooters, bicycles and skates provide fun ways for children or teenagers to get the 60 minutes of physical activity that they need each day. The designated place for such sports in Hannibal is Huckleberry Park and the Ramp Park is opening for the season Sunday, March 1.
The Ramp Park will be open noon to dark weekends in March, weather permitting.
The park is for roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles and scooters. The cost is $2 on weekdays and $3 on weekends. An annual pass costs $35.
Users are required to wear helmets and have a signed waiver and release of liability on file. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.
Starting April 1, the Ramp Park will be open after school on weekdays as well, 4 p.m. to dark.
The Ramp Park opened in 2005. The facility features below grade concrete bowls with 6 feet drop-ins, banks, spines, rollers, a hubba ledge, grind block, extensions and a hand rail. Hannibal Parks & Recreation supervisor Mary Lynne Richards said the Ramp Park is a vital facility in the Hannibal parks system. “The Ramp Park provides a place for physical activity for kids who may not be interested in traditional team sports. It provides a safe and challenging place for athletes of all levels to develop their skills.”