Columbia Skate Park Rules and Regulations

This area has been designed to provide skaters with a moderate challenge for recreation purposes and to help develop their skills. It is not possible to design and build a skate or skateboard facility without hard surfaces. The same hard surfaces that challenge the skater pose significant risk of injury if the skater falls.

Warning!

This facility is unsupervised. Users assume all risks inherent in the use of this facility. Use may result in serious injury.

Safety Helmets

Effective May 10, 2003, persons 15 years of age and under must wear a skate or bicycle helmet while using the Columbia Skate Park as required by the City Ordinance Section 16-238.

City of Columbia – Code of Ordinances

Sec. 16-238. Use of Protective Helmets.

  1. No person fifteen (15) years of age or younger shall wear, ride or use any roller skates, inline skates, roller blades, skateboards, or scooter, as these things are commonly defined, within the city limits without properly wearing an approved skate or bicycle helmet securely fastened by chin or neck strap.

  2. An approved skate or bicycle helmet is headgear which meets or exceeds the impact standard for protective helmets set by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission federal safety standards.

  3. No parent, custodian, or legal guardian of a person fifteen (15) years of age or younger shall allow that person to wear, ride or use any roller skates, in-line skates, roller blades, skateboards, scooter or tricycle within the city limits as set out in this ordinance without wearing an approved skate or bicycle helmet. This is an offense of absolute liability.

  4. Violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a fine of not less than $5.00 nor more than $25.00.

Other Safety Equipment

In addition to the required safety helmets, we strongly urge all skaters and skateboarders to wear:

  • Elbow pads
  • Knee pads
  • Wrist pads

All parents should require their children to wear this protective equipment while using this facility. Failure to wear protective equipment will expose users to bone fractures, concussion and other serious injury upon falling or collision with other users.

Rules

  • No glass containers, food, or beverage allowed on the skating surface. Spills jeopardize the skaters.
  • No other items such as benches, tables, wood materials, or other objects used as ramps or jumps are allowed in the skate park facility.
  • No pets are allowed in skate park area.
  • No skating against traffic on ramps or pipes.
  • Do not proceed down a ramp until clear of other skaters.
  • Hours of permitted use are from 7:00 am to sundown. It shall be unlawful for any other person to enter or remain on the premises outside the hours posted. (Section 17-131)
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and or drugs are prohibited.
  • No bicycle or scooter usage in skate park area. (See Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding bikes/scooters.)

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to:

  • Close the facility for any circumstances deemed necessary. (Section 17-132)
  • Restrict entry to the facility and to ask persons to leave the facility if any of the rules are not followed, or if unsafe behavior is observed. (Section 17-42)

Please remember:

Skate with safety in mind and remember weather conditions may create unsafe surfaces for skating.

Maintaining the facility

Please report maintenance concerns to the Parks Services Division: (573) 874-7201. Messages may be left 24 hours per day.

Serious injuries

In case of serious injury or other emergency, call 911, no coins required. The facility is located in the Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area. 1615 Business Loop 70 West. The phone is located at the adjacent park shelter.

Roller Hockey Rink Rules and Regulations

This area has been designed to provide hockey players with a rink for recreation purposes. It is not possible to design an outdoor rink without hard surfaces. The same hard surfaces required for play pose significant risk of injury if the player falls.

Warning!

This facility is unsupervised. Users assume all risks inherent in the use of this facility. Use may result in serious injury.

Safety Equipment

We strongly urge all players to wear:

  • Protective helmets
  • Elbow pads
  • Knee pads
  • Wrist pads

All parents should require their children to wear this protective equipment while using this facility. Failure to wear protective equipment will expose users to bone fractures, concussion, and other serious injury upon falling or collision with other users.

Rules

  • League play takes precedence over pick up games.
  • No glass containers, food, or beverage allowed on the skating surface. Spills jeopardize the players.
  • No pets are allowed in the roller hockey rink area.
  • Hours of permitted use are 7:00 am to sundown. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or remain on the premises outside the hours posted. (Section 17-131)
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are prohibited in the park.
  • No bicycle usage in skate park area.

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to:

  • Close the facility for any circumstance deemed necessary. (Section 17-132)
  • Restrict entry to the facility and to ask persons to leave the facility if any of the rules are not followed, or if unsafe behavior is observed. (Section 17-42)

Maintaining the facility

Please report maintenance concerns to the Parks Services Division (573) 874-7201. Messages may be left 24 hours a day.

Serious injuries

In case of serious injury or other emergency, call 911, no coins required. The skate park is located in Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area. 1615 Business Loop 70 West. The phone is located at the adjacent park shelter.

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