Ramp Park to become skate-at-your-own-risk facility starting Saturday

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Beginning March 2, the Ramp Park in Huckleberry Park will become a skate-at-your-own-risk facility. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Parks and Recreation

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Ramp Park at Huckleberry Park will be not be staffed and will be a skate-at-your-own-risk facility beginning Saturday, March 2.

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. No one is allowed in the Ramp Park during inclement weather. Parks and Recreation officials strongly recommend that patrons wear personal protective equipment such as a helmet and knee pads.

Andy Dorian, director of Central Services, 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 responses 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.

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