City changes skatepark regulations
The City Council on Tuesday tentatively approved new regulations governing the use of skateparks in San Diego in an effort to improve public safety.
Under the new rules – approved unanimously with no discussion on first reading – children 11 or younger would have to be accompanied by an adult.
Bicycles, scooters and motorized vehicles would be banned and skateboarders would be prohibited from bringing ramps or other equipment into skate parks to perform tricks or stunts.
Skaters would have to wear helmets and elbow and knee pads.
If approved on second reading, the regulations would take effect 30 days later.
In December, the city eliminated on-site supervision at skateparks in San Diego and stopped charging entrance fees to close a mid-year spending shortfall. Funding for maintenance staff was preserved.
The city has five skate parks, in Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, Stockton, Ocean Beach and Paradise Hills.
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