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Silverthorne Skate Park wants to remind users about rules

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

The Silverthorne Skate Park is located on the north end of Rainbow Park and is open to the public for free use. The Town of Silverthorne welcomes skateboarders and in-line skaters to challenge themselves to jumps, rails and bowls.

This 11,300-square-foot park was created and designed by local skateboarders in 1999. Due to the risk of injury with this type of activity, the Town of Silverthorne is mandated by its insurance carrier to require all users be equipped with helmets. It is recommended users also bring elbow and knee pads. Helmets may be rented free of charge at the adjacent Silverthorne Recreation Center front desk by trading identification or filling out a contact card. In the past, numerous serious injuries have been prevented by the use of protective gear.

In order to keep this skate area free of charge, the Silverthorne Police are required to enforce all skate park laws including requiring helmet usage of all participants, removal of unauthorized bicycles within the fenced area and restricting any other potential hazardous activities. Bicycles are not allowed in the skating area as they can damage the complex concrete of the bowl and collide with other users. Use of abusive, threatening or obscene language is prohibited. Violators will be removed from the park and may incur a $50 fine or have to appear in Silverthorne Municipal Court. The Silverthorne Police Department just wants to ensure all users are safe at all times.

The Silverthorne Skate Park is a privilege to those who care for it. Our thanks go out to those volunteer enthusiasts who are often responsible for the maintenance of this skate bowl by performing early snow removal, continuous sweeping and concrete maintenance. We welcome users to enjoy this amenity and ask everyone to please help us to preserve it!


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