Chapter 8.28   SKATE PARK REGULATIONS

Sections:


8.28.010   Purpose and policy declaration.

It is the intent of this chapter to place the obligation for compliance with its requirements upon any person falling within its scope, and nothing in this chapter is intended to impose any duty upon the city of Black Diamond, or its officers or employees, for whom the implementation or enforcement of this chapter shall be discretionary and not mandatory. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to create or to form the basis for liability on the part of the city of Black Diamond, or its officers, employees, or agents, for any injury or damage resulting from the failure of any person subject to this chapter to comply with this chapter, or by reason or in consequence of any act or omission in connection with the implementation or enforcement of this chapter on the part of the city of Black Diamond by its officers, employees, or agents.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.020   Definitions.

"Approved helmet" means a head covering designed for safety that meets or exceeds bicycle helmet safety standards adopted by Standard Z-90.4 set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), or the Snell Foundation which are adopted by reference as if fully set forth herein.

"In-line skates," "motorized foot scooters," "roller skates," and "skateboards" shall have the meanings set forth in BDMC 10.32.010 as amended.

"Skate park" means the city of Black Diamond skate park facility located on the fifty-two foot by one hundred foot concrete slab at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Park Street with a physical address of 25241 Park Street, Black Diamond, Washington.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.030   Hours of use.

The skate park shall be open daily from nine a.m. to dusk. Unless authorized by the city council, no person shall go upon or remain in the skate park outside of the posted hours.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.040   Spectators, bicycles and motorized vehicles prohibited in skate park.

The skate park is designed for use by skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, and nonmotorized foot scooters only. No spectators, bicycles, cross-skates, motorized foot scooters or other vehicles are allowed on the skate park.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.050   Helmets required.

A.

Any person using the skate park shall wear an approved helmet and shall have either the neck or chin strap of the helmet fastened securely while the skateboard, in-line skates, roller skates, or nonmotorized foot scooter is in motion.

B.

No person shall transport another person on or in tow of a skateboard, in-line skates, roller skates, or nonmotorized foot scooter in the skate park unless the passenger is wearing a helmet that meets the requirements of this chapter.

C.

A parent or guardian is responsible for requiring that a child under the age of eighteen years wears an approved helmet while skateboarding, in-line skating, roller skating, riding a nonmotorized foot scooters or riding as a passenger on such device in the skate park, and has the neck or chin strap of the helmet fastened securely.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.060   Tobacco prohibited in skate park.

No person shall possess or consume tobacco products in the skate park.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.070   Disposal of garbage.

No person shall dump or dispose of any litter or garbage in the skate park except in receptacles which are provided therefore. No glass, food or beverages are allowed on the skate park.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.080   Disturbance of peace.

A.

No person shall engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting or indecent language, or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to a breach of the public peace in the skate park.

B.

No person shall cause, make or allow to be made from audio or similar equipment under such person's control loud music or loud noise in the skate park, so as to be audible greater than one hundred feet from the source.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)

8.28.090   Violation—Penalty.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a civil infraction, and conviction thereof shall be punished by imposition of a monetary penalty of not more than seventy-five dollars, exclusive of statutory assessments. Community service hours may be imposed in addition to or in lieu of monetary penalties. In addition, the device ridden or operated at the time of the violation shall be subject to impoundment for a period of five days. The impound fee set forth in the city's fee resolution shall be paid prior to the release of the device ridden or operated.

(Ord. 831 § 1 (part), 2007)