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A Citizen & Visitor’s Guide

Skate Park Rules & Regulations

  • Park is open from 7:00AM until 10:00PM. Winter hours vary based upon weather conditions.
  • Skateboard and inline skaters are invited to skate Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all day; Saturday and Sunday from 11:00AM until 10:00PM. Bikes are invited Tuesday and Thursday all day and Saturday and Sunday 7:00AM until 11:00AM.
  • If no bikes are present during posted times, skaters may use facility. If no skaters are present during posted times, bikes may use facility.
  • Winter hours based on weather conditions.
  • INLINE SKATING, SKATEBOARDING AND BIKING ARE HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES WITH INHERENT RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY. Skate and ride ONLY within your abilities; maintain control of yourself and equipment.
  • THE SKATE PARK AREA IS UNSUPERVISED AND PARTICIPANTS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS ARE VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING AND ENTERING AT THEIR OWN RISK. PARENTS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR CHILDREN.
  • SKATE PARKS ARE PRONE TO FLYING OBJECTS AND BODIES. KNOW YOUR ABILITIES AND SKATE OR BIKE WITHIN THEM. NEITHER THE CITY OF MICHIGAN CITY NOR ITS PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES.
  • ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
  • THE SKATE PARK SURFACE IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WHEN WET. DO NOT USE SKATE PARK IF WET OR IF ICE IS PRESENT.
  • WARNING: AREA PROTECTED BY CLOSED CIRCUIT TV

Skate Park Rules

  1. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911. Michigan City Police Non-Emergency number is 874-3221.
  2. All skateboarders, inline skaters, and bikers are strongly encouraged and advised to wear proper helmets, kneepads and elbow pads (ANSI or Snell approved).
  3. Skaters & Bikers are responsible for inspecting equipment and surface prior to use to be sure that it has not been vandalized and is safe for skating and biking. Contact the Park Department at 873-1506 if equipment or surface is damaged.
  4. Children age 10 and under must be accompanied and supervised by a competent parent or adult.
  5. Please be courteous of other skaters and bikers.
  6. Spectators must remain outside of fenced area and be cautious of flying objects. (Adult parents/supervisors of children 10 and under must be cautious and enter the facility at own risk.)
  7. Only non-motorized skateboards, inline skates and non-motorized bikes may be used at the skate park. All equipment must be in good condition and free of dirt. No personally owned ramps, rails, boxes or other such devices may be brought into the facility.
  8. Modifications to the facility and the use of wax or accelerants are prohibited.
  9. No “snaking” – wait your turn. No skating against traffic on ramps or pipes.
  10. NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ALLOWED. Offensive language, rowdy behavior and/or reckless behavior will not be tolerated. Shirts and shoes should be worn at all times.
  11. Graffiti and destruction of public property is prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted. 
  12. NO GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED. Food, drinks AND SMOKING are prohibited in the skate park area and allowed only in the designated areas. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PARK CLEAN!
  13. No pets of any kind allowed in the park anywhere.
  14. Any scheduled event or contest must be approved by M.C. Parks Department.
  15. Violation of these rules may result in suspension, expulsion or criminal prosecution.
  16. Neither the City of Michigan City nor the Department of Parks & Recreation are responsible for loss, theft or destruction of any personal property and, along with the M.C. Police Department, reserves the right to close the skate park at any time for any reason.
  17. Parking in designated areas only.