There are three skateparks in Gainesville.
|Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside)||Possum Creek||Northeast Complex|
|1001 NW 34th Street||4009 NW 53rd Avenue||1100 NE 14th Street|
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Construction Notice: The Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Half-pipe has been removed; other ramp elements are still available for use. Please consider using Possum Creek Skate Park located on 4009 NW 53rd Avenue, or the Skate Park at Northeast Complex, 1100 NE 14th Street, right next door to the Northeast Pool.
- Recommended Safety Equipment: The City of Gainesville strongly urges all skaters, boarders, bikes and other participants to wear the following for their protection and to minimize injury: protective helmets, elbow pads, wrist pads and knee pads. All parents should require their children to wear protective equipment when using this skate park. Failure to wear protective euipment can and will expose users to bone fractures, concussions and other serious injuries up to and including death as a result of falling or collisions with others.
- Facility Recommendations and Guidelines: 1) Know your skill level and ability 2) Share equipment with other users when possible 3) Be patient and wait for your turn on the equipment 4) Be courteous to others 5) Brush any dirt off bike tires before using shared facilities 6) No cursing, yelling, fighting or obnoxious behavior 7) Protect this site from vandalism and graffiti and 8) Please place all litter in trash receptacles.
- Parents and Patrons: This skate park is for skate boarders, in-line skaters and BMX riders only! This is not a playground, no playing or sliding on any ramps.
- Warning: Use these facilities at your own risk. The skate park facilities are unsupervised and users assume all risks inherent with the use of them. Use of the facilities may result in serious injury or death. The City of Gainesville is not liable for any accident or injury to persons on the property resulting from the use of the skate facilities.
- Caution: The skate parks are all designed differently, therefore offering a variety of challenge levels for recreational purposes and to help develop skills. It is not possible to design and build a skate/bike facility without hard surfaces. The same hard surfaces that challenge the user also pose a significant risk of injury or death if the user falls.
- Participants under the age of 17: You must have a signed parental consent form on file with the City of Gainesville’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs before you can use this skate park (per F.S. 316.0085 (5)(C). Participants with signed parental consent forms on file will be issued an identification card that verifies compliance with this requirement. Users of this facility under the age of 17 must have this identification card with them at all times while using this facility. Failure to produce the card when asked will result in your being asked to leave the skate park. Consent forms and identification cards are available at the Administrative Office, located at 302 NE 6th Avenue. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00AM until 6:00PM, CLOSED on Fridays, Weekends and Holidays. You may pre-register ONLINE and pick up your Idenitifcation Card at our Administrative Office.
Skate Park Hours ~ DAWN UNTIL DUSK
Gainesville Skate Park Address:
SKATE PARK SPRING/SUMMER HOURS
9 AM TO 9 PM (Weather Permitting)
Gainesville Skate Park Hours
Skate park hours: listed above
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Skateboarding, in-line skating, and BMX freestyle biking are “High Risk Activities”. Wear a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards at all times. (Know your ability and skate or ride accordingly.)
2. The skate park is a skate or ride at your own risk non-supervised facility designed for skateboarding (34″ maximum length), in-line skating (4-wheel maximum per skate), and BMX freestyle biking only.
3. The skate park hours will be posted at the entry. The Gainesville City “No Trespassing” ordinance will be enforced when the park is closed.
4. Motorized vehicles, scooters, or other wheeled devices are not allowed within the skate park.
5. Inspect the surfaces before you ride them. Remove all trash, debris, and objects that may prevent a smooth safe ride. Report any damage of skate park surfaces to the Gainesville City Parks and Recreation Department
6. No skating or riding when wet, raining, snowing or during skate park maintenance periods.
7. Graffiti in the skate park is illegal and will not be tolerated. Keep the park surfaces clean as graffiti and abuse will close the park for paint removal and repairs.
8. This park has been designed for beginner to intermediate skill levels. Be courteous to others using the facility and other park patrons. Parental supervision is strongly recommended.
9. Profanity, reckless and boisterous behavior is prohibited.
10. No competitive or demonstration events or amplified music are allowed without prior written approval from the Gainesville City Parks and Recreation Department.
11. Smoking, illegal drug use and consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.
12. Public restrooms and telephones are located at the scorekeepers building (seasonally).
13. Violations of any of these rules or regulations may result in closing of the skate park facility,and/or violators may be ejected and banned from the facility.
A concrete park of decent size.. good for beginners and experts alike..
Go Skate does not oversee this park. Skate at your own personal liability. Wear proper head, elbow, elbow, and wrist protection at all times. Go Skate will not be liable for injury at these parks. For more questions above detailed guidelines at this park, call the town recreation department staff.
Go Skate offers skateboard lessons at Gainesville Skatepark. If you are getting hurt a lot then you may want to consider taking a lesson with Go Skate, The Nation’s Elite Skateboard Lesson Service. Gainesville Skate Lessons
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