BREAKING NEWS



The Chillicothe Skate Park officially opened to skating enthusiasts around noon today.


The Chillicothe Skate Park officially opened to skating enthusiasts around noon today.

About 20 to 30 youth with skateboards in tow were ready to try out the new skate park, according to Kevin Yates of the Chillicothe Park District.

The park district is leasing a section of land from Chillicothe Bible Church near the corner of Moffitt and Sixth streets for the next 10 years at a cost of $20 per year for the skate park.

A grand opening is planned for July 10.

The park is fenced and skateboarders are expected to follow the posted rules, which are as follows:

Park hours: 8 a.m.-sunset Monday through Saturday; noon-sunset Sunday

This is an unsupervised park. It is recommended that youth, 10 years of age and under, are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Non-motorized skateboards, in-line skates and bicycles are permitted in this facility.

Skateboarding is a high-risk activity that can result in injury. The use of protective gear is strongly recommended.

Skate park use during inclement weather is not recommended due to increased risk of injury.

The Chillicothe Park District or Chillicothe Bible Church does not assume any liability for injury to participants or spectators involved in activities connected with skate-park use.

Profanity, bullying, recklessness or loud boisterous behavior is prohibited.

Personal music devices are not permitted within the park without the use of headphones.

Unsolicited markings may not be added to any surfaces or components within the park.

Trespassing or skating when the facility is closed is not permitted.

The Chillicothe Skate Park is a tobacco-, alcohol- and drug-free area.

Any infractions of these regulations may result in closure of the skate park.

This is your park. Please do not allow anyone to cause problems, which may place major restrictions on this facility.