Breaking News: Needles, CA: Needles City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance amendment designating new hours of operation and rules at the Needles Skate Park.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: City of Needles (Information and Agenda Packet)

Needles, California: Members of the Needles City Council has voted unanimously to approve an ordinance amendment designating new hours of operation and rules at the Needles Skate Park.

 

The vote decision occurred during their regular meeting of the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority held on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 inside the Needles City Council Chambers which video of the discussion and decision can be viewed only at ZachNews on Facebook.

According to the agenda item documents from the City of Needles, “it shall be unlawful to enter or remain on the premises between the hours 10:00 P.M. of one day and 5:00 A.M. of the following day, or by special permit.”

This means that skateboarding is allowed at the Needles Skate Park during the hours from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (PT), but from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (PT) the skateboarding area is closed and will be unlawful to enter or remain on the premise of the Needles Skate Park during closing hours.

In addition to the new hours of operation, new rules are being added for anybody using the Needles Skate Park.

According to the agenda item documents from the City of Needles, “No person shall cause or initiate any acts of violence or hazing to another person inside or around the designated skateboard park area; Only skateboards and in-line skates shall be allowed in the designated skateboard park area; No person shall use the designated skateboard park area unless they wear proper safety equipment including a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads; No person shall consume food or drink in the designated skateboard park area; No person shall use alcohol or drugs in the designated skateboard park area; All persons using the designated skateboard park area must place trash in cans provided by the City or such persons shall be removed from the designated skateboard park area; No person shall cause graffiti or tagging in or around the designated skateboard park area; and No person shall skate on the curbs, planters, benches, steps, railing, and driveways of city-owned areas.”

*** More Information: View and Download Agenda Packet: ***

CC-06-051022-Skate Park Ordinance Amended

There was a change made to the rule; Needles City Manager requested to have removed “No person shall skate or skateboard when the designated skateboard park area is wet” from the rules, which members of the Needles City Council agreed and removed that section from the rules before unanimously voting approving the agenda item.

The unanimous vote of approval action by members of the Needles City Council regarding an ordinance amendment designating new hours of operation and rules at the Needles Skate Park will go into affect 30 days from today.

For more information, please contact Dale Jones, City Clerk at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113.

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