The Chesterton Skate Park is now open.
Signage establishing the rules of usage has been completed and posted and
skaters are good to go.
But the Parks and Recreation Department is issuing a warning to skaters:
Respect the property, obey the rules, or face the consequence of the park’s
being closed again.
“If the equipment or the signs are vandalized, we will close the park down
until repairs are made,” Superintendent Bruce Mathias said. “Skaters will be
responsible for the park’s closure if they trash it like they did last
“Use of this extreme sport area involves the risk of serious injury and
death. Any user of this facility acknowledges the risk of injury and death,
and assumes the risk of injury and death while using this facility.
“The Town of Chesterton and its Department of Parks and Recreation is not
responsible for injury or death arising from the use of the extreme sport
area. The extreme sport area should not be used in adverse weather
conditions. The Town of Chesterton and its Department of Parks and
Recreation, which owns and operates this extreme sports area, by law, is not
liable for any loss sustained as a result of a temporary condition of the
extreme sport area that results from weather.”
•Hours of operation, from March through November, 8 a.m. to dusk. But closed
for special events.
•The extreme sport area is closed to spectators and non-participants.
•Helmets and protective equipment are required.
•Skaters and bikers are responsible for checking/observing the equipment for
defects prior to use.
•Damage/defects are to be reported to the Chesterton Park Department.
•Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
•No motorized vehicles are allowed and modifications to equipment such as
wax or other accelerants are not permitted.
•No drugs, alcohol, or smoking are allowed.
•No glass containers.
•No chairs or benches allowed.
•No vendors or scheduled events and/or contests are allowed unless approved
by the Chesterton Park Board.
•Those not following the rules are prohibited from using the facility. Hours
for the Park are Mid to Late March-November; 8 a.m. to Dusk. (Closed for
Emergency contact numbers for 911, the Chesterton Police Department, and the
Chesterton Park Department are also listed prominently.