Manchester, Connecticut

Skatepark


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MANCHESTER SKATE PARK
Located at Robertson Park

Skate Park Hours of Operations
Daily, 10:00 a.m. - Dark
April through November

Rules & Regulations

 
  • This skate park is UNSUPERVISED. Use of this facility is at your own risk.
  • Users are required to wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads and proper footwear.
  • Only skateboards, in-line skaters, roller skaters and bicycles are allowed.
  • Unsafe and reckless behavior is not allowed. Horseplay, fighting and profanity are not allowed.
  • The skate park is available on a first come, first served basis. If the park becomes too crowded for safe use, please take turns. Observe other's right of way.
  • Do not use ramps, obstacles or areas that are beyond your ability level. Users must be in control at all times.
  • Use of alcohol is not permitted on Town property. Smoking is prohibited in the skate park.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the skate park. Glass containers are not allowed.
  • Please help us keep the skate park clean. Put trash in proper receptacles.
  • Animals and pets are not allowed in the skate park.
  • Spectators are not allowed in the skate park.
  • Do no use the skate park if hazardous/unsafe conditions exist. Report any such conditions to the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-647-3084.
  • The Skate park is open from April through November. The skate park will not be open during inclement weather.

Call 911 incase of emergency. This skate park is located in Robertson Park on North Main Street across from the Community Y Recreation Center.

The park is 14,400 square feet and consists of precast concrete structures. The park hosts two separate skating areas for beginners and advanced skaters.


HISTORY
On Friday July 20th, 2001 opening ceremonies were held for the new Manchester Skate Park, located on North Main Street. From changes in liability statutes to funding and land acquisition, the proposal and development of this new skate park had to overcome many obstacles. However, after receiving numerous letters from town residents pleading the need for a new skate park, the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department lent its resources, support and addressed these concerns. A public hearing discussed the advantages and disadvantages of developing a park of this type. More than one hundred residents showed up for that hearing. Research had to be done regarding location, design, equipment, safety regulations, and liability. In September of 1999 the committee, along with the endorsement of the Parks and Recreation Commission, presented their plan to the Manchester Board of Directors. Subsequently, the Board of Directors put the proposal out to referendum and in November of 1999, Manchester residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new skate park.