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Friday, May 27, 2011

Gaithersburg Skate Park Opens for 2011 Season

 After significant improvements, the City of Gaithersburg Skate Park opens for the 2011 season with a special Open House starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011.  Admission that day will be FREE, however, signed waivers are required to skate.  Food and drink will be available for purchase, courtesy of a Slice of Olde Towne. 

The 12,300 square foot park has been newly renovated, with an ultra-smooth surface and improved ramps.  Skating features include an escalator, wall ride, quarters, stairs, mini half-pipe, rails, boxes and more.  The park’s amenities also include an outdoor stereo system, vending area and picnic tables.  Take advantage of money-saving memberships, private and group lessons, park rentals, competitions, skate camps and other special events. 

Regular hours will be weekdays from 3 p.m. to sunset and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to sunset. 

The Skate Park is located at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Summit Hall Farm, 506 South Frederick Avenue, and welcomes skateboarders and in-line skaters during all sessions, and allows BMX bikers every day except Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Safety equipment regulations require helmets, while elbow and knee pads are optional.  However, all safety equipment is highly recommended and in-line skaters must wear wrist guards.  Protective gear is available for rent.

Admission is $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. Money-saving Season Memberships are $35 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. For more information call Maura Dinwiddie at 301-258-6350 x168 or visit the website at

Please note: the Skate Park will be closed in the event of excessive rain, snow or heat.

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