The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gaithersburg Skate Park Opens for 2012 Season, Hours Extended During Spring Break

The Cityof Gaithersburg Skate Park opens for the 2012 season at noon on Friday, March30, 2012.

Regular hours will be weekdays from 3 p.m. to sunset andSaturdays and Sundays from noon to sunset. Special extended hours will be inplace during Spring Break, March 30 through April 9, when the park will opendaily at noon.

The Skate Park is located behind the ActivityCenter at Bohrer Park,510 South Frederick Avenue,and welcomes skateboarders and in-line skaters during all sessions. BMX bikesare also permitted every day except Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

The 12,300 square foot resurfaced park contains a varietyof obstacles including an A-frame ramp and rail, mini-half pipe, 7-6'escalator, stairs, pyramid wedge, fun boxes, wall ride, and several quartersand banks of varying heights. The park’s amenities also include anoutdoor stereo system, vending area and picnic tables. Take advantage ofmoney-saving memberships, lessons, birthday party rentals, skate camps, andother special events.

Daily admission is $3 for residents and $5 fornonresidents. Money-saving Season Memberships are $35 for residents and $50 fornonresidents. Signed liability waivers are required for individuals to skate.For more information call Maura Dinwiddie at 301-258-6350 x168 or visit thewebsite at

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

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