7/2/14 – 4:49 A.M.
Update – 9:47 A.M.
After last night’s city council meeting, officials have decided to temporarily close the city’s skate park.
Repairs are needed at the facility, and some officials are wondering if they’re worth making. Findlay City Council talked about the Eagle Creek Skate Park during their Tuesday meeting. A few council members wondered if the facility on Park Street was worth trying to renovate or possibly move to another location.
Councilman Bob Nicols said the park was becoming dangerous, and that there was a lot of vandalism. Councilman Grant Russel said one of the reasons his son doesn’t use the park is because of upkeep. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has talked about moving the skate park to Riverside Park.
Council also talked about liability concerns with the park. Russel asked if the city could be sued if someone got hurt skateboarding. Law Director Don Rasmussen said the city could be sued, but would probably be protected by its “recreational user statute.”Read More →