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Gaithersburg Skate Park Opens on March 22

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The Gaithersburg Skate Park opens Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. This year there will be no admission charged for the park. The skate park is located behind the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 510 South Frederick Avenue, next to Gaithersburg High School. Skateboarders and in-line skaters are welcome during all sessions. BMX bikes are also permitted every day except Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The park is open weekdays from 3 p.m. to sunset and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to sunset. During the schools Spring Break, March 22 through April 2, the park will open daily at noon.

Safety equipment regulations require helmets; 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.

The 12,000 square foot park contains obstacles including an A-frame ramp and rail, mini-half pipe, 7-6′ escalator, stairs, pyramid wedge, fun boxes, wall ride, and several quarters and banks of varying heights. The park’s amenities also include an outdoor stereo system, vending area and picnic tables. Rentals, skate camps, lessons, competitions, and other special events are offered throughout the season.

Signed liability waivers are required for individuals to skate. For more information call Maura Dinwiddie at 301-258-6350 x 168 or visit the Skate Park online at

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

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