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Georgie Tsushima Memorial Skate Park is a great place for beginner and expert skaters to work on their skills, meet other skaters, and enjoy the fast-growing sport of skating.

  • This 10,425 square-foot skate park features grinding rails, ramps, stairs, and fun boxes.
  • The park opened in 2002 and was officially named the Georgie Tsushima Memorial Skate Park at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on October 8, 2016.
  • The facility is non-supervised and is open from daylight to 10:30 PM for skateboard and in-line skaters.

Restrictions

  • The skate park was designed to accommodate skateboards and inline skates only. It is unsafe for bicyclists, and bikes will damage the facility.
  • City code prohibits use of any type of bicycle, scooter, coaster, unicycle, sled, vehicle, or other device except for skateboards and in-line roller skates. Violation of this prohibition is punishable by a penalty of $50 first offense, $100 second offense, and $200 for each subsequent offense. [City of Ames Municipal Code Sec. 19.14

Additional Guidelines

  • Children 12 and under should be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Skate within your ability level.
  • Protective safety equipment is recommended, e.g., helmet, wrist guards, elbow and kneepads.
  • When the skate surface is wet or icy it is dangerous and you should not skate.
  • Food and drink should be kept in the spectator viewing area only.
  • Spectators should remain in the designated seating areas.
  • In the event of an emergency, a free courtesy phone is located in the Brookside Park parking lot.
  • To report reckless skaters or other unsafe facility conditions, contact Parks and Recreation at 515-239-5350.

Georgie Tsushima: A Reflection

A Reflection on Georgie's Life
The Accident
Laws on Helmets
Love of Life
FLC Skateshop
Georgie's Legacy

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