Georgie Tsushima Memorial Skate ParkAmenities:
- Skate Park
- City Facilities
- Parks & Recreation
- Specialized Parks
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.
- 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]
- 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