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Posted on: May 3, 2019

‘Wait to Skate’ While Skate Park Construction Progress Continues

Photo of No Trespassing Sign at Skate Park Construction Site

The City is urging the public to stay off the skate park under construction at Flora Park until it is complete and officially open.

The area is an active construction site and the City has received reports of people skating on it, which is dangerous and could cause damage to the skate park, leading to a delay in its completion. 

City of Dubuque Park Division Manager Steve Fehsal said the completion of the project is weather dependent but estimates the skate park will be open in mid-June.  Construction and completion include grass seeding and landscaping that could be damaged by use of the park before it is opened.   “We realize it’s very tempting to skate on the new concrete as the park takes shape but it’s very important that people stay off until the entire project complete,” said Fehsal.  “Until that time, it’s not safe and could damage some of the features.  We’re working closely with the contractor to complete it as quickly as possible, but we need people to be patient and stay off until it’s complete.”

People caught using the park before it is completed could be charged with trespassing and be held liable for costs incurred to repair damages.  To report violators, please call police dispatch at 563.589.4415.

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