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Posted on: June 18, 2020

National Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated June 20 at the Youth Activity Park

June 18, 2020

Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137, ngomer@sccmo.org

St. Charles County, Missouri – Get out your skateboard, roller blades, BMX bike or scooter because St. Charles County Parks is celebrating national Go Skateboarding Day! The event will be held from 12 – 5 p.m., Saturday, June 20 at the Youth Activity Park, 7801 Town Square Avenue in Dardenne Prairie. The park is home of the largest outdoor skate and biking course in Missouri!

Guests of all ages are invited to attend this free event where participants can show off their best moves for a chance to win a variety of prize. The day includes tons of outdoor fun, demonstrations and contests, and giveaways from Wood and Wheels Skate Shop in O’Fallon. Spectators are encouraged to attend. After the celebration, guests are invited to stay and enjoy the park until it closes at 10 p.m.

The park’s 33,000-square-foot state-of-the-art course features nighttime lighting; beginner, intermediate and advanced bowls with several roll-in features; a street course with trick rails; a snake run scattered with ramps, gaps and hubbas. A helmet and parent-signed waiver are required to participate. Children under 12 years of age or not in the 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult. The park’s sand volleyball court, half-court basketball, tetherball, game room and the YAP Café also will be open.

To keep guests safe, the following health and safety measures have been implemented at the park:

  • Those entering the park must pass a temperature screening.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • No one should enter the park if they are ill.
  • Wearing face coverings is encouraged.
  • Washing hands or using hand sanitizer before, during and after leaving is encouraged.
  • Sharing of equipment is not allowed.
  • Personal water bottles are encouraged; water fountains are temporarily turned off.

Over the years, this special event has quickly developed into one of the region’s largest national Go Skateboarding Day celebrations. For a schedule of activities, list of park rules, or to download a participation waiver, please contact the Youth Activity Park at 636-561-4964 or visit stccparks.org.

The Youth Activity Park is THE extreme sports park to visit and admission is free in 2020! Get ready, because later this summer, the park will be opening the largest asphalt pump track in the country! Follow the Youth Activity Park on Facebook at facebook.com/youthactivitypark to learn more about opening day of this massive track and upcoming programs in the park.