Of course safety rules, including helmets and knee and elbow pads, apply at all times.
But the main rule at the new Stakeboard Park behind the C.V. Starr Center in Fort Bragg is to have fun. It’s become a popular home for kids after school and on weekends.
But you don’t need to be a kid — either as a participant or spectator — to enjoy skateboarding. Older folks will remember fondly racing around city streets without pads or helmets with rollerskate wheels nailed to a board. That’s old school.
New school is dips, twists, drops, and jumps on custom boards racing over a course designed just for skateboarders. Regardless of your interest in the sport (the 2012 Olympics in London may officially make it a sport), watching a mostly younger group race around doing acrobatics non-stop is a blast.
Park hours are 9 a.m. to sunset daily. No admission.
PS. This is the Fort Bragg Promotion Committee’s 300th blog post!