MOULTRIE — The skate park at Knuck McCrary Park on 27th Street Southeast will officially re-open to the public on Saturday.

Located on the old tennis courts, the skate park originally opened in the fall of 2007 as a skate-at-your-own-risk facility.

Skateboard Association of Moultrie officers and volunteers built the ramps and assisted with opening and closing the facility daily.

The park closed in 2008 because of insufficient funds to repair ramps.

Sufficient donations now have been collected, allowing volunteers to repair and/or rebuild the ramps to where they are once again safe for supervised skating. This season, there will be some new regulations that will help make this park safer and more family-friendly.

One major change is that the skate park will only be open when supervised.

Adult skate park supervisors have been recruited and will supervise the park during all open hours.

This will help ensure the park is safe and that skaters follow the safety regulations, which include skating with helmets at all times.

It also helps ensure that skate ramps are not damaged by improper equipment, such as bicycles.

The skate park hours of operation have been set and the park will open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the park will be open from 9 a.m. until noon and then will reopen from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The facility will be closed on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Additionally, should there be rain or inclement weather that causes the ramps to be wet, the skate park will close to assure skater safety.

Anyone interested in becoming an adult volunteer supervisor or needing more information on the skate park, contact the recreation department at 890-5429.

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