When it comes to places you can skate in Red Bank, your own personal driveway is really about it. Skating is prohibited in public parks and public parking lots, and forget about riding your board on the sidewalk, that's too no bueno, a borough police officer said Tuesday afternoon.
Despite these public restrictions, it's not completely rare to find kids riding skateboards around town or, in what seems to be a popular location considering the regular appearance of skate kids and board wax on the concrete steps and railings, in Riverside Gardens Park. Tuesday afternoon was no exception as a few teens practiced ollies and kickflips on the sidewalk right outside of the W. Front Street park.
Though police on patrol typically look the other way or simply tell kids to move along when it comes to skating - an admittedly anecdotal observation based on the ratio of teens seen skating versus reported criminal skating incidents - police arrested a 13 year old in the area of W. Front Street on Friday for, according to the , a skateboarding offense.
Further details of the skateboarding offense are not known.