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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Four juveniles and two adults cited
Skateboarders are a common sight next door in downtown Red Bank, especially at Riverside Gardens Park, where mostly teens can be seen grinding the rails and jumping the steps on most any dry day. The fun and games are, of course, illegal. Four minors and two adults were recently arrested on West Front Street in violation of the borough's skateboarding ordinance. Red Bank Police Chief Stephen McCarthy has said in the past that police aren't necessarily looking to cite anyone for skateboarding, especially if they're using it for transportation and not bothering pedestrians. Police will often warn violators but will resort to employing local law if need be. On Dec. 6, Nicholas Dresch, 19, of Red Bank and Connor Walsh, 19, of Long Branch were …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Damage to public parks caused by skateboarding costs tens of thousands of dollars, public officials say.
Red Bank's anti-skateboarding ordinances exists for a reason, officials say. And, like most things, that reason is money. According to Gary Watson, director of the borough's public works department, Red Bank spent upwards of $30,000 last year making repairs to public property damaged by skateboards and skateboarding. The issue isn't really riding skateboards, its the damage they cause, especially in parks. When skateboarders grind on railings or other stone surfaces they not only leave behind traces of black board wax - a wax used to make grinding smoother - but they often break off pieces of brick or concrete on the surfaces they grind. The damage is unsightly and can be dangerous. When things break, Watson said, public works has to …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A few teens enjoy a beautiful day in Red Bank on their skateboards outside of Riverside Gardens Park.
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 …