Friday, February 10 2012 11:10 PM EST2012-02-11 04:10:26 GMT
The City of Richmond is in a battle with a group of skaters who had taken over Carter Jones Park on Baimbridge Street. The City said if the skaters don't take down their equipment by next Wednesday, the Parks and Rec Department will do it for them.More >>
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Local skateboarders are trying to save a community-made skate park, that the city says, has to go. On Saturday, a lot of people showed up for a pro-skating rally at the park, filling out forms, and showing their support.
City Parks and Rec says some of the homemade ramps on the tennis court at Carter Jones Park on Bainbridge Street just aren't safe. Plus, according to Parks and Rec, the activities don't stop after dark.
Supporters say they just want a place to skate.
Parks and Rec director Norman Merrifield ordered the ramps be taken down by Wednesday. His office did say some of the good ramps will be moved to a nearby lot on 22nd and Riverside Drive.
The parks department also says there are plans to reach out to the skaters and perhaps discuss other options.