Rally held to save community skate park

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.

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