Going hand-in-hand with the start of the school year, new skateboard racks have been installed in Pelican Community Park, 18115 N. Bay Rd. in Sunny Isles Beach.
With Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 right next to the park, the new skateboard racks will help students and park patrons store their skateboards safely. The skateboard rack works with any lock that you provide but a combination locks work best.
“We think they have a huge benefit for everyone. We have a lot of children getting around with skateboards and bicycles. The racks give them a place to put the board and to keep it safe,” said Sylvia Flores, Sunny Isles Beach’s assistant director of cultural and community services.
Other nearby parks with skateboard racks include Heritage Park and Town Center Park.
Generally, the city prohibits skateboards on the sidewalks of Collins Avenue and Sunny Isles Boulevard, and in parks. Users are not allowed to leave unattended skateboards if they’re not properly stored in a rack. Skateboards left unattended will be removed from the park. More serious consequences will occur if the new rule is continuously broken.
Skateboarders should remember that safety is a priority and should be conscious of pedestrians, cars and bicycles.