Skate park invaders could get their own Lewiston park

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by BRIANA BERMENSOLO & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 29 at 7:03 PM

LEWISTON, Idaho—The skate park in Lewiston is popular for kids on skateboards, but it is kids on two-wheeled scooters creating an issue. Scooters are not allowed in the park. Now Lewiston leaders are working to give the scooters their own space.

Parks and Recreation Director Tim Barker has been working on plans for a scooter-only park.

Dylan Bird admitted to being one of the many two-wheeled scooter rebels at the three year old skate park in Lewiston.

“I've been told once they're going to start enforcing it but nothing ever happened,” said Bird.

Bird was right. KREM 2 News checked into and Lewiston has not issued a single ticket to the scooter riders.  Parks and Recreation workers said the “no scooter” rules was created to protect little kids on the park ramps.

“Two-hundred pound guys could potentially run over and seriously injure these young kids,” said Barker.

Director Barker showed off plans on Friday to build a scooter only track, the first of its kind in the Inland Northwest.

“It's brand new equipment,” boasted Barker, “and we'll get a $10,000 dollar discount. Plus we won't have to pay shipping.”

The scooter track would model city streets. However, Barker still has to find a way to fund the new park.

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