Skateboarding Regulations And Prohibitions
It is the intent of the City Council to place reasonable limits on the use for recreation of wheeled apparatuses in congested areas to protect the public safety and public and private property from damage or liability occasioned as a result of the exercise of that recreational activity. (1952 Code § 10-18-02)
For the purpose of this chapter:
ALL WHEELS DOWN ZONE: Designated as the area between the boundaries of west side of 5th to east side of 13th Streets and north side of Myrtle to south side of State Streets, and also the area from the north side of Myrtle Street between the west side of 8th Street to the north side of W. Fulton Street and the east side of 9th Street to the north side of Fulton Street, which are not specifically included within the dismount zone.
DISMOUNT ZONE: Designated as the area between the boundaries of south side of Main and north side of Idaho Streets as they lie between west side of 5th and east side of 13th Streets, as well as the area between the boundaries of the south side of Bannock and north side of Front Streets and the east side of 9th Street and west side of Capitol Boulevard.
WHEELED APPARATUSES: A nonmotorized vehicle or toy consisting of one or more wheels, which are gravity operated or human powered and can transport persons or property, including but not limited to, inline skates, skateboards and skates. Any apparatus used to assist the physically disabled, bicycles and carts shall be specifically excluded from this definition. (1952 Code § 10-18-01)
A. All Wheels Down Zone: It shall be unlawful for any person in the all wheels down zone:
1. To use any wheeled apparatus when the wheels are not covered and/or constructed of polyurethane or rubber materials; or
2. To use a wheeled apparatus carelessly and heedlessly or without due caution and circumspection, or at a speed or in a manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property, which shall include, but not be limited to:
a. Using a skateboard, or similar device, without all of the wheels being in contact with the ground;
b. Using rollerblades, skates or a similar device, without at least one foot being in contact with the ground;
c. To come into contact with buildings, planters, railings, benches, chairs, plants or shrubbery, signs, light poles or any other improvements or fixtures with the wheeled apparatus.
B. Parking Garages: It shall be unlawful for any person to use any wheeled apparatus in any parking garage without prior written authority of the owner or owner's agent.
C. Dismount Zone: It shall be unlawful for any person to use any wheeled apparatus in the dismount zone.
(1952 Code § 10-18-03)
The prohibitions contained in this chapter shall not apply to law enforcement personnel acting within the scope of their employment. (1952 Code § 10-18-04)
Any person found in violation of this chapter shall be guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-2 of this Code. (1952 Code § 10-18-05; amd. 2019 Code)