Skateboarding – Inline skating – Rollerblading – BMX – Safety equipment rental
The Skate Park will be opening for the 2013 season on May 4th.
Open only on Saturdays in May from noon to 6PM.
*The park will be closed in the event of inclement weather or a high heat index.
The City of Charlevoix Community Skate Park is supervised
Park Passes / User Fees*
*No one is turned away! Scholarship forms are available. See detail below.
Safety equipment rental available
$1.00 bottled water available
Skate Park Rules
- A complete list of rules is posted at the park. Lists are available upon request.
- Helmets are mandatory for everyone.
- Pads and wrist guards are optional.
- Skate or Bike within your abilities! – “Respect earns Respect”
- BMX bike rules are posted at the park and are strictly enforced.
- All bikes must have brakes.
- All kickstands must be removed.
- All bikes must be in good condition.
- One rider per bike.
- Only pre-approved mountain bikes allowed.
- Children under 10 years old must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
- The skate park is an alcohol, tobacco and drug free zone.
- Violators will be asked to leave the premises.
- Profanity is not permitted. Glass containers are not allowed inside the park. No littering.
- No graffiti or abuse of surfaces.
Skate park attendant has full discretion to enforce all rules.
The City of Charlevoix is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Do not leave personal items unattended.
The dream of an area skate park was a student-led project beginning with a simple letter to the editor in 2003. Student and community interest swelled to include participants from elementary through college students and beyond. Residents embraced the idea of a local park for skaters, inline skaters, and BMX riders. The non-profit group, Charlevoix Community Skate Park, Inc. was formed in 2003, along with a student advisory board, to champion the completion of a community recreation facility for our area enthusiasts. The group elicited support from students, parents and community leaders favoring the construction of a state-of-the art facility open to the public. It was the primary objective of the group to insure this effort provided ample leadership for the area youth to see this project through to completion.
The park opened its first season in June 2006, with a custom build wood skate park, designed by Suburbanrails of Ohio and built by D.S. Stebe Construction in conjunction with Suburbanrails.
The cost of the park upon completion: $160,000. This figure includes donated services and capital raised to build the park.
- To establish a safe, fun, supervised facility for area youth and visitors to our community.
- To construct a state-of-the-art facility using industry standard equipment.
- To provide a valuable hands-on learning experience for students to actively participate in the creation of the facility through design, fundraising and construction.
- To strengthen relationships with area businesses and community leaders in support of the park.
- To establish funding to cover construction costs, operating costs and maintenance fees.
There is no other custom wood park in Northern Michigan built to this quality!
Patsy Ramsey Scholarship Fund
Patsy Ramsey, an original member of the fundraising group, passed away in June 2006 from ovarian Cancer. She was an avid supporter of the sport in which her son participated. In her memory, a scholarship fund was established by CCS, Inc. to make sure everyone is able to participate at the park. Funds are transferred to the City at the end of the season.
Scholarship forms are available at the park and are reviewed weekly. All donations to the scholarship fund can be made to:
c/o Laura Stebe
Charlevoix, MI 49720