Signs prohibiting skateboards, scooters and bicycles are posted around
most of the city's 25 parks, said Michael Flad, director of the Park,
Recreation and Community Services Department. Adding the words "other
designated areas" to the code will give those signs some teeth, he said.
"The object of the enforcement is not to prevent people from getting
to the activities in the park," he said. "It's to prevent damage to park
property and to promote the safety of people using the park."
Scuffed stair railings, splintered park benches and broken planters
have become big concerns, Flad said.
"We've already been citing kids," he said. "Riding your bicycle to the
park is different than riding your bike on the stairs."