Orange Park Skateboard Park holds Best Run Contest

Skaters participating in the Orange Park Skatepark Best Run Competition

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – The Orange Park Skateboard Park held a Best Run Contest Sunday, for skateboarders ages 12 and up.

The competition started at 2 p.m.

The skateboard park is operated by the nonprofit group Orange Park Patrons, which is a completely volunteer-managed organization.

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The park is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers of the skateboard park said they strive to provide skaters a free and safe place to skate. They recommended calling the park ahead of time to confirm operating times.

Anyone under 16 years of age must wear a helmet that is properly fitted and is fastened securely.

The park closes during inclement weather such as high winds and heavy rain, and skating is not permitted when the park is wet.