Skaters from across Missouri and the surrounding states are invited to celebrate national Go Skateboarding Day from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, June 21, at the Youth Activity Park (YAP) in Dardenne Prairie, located at 7801 Highway N.
Hosted by the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department, this free event at Missouri’s largest outdoor skate park features a variety of competitions, demonstrations and giveaways provided by Wood and Wheels Skate Shop and Refine Skateboard Co. Spectators of all ages and anyone with a skateboard, roller blades, BMX bike or scooter are encouraged to attend. The 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art skate/bike course has nighttime lighting; beginner, intermediate and advanced bowls with several roll-in features; a street course with trick rails; a snake run scattered with ramps, gaps, hubbas and more! A helmet and parent signed waiver is required to participate. Children under 12 years of age or not in the 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult.
After the celebration, guests are invited to enjoy the park until midnight for Late Skate and Ride on the lighted course. The park’s sand volleyball court, half-court basketball, open play fields, tetherball, indoor rock wall, game room and the YAP Café will also be open.
Over the years, this special event has quickly developed into one of the region’s largest national Go Skateboarding Day celebrations. For the schedule of activities, a list of park rules, or to download a participation waiver, please contact the Youth Activity Park at 636-561-4964. Admission to the park is free in 2019.
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