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Skate Park Safety

Skatepark Safety is the number one priority at Rampfest.  Like any sport, Action Sports (BMX, Skate, Scooters etc) carries a risk of injury, and thats why we ask all participants to read these tips (they are included in the waiver form too), and take the appropriate safety precautions at all times!

By following these basic tips, you’ll have a much better chance of staying safe in our Skatepark – and any other:


Everyone has the responsibility to RIDE SAFE in the park – look out for yourselves and your friends so everyone can have fun.

1.  Wear your HELMET.

Whenever you are riding (in our Park or anywhere else!) – you should have you helmet on. Helmets should be firm fitting, and sit just above your eyebrows – with the strap secured under your chin. If you have a question about helmets – please ask our staff.  We also recommend you wear other appropriate safety gear – knee pads, elbow pads, mouth guard, wrist guards, ankle braces and gloves.

2.  Look BEFORE you Ride.

Its like a road, but with more options – just like you don’t cross a road without looking, you shouldn’t start riding without looking left to right, front to back first.

3.  Take Short Turns & Return to the Start.

Short turns make sure everyone gets a go and helps other riders keep track of where you are in the park. Riding predictably by returning to where you started from also helps everyone know when you’ve finished your run.

4.  Only sit back on the DECKS of the ramps.

Sitting on the lip of a ramp or on the coping can get in the way of other users on the park. Always sit back to give other riders plenty of room. Always sit on the decks so you are visible – sitting at the bottom of ramps, or stopping anywhere between ramps is VERY DANGEROUS as others can’t see you.

5.  This is a Skatepark – Not a Playground.

You need to stay on your bike / scooter / skateboard or other wheeled device at all times. Don’t leave your equipment around the park, the ramps are NOT slippery slides, and the park is not a running track.

6.   Ride to your Ability.

It's not a race or a competition.  Ride within your limits and progress at your own pace, as you feel comfortable.  Most injuries occur when you try to rush something or learn something that is a bit beyond your current level.

Remember - Everyone has the same rights to use the park.  Respect all the users, and you'll get the same in return!

If you have any questions about Safety, please ask our Staff.

If you see someone get hurt or needing help, or, if you see any damage to ramps, REPORT IT TO STAFF IMMEDIATELY.

Please note, that Rampfest is NOT fully supervised (just like riding at a Council Skate Park).  We always have staff at the front counter ready to assist you and there are supervised Coaching Clinics available Saturday Mornings.  See our Timetable for more info.

If you believe that you, or your child requires full supervision to use the park safely, please attend one of our Coaching Clinics to become more confident in the skate park.

In addition to these tips, we also have a very important set of Skatepark Rules when riding at Rampfest.  You can read through all of these here.

You can also find our Skatepark Waiver Form here – sign it online and save time before your next visit!


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