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Skaters, bicyclists ban at Baton Rouge parks

1 year ago April 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014 Thursday, April 10 2014 Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:54:38 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Skateboarders, roller skaters and bicyclists will have to park their wheels outside of downtown Baton Rouge's parks and green spaces.

The Metro Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that keeps skaters and cyclists out of downtown parks in an effort to better preserve structures including benches, steps and rails.

The ordinance already prohibits the activities downtown, but the wording is outdated and does not make reference of the recently built North Boulevard Town Square, where much of the damage is occurring.

Davis Rhorer, director of the Downtown Development District, said police have complained it is difficult to enforce the outdated ordinance, since the new park names are not listed.

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