Leonardtown, MD – Exciting plans are in the works to increase participation and provide enhanced experiences at the Nicolet Skatepark. Among the planned changes:
- The elimination of Skatepark fees
- Increased park supervision will be provided
- Necessary repairs will be made to the skating area by this Fall
The Skatepark is now open daily, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The facility is unsupervised, except during beginner hours, which are held Thursdays and Saturdays, from 4 – 8 p.m. Winter hours will be posted in September.
Other areas of the park will have increased park supervision. County Parks Division staff will monitor activities during peak park utilization hours and provide periodic park checks. Supervision will also be provided at the water sprayground during all hours of operation. The fee to use the water sprayground will remain.
The county’s approved FY2019 Capital Improvements budget calls for improvements at the Skatepark facility, originally constructed in 2003. Improvements will include: patching and painting areas as needed to smooth the bowl finish; removing and relocating rails; removing steps and stairs and converting the area to a ramp; widening the sidewalk between existing fence and ramp and enlarging the skate area by installing a concrete pad between the pavilion and the sidewalk adjacent to the steps and ramp.
The address to the Skatepark is: 21777 Bunker Hill Drive, Lexington Park, Maryland. Questions or comments regarding the park’s operations should be directed to the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks at 301-475-4200, ext. *3570.