7/30/2007is now open on mondays also regular times and there are lights for skating late and there are bathrooms there they have youth hours there but it is also open to all ages before 3:00-Scott 11-10-2003About a month ago, they started allowing people outside of the 12-18 year old range to skate the park during special times: Saturdays from 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Children, ages 12 and under, accompanied by one parent/guardian (that does not skate). Saturdays from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - individuals 19 years of age and up. Saturdays from 2:00 pm to sunset - Youths 12-18 years old.
The remaining established times as currently posted will continue to apply to the 12-18 year old youth. from a press release (http://184.108.40.206/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=878): "...33,000-square foot skateable surface with multiple bowls of varying depths, a street section, and interconnected beginner, intermediate, and advanced skate areas. The skate park is expected to be the largest such property in Missouri and the first of its kind in the St. Louis metropolitan region."Hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Friday 3:00pm to Sunset, Saturday 9:00 to Sunset, Sunday 12:00pm to Sunset Fees:$5 for an ID card and $2 each day -or- $5 for a one day pass The Controversy:The park is currently only open to kids aged 12-18. However, since the park was at least partially funded by tax dollars, people have complained about the age restrictions - the "scandal" is in the local news journals. I do not know anything about age discrimination, but this sure seems like it to me :) Anyway, the County is looking into expanding the age ranges and will have a decision made within a week or two. So there is still hope for us older skaters.....I am sending you a couple of shots of the skatepark in O Fallon, MO. I was there over the holiday break, I got in my two hours of "old men only" skating as deemed by their screwy hours. This park is awesome, reminds me of Laguna Niguel, and actually has a great flow area too. This park is some of the best crete in the midwest, and huge, I will take this place over Louisville any day. No Bikes!!!!- Jeff H.