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Metro Parks Newsroom

Louisville Extreme Park 2006 Summer Series

Wednesday July 26, 2006

The 2006 Extreme Park Summer Series, presented by Norton Orthopaedic, Hand & Injury Center, begins on Friday, with three monthly competitions showcasing the talents of local in-line skaters, BMX bikers, and skateboarders.  The free Metro Parks series kicks off this Friday, July 28, with a “best trick” contest, where amateur athletes can prove themselves on the pavement.  The next installment is a “best run” contest scheduled for Saturday, August 19, and the final event is a “jam fest” on Saturday, September 23.  All three events start at 7 p.m. at the nationally-acclaimed Louisville Extreme Park.  A DJ will provide entertainment immediately after each contest.

There’s no charge to participate, and athletes of all ages are welcome to compete. All participants must sign a waiver form, and those under age 18 must obtain the signature of a parent or guardian.  The waiver can be downloaded prior to the event at  Helmets are required and other safety gear is recommended.

Safety information will be available courtesy of Norton Orthopaedic, Hand and Injury Center, the area's only facility dedicated exclusively to orthopaedic and injury care.  Door prizes will be awarded courtesy of Adrenaline Zone, specializing in the sales and service of BMX bikes and skateboards; they are conveniently located next to the Extreme Park at 147 North Clay Street.

The Louisville Extreme Park is located near the intersection of Clay Street and Franklin Street, just east of downtown Louisville.  The park is free to use and open 24 hours a day throughout the year, unless heavy rain, ice or snow require a temporary closure.  Only skateboards, in-line skates and bicycles may be used inside the fenced skate areas.