The Washington Skate Park at Optimist Park will officially open this Thursday, May 23.

A dedication is set for 6 p.m. Several guests who were instrumental in getting the skate park up and running will speak at the event prior to the opening.

The skate park is unsupervised, but has several rules and regulations, which will be posted at the park.

It is strongly recommended that safety equipment, including helmet, knee pads, wrist guards and elbow pads be worn at all times to help provide suitable protection in the event of falls or collisions.