Fairground Fridays, Skate Park Offer Teen Summer Entertainment
Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks is offering a skateboard board park and Friday evening activities through Aug. 1 at the Fairgrounds Education Building. Both are free.
The skateboard park is open daily through Aug. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission includes use of the arcade games inside the building. Concession stands will be open during skating hours. Skaters must wear helmets, knee and wrist guards, and sign a waiver if they are over 18. Skaters under 18 must have a parent sign the waiver, which can be printed and filled out at home and brought to the skateboard park. The waiver and complete rules are posted at CityofWS.org/FairgroundFridays.
On Fridays 7 to 10 p.m. from July 11 through Aug. 1, the department is holding Fairground Fridays with M.C. Busta Brown, music by Mr. Bill’s Productions, dance contests, giveaways and free arcade games. Fairground Fridays is sponsored by Forsyth Technical Community College and designed for teens in high school but open to all. Free parking will be available in the Fairgrounds Annex parking lot off Deacon Boulevard. More information about Fairground Fridays and the indoor skateboard park is posted at CityofWS.org/FairgroundFridays.
Also on Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m., Polo, 14th Street and Martin Luther King Recreation centers hold Teen Nights for teens 13 – 16 with video games, game rooms and open gyms. For complete information about Recreation & Parks activities for teens during the summer, go to WePlay.ws.
City Pools Offering Reduced Admission Starting July 4
Admission at all city pools will be just $1 per person starting July 4 and continuing through the rest of the summer. The reduced admission applies to both children and adults. Children under 2 are still free.
Citizens are reminded that they must be wearing appropriate swim wear with a liner or have appropriate swimwear with them to be admitted. Non-swimmers less than 48 inches tall are required to wear life jackets in the pools. The city will provide life jackets. Life jackets are not required in kiddie pools and the water play areas at Kimberley Park, Bolton and Mineral Springs pools.
Pools and Aquatics information
New Door-to-Door Solicitation Rules Now In Effect
Door-to-door salesmen must have a solicitation license and display a city-issued photo identification under a new city law for door-to-door sales that took effect July 1. Exempt from the license and ID requirement are solicitors for charities, religious groups, schools, non-profit groups such as Boy Scouts, newspaper and political campaigners.
The new law limits all door-to-door soliciting, both commercial and non-commercial, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever occurs first. It also prohibits all solicitors, both commercial and non-commercial, from soliciting at any residence, whether single or multi-family, with a “No Solicitation” or “No Trespassing” posted at or near the entrance, said Lori Sykes, the police attorney. read more about the new rules...