During the Nov. 23 New Braunfels City Council meeting, City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to amend skate park rules at the park.
The ordinance could be approved at the Dec. 14 council meeting,
Kirk Moore, local resident and BMX bike rider, shared with council that he has received several citations for using the skate park, located at 250 S. Grape Ave. in New Braunfels, and explained his desire for the rules to be adjusted.
“Recently, myself and many others who love Jaws as much as I do have received hefty citations,” Moore said. “Too many people just like myself count on the sport of BMX as a way to leave everything behind and be themselves.”
A petition created by Moore has received more than 200 signatures to amend the rules at the skate park.
Rules against BMX bikes were originally created because metal pegs found on older bikes could cause damage to the facilities, Moore said, adding newer bikes often have plastic covers that prevent this damage.
“[BMX] is the one thing I can turn to when I feel overwhelmed with the climate that we live in today,” Moore said. “I definitely think ... the BMX community as a whole would like to see this change.”