Farmington Hills to clamp down on bikes at Riley Skate Park

A rule that prohibits bicycles and scooters at Riley Skate Park in Farmington Hills is about to get tougher.

On Monday, council members will consider adding the prohibition to the city’s Code of Ordinances. In a memo introducing the item, City Manager Dave Boyer said the practice of riding bikes and scooters in the park “is dangerous and causes damage to the concrete.”

The park was built in 2009, with more than 200 skateboarders raising funds for the $850,000 project. The park is named in honor of long-time Farmington Hills resident George Riley, whose charitable foundation contributed $500,000 toward the drive.

“City staff and police officers ask offenders to leave the Park but currently have no authority to issue any type of ticket to deter repeat offenders,” he wrote.

In addition, officials will consider awarding a $2,898,686 contract for a water main replacement at Forest Park (aka Villa-Capri) Subdivision to Bricco Excavating Company, LLC.

The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be held in the council chamber at City Hall, 31555 W. 11 MIle Rd. The full agenda is posted at fhgov.com.