Coweta Designer Dismisses Skate Park Liability Fears

When children use facilities like skate parks, waterparks and trampoline facilities, the question of liability in the result of an accident is often raised. It’s an issue that was recently discussed by the designer of a skate park in Coweta County, reported the Newnan Times-Herald. Skate parks are often made of hard materials like concrete. When kids fall off their skateboards, they can get hurt. The mere fact a child is hurt does not mean a manufacturer or a local authority can be sued. In March, Tony Misiano of New Line Skateparks, said the liability issue is a common misconception. He pointed out Georgia has a law that encourages cities and counties to set aside land for sports he described as “inherent risk activities.” Skate park liability is discussed in Coweta County Misiano said people taking part in an inherent risk activity use a park at their own risk and nobody one can be held liable for injuries at a skate park. However, he said liability issues…

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