In a sure sign of spring, the Hannibal Ramp Park opens for the season this weekend. The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department ramps up the park on Saturday, March 6 for the first time in 2021.

The Ramp Park at Hannibal’s Huckleberry Park will be open noon to dark weekends in March, weather permitting. Starting April 1, the Ramp Park will be open after school on weekdays as well, 4 p.m. to dark.

The park is for roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles and scooters. The cost is $2 on weekdays and $3 on weekends. An annual pass costs $35.

Users are required to wear helmets and have a signed waiver and release of liability on file. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.

Paula Epker, manager of the Ramp Park, said, “Riding, skating, or scootering at the Hannibal Ramp Park is fun. Who doesn’t want to get out and have more fun in their day? The Hannibal Ramp Park is a great place where youth can get outside and get active practicing the sport they love. “

The Ramp Park opened 16 years ago. The facility features below grade concrete bowls with 6 feet drop-ins, banks, spines, rollers, a hubba ledge, grind block, extensions and a hand rail.