ASTM F2698 - 08(2013)

    Standard Guide for Fences for Above-Ground and In-ground Skate Park Facilities

    Active Standard ASTM F2698 | Developed by Subcommittee: F14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This guide sets forth minimum standard requirements for use in local codes and ordinances relating to fences/barriers separating pedestrian circulation and traffic areas from skate park and related venue enclosures to prevent collision, contain the skateboards and prevent falls into such in-ground venue areas.

    5.2 This guide sets forth minimum standard requirements for use in local codes and ordinances relating to enclosing skate parks and preventing unfamiliar use of the facilities creating falls from hazards.

    5.3 This guide does not have the effect of law, nor is it intended to supersede local codes and ordinances of a more restrictive nature.

    5.4 Studies have been the basis for certain recommendations in this guide and will assist those who intend to provide protection against unfamiliar access by restricting access to children under the age of five years who have no training and others unfamiliar with the equipment and features in skateboards. This would include, but is not limited to, state and local governments, model code organizations, building code groups, and consumers. It is understood that the format will vary depending upon the specific use and local conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide provides recommended minimum requirements for denoting the various types of fences/barriers for skate parks and for inline skating or roller hockey rinks and extreme performance areas.

    1.2 This guide provides the minimum requirements for the protection of the participants from intrusion of other activity users; from unauthorized and unsupervised use by users that could be harmed by unanticipated entry into the area and from falls into in-ground skate park area.

    1.3 This guide provides for the safety of spectators from errant skateboard use.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A392 Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    A491 Specification for Aluminum-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    F537 Specification for Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Fences Constructed of Wood and Related Materials

    F552 Terminology Relating to Chain Link Fencing

    F668 Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin and Other Polymer-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric

    F900 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Steel Swing Gates

    F964 Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used for Fencing and Railing

    F1043 Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Steel Industrial Fence Framework

    F1083 Specification for Pipe, Steel, Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded, for Fence Structures

    F1345 Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    F2408 Specification for Ornamental Fences Employing Galvanized Steel Tubular Pickets

    F2453/F2453M Specification for Welded Wire Mesh Fence Fabric (Metallic-Coated or Polymer Coated) for Meshes of 6 in.2 [3871 mm2] or Less, in Panels or Rolls, with Uniform Meshes

    F2589 Specification for Ornamental Fences Employing Steel Tubular Pickets


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F2698-08R13

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