Charleston's city parks department has closed the Ackerman Skate Park at 55 Sycamore Drive in West Ashley because of equipment failure on the two ramps attributed to rust that left sharp edges.

Employees are working with the manufacturer for replacement parts, which are expected to arrive soon, the city said Thursday.

Work on the repairs should begin the week of Feb. 17, and the park will reopen as soon as the job is complete.

The adjacent dog park, fields and other sections of the park remain open.