Riders and skating enthusiasts are encouraged to come, try and ride the new pump tracks at the Nuriootpa Skate Park.
The official ‘come and try’ event on Friday, 2 March at 4.30pm will give users a chance to not only test the new pump tracks, but also meet Andrew Guerry, professional BMX rider and designer/builder of the tracks.
Mayor Bob Sloane said the new pump tracks complement the existing skate park infrastructure and has help further activate the entire space, providing additional recreation opportunities for young people.
“The addition of the pump track ensure a wider range of user groups for both young and beginner riders and those that are more advanced and adventurous,” he said.
“We are extremely happy with the end result. Being able to utilise the expertise and knowledge of Andrew, a professional BMX rider, has added to the quality of the track, and we’re confident all users are really going to enjoy it.”
Other improvements to the site include a water bubbler to provide fresh drinking water and there are future plans for additional seating and shelter.
The development of the pump track in Nuriootpa is the first instalment in Council’s wider project to deliver additional skate park facilities across the region, as result of earlier community consultation.
Council will soon be engaging with the Williamstown community about the development of a pump track in Williamstown. Stay tuned for dates via Council’s Facebook page.