Riders and skating enthusiasts are encouraged to come and test out the new pump track at the Nuriootpa Skate Park, Tanunda Road.
The official ‘come and try’ event falls this Friday, March 2 from 4.30pm and will give users a chance to not only test the new pump tracks, but also meet professional BMX rider and designer/builder of the tracks Andrew Guerry.
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 station 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 installment in council’s wider project to deliver additional skate park facilities across the region, as result of earlier community consultation.
In addition, council will soon engage with the Williamstown community about the development of a pump track in the town.