Council Approves Construction of New BMX Pump Track at Cottonwood Park

File Number
2022-08

PITT MEADOWS, BC – Council has approved the construction of a new BMX pump track at Cottonwood Park. The additional track will accommodate younger riders beginning at age two.

“The new pump track is an enhancement to an important outdoor amenity, one of the goals arising from the City’s recently adopted Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “When complete, the additional track will serve a larger demographic of youth for this popular sport. This upgrade is a win-win for our community, especially given that there is no cost to the City for construction.”

The existing track serves riders from age seven onwards. The new pump track will be approximately 100 metres by 50 metres in size and will enable riders ages two and up to use it.

Ridge Meadows BMX Racing Association will oversee project construction. Canadian Olympic BMX Team coach Adam Muys is helping to design the new pump track. “We are very excited to be guided by the expertise of an athlete of this caliber to assist with the design of this project,” says Vice President, Ridge Meadows BMX Racing Association, Chris MacMullen.

Every Tuesday night, the existing BMX track sees approximately 100 racers and BMX provincials in May draws more than 150 children to compete.

Throughout construction, soil from the existing facility’s parking lot will be repurposed. No service interruptions during construction are anticipated. The new pump track is expected to be in operation by fall of 2022.

The BMX Track at Cottonwood Park is open to the community throughout the week from dawn until dusk, with the exception of Ridge Meadows BMX scheduled events. To learn more, visit pittmeadows.ca/bmxtrack.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca