Gage Park Pump Track

The Gage Park pump track was a pilot project initiated by the Crown Point Youth Council in 2014. The pump track was built at the southeast corner of Gage Park at Gage Avenue and Lawrence Road. 

A Pump track is a recreational play space for cyclists. It is a continuous loop of berms and rollers that cyclists ride without peddaling. Cyclists use a pumping motion with their upper and lower body to ride around the track.

The pilot project ended in 2016. Due to the success of the project, the Pump Track will remain as a permanent amenity in Gage Park.

Background

The project was initiated by the City on April 22, 2014, when members of the Crown Point Youth Council who presented a proposal for the pump track to City Council. Council directed staff to report back with options for the development of a new pump track. 

The pump track was constructed in Gage Park because:

  • the project aligns with the local Bike for Mike initiative, neighbourhood action plans and is a community based youth initiative.
  • it aligns with City plans.
  • it provides a local recreation opportunity to local children and youth where there are no unprogrammed activities for this age group.
  • it is an innovative pilot project initiated by the Crown Point Youth Council, demonstrating community support and need.

Progress

  • June 12, 2017 - Pump Track Pilot Project Report recommended that the Pump Track remain as a permanent amenity and that operational funding for maintenance be added to the Public Works operating budget.
  • August 29, 2015 - Pump Track Opening Ceremonies
  • August 14, 2015 - Construction completed
  • July 27, 2015 - Construction begins
  • February 17, 2015 - Public Information Centre

Volunteer maintenance events

For more information about volunteering, contact:

Andrea McDonald
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2738
Email: andrea.mcdonald@hamilton.ca

Steve Hasselman
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1481
Email: steve.hasselman@hamilton.ca

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, contact:

Meghan Stewart
Landscape Architect
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5653
Email: meghan.stewart@hamilton.ca