Gage Park Pump Track

Opening for the season on May 22!

The Gage Park Pump Track will open for the season on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Maintenance improvements

The Pump Track will undergo maintenance improvements in preparation for its third operating season:

  • crews will install approximately 45 to 50 tonnes of fresh thick clay on the surface, making it safer for riders and easier for volunteers to help maintain

 

The Gage Park pump track is a pilot project initiated by the Crown Point Youth Council. 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.

This pilot project is being monitored on an ongoing basis. Throughout the one year pilot, City staff will work with the community to provide recommendations for the continuation of the program. 

Background

The project was initiated by the City on April 22, 2014, when members of the Crown Point Youth Coincil 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

  • 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 the Recreation Division at 905-546-3747 or email pumptrack@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