After its unofficial opening on July 18, the new pump track at Wasena Park is seeing a lot of activity. Young and old, skateboarders and cyclists, residents have wasted no time in putting this new amenity to good use. However, there are still some questions about this piece of equipment and tips for using it. Let this be your guide!
What is a pump track?
A pump track is a circular track consisting of rollers and steeply bermed corners. The track construction allows people on
wheeled recreational vehicles to use their bodies, rather than pedaling or pushing, to propel themselves around the track.
What can you ride on it?
All wheeled, non-motorized recreational uses welcome! That includes bicycles, skateboards, razor scooters, and roller blades. No e-bikes or motorized skateboards/scooters are allowed. Also, the track is only three feet wide, so make sure your vehicle fits.
Are there hours?
Yes. Just like the rest of our parks, the hours are 6 am to 11 pm. However, keep in mind that the track is not lit.
What are the guidelines?
- Please enter and exit at the mulch pathway.
- There is no yield triangle (like for trails), but sharing is caring! Please respect those waiting to use the pump track!
- Communicate with other users.
- There are inherent risks associated with recreation. To mitigate injuries, please wear a helmet and/or pads for protection.
- The pump track is appropriate for all ages–small kids on strider bikes (pedal-less bikes) to seasoned recreators.
- Did it just rain? The pump track may be slippery when wet. Please use caution!
- If riding a bike, lower your saddle for improved bike handling and pump track experience!
- There is no “correct direction” to ride it, but everyone MUST ride in the same direction.
- When not using the pump track, for your safety, please do not hang out in the middle of the track.
- Please be gentle. It is a durable piece of equipment, but not indestructible.
- The track is not designed for grinding. Please do not grind edges of the track.
- There is no foot travel on the pump track.
- The pump track cannot be reserved.
- Please do not stop in the paved greenway area to watch pump track users. Pull or step off into the grassy area to allow greenway traffic to continue to flow.
- There is a broom located near one of the berms outside of the track. Please feel free to brush off the track if necessary and replace the broom when done.
- There is no staff supervision at the pump track. Please supervise young children while in use.
Just like you, our department is incredibly excited about this new park amenity! Thank you for using it properly and helping to promote a healthier, more active community.