Scottsdale Bike Park 2023
Planning has commenced for the Scottsdale Bike Park. Design and construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Timeline of events
2019 – Community petition for a Scottsdale Pump Track
2019 – Labour Election Commitment to build a Pump Track (Liberal win meant the project stalled)
2020 – Project officially picked up by Dorset Council
2021 – Discussions within the community lead to development of a Scottsdale Bike Park concept.
2021 – Successful funding application to Premiers Fund for Children and Young People
2021 – Anonymous donation received to allow us to commence the project
2023 – Concept, design and construction to start!!
Investigations of various sites across Scottsdale have led to the determination that there is really only one viable option – Northeast Park.
- Recreation Ground – Area behind the Skate Park– sewer and stormwater lines run beneath significantly restricting the available area. No other sites available at the Rec Ground
- Anzac Park – significant size constraints and the Cenotaph
- Rail Corridor - limited suitable options, no facilities, lengthy approvals process. Funding needs to be expended within timeframe so this was not considered a viable option under the circumstances.
Northeast Park, while slightly out of town, has many positives including access to toilets, showers, parking and water. In addition the slight sloping nature of the site is perfect for a bike park and will allow us to build something truly unique to Scottsdale that will meet the needs of our community today and into the future.
The aim is to build a bike park that features a jumps track for intermediate to advanced riders and (budget permitting) a skills development area for novice riders to progress their skills.
Draft designs will be available shortly with feedback invited.
In order to make the best bike park we can with the budget we have we are actively seeking some assistance with supply of both timber and steel. The materials will be used to build ramps and features for the park so if you are keen to partner please get in touch asap!
To stay up to date with the project keep an eye out on social media for further updates and opportunities to get involved.