The Town of Okotoks is getting its own pump track.
It’s to be built in Bill Robertson Park (formerly Riverside Park,) allowing for leisure cyclists to share the space with those using the existing baseball diamond, beach volleyball court, playground, and other amenities in the park.
Project manager D’arcy Finlay says it's intended for riders who want to build their cycling skills, but aren't quite ready for the BMX track.
“We do already know there’s a desire for this that goes with what we see at the BMX track that is pretty active as well as some of the single track trails we see in the river valley that get used. To open up the opportunity for another one of those cycling amenities that gives families and kids an opportunity for another experience or cycling opportunity in the community.”
The town has procured a contractor for the project, though it’s still considered to be in the public consultation stage at this point.
An information session will be held on April 9 from 1-2 p.m., and a survey will be open from April 9-22.
“We’re going to be presenting a couple of different designs for the public to have a look at… we want to get some feedback from our user groups that we hope to see out there on the track to help us in that design phase to come up with a track that everybody’s going to be excited about.”
The budget, at the moment, is estimated to be between $250-300 thousand.
Information on the project can be found on the town's website.