Children's Bike Park
The concept of a children’s bike park was consulted on throughout the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan, and it received a lot of positive support from the community. Through the help of external funding Council is excited to see this project come to life in 2021.
Located on Victoria Park, behind the playground, the park will include a children’s cycle track for kids to learn and gain bicycle confidence, a pump track, a half basketball court and a BBQ pavilion.
How’s it being funded?
Council was successful in receiving a Provincial Growth Fund grant of $2million in 2020. This means the project is able to be delivered without any input from ratepayers.
When's it opening?
The Bike Park isn’t fully complete yet, but with 90% of the work done in September, SDC opened the Bike Park for the October school holidays. "We wanted our community to make the most of what was available. This includes the education cycle track, BBQ pavilion and half basketball court," Chief Executive Sven Hanne.
The work we’re waiting on includes the asphalt sealing of the pump track and concrete artwork which is being applied to parts of the education cycle track. The latest alert level restrictions as well as a run of bad weather have meant a delay to getting these final touches complete.
When weather and alert levels allow there will be a brief closure of the affected areas of the Bike Park to finish the outstanding jobs. An official ‘ribbon cutting’ ceremony and community open day will be held once these elements are complete.
We know our community have been excited to try out the track, and check out the traffic lights – a first for Stratford!
Please remember when visiting the park to play it safe and follow the golden rules of Alert Level 2.
Check out this video of the bike park over the October School Holidays: