Pump track in plans for future Bracebridge
A version of a paved pump track. The version planned for Bracebridge would be hard packed dirt says Mayor Graydon Smith. (Twitter Image - @ryan_psmith)
BRACEBRIDGE, ON – Town officials are asking outdoor enthusiasts what they want in the community to get more active and have fun.
The town of Bracebridge is considering building a pump track and replacing two tennis courts. Christine Cousins is the recreation programmer with the town and urged everyone in the community to take the survey.
“We want to know what your thoughts are on pump tracks, if you’ve used them and where you’d like to see one go,” Cousins said. “We also want to know about your use of our parks. We want to know what kind of activities you want to participate in.”
Pump tracks are essentially bicycle courses made of asphalt or dirt. Riders use momentum to drive the track instead of having to constantly pedal.
“It’s a great activity for older kids and younger ones,” Cousins said.
Volleyball, floor hockey, basketball and soccer were just some of the potential repurposes for the tennis courts Cousins listed.
“This is for the people in Bracebridge, so we want the youth, we want the adults, we want to know what they all think,” Cousins said.
The programmer said there is no solid deadline for the survey yet, but the quicker the town gets all the info, the quicker they can start building.
Cousins said this is just the first stage towards what could be something great to get the community more active.