Wānaka’s $100,000 bike park opens

A crowd came out to celebrate the opening of the new, $100,000-plus Lismore Park bike park in Wanaka on Saturday.

Bike Wanaka president Ewan Mackie said more than 100 people showed up for the celebration and informal jump jam.

"We wanted it to be for all ages, all styles of rider, young and old, boys and girls, big kids, little kids, everything in between. That was what we set out to achieve and I am really stoked to see lots of people here today," Mr Mackie said.

A lot of work was done behind the scenes to rebuild the park, rejuvenate the pine plantation and begin a revegetation project with Te Kakano Nursery, he said.

Members of the Richmond family, Emmett, Finley, 1, Heath and Hank, 1, were among those...
Members of the Richmond family, Emmett, Finley, 1, Heath and Hank, 1, were among those celebrating the opening of the new bike park. REPORT & PHOTO: MARJORIE COOK
Club members raised about a third of the costs from memberships, and funding was received from the Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Otago Community Trust.

Flux Trail Builders constructed the ramps and lines and many other supporters and businesses helped with practical tasks or professional services.

Plans are under way for further development at the bike park and the club has made submissions to the council’s draft Lismore Park reserve management plan. The closing date is today.

 

 

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