New kids' bike parks to open

17/05/2019 12:00 a.m.

​​The Waitaki District Council will open two bike parks in one week this June as both Kurow and Palmerston get brand new facilities.

Both parks, just like the Oamaru one, were originally concept-designed by Rodger McGaw, a Waitaki District Council Roading Engineer using MS-Paint (making them mini roads) and brought to fruition with a combination of Council and Community funding and collaboration between Council, Community and contractor.

The Kurow kids bike park opening is on Monday 3 June at 11.30 AM. Sunday 9 June at 12PM is when Palmerston’s new bike park will be officially opened. While the sealed ‘learn to ride’ areas will be open, further work is scheduled over the coming months to also provide a clay pump/bmx for the communities.

The two bike park openings will be free family events complete with face painting, a sausage sizzle and prizes for the best decorated bikes/scooters.

Mayor for Waitaki, Gary Kircher said, “I’ve been keen to see both the Kurow and Palmerston projects come to fruition. It’s about providing similar facilities across the district wherever possible, and in this case, ensuring our communities get amenities to make Waitaki as family-friendly as possible. Although initiated by Councillors, the Community Board’s and our communities have gotten in behind the projects and made them their own. They’ve added a great deal of value and Waitaki is better for it. I can’t wait for the openings!”​

poster for bike park openings

Page reviewed: 17 May 2019 10:52am