Pop up pump track coming soon
Connect at The Rec
Save the date! Sunday 10 December, 11am-1pm Anderson Park, Morrinsville Recreation Ground.
We are holding a community event to celebrate the opening of the new Morrinsville Recreation Ground perimeter path and pop up pump track coming soon to Anderson Park.
Pop up pump track coming our way
Thanks to Waka Kotahi Transport Choices funding, we've secured a pop-up pump track to help make our parks and open spaces more inviting, interesting and active places for our communities.
You've let us know scootering and biking are popular activities for our young people and some would love to see a public pump track in our district. We agree pump tracks are a great way to enjoy these activities, get fit and be social and although we don't have firm plans or funding to install a permanent pump track anywhere yet, we have been able to source this fantastic alternative. We look forward to setting this track up at Morrinsville Recreation Ground, so it's ready to go this summer!
What is it?
The pop up pump track is a modular system that offers the ideal riding track for bikes, scooters, skateboards and blades, with a combination of humps and berms for all riding abilities.
It’s 65 metres long, with a fibre-glass non-slip riding surface that can be configured into different layouts. Check out the video above from Hastings District Council to see a similar pump track in action.
Where will it be set up?
Get ready to roll, the pump track is coming to Anderson Park in Morrinsville! We're setting the pump track up at Morrinsville Recreation Ground to celebrate the opening of another Transport Choices project, the Morrinsville Recreation Ground perimeter path. The new 950m long, 3m wide concrete path will be suitable for people to walk, bike or scoot to Morrinsville Rec. The path will better connect Morrinsville Rec to the town centre and have at least two access points to the Rec grounds; at Anderson Park playground and the fields by the cricket nets. Adding a pump track to Morrinsville Recreation Ground was a popular idea we received during our Reimagine Morrinsville Rec consultation last year. Grab your scooter and join us this Summer!
See more about the Morrrinsville Recreation Ground perimeter path project at mpdc.nz/rec and all the Transport Choices projects at mpdc.nz/walkbikeride
Check out this video of a similar pop up pump track set up in Hastings, New Zealand
Proposal submitted to Waka Kotahi for Transport Choices funding
Transport Choices funding for pop up pump track approved
Pump track due to arrive
Expected date and location of first set up
Anderson Park, Morrinsville Recreation Ground, December 2023
The pop up pump track is funded by Waka Kotahi Transport Choices. The option of applying for a pop up pump track was offered to councils in addition to the transport projects. Our district successfully received funding for the pop up pump track, due December 2023.
Waka Kotahi Transport Choices programme - Transport Choices is part of the Government’s Climate Emergency Response Fund (CERF) that supports councils to begin immediate work to develop safer, greener and healthier travel options. You can learn more about Transport Choices and see the full suite of projects in our district here.