Wagga’s new pump track gets thumbs up from users

Ronan Burke 16 and Finn Buckley 15 trying out the track. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly
Ronan Burke 16 and Finn Buckley 15 trying out the track. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

Wagga’s first pump track has been given an enthusiastic thumbs up by users.

The $80,000 track, in Tolland’s Emblen Park, was officially opened on Wednesday, with dozens of young cyclists, scooter riders – and the occasional skateboarder – taking a trip around the track.

“The pump track provides a different recreational space for Wagga youth, and even adults, to test out their skills on,” Wagga City Council’s Ben Creighton said.

The track features a continuous figure-eight course and is made from compacted earth with an asphalt surface. At its highest point the track stands about twometres tall.

The track site also features a landscaped rock fence, picnic setting and four solar-powered motion detection lights which will be installed in the coming months.

SCOOTIN' ALONG: Wagga City Council's Rob Owers tries out the new pump track. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

SCOOTIN' ALONG: Wagga City Council's Rob Owers tries out the new pump track. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly