New Kent Street Weir Pump Track has something for all skill levels
23 September 2022
The new Kent Street Weir Pump Track is now open and ready for use by BMX riders, skateboarders and scooter riders of all skill levels.
Unlike the previous track, the new red asphalt track caters for users from the beginner level right through to experienced riders. It also features a jumps line designed for more advanced and adventurous riders looking to get some serious air.
The track was built by Common Ground, one of the premier track builders in Australia. As experienced BMX and mountain bike riders, the Common Ground team rides the track as they build it, shaping it to ensure the track flows, and that the jumps and lines provide the best riding experience.
A shade sail has been installed over the beginner’s area and local tree species have been planted within and around the track for future shade. Surrounding landscaping works included installing new turf, a drink fountain and seating.
City of Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said the new track would be a drawcard for the area and provide more opportunities for locals, both young and young at heart, to stay active and engaged.
“I know there are a lot of people who have been waiting patiently to use the new pump track, and I am excited to announce it is now open, just in time for the school holidays,” said Mayor Hall.
"The City is focused on providing quality recreational facilities for our residents and this is just one of many exciting upgrades planned for this precinct, and throughout the City, in the coming years.”
The new track is the latest milestone in the City’s delivery of the Kent Street Weir Precinct Plan, which includes future upgrades to the carpark, dog exercise area and playground.
The Kent Street Weir Pump Track follows another recently completed track at Canning Vale Oval, and the completion of the Pop-Up Lynwood Skate Park.
Queens Park Open Space is also earmarked for a pump track, due for construction next year.