Mission, BC—Funding for the design and build of a new pump track was approved by Mission Council at Monday night’s Regular Council Meeting.
Hard-surface pump tracks are popular for cyclists, scooters, and riders of all ages and skill, and will be the first facility of its kind in the District.
“Outdoor recreation contributes to our quality of life and to a healthy, connected community,” said Acting Mayor Carol Hamilton. “Adding a pump track to our overall park experience will have a lasting positive impact in Mission and is an important investment in activities for youth. Council is excited to see this happen in the year ahead.”
Up to $300,000 in project funding will come out of the Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) reserve, which is paid into by developers to fund the off-site infrastructure needed to service new growth.
The decision to build a hard-surface pump track was made with significant input from the local riding community through the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association, as well as in alignment with the Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture Master Plan.
“Our Parks, Recreation, Arts & Culture Master Plan sets out our vision for park amenities in the District,” said Maureen Sinclair, Director of Parks, Culture and Recreation. “Creating spaces that support a diversity of park users helps more people keep active, which is a goal we are continually working towards.”
The location of this new facility has not been determined yet. Future project updates will be available on mission.ca.
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