A 12-year-old boy’s persistence has paid off with the new modular pump track in Shirley Community Reserve.

The installation of the track follows a petition – led by Chisnallwood Intermediate pupil Shannon Smith – to the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board, calling for the creation of a skate, scooter and bike area.

His determination resulted in the opening of the pump track in May 2020 and Shannon and his family have been the first to wheel into action.

Shirley Quadragon Modular Pumptrack

The 48-metre track – created from perfectly engineered modules – features bumps and bends that are great for all age bikers, skateboarders, scooter riders and roller skaters.

Board chairwoman, Emma Norrish said the new pump track provides an active outdoor option for youngsters and helps revitalise the reserve.

“Shannon pointed out that young people needed a place to skate, scoot and bike, and that the nearest skate park was ‘ages away’.

The relocatable modular track also keeps options open for any future use of the reserve space and strengthens the relationship between the community and Council.   

Benefits

Perfectly engineered berms and rollers for a guaranteed riding experience.

All wheels – skateboards, scooters, bikes.
 
4 months from order to install.
 
No consents, earthworks and unknown costs.
 
Low/no maintenance compared to in-ground tracks.
 
Flexible design to add to, relocate, reconfigure or set up permanently.
 
Ultimate fun workout while building coordination.