Youth Pump Track at Autumn Grove Park

What Is A Pump Track? 

A pump track is a small bicycle track with hills, banking and other fun obstacles for young children (in this case ages two to nine years old) to learn how to ride their bike. These tracks are increasingly popular and can be utilized by children learning to ride on “strider” (pedal-less) bikes or pedaled bikes. The track will be constructed primarily out of molded dirt placed on top of existing terrain and then shaped (by volunteers) to provide the berms and other contours on the course.

Example of a Pump Track

Youth Pump Track

Project Details

The track will be in Autumn Grove Park on the south side of Lydia Ave.  The track will be approximately 40 feet by 60 feet and constructed out of dirt on top of the existing grade. This track will be small in size (roughly the size of a tennis court), will have only small hills and turns and will be intended for children age two to nine years of age.

The track is intended as a pilot program to determine demand and track other variables and will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Volunteers Needed

Come and help construct the course!  Volunteers of all ages and background are welcome to help build the course.  Construction will take place nightly from 5:30pm - 7:30pm from Monday, September 24 through Thursday, September 27.  

Contact Rachel at 651-792-7028 or Rachel.Boggs@cityofroseville.com to sign up or just stop by! 

This project has been designed by and will be lead by residents who live near Autumn Grove Park. 

Location

AG Full Park with Location

Background

The idea for a pump track in Roseville was brought to the city by a group of residents in 2017. Since then, the group has developed a proposed design and construction plan and is willing to undertake the constructing of the course, should the project move forward.

The proposal is currently in the review phase and the City is actively seeking feedback from residents about the project.

Community Input

A neighborhood meeting was held on Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30pm at Autumn Grove Park to discuss the proposal.  City staff and volunteers involved with the project were on hand to answer questions regarding the project.  

Click here to view the slides presented at the meeting.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Matthew L. Johnson, the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation at (651) 792-7102 or matthew.johnson@cityofroseville.com.