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Award-Winning Pumptracks

Award-Winning Pumptracks

Looking For a New Way to Engage Your Community? Learn the Costs of a Pumptrack

Exercising outdoors is important for the physical and mental well-being of the public. And while many parks have basketball courts or tennis courts, not all members of your community are interested in those common park amenities. 

COVID Inspires Cycling Trend; Cities Adjust Infrastructure to Keep Up.

A bike commuter's dream: La Ciclovía in Bogota is a popular highway open for cyclists on Sundays since 1974, but during the pandemic has been opened for cyclists every day. (Photo credit: Ciclovia Bogotá Facebook.)   In the midst of COVID, The World Health Organization has announced that the safest way to travel is bicycling and walking, and the people have listened. Bike sales around the globe have soared, leading to a supply shortage, and cities from Philadelphia to Manila have been scrambling to improve infrastructure to support this suddenly very popular transportation type.

Four Innovative Trends in Playgrounds

We’ve said it before: we’re in the business of delivering joy, and we know that play is critical for #AllAgesAllAbilities. In that spirit, we’re taking the time to discuss inspirational trends in playgrounds, featuring fantastic examples of award-winning projects that will dazzle and delight you. This post is a part of a series that will explore innovations in playgrounds, public sports facilities and other recreational spaces. We kick things off by reviewing four exciting trends.

How to Build a Backyard Dirt Pumptrack

The stuff dreams are made of: an idyllic backyard pumptrack. Photo credit Wouter Gijbels and the BackYard Pumptracks Facebook Group. For more inspiration and ideas, join the BackYard Pumptracks Facebook Group here.  

Five Benefits of Buying a Modular Pumptrack

  PARKITECT modular pumptrack installed at Lady's Mile Holiday Park in Dawlish, UK.  

How Inclusive Play Spaces that Promote Bicycling help Fight Obesity.

An individual rides a PARKITECT concrete modular pumptrack under an overpass in Newbridge, UK.   Obesity is one of the biggest health epidemics of our time. The sad truth about this global problem is that there is no easy solution. If you are a public official or develop public play spaces, this is probably one of the most difficult issues on your to-do list.