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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.

Winning Rainbow Jerseys: Pumptrack Athletes competed at the (first) UCI Redbull Pump Track World Championships in 2019.

The pumptrack world was rocked with some awesome news this past year. Union Cycliste International (UCI), the official governing agency for sports cycling, formally recognized pumptrack as a discipline and endorsed the first ever UCI Redbull Pump Track World Championships in 2019. We're delighted to be finally recognized and wanted to share this important news with our readers. We also want to quickly recap the results, and share video from last year’s event that took place in October in Bern, Switzerland because who doesn’t love to watch pumptrack athletes show off their skills, right?

Five of the Best Pumptracks on the Globe

As pumptrack enthusiasts, lovers and builders, we are inspired by how many cool, unique and awesome pumptracks there are across the globe. So we’ve decided to create our own pumptrack bucket list and thought our readers would enjoy the benefits of our research. We plan to make this post just the first of many in the future to produce the world’s most comprehensive list of outstanding pumptracks.

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.  

What is a pumptrack?

What is a Pumptrack?  

Benefits of Buying (or Building) a Pumptrack

  Kids gather for a group photo on a PARKITECT modular pumptrack in Iceland.