Aldo Leopold Park Pump Track
Parks Division is planning to install an asphalt pump track at Aldo Leopold Park in 2021. The 2018-2023 Park and Open Space Plan calls for the developments of additional off road bike amenities throughout the Parks system. In 2020 Parks completed the Madison Bicycle Adventure Trail (MadBAT) planning project which systematically identified locations throughout the city where bike amenities could be placed in such a way to most effectively benefit the community.
Leopold Park became a priority site for off road bike facilities due to the long standing desire of the neighborhood and Leopold School for additional recreational amenities at or near the park. Many children and residents in the neighborhood have bikes but often search for safe and fun places to ride. Pump tracks allow for use by every skill level of rider and help develop the most basic skills needed to ride a bike. They build riding experience and skill while providing a fun and rewarding experience for the user. As riders develop skills they can find more advanced lines and ride features differently to create an even more rewarding experience.
The proposed project would create an approximately 7000 square foot asphalt pump track near the shelter at Aldo Leopold Park. A concept diagram of the project location is shown below. Parks Division intends to hire a specialty contractor to construct the pump track some time during 2021. The exact timeline will be subject to a successful bid and availability of the contractor. Parks intents to have a contractor hired and the work scheduled by May 24th.
Parks Division Intends to hold a public informational meeting on the project in March. The exact date of the meeting will be posted here once available.
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. Parks staff will make a short presentation on the project and then take questions and comments from attendees.
If you are unable to attend the meeting please send questions or comments to: