City’s first pump track taking shape: Lend your hands Friday

Berm taking shape at Ventura Park Pump Track.
(Photos: Tom Archer)

Volunteers organized by the Northwest Trail Alliance have already put in many hours of work over this past week to shape and create a new pump track at Ventura Park in East Portland. The project will be our city’s first such facility and the NWTA has officially partnered with the Portland Parks & Recreation to make it happen.

With the initial layout work completed, the NWTA now needs more volunteers. They’ve invited the public to join them for a work party and meet-and-greet event this Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

“Bring a shovel, wheelbarrow, or just some muscle and be a part of this “ground breaking” project!” says the NWTA’s website.

    Ventura Park Pump Track Meet-and-Greet and Work Party
    Friday, 9/23 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
    Ventura Park (SE 115th and Stark)
    More info here

This is an important step for Portland. Let’s make it great!

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12 years ago

Bringing myself and some child labor !!!
see ya there Tom, 🙂

Tom Archer
12 years ago

Great day for digging. Come on out this afternoon and check it out!

12 years ago

This was great.
I witnessed an amazing movement of dirt this afternoon.
Standing on top of the East berm, one could see it take shape, start envisioning the flow.
Seeing the 2 years of hard work by the NWTA/Parks laid out before them must be very satisfying…..
It was for me.

I will be there next week to help them finish it up.
You should be there to.

Have Shovel, Will Travel.
D. McCrashalot

12 years ago
Reply to  Dabby

Dabby’s enthusiasm is addictive! This guy was on fire to build a pump track!! Lots of super folks working hard and having fun. Many curious passersby. Seems like it will be a big hit, despite what I hear about some sourpuss locals with a case of NIMBY.