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

Posted by on September 21st, 2011 at 9:11 am

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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    sorebore September 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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

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    Tom Archer September 23, 2011 at 6:15 am

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

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    Dabby September 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    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

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      sorebore September 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      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.

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