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City of Marion cleans up at Parks and Leisure Regional Awards night

Friday 10 May 2024
Majors road pump track

The City of Marion has clinched the Regional Awards of Excellence for Playspace - projects under $500,000 - for its Majors Road Pump Track.

Parks and Leisure Australia hosted the South Australia/Northern Territory Regional Awards at the National Wine Centre Adelaide on Thursday night.

The Majors Road Pump Track was recognised for its contribution to the creation of a sense of "place" for its local community.

Nestled just behind the Sam Willoughby International BMX track, the Majors Road Pump Track is an innovative space utilised by people of all ages.

The track - which was completed in May 2023 - was built to cater for community use as the BMX facility is for club members only.

The pump track is an endless loop with rollers, berms, jumps and transfer options that are designed to be ridden without pedalling.

It is designed for all users to encourage skill progression, social interaction and fitness.

The site also offers a great connection to the surrounding mountain bike trails at O'Halloran Hill and Glenthorne National Park Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, which was also recognised at Thursday nights awards.

The 'Future Trees' project - a joint venture between Resilient South councils - was also recognised for an Environment Research award.

It is a benchmarking study using data from 20 councils across metropolitan Adelaide to create the largest urban tree database in the world.

The City of Marion's Majors Road Pump Track project will now proceed to the National Awards to be held in Brisbane in October.

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