Te Awamutu's Pop 'n' Good Bike Park ready to open this month

Final preparations for the Pop 'n' Good Bike Park and Pioneer Park Playground, opening on Friday, February 23.
Final preparations for the Pop 'n' Good Bike Park and Pioneer Park Playground, opening on Friday, February 23.

The concrete is down, the hills and curves are in place and it's nearly time for the first young riders to hit the track at Te Awamutu's new Pop 'n' Good Bike Park.

The brand new bike park and upgraded Pioneer Park Playground will officially open on Friday, February 23.

Waipa District Council is holding a community party to celebrate.

The event will begin at 4.30pm with an official blessing of the site and ribbon-cutting.

Then there will be live music, food trucks, free bike safety checks, free face painting and Pop 'n' Good Popcorn.

Waipa Mayor Jim Mylchreest encourages children and their families to bring bikes, helmets and picnics and try out the new bike park and playground.

"The playground and bike skills park are fantastic additions to the Selwyn Park area and will fit in perfectly alongside the existing library, Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre and rose gardens, attracting more people to the area," he says.

"I know a lot of kids are already counting down the days until its opening."

Mayor Mylchreest reiterates that the bike park would not be possible without the contribution from local company Davies Foods — which covered the entire cost of the bike park's construction.

"We are blown away by the support of Paul and Donna Davies to create an incredible space for the community in the heart of our town."

"It is great to see the Davies family giving back to their local community."

Everyone is invited to join the blessing of the site and ribbon cutting from 4.30pm and enjoy the festivities taking place until 7pm.

Waipa District Council is also giving away a free children's bike at the event.
Visit Council's Facebook page for details.

Pop 'n' Good Bike Park and Pioneer Park Playground opening, on the corner of Selwyn Lane and Gorst Ave, is on Friday, February 23 from 4.30pm-7pm.

- Te Awamutu Courier

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