The Pemberton Bike Skills Park, located at Den Duyf Park, is officially open to the public.
The Park includes four zones comprising a Pump Track, Skills Park, Drop Zone and Jump Lines. The Drop Zones and Jump Lines include a range of difficulty ratings allowing riders to progress as their skill and comfort level increase.
The Bike Skills Park is open from dawn to dusk daily except from 11 pm to 7 am, Monday to Saturday and 11 pm to 9 am Sunday and statutory holidays. The construction of the Park was made possible by $974,258 in funding from the Province of British Columbia through the Community Economic Resilience stream of the Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program and $25,000 in funding from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.
The Pemberton Bike Skills Park is one of four outdoor recreation amenities planned at Den Duyf Park. The site concept was informed by extensive community consultation in 2013.
“The Village of Pemberton is delighted to welcome the public to the newly completed Pemberton Bike Skills Park,” said Mike Richman, Village of Pemberton Mayor. “This fantastic recreation facility will give riders of all ages and abilities an opportunity to grow competency and skill in a scalable and controlled manner.”
The Park provides residents and visitors access to a quality, world-class recreation facility, identified as a regional priority due to the area’s limited recreation facilities.
“On behalf of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, and as the Area Director representing Electoral Area C, I am excited to see the official opening of the Pemberton Bike Skills Park, and to welcome the community to experience this much-anticipated amenity,” said SLRD Electoral Area C Director, Russell Mack.