Client:

City of Townsville

Provider:

Urban Play

Track Material:

Precast Concrete

Location:

Queensland

Parkitect Modular Pumptrack Charles Moroney Park concrete pump track
Parkitect Modular Pumptrack Charles Moroney Park Townsville
Parkitect Modular Pumptrack Charles Moroney Park Townsville

In 2019, the state government allocated $4.25m to upgrade Charles Moroney Park in the centre of Townsville. As well as new playground facilities, the park’s transformation would include fitness facilities, sports fields, car park, improvements to the existing dog off leash area – and a brand-new pump track.

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Project Summary

Part of the aim of the new facilities was to support the health and wellness of the local community and encourage people to stay fit and active.

Parkitect worked with playspace designers Urban Play to help create the perfect design for their client’s time frame, budget, and space. The Precast Concrete Quadragon Modular Pumptrack was built into the landscape.

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My client (Townsville City Council) needed a pump track that was easy to install, cost effective and robust, hence we chose a Modular Pumptrack by Parkitect Australia.

Townsville City Council were so happy with the proposal and the end result that they decided to install two tracks at different park sites in the region.

Parkitect Australia provided simple easy solutions with various designs, easy to install and built from strong materials. The tracks also will suite any solution for a multi-use site.

When we did our community consultation, we found that people wanted somewhere where kids could safely play and increase their bike-riding skills. Having a skateable area was also popular.

We were worried about not having enough space for a more traditional skate park. A Modular Pumptrack gave us real flexibility. It could be designed to fit into the space we had and it appealed to different age groups with varying skill levels.