Today at Council, Bob Ferguson, Manager of Township Parks and Facilities, speaking on behalf of The Pumppark Committee of Council, recommended awarding design/build of the Uxbridge Pumppark to Velosolutions Canada, represented by the Canadian Ramp Company.
The Uxbridge PumpPark will be built at the Fields of Uxbridge, directly adjacent to the Rotary Skatepark. Pumppark construction is scheduled for completion late summer 2019.
a hard-surface pumppark is a mass configuration of geometrically formed rollers, bowls and berms, allowing bikes, boards and scooters to achieve and sustain speed, using only inertia
Canadian Ramp Company (CRC) is an Action Sport Design/Build Firm focused on consulting, designing, and constructing sustainable skateparks and bike park amenities. CRC and their U.S. parent company have built parks all over the country and the world. CRC and their sister company in the U.S. have partnered with Velosolutions in North America.
Velosolutions Switzerland was founded by world renowned mountain biker and all round action sport enthusiast Claudio Caluori. Claudio began building hard-surface pumpparks in his home country of Switzerland in 2011. His company Velosolutions has since designed and built pumptracks all over the world; several of them in Canada. Uxbridge will be the first Velosolutions’ designed Canadian pumptrack east of Alberta and will rank as one of the biggest tracks in the country.
Steve Snoddon of Uxbridge Rotary commented that “the awarding of the design/build contract represents an important milestone in the Pumppark project”. Councilor Willie Popp who sits on the Pumppark Committee, commented “the Pumppark project is a great example of what can be achieved through partnerships”
The Pumppark committee is also excited to announce a soon-to-launched Pumppark Donor Recognition Program. The donor recognition program is being designed to provide everyone who wishes, an opportunity to support the project. Funds raised will provide for additional enhancements within the park. The Pumppark web site will also act as an ongoing go-to hub for information about the project. Options for contributing and recognition will include everything from T shirts to engraved stone walkways, dedicated park features and donor recognition signage. The committee is endeavoring to provide opportunities for everyone who wishes to be involved.
Funding for the park’s design and construction have been secured, including a Captial Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Proceeds from this additional public fund-raising effort will help fund extra amenities within the park, such as lighting, that are not currently within the budget.