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Pump track gives Mount Isa youth a fun place to get fit

06 May 2022

Mount Isa residents are enjoying a new pump track, pedal park, ninja exercise park, shade structures and amenities after their official opening at Gallipoli Park.

The pump track, which encompasses a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed for the rider to generate their own momentum with up and down body movements instead of pedalling, is the only one of its kind in the north-west of the state, with the nearest comparable facility at Townsville.

The track can be used by skateboarders, cyclists and scooter riders and caters for all skill levels from beginners to the most proficient, while the pedal park is targeted for beginners as a place to develop their handling skills.

There are a range of different features on the pump track including small and medium rollers so the riders can keep up their momentum and short and long corners to keep it exciting.

The ninja exercise park is also set to become a key attraction, offering participants the opportunity to use an onsite QR code to register, track and time their progress.

The facilities are designed to help keep locals active and healthy and were jointly funded by the Queensland Government through the Active Community Infrastructure program and Mount Isa City Council.