Last Friday, volunteers working with a vendor’s installation crew completed three features to create a BMX freestyle park adjacent to the existing skateboard park near Memorial Field.
A 2008-2009 City Council strategic goal priority, the BMX freestyle park was originally estimated to cost $70,000. By leveraging the purchasing of the equipment or “piggybacking” with other municipalities, the BMX freestyle park was completed for under $29,000. The Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene was the major donor by contributing $5,000 to the new facility.
Local BMX enthusiasts raised nearly $400 towards the park and helped with the installation of the features. Councilman McEvers donated food from Rustlers Roost for the volunteers.
Shown in front of one of the new BMX features is Councilman McEvers with city staff, the equipment vendor, and volunteers.