- A $1.6M bike facility was today officially opened by City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield and Armadale MLA Tony Buti
- The new state-of-the-art bike track at John Dunn Challenge Park caters for cycle-based activities for a wide range of ages and abilities
- The facility offers pump tracks for beginner and advanced riders, jump tracks at beginner, intermediate and advanced/extreme levels, skills loop, bike playground, and a mountain bike skills trail around the park’s perimeter
- Construction was supported by a $270,000 Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund Grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, with the remainder of $1.3M funded by the City of Armadale
John Dunn Challenge Park is a new state of the art bike park catering to the fast growing sports of BMX and mountain bike riding. Riders of all ages can improve their bike handling skills and develop new expertise at the new facility.
Open for use just in time for the Easter long weekend, the bike track is sure to attract lots of local interest and also be a drawcard for visiting bike enthusiasts. John Dunn Challenge Park provides a gateway into serious mountain bike trails situated in Armadale and the Perth Hills.
Comments attributed to Armadale MLA Tony Buti :
“The McGowan Government, is committed to ensuring Western Australians have access to fantastic community sport and recreation facilities throughout the State. These facilities help encourage a healthier, happier lifestyle and a great sense of community belonging.
“BMX and mountain biking continue to grow in popularity.I am thrilled that local bike riders of all ages and abilities, as well as the wider Perth biking community, will be able to enjoy this new track for years to come.
“Congratulations to the City of Armadale and everyone involved in getting this project off the ground.”
Comments attributed to City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield:
“This impressive new community facility is an acknowledgement of the enormous popularity of bike sports and builds into the City’s vision to provide activated open spaces. We’ve had a lot of community interest in this project. Nearly 500 people participated in our workshops, open house, and surveys, and it’s terrific to see the community enthusiasm.”
“John Dunn Challenge Park offers mountain bike jumps and tracks to suit a wide range of abilities, from a toddler mountain bike playground, all the way through to advanced jump tracks.”
“The site of John Dunn Challenge Park has had a varied and interesting history, and it’s exciting to see it deliver a great space for the community and biking enthusiasts.”