Photos courtesy of city councillor Ana Bailão's office
Earlier this month, the Wallace Emerson BMX Park had its official grand opening, unveiling slick new metal ramps. Replacing the wooden ramps that have been at the park for six years, the new additions, which include quarter pipes, roll-ins, pyramids and jump boxes, are worth more than $140,000.
In addition to the ramps, the City of Toronto will also provide instructional summer programs.
On site at the official opening – which included a community barbeque, live music and a trick competition – was local city councillor Ana Bailão. Bailão, along with the City of Toronto, says the park engages youth in constructive, character building activities that promote civic and social responsibility.
The park is open to all riders over the age of eight. It’s mandatory all riders wear a helmet and recommended that additional safety equipment such as knee pads and elbow pads are also worn.
If you missed the grand opening, check out this video made by The Grid that really captures everything the new park has to offer.
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