“I don’t know what we would do without them,” said Bike Park Project Manager Trenna MacLeod. MacLeod was referring to the ton of work the local fire suppression crew has been doing at the Bike Park beside the Princeton and District Multipurpose Arena. “They have been just amazing. They are such hard workers.”
Last week, new picnic tables and garbage cans were placed on site for Bike Park users. A sign stating “The Bike Corral” was built and erected by the Fire Suppression Crew. Dana Stevens brought in his backhoe and spread a road crush mix down for compaction. The Fire Suppression crew also assembled the multi-piece tables when they arrived on Friday afternoon. A super sturdy storage bin built by Spencer Smith was bolted onto a pad on site as well. This bin will hold rakes and such for the kids to use to maintain the park.
McLeod is trying to wrap up some of the many wish list projects that the bike enthusiasts had for the site and is finding the money easy to spread far thanks to the generosity of time and energy to make the project a resounding success by many. “So many people have come forward to volunteer, offer advice, help and whatever it is we are looking for that it is easy to see how we came so far so quickly. Last year, at this time, there was just a plot of bare ground. What a difference a year makes.”
“Next on the Bike Park wish list is a shelter of some sort,” said MacLeod. “It gets pretty hot here in the summer.”