Time running out to share skatepark, pump track ideas

Friday, March 4, is the deadline for Quad Cities skaters and bicyclists to help identify the specific features that should be considered for the design of the skatepark and pump track planned for Moline’s riverfront.

The Moline City Council is moving ahead with plans to construct the bridge. Renew Moline and the Moline Parks & Recreation Department began asking “our community of skaters and bikers”  what the park should include on Friday, Feb. 18, when the survey, which can be found here, went live. 

The park, a component of Moline’s Interstate 74 Mississippi riverfront redevelopment, is expected to be between Fourth and Fifth avenues and 20th and 22nd streets. It will be tucked, at least, in part under the new I-74 bridge.

Once the community input is collected via that online survey, planners will use the ideas and suggestions to help shape the design, size and budget and ultimately help the city contract with a skatepark and pump track company to bring the ideas to life. 

From the beginning, Renew Moline has encouraged the community to “think big” in choosing specific features they would like included in the park as it relates to skateboarding and biking. The survey is open to anyone in the region who meets the Friday, March 4, deadline.

Renew Moline, which will gather the data, is expected to report the results by early spring to Moline Parks & Recreation and the Moline City Council.

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