The City’s bike track at Sydney Park has been awarded gold in the DRIVENxDESIGN 2020 Sydney Design Awards.
The award-winning bike track features twists, turns and challenges that help city kids to learn safe riding skills.
As well as hills, bridges and tunnels, the track has a bike pump and play refuelling station and shop.
Nearby barbecue facilities and picnic areas are great for families who want to spend extra time in the park.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the popular spot is a great place for kids to expand their riding skills in an adventurous and playful way.
“We wanted to create a less conventional, fun, social space for local kids to master their riding skills. This track caters for learners just coming off their training wheels and more confident riders ready for a challenge,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Sydney Park is dearly loved by inner city families and it’s wonderful to see superbly designed community spaces recognised by experts in the field.”
The bike track was selected by a jury of design experts to win gold in the landscape design category of the DRIVENxDESIGN 2020 Sydney Design Awards.
The City worked with Turf Design Studio + Environmental Partnership, Alluvium, Fiona Robbé, Sydney Civil, Hargraves Urban and Aileen Sage Architects on the project.
The Sydney Park children’s bike track is next to the Sydney Park Cycling Centre and a shaded learn-to-ride area where kids can take part in bike clinics and courses.
The bike track also sits alongside an exciting new skate park due to open later this year. The new space features a skate plaza, beginner bowl and large flow bowl for skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes.