Watkins Park Pump Track
What is a Pump Track?
A pump track a maximum amount of fun in a relatively small amount of space. It makes cycling a full body workout, providing more rigorous exercise and training for mountain biking, as well as regular riding.
A pump track is a continuous loop of “berms” and “rollers” (i.e. various sized mounds of earth) that are designed to be ridden using a pumping motion.
Built with asphalt, the bike park is easily sustainable, with low maintenance requirements, making it easy to manage and enjoyable for the long-term without financially burdening the local government or its people.
Pump Track Benefits
Expand health opportunities for especially diverse and underserved populations in North Nashville community
Create a new recreational feature, the urban bike park, in Watkins Park for the North Nashville Community
Promote awareness of, access to, and use of existing bicycle paths, including the Music City Bikeway and connected amenities
Serve as cornerstone for future policy changes and infrastructure improvements that support pedestrian/bicycle mobility and safety
Pump Track Partners
This project is a partnership among the Watkins park community, Nashville Parks, Nashville Parks Foundation, The Oasis Center Bike Workshop and SORBA (Southern Off- Road Bike Association).
Oasis Bike Workshop
Youth participate in workshops for six weeks to build their own custom bikes from the frame up. Oasis has all the tools, plenty of space, and some cool people to help out when you need it. Participants learn valuable repair and maintenance skills and, in the end, keep their bike along with a new helmet, lock, lights, toolkit and a bit of grease under their fingernails. The pump track is the perfect add on for the community.
Watkins Park and Community Center
Watkins Park and the Watkins Community Center are located across the street from MLK Magnet School and strategically located two blocks for the Oasis Center and its incredible Bike Workshop (616 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203). The neighborhood community center offers after school programs for MLK Magnet and other surrounding schools.