Pump Track Grand Opening

Though the weather threatened rain all morning, over 100 cycling enthusiasts and spectators gathered at 11 a.m. on September 10 for the ribbon cutting of the Esposito Park Pump Track. The asphalt track was designed and built by Ontario Bike Park Construction Inc. It is believed to be one of the largest pump tracks in all of Canada.

Read Mayor Provenzano’s speech at the grand opening.

An all-wheel track designed for cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers, the Esposito Pump Track is suitable for users of all ages and abilities. The track also includes an oval and butterfly course that can be used for competitions.

Construction of the track was generously supported by  donors Andre Riopel and Dale Harrison, who contributed a combined $75,000 towards the cost of the facility.

Sensory playground opening

Tuesday June 19th marked the grand opening of the new Sensory and Adventure Playground at Bellevue Park. This was the first new major playground expansion at the park since 2003.

The project represented a true community effort. Federal funding was provided through the Enabling Accessibilities Grant program. The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie donated an initial $10,000 for the Sensory Park and then a further $80,000 to add the Adventure Playground component.

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