Pump Track at BSP
We're excited to share information about the new Pump Track at Barney Schwartz Park, currently under construction. New information will be posted here as it become available:
- The Barney Schwartz Park pump track will be a small looping asphalt trail system with rhythmically connected rollers and banked turns that can be ridden continuously without pedaling. According to project architect Zach Wormhoudt, this pump track is unique because of the terrain and the fact that it will be built on a hillside.
- The bicycle pump track is designed to be suitable for all ages with separate tracks for both beginning and intermediate riders.
- This is the only bicycle pump track of its kind in Paso Robles and all of San Luis Obispo County. The only other track in the county is a BMX style dirt track in Morro Bay.
- The project architect for the Barney Schwartz Park Bicycle Pump Track in Paso Robles is Zach Wormhoudt of California Skateparks, designers of the Tokyo Olympic Skatepark and the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, CA.
- The builders for the project are Greenwald Builders/Frontier Skateparks.
- A community-wide survey completed in 2021 provided residents with a chance to share what features they’d most like to see included in the design of the bicycle pump track.
- The estimated timeline for the bicycle pump track project is approximately 140 calendar days with construction officially set to begin on Friday, September 15, 2023.
- Funding for the pump track is provided by the REC Foundation through the Dale Schwarz Memorial Endowment Fund with an estimated cost of over half a million dollars for the design and construction for the project.
On Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the City of Paso Robles hosted a groundbreaking celebration at Barney Schwartz Park for the bicycle pump track set to officially begin construction on Friday, September 15. The pump track will be the first of its kind in Paso Robles and all of San Luis Obispo County. The track was designed by California Skateparks, who were also designers of the Tokyo Olympic Skatepark. Created to appeal to all ages, the bicycle pump track includes separate tracks for both beginning and intermediate riders. The track is scheduled to be finished in time for riders to enjoy this spring. Pictured here L-R are: Paso Robles Assistant City Manager Chris Huot, Paso Robles Community Services Director Angelica Fortin, REC Foundation member Mike Rundstrom, Lucas Davenport and Conar Hendry of Greenwald Builders/Frontier Skateparks, REC Foundation member Kathleen O’Connor, Paso Robles School Board Trustee Jim Cogan, REC Foundation Chairperson Chris Taranto, Paso Robles City Council Member Chris Bausch, Paso Robles Mayor Pro Tempore John Hamon and pump track community advocates Jed Dawson and Steven Anzel of K-Man Cyclery.
- During the bicycle pump track groundbreaking celebration at Barney Schwartz Park on Monday, September 5, the City of Paso Robles and the Paso Robles REC Foundation were recognized by Congressman Jimmy Panetta and Assemblymember Dawn Addis for their commitment to provide new recreation opportunities for the community. Pictured L-R are Angelica Fortin, Community Services Director, Andrea Chemlik, District Director for Assemblymember Dawn Addis, Diane Zannotti, District Aide for Congressman Jimmy Panetta, Chris Taranto, REC Foundation Chairperson and Mike Rundstrom, REC Foundation member. Funding for the pump track is being provided by the REC Foundation through the Dale Schwarz Memorial Endowment Fund with an estimated cost of over half a million dollars for the design and construction for the project.