A conceptual drawing of a mountain bike park located at Rotary Park in Lantzville. Construction of the mountain bike park has been completed but the park currently remains covered in tarp. It is expected to open to the public in March. (File photo)

Lantzville mountain bike park nearly ready for public use

Park set to open in March after surface is compacted

After months of delays, a mountain bike park in Lantzville should be ready for public use by springtime.

Construction of a 2,000-square-metre mountain bike circuit park at Rotary Park, located at the corner of Harby and Peterson roads, that includes a pump track, log rails and jump lines, was recently completed by North Vancouver-based company Hoots Inc.

Fred Spears, the District of Lantzville’s director of public works said construction began in late November and was completed within a week. He said although the infrastructure is in place, tarps currently cover the bike park because the ground underneath the park needs to be strengthened through compaction.

“The park is pretty much completed,” Spears said.

It’s taken nearly two years for the mountain bike park project to reach this stage. Lantzville councillors first approved construction of the $32,000 bike park in May 2016. At the time, councillors anticipated the park’s construction to be completed by the summer of that year.

The district will need to wait for drier weather before the ground at the park can be compacted.

“It will probably be in March that [the ground] will dry up enough that we can actually compact it,” Spears said. “In the spring we will take the tarps off and compact and it will be ready to go.”


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