The Bower Road Bike Park is located at the Aquatic Reserve In West Lakes Shores on the corner of Old Port Road and Bower Road.
We found it particularly good for advanced riders as we haven’t seen many other bike parks of this level in SA. If you want something to compare it against and you’re familiar with the track off Greenhill/Unley roads in the CBD then this Bower Road Bike Park is more suited to riders of the CBD’s intermediate and (often closed) advanced tracks.
The location has been used as a BMX track, however over the last decade the track has not had the attention it received in years gone by. In 2013 a group of local residents school groups and the Charles Sturt Council got together to start discussing ways to improve the park and redevelop it to provide a fully functioning bike park that was as good as the facilities being developed overseas and in other parts of Australia.
Through the efforts of volunteers in collaboration with the council the park currently has a kids BMX track, an advanced BMX track, Dirt Jumps and a Pump Track.
Our confident 5-6 year old bike riders are comfortable on this (grey) beginners and pump track above and below and could spend a couple of hours enjoying the large track areas.
Recently a drinking fountain has been installed, a lockable tool shed and an accessible water source for building jumps.
The park is set to shape up as one of the most progressive bike parks in the State and perhaps the Country.
The Bower Road BMX Park is located at the rear of Aquatic Reserve, just off Bower Road/Old Port Road. You can see it from the road entrance, but just park over behind the West Lakes Canoe Club for easiest access.
For more bike trails, paths and BMX spots around Adelaide, see our post at Kid Friendly Bike Tracks in Adelaide.
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