WORK is underway to renovate the popular BMX track at Waterloo Meadows this week so that youngsters can enjoy it when the school holidays start.
Improvement works on the track, first installed back in 2004, are part of an ongoing programme of leisure related capital improvements across the Borough which also include the play area at Arthur Newbery Park, and the 3G pitches at Prospect Park.
The work at Waterloo Meadows began on Monday 26 June and is expected to be completed on Friday.
The works will involve cutting back vegetation on the site as well as modifying, and re-profiling some of the jumps. This renovation is being headed by Kent and Clark Contractors – one of the world’s leading BMX track designers. They are also responsible for the London 2012 Olympic BMX track.
Reading’s Lead Councillor for Sport, Councillor Sarah Hacker said:
“The track at Waterloo Meadows is a hugely popular community resource and one of a kind in Reading. There is no doubt improvements were needed though, and I am pleased that this vital work has been brought forward from July. It means the renovated track will now be completed in time for the school holidays, providing young people with a modern facility to enjoy the long and hopefully hot summer days at.”
Notes to Editors:
PHOTOCALL: Friday 14 July at 11am: Waterloo Meadows BMX Track, Councillor Sarah Hacker will be on site to reopen the newly refurbished track.