November 17, 2014
From AZ Family, http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/BMX-bike-park-opens-in-Mesa-282966071.html
By Chloe Nordquist
MESA, Ariz. -- The first BMX bike park in Mesa opened over the weekend.
Desert Trails Park caters to East Valley bicyclists of all skill levels.
"This park is designed for riders of all experience. It contains a three quarter mile perimeter trail for those people that just want to hike, walk the dogs, push a stroller through or even bring a starter bike out," Mark Heirshberg of Mesa Parks said.
They also have more challenging trails for the pros.
The three flow trails for downhill biking are:
Beginner Level (Green) - Runaway Train Trail
Intermediate Level (Blue) - Squirrel Catcher Trail
Expert Level (Black) - Double Trouble Trail
(Above: Norris Design Phoenix's Greg Rowan hitting the trails at the new park.)
Desert Trails Park is 35 acres and includes a series of hiking and biking trails, two ramadas, a restroom, and more.
This park is one of the first parks to open since the bond election in 2012.
Park hours are from sunrise to sunset.
Norris Design's Phoenix office
was the lead consultant on the project and coordinated the design of the park, collaborating with Alpine Bike Parks
(Above: Norris Design's Phoenix Office staff at the grand opening. From left: Greg Rowan, Kaylynn Primerano, Joel Thomas, Doug Craig, Juliana (from Marc Taylor Inc.), and Christian Sobecki)
Great work, team!