Coaldale Citizen Working Group Spearheads Mountain Bike Park Design Planning


Mountain Bike Park Working Group members ecstatic about the incredible potential to create a regionally-recognized park

Have you heard the news? The Town of Coaldale is building a brand new mountain bike park! The Town has spent the last several weeks working directly with a citizen working group to come up with a user-friendly, community-focused design for the park. The group has participated in a number of activities to provide direction for a design and layout that integrates challenges for all skill levels and provides a number of park amenities. 

“Mountain biking is something that I am very passionate about, so I am thrilled that the Town has decided to start work on a park,” said Owen Gallagher, youth member of the Mountain Bike Park Working Group. “As part of the working group, I get to help guide the vision of this project along with other interested people from the community. This is a great opportunity for us to help give back to Coaldale, and I am excited to see what we can come up with.”

The working group will begin to share and refine their ideas with the design consultant in early April. Feedback from prior engagement phases will also be brought forward for consideration.

“The group members are continually demonstrating extreme dedication to the project despite the fact that our group activities have been limited by provincial Covid-19 restrictions,” said Russ Tanner, Director of Recreation and Community Services at the Town of Coaldale. “The team has been able to make the most out of the situation and are coming up with some incredible ideas for the design. Our top priority is making sure we can strategically incorporate as many features as possible from the group member’s recommendations to come up with an awesome end product that works for the whole community.”

Construction on the park is set to begin early summer. All project and engagement information including the working group session debriefs can be found on the project webpage at