Portobello Domain Pump Track

Our Vision

The Portobello Domain Pump Track would be a world-class asphalt surfaced pump track that would provide an excellent year-round attraction for riders of all abilities whether they rode bikes, boards or scooters. The pump track will be surfaced with asphalt over a compacted metal layer and a clean fill base providing a smooth yet flexible surface, substantially reducing maintenance of the track while increasing its versatility for different riders.

The Project

While there will be a lot of work and investment now, this will pay dividends when our community and families from around Dunedin travel to Portobello to enjoy a world class facility that caters to a variety of abilities. By investing now, we are creating a low maintenance asset that everyone can enjoy

Current status

Our community engagement phase will be ramping up. We have consulted with out local school and Portobello community. Now we will extend that consultation to surrounding communities and local funding boards. Our fundraising efforts have already begun and you can expect to see our BBQ team at upcoming Portobello Markets. 

To meet our goal of having the PDPT built in 2022, we want to raise $70,000 by August 2021.

We anticipate that as momentum builds, we will see enthusiasm spread beyond our local community. The PDPT represents a small community with a big dream!

Who’s behind it?

Portobello Community Inc. is a community group that works on the Otago Peninsula to promote and develop assets and events for residents and visitors. The Portobello Domain Pump Track is being driven by members committed to seeing more facilities that cater to children growing up in Portobello and surrounding local areas.

“A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping”—generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. It was originally designed for the mountain bike and BMX scene, and now, due to concrete constructions, is also used by skateboarders, and is accessible to wheelchairs. Pump tracks are relatively simple to use, cheap to construct, and cater to a wide variety of rider skill levels.”

“Pump track” on Wikipedia