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On Thursday, June 30, Doña Ana County dedicated its BMX Pump track park in Chaparral at the Delores C. Wright Community Center. A pump track is a circuit of rollers, small hills and banked turns designed to be ridden completely by pumping or generating momentum by up and down body movements instead of pedaling or pushing.
This BMX Pump Track is the first of its kind in Southern New Mexico and surrounding areas. Many elected officials and community members were on hand for the dedication of the track. State Representative Willie Madrid addressed the crowd, mentioning his love for the community of Chaparral and joy to see his vision of bringing the recreational feature to the community come to fruition.
Doña Ana County District 2 Commissioner Diana Murillo brought greetings to the guests on behalf of the County. Other distinguished guests in attendance included Doña Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds, County Manager Fernando Macias, Assistant County Manager Jonathan Macias, Wardens Hector Rios and Dora Castro from Otero County, Sylvia Ulloa from Senator Martin Heinrich’s office and CCDA members.
The Delores C. Wright Center is located at 400 E. Lisa Drive, Chaparral. The track is open and available to the public. All bicycles, skateboards, roller skates are welcome. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the track which is open for use from sunrise to sunset.