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Springfield Park District to Cut the Ribbon for New Pump Track at Comer Cox Park



Contact: Derek Harms
Date: October 24, 2022
Phone: (217) 544-1751 ext 1000


Comer Cox Pump Track
Capitol Ave and, N Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Springfield
39.800975, -89.632353 (GPS to Pump Track)

[Springfield, IL] – The Springfield Park District is pleased to announce the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new pump track in Comer Cox Park.
Last fall, the Springfield Park District was presented with a generous donation from the Betty Mood Smith Trust to make improvements in Comer Cox Park. Humbled by this unprecedented gift, the Springfield Park District initiated a large-scale development project designed to create unique outdoor recreation opportunities to the Comer Cox Park neighborhood and the Springfield community.

The Springfield Park District quickly engaged professional skate park designers and builders “Spohn Ranch” to design and construct a top-notch pump track for the community. The Springfield Park District held a series of public input sessions to provide the community with an opportunity to share in the design of the new pump track. Together, with the generous support from the Betty Mood Smith Trust, coupled with an engaging community-based design process, the new pump track was conceptualized, designed, and constructed in record time.

“We're proud to give back and provide an opportunity for the youth of our community to enjoy this unique recreation. We hope this will enrich the area and community - And BE FUN!” states Henry Dale Smith, Betty Mood Smith Trust

“Our community and Park District are fortunate and grateful to be the beneficiary of the extraordinary vision and generosity of the Smith family. With their help, we are able to bring a unique and FUN pump track to Comer Cox Park and will be able to support programming and maintenance for years to come.” states Leslie A. Sgro, President of the Springfield Park District Board of Trustees.

We invite you to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremonies. The ribbon cutting will take place at noon on October 26, 2022, at Comer Cox Park, located at Capitol Ave and N Martin Luther King Jr Dr. We hope to see you there ready to try out the new pump track!


For more information on this topic and other Park District news related items, please visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org