GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — On Monday, the city of Green Bay and the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation broke ground on the city's new biking skills park located at the Baird Creek Greenway.
The project has been in the works since 2020 when the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation approached the city with the idea. The purpose of the park is to make it easy to try out mountain biking for the first time or enhance your skills. The park will accommodate bikers of all skill levels with a beginner track, an intermediate track, and an advanced track for experienced bikers looking for a challenge.
According to their website, Baird Creek has worked with the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, as well as area youth groups and high school biking clubs to run training camps for youth on the course once it’s built. Additionally, the website mentions that the Green Bay Police Department is also in favor of the park as they often see the usage of bikes at local skate parks which is not allowed.
Dan Ditscheit, the director of Green Bay's Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department says the city does not yet know when the park will be finished but says the park will provide a space for bikers of all age groups and skill levels that didn't previously exist.
“There’s a lot of rolling terrain in this area and so this is ideal for building a skills course where we can have various skill levels, various terrain levels, and really cater to everyone," Ditscheit said.
To see a full map of the park, you can visit bairdcreek.org.