Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… days)! If you have a child who loves to ride their bike and is quite a confident rider – even if still using training wheels – then they’ll love Kurangga Park BMX Track.
Suitable for a range of bikes – be it a BMX or not – this park is situated on the edge of Adelaide’s CBD amongst the city parklands. This is a fantastic park for an outing with family and friends, or to just get out, be active and maybe get a little dirty!
There are a selection of different tracks here to suit all skill levels – from beginners to advanced. You’ll find kids – both big and small – with the latest gear, full helmets and very cool bikes amongst talented toddlers on their first bike, still using training wheels, but happy to hit the hills with gusto! I would highly stress from experience though that this park can get pretty busy and riders don’t always look out for the ‘little ones’, so be cautious even on the beginner track.
The kids can have races along the tracks and mini hills, or really test out their skills on the bigger slopes of the Intermediate Track. The dirt ramps you can see on the Advanced Track are purely for older, very experienced riders who take their sport seriously. Perfect for picnics, there are BBQ facilities, tables and benches as well as plenty of shade. During the warmer months bring an esky with cold drinks as it gets pretty hot and dusty.
There is signage at Kurangga Park that says the following:
Advanced notice to riders, parents and guardians:
- Water the track before and during riding by using the hoses provided.
- Follow directional signage provided.
- All riders must wear helmets, suitable safety and protective wear.
- This is an unsupervised park. Persons entering or using this facility do so at their own risk. City of Adelaide accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or injury to any person or property.
You can even climb a tree – there’s some great ones, like this beauty below.
In recent years a Pump Track has also been added to the park (pictured below).
So if you’re looking for a place for the kids to really burn off some energy, this is it! The only time it’s really not suitable is when it’s just too hot or too wet. Being in the parklands there’s also plenty of space to bring a footy or bat and ball for a change of pace during the day. You could easily hold a birthday party here and have guests bring their own bikes and helmets.
See our video below for a little look around. Thanks to Logan who showed us how to rip through the Intermediate track (this was his first time on this track)!
Right next to the bike track is TreeClimb where you can get coffee and food.
Located at the corner of Unley Road & Greenhill Rd, Adelaide at Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20)
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Experience Adelaide website.
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