By WILLIAM CLARK
The Neptune Township Skate Park is getting an addition and upgrade in the coming months.
At this week’s Township Committee meeting, Committeeman Keith Cafferty announced that a Pump Track will be added onto the existing structure that caters to area skateboards. It will be designed for mixed-use while being mainly fitted for bikes.
“This will really broaden the use,” he said.
The designer, Spohn Ranch, will undertake the planning and development, he said. Spohn Ranch, which is based in Los Angeles, CA, originally constructed the skate park and will work to tie in the coming pump track so that the two projects flow together.
According to Spohn Ranch’s website, pump tracks are “a series of rhythmic pathways made up of rollers and bermed turns. They offer a unique riding experience for all-wheel types and skill levels.
In addition to building the new pump track, the project will help maintain the existing concrete.
Cafferty expects the township to break ground on the project in April. Work is expected to take five to six weeks depending on weather conditions.
“I love bringing recreation opportunities to town,” Cafferty said. “I ran on it.”
Cafferty pointed to other upcoming projects such as the disc golf course and mentioned that he is always looking for new ideas to bring to the residents of Neptune.
He also said Neptune Day will return in September.