The city of Sugar Land is opening a new pump track at The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway.

“The pump track is an attraction that promotes exciting opportunities for residents and visitors of Sugar Land with playgrounds and training facilities for bikers, skateboarders or scooter riders of all ages and skill levels,” Sugar Land Communications Director Doug Adolph said in a March 15 news release.

The $500,000, 22,426-square-foot facility was funded by the Sugar Land 4B Corporation, Adolph said, and includes a beginner track off to one side separated from a larger and more advanced track to accommodate users of all abilities as well as national tournaments.

The new pump track is intended to meet the “increasing demands” of the Sugar Land biking community, promote healthy outdoor lifestyles, attract regional visitors and contribute to vibrant local businesses, he said. The pump track project was approved in December.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the pump track will take place March 25 at 9 a.m. at the site and will include short speeches and demos by experienced bikers, Adolph said. The ceremony will take place just before the city's International Art and Kite Festival, an event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the new track.

For additional information, contact Sugar Land Parks and Recreation at 281-275-2825, or visit