Like traditional parks and playgrounds, a bicycle playground creates a place for neighborhoods to gather, families to bond, and new friendships to form. Unlike traditional playgrounds that children eventually outgrow, everybody can use and enjoy a bicycle playground regardless of age. Even if your community has a world-class cycling infrastructure with access to paved and natural trails, a bicycle playground can complement what already exists by providing a place purposefully built for young riders.
Start with the kids and start with a bicycle playground. Those kids will grow up happier and healthier, and they can become the community’s best advocates and volunteers for outdoor recreation. They’ll also learn to appreciate family time and spending time with their peers, which makes a better world for everyone when those kids turn into parents themselves.