GEER BIKE PARK & TRAIL FACILITY
Latest news! SATA awarded a $20,000 Oregon Community Foundation Grant to support the Geer Bike Park & Trail Facility!
One of SATA's most exciting projects has been the development of a trail facility and bike park in Salem, Oregon. In 2012, we held two design workshops and asked you what you wanted out of this facility. Thanks to a technical assistance grant from the National Parks Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and a generous in-kind donation from Sector Environmental Design, the concept map you see below was developed.
SATA’s Bike Park and Trail Facility committee has been working with the City of Salem over the past 8 months to find the right place to locate this amazing community-focused project. We have explored many possible parks in Salem over the past several months - the committee conducted assessments of each park, trying to find the right balance between access and topography – and we found it! We are excited to announce that the facility will be built at Geer Community Park. Geer Community Park has much to offer and the topography and soil type are a great fit for this project. But we have more great news to share! SATA was awarded a $30,000 grant from Rotary Club of Salem. The Rotary Club of Salem recognized the merits of this project and is very excited to support SATA’s efforts to create a close-to-home recreational facility in Salem! The $30,000 Goodworks Grant from the Rotary Club of Salem, $20,000 Oregon Community Foundation Grant, individual contributions from many of you, support from local businesses like Withnell Motor Co and Venti’s Cafe places our fundraising efforts at $91,500! We look forward to hearing about your ideas and suggestions for the project. You can view a snapshot of project milestones HERE.