We’ve had a few readers asking us about the long-delayed bike park in east Orlando’s Coytown neighborhood between Bumby and the Fashion Square Mall [Gmap] .
According to the Mayor’s office, the project was delayed when it was discovered that the soil had been contaminated by a leaked termite-pesticide. The site was once the former Naval Training Center but was gifted to the City to be used as a park.
The Navy is leading the cleanup of the 20-acre site, and according to a story by the Orlando Sentinel, it was to be finished last year.
The project site is linked to the Cady Way Trail and will feature more bike trails and pump tracks (berms) for more experienced riders.
The City of Orlando expects that the Mountain Bike Park will be open sometime in the next year.