From Rubble-filled Brownfield To Woonasquatucket Adventure Park

Merino park is in the Hartford neighborhood of Providence. A new part of the park just opened up with some equipment that’s a little different from what you may have seen in other parks before.

The Woonasquatucket Adventure Park has three main elements: an off-road bicycle and running trail, a parkour course and a pump track that can be used by skateboarders or people riding BMX bikes. Will Cornwall told me what a pump track is all about:

[Will Cornwall] “It’s kinda like the craziest exercise machine you’ve ever seen” How do you use it? “Go fast and hang on.”

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