August 21, 2021: The City of Newnan, MTB Atlanta, and Bike Coweta celebrated the grand opening of the C Jay Smith Skatepark and Pumptrack. This facility features a concrete pumptrack, street style skate park and a large bowl. The park is located less than a mile from downtown Newnan and lies just off the LINC Trail Greenway. This skatepark/pumptrack combination is the largest in the state of Georgia with over 30,000 sqft of rideable terrain!
Newline Skateparks, the organization who designed and built the skatepark chose to use concrete for various reasons, one of which is it’s durability. Even compared to asphalt pumptracks that need to have constant compaction, concrete will require almost no maintenance for the next 30+ years. The surface also allows for a wide variety of users including bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc.
This park is a great addition to Newnan and fits the mission of MTB Atlanta. Their utilization of small pocket parks, greenways, bike facilities and larger tracks of land is an awesome example of what can be done in places where land is difficult to come by. When you are in the Atlanta area don’t miss out on this pumptrack and the rest of the trails built and maintained by MTB Atlanta! Congrats team!!!