St. Louis Penrose Park Velodrome needs your help! | Penrose Park Velodrome

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Entering its 56th year, the Penrose Park Velodrome is ready for a facelift!

6 years of engagement with the City of St. Louis Parks Dept. has led to an ALMOST fully funded renovation for the velodrome, and boy, does it need it.

This project would:

1) Repair major asphalt cracks prior to resurfacing.

2) Repave the entire surface in a 4 inch coat of fiber reinforced concrete, over the existing asphalt.

3) Build an interior foundation wall that runs the inner circumference of the track, to stabilize the entire structure.

4) Add drainage in the infield by connecting to an existing MSD storm sewer. . . .

The City has committed (roughly) $635,000 to the project. We are asking the community to deliver the last $20,000 to $25,000 for reconstruction, plus some seed funding to help enhance operations after the track re-opens.

Additionally, the City of St. Louis has ALREADY invested roughly $80,000 in engineering, design, site analysis, soil testing, and cost estimating for a full menu of potential options to renovate the facility.

We are THRILLED that the City of St. Louis has been able to commit this level of funding to the project. It took YEARS of work to secure this funding and advance this project. Unfortunately the best bid was just a little higher than we estimated. But WE WILL get the final dollars into this project to make it happen.

MoBikeFed comment: The Penrose Park Velodrome is Missouri's only velodrome and one of just 27 in the U.S. In the past several years, the velodrome has been revived and actively use by a community of dedicated supporters.

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