BMX park volunteers recognized at city council

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By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON — Volunteers who helped construct Brighton’s BMX Park were honored at city council’s Dec. 4 meeting. 
    Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Mark Heidt said volunteers dedicated about 570 hours to constructing the park and Parks and Recreation Director Gary Wardle estimated volunteers contributed about $50,000 to $10,000 worth of work to build the park. Wardle thanked the volunteers for their work and said the BMX track “really turned out well.”

    Mayor Dick McLean said council is pleased with what they’ve done.
    “It’s a beautiful, fantastic addition to part of the recreation facilities for our city and without your work, without your ideas, it couldn’t have been done,” he said. “So we’re really grateful for all that you’ve done. Thank you so much.”
    Volunteers who participated in the construction of the park included: Austin Allen, T.J. Barnes, Gage Cochran, Mike Feitinger, Shelby Feitinger, Christian Hartley, Tony Heidt, Casree Holland, Brant Holland, David Holland, Logan Holland, Justin Hood, Jordan Jones, John Lewis, Daniel McGlynn, Peter Mills, Kelly Nelson, Chris Olivier, Pete Phibbs, Colton Rice, Mason Rice, Michelle Rice, Stan Rice, Mark Robbins, Taylor Robinson, Phil Rowe, Dan Schmatz, Nick Soloninka, Andrew Thorpe, Camron Thorpe, Wyatt Thorpe, Erik Trujillo, Rich Vossler and Zacc Wair.
    Donors included PlusSizeBMX, Studio West, Elevated Trail Design, THF, Bedrock Landscaping Materials, Consolidated Divisions, Inc., Home Depot, The Outdoor Solution, Devine Design Landscape, Gromspot, Treads Bicycle Shop, Brighton Fire District as well as the City of Brighton Utilities, Parks Maintenance and Streets and Fleet departments.