BMX bike park opens in Mesa

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

MESA, Ariz. -- The first BMX bike park in Mesa opened over the weekend.

Desert Trails Park caters to East Valley bicyclists of all skill levels.

"This park is designed for riders of all experience. It contains a three quarter mile perimeter trail for those people that just want to hike, walk the dogs, push a stroller through or even bring a starter bike out," Mark Heirshberg of Mesa Parks said.

They also have more challenging trails for the pros.

The three flow trails for downhill biking are:
Beginner Level (Green) - Runaway Train Trail
Intermediate Level (Blue) - Squirrel Catcher Trail
Expert Level (Black) - Double Trouble Trail

Desert Trails Park is 35 acres and includes a series of hiking and biking trails, two ramadas, a restroom, and more. 

This park is one of the first parks to open since the bond election in 2012.

Park hours are from sunrise to sunset.