9th Street BMX. For the past 25 years, the South side
of Duncan Park has been used as a BMX bicycle Jumping/Trail spot. It has been hand built by
the local riders with very minimal involvement from the City of Austin and absolutely zero compensation.
We are the National Trails of Texas and this is the official website of the 9th Street Locals.
9th Street; as it is called by the locals, is an ongoing community cooperative work project. A completely self organized and self directed movement. Non-profit and non-discriminatory. An internationally recognized BMX monument.
9th Street has helped shape Austin into the BMX mecca it is today. It has a very positive financial and economic impact on the local community. Created from free labor by good samaritans. 9th Street creates a unique, hand-built, BMX paradise for all ages to enjoy. Keeping Austin Weird.
The 9th Street Locals have moved thousands of tons of earth, shovel by shovel. 25 years ago the park was flat ground. Now it is dotted with hundreds of dirt mounds sculpted to perfect form. Countless hard working people call 9th Street home. It has been built with pride and back breaking manual labor.
We have "Adopted" Duncan Park through the Austin Parks Foundation (APF) Adopt-a-Park Sponsored Fund Account (SFA). We work with the local community and the City of Austin, Parks and Recreation Department (PARD), Shoal Creek Conservancy, Original Austin Neighborhood Association (OANA), and the Austin Parks Foundation (APF) to the benefit of the park. 9th Street BMX is the 2019 APF Best Adopt a Park Group Golden Shovel award recipient. If you get a chance to visit, please take a moment watch how things work. Be friendly, talk to a local rider. Please pick up your trash and have fun.
"Austin is known for it's unique, creative and diverse community projects, and 9th Street BMX, a BMX bicycle jumping and trail spot, embodies the energetic spirit of our city. After 25 years of volunteer labor to transform the South side of Duncan Park, the area continues to thrive. Fueled by the passion of the local community the dirt has been crafted to become the successful BMX area it is today." - Mayor Steve Adler