9th Street BMX - The National Trails of Texas
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. 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.
Who We Are
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.
9th Street is now an established
nonprofit organization that receives funding through the Austin Parks Foundation
(APF) Adopt-a-Park Sponsored Fund Account (SFA)
. All donations go directly
to park maintenance. The nonprofit also works with the City of Austin
and Recreation Department (PARD)
, Shoal Creek Conservancy
, Original Austin
Neighborhood Association (OANA)
, and the Austin Parks Foundation (APF)
the benefit of the park. In 2019, 9th Street BMX was APF’s ‘Golden Shovel
Award’ recipient for all years of hard work to maintain BMX trails in the