Yamaha, local dealer, ATV enthusiasts push for park in Philly

Publish Date: 
Oct 26, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – A coalition of riders and industry representatives is working to craft a deal to develop ATV park on a vacant piece of city-owned land. The effort comes in the wake of a new city ordinance that would impose fines of $2,000 and allow vehicle seizures and destruction for those caught riding ATVs on city streets.

The group hopes that by spring it can cobble together funding and a deal for the city’s condemned 35-acre Logan Triangle tract. Almost 1,000 homes were built decades ago atop old creekbeds filled with cinder and ash; the area was razed after the homes sank and shifted, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"The city of Philadelphia can't do anything with the property, because it's condemned. Developers don't want it," said Joe Thompson, president of the ATV Coalition, which has garnered support from Yamaha and from dealer Crossroad Powersports. Coalition members have a planning meeting scheduled next week. 

Posted by Holly Wagner