RC track may be built
Remote-control car fans may soon have a place to race their machines since local enthusiasts are working to construct a track in Dickinson. "We've been looking for the last three or four years for a place to build a track," said Sharon Steiner, w...
Remote-control car fans may soon have a place to race their machines since local enthusiasts are working to construct a track in Dickinson.
"We've been looking for the last three or four years for a place to build a track," said Sharon Steiner, who is helping spearhead the development.
They are looking at a piece of unused land near the Dickinson Dike for the track.
The Dickinson Park District is looking into allowing the group to use the park property for a track, Director of Parks and Recreation James Kramer said.
"We definitely want to see how having that out there may affect the golf course or the dike because those are the other two facilities out there," Kramer said.
Since the Park District has never had a facility like this, he said research will be needed before a decision is made.
"I don't know what kind of noise they're going to put out," Kramer said.
If a track is constructed on Park District land, it will be open to the public and owned by the department, he added. However, the group who wants it done must build it and maintain it, Kramer said.
Steiner hopes most of the supplies will be donated and that members of the group will build the track.
"We'd just haul dirt in and level it out," Steiner said. "Then you build jumps and stuff on it."
The facility would be fenced in, Kramer added.
Steiner races with eight to 10 people in the area.
However, she thinks there are more people who would use the track.
"There's a lot of people out there with the vehicles, they just have no place to drive," Steiner said.
Kramer agreed the track would likely be well used.
"I definitely think there's an interest out there," he said.
Kramer expects the issue to be discussed at the April 30 Park Board meeting.
"We'll kind of take it one meeting at a time until everybody's comfortable to make that decision," Kramer said.