Remote Control Car Pop-up Events in Crystal
Remote control cars are revving up on a new course at North Lions Park in Crystal. And the city is holding RC track pop-up events to let people get a taste of the hobby. Crystal Recreation Supervisor Lei-Lani Fischer says, “We bring out our city cars for people who have an interest in remote control cars and want to give it a try before they make an investment. This is a good introductory to the cars and seeing how they run on an actual track. We’ll do some time trials with them. Once they learn how to operate the car and feel proficient at it, we’ll run a stop clock so they kind of know how fast they’re going on the race track.” To make this possible, the city received a grant to add a solid surface to the outdoor hockey rink. That makes for better ice in the winter and allows for unique multipurpose use during the rest of the year. The concrete even makes it ADA-accessible. Of the track Fischer says, “We were able to purchase biologs which make a great border for our RC track, found a few different layouts, and we have some really nice curves and turns and straightaways for the cars to run on.” She encourages those who are already RC enthusiasts to head over to North Lions Park any day you feel the need for speed, saying, “The track is set up here in the park and is ready for use all day, every day during regular park hours, so people can bring their own cars and use the track at any time.” Fischer says the City of Crystal wanted to provide residents a safe spot to use their RC cars and to encourage a hobby that’s really intergenerational, adding, “You have kids and you have adults that can use their cars and race each other out on the track. It’s just a great family activity to bring the whole family out.” Be sure to follow the recreation department facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/crystalrec for details on the next RC track pop-up event.