Dumont Park & Rec board seeks to resurface old track

This photo is a simulation of what the Dumont track will look like when it is resurfaced. (Submitted photo)

This is a view of how the Dumont track currently appears. A mound of dirt spills onto the crumbling asphalt. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


DUMONT – Approaching the old Dumont track, the elements have been unkind to the surface that once was a solid asphalt.

One solid strip remains, but for the most part, it is crumbling and, in some spots, non-existent. A mound of dirt sits on the side of the track.

But the Dumont Park & Recreation Board wants to do something about that, spearheaded by efforts from Jessica Hambly and Shelly Zimmerman.

“It’s been talked about for a couple of years and I came on the board this year,” Hambly said. “We kind of restructured the board and Shelly Zimmerman asked me to be on it. We decided we were going to go for it and what we could do to raise funds.”