Moonee Ponds is an inner city suburb north west of Melbourne CBD. It has popular local attractions such as Puckle Street Shopping District, Queen’s Park and Moonee Ponds Creek Trail.
The Trail Collective were engaged as lead consultant to design and upgrade an existing space to bring it up to current trends and the communities expectations. Located in a local residential area, we used the existing footprint of the old facility, space was limited, but with creative and strategic design we created an upgraded space that caters for all users of the park. This allowed for plenty of open space, including passive recreation areas, playground access and walking areas. This design fits seamlessly into the reserve for all of the community to co-exist and enjoy.
This upgrade offers an exciting and enjoyable off-road riding experience for the locals in the area with accessibility from the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, nearby car park and roads. Design inclusions included adjoining concrete pathways, stairs, up-ramp and balustrades to the access the start mound. Drinking fountains, waste management, bike repair stations, irrigation hose reels for public use and bench seating formed part of the design to bring it all together for successful activation of the space.
Client – City of Moonee Valley
Build style – Bike Park
Skill level – Beginner and Intermediate
Community engagement – Community direction and engagement
Location – Fanny Street Reserve, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia