Hop on your bike and head to Hammon Park08/05/2023
A new bike playground and trailhead for beginner and experienced riders is now open in Creswick thanks to support from the Victorian Government.
The Hammon Park Trailhead is backed by $2.1 million from the Regional Tourism Investment Fund – Stimulus Round.
Hammon Park is home to the trailhead of the larger Creswick Trails Project which, when complete, will see 60km of mountain bike trails weaving through surrounding bushland.
The trailhead was constructed by Naturform and includes jump line skills tracks and a learn to ride track. The track is a scaled down version of the Creswick Trails and is a place for young riders to gain experience through a series of small hills and beginner outdoor terrain.
The project was delivered by Hepburn Shire Council and includes new restrooms for people of all abilities, along with barbecue and picnic areas and a play space for outdoor events and family gatherings near the trails.
A short 15-minute drive from Ballarat, Creswick is an old gold-mining town famous for its scenic bushland areas, existing mountain bike trails and bushwalks.
The Victorian Government is investing in several projects to transform Creswick into a mountain biking destination. This includes $2.56 million for the Creswick Mountain Bike project through the flagship Regional Tourism Investment Fund. The Creswick Trails will be home to the 2026 Commonwealth Games Mountain Bike (MTB) Racing.
The Regional Tourism Investment Fund forms part of the $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package from the $633 million Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan, a whole-of-state strategy with a goal of achieving $35 billion in annual visitor expenditure and supporting 300,000 jobs by June 2024.
For more information, visit Regional Tourism Investment Fund.