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HOT: Quarry Park, Footscray

Quarry Park is a large park along the Maribyrnong River, near the Edwardian Footscray Park, and it’s home to an awesome mountain bike trail and skills park. It’s also the first downhill mountain bike track in Melbourne’s west!

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The trails cater to a variety of cycling abilities and ages, but confident and daredevil BMX and mountain bike riders will get the most out of the park I think.

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The pump track and the skills park are at the base of the hill. There is a gently ascending trail and three descending trails – two beginners trails and a technical trail and jumps trail for intermediate level riders.

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Like a ski slope, the trails are marked ‘green’ for beginners and ‘blue’ for intermediate.


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In addition, there is a picnic area, seating and water fountains. There’s not a lot of shade in the park but there are trees on the fringes.

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Future plans for Quarry Park include more opportunities for play, walking, cycling, barbecues and community events.  The park will also contain the Korean War Memorial, which will honour the Australians who served in the Korean War, 1950-53.

While you’re at Quarry Park check out the nearby Footscray Park Playground

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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