The resurfacing works for the final component of the track upgrade has now been completed. The works included upgrading the track profile, drainage and riding surface.
The track has been improved through the relocation of the existing drainage and widening of the track to provide a seamless transfer between the banked track and a flat inside track. A new plexipave surface has been installed along with the relevant velodrome markings.
The installation of a flat inside track has provided an area for cyclists to start and stop and act as a run-off area, which will greatly assist beginner and inexperienced cyclists.
Packer Park Velodrome is one of the few velodromes located in the metropolitan area. It is available for both recreational and competitive cyclists.
Despite its modern surface, the velodrome is steeped in history, being used as a training venue for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and by the training squads for the 1960 and 1964 Olympics. The upgraded track is available for residents to use and is now home to Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club.
The track is open to the public except during club training times and race days. There are signs at the track outlining these times.
Address: Packer Park, Leila Road, Carnegie
Melway ref: 68 J8
Operating hours: daylight hours
Conditions: when using the velodrome, cyclists must wear a bike helmet. The cycling club has priority use during allocated training times.
Contact our recreation facilities co-ordinator on 9524 3333.