Visitors to Jells Park will soon enjoy a new trail for walking, running and cycling at the popular park in Wheelers Hill on Wurundjeri Country.
The new five-kilometre shared-user trail project will involve resurfacing and widening existing trails and adding new paths, signage, lighting, seating and drinking fountains to create an accessible loop.
Community members can have their say online between now and Monday 18 April through a survey on the Engage Victoria website. Parks Victoria staff will also be speaking to park visitors on site during the consultation period.
The ideas and feedback gathered will be used to inform the design of the new trail.
Jells Park is a much-loved park in the Dandenong Valley Parklands in Melbourne’s south-east, offering plenty of opportunities to soak up the benefits of being in nature. From its fantastic contemporary play spaces, great access for visitors with diverse needs, big open spaces and several picnic areas, Jells Park offers something for everyone.
The park recently received two brand new playscapes, as well as a Changing Places Toilet for visitors with high-support needs, which were all completed in 2021.
The new trail will be delivered thanks to a $5.9 million investment from the Victorian Government.
New picnic tables have also been installed at the Jells East Picnic Area in February this year, as part of the Victorian Government’s $21 million Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program, to upgrade facilities in Melbourne parks.
Works are expected to commence on the new shared-use trail in 2023, subject to on-ground conditions.
Information and links to have your say are available on Engage Victoria.