Unfortunately, due to compounding rainfall, volume of trail usage and present ‘unsafe condition’ of the MTB trails at Lysterfield Park @Parks Victoria have decided to close all MTB trails within Lysterfield Park for 2 weeks (reopening 1st November).
This decision has not been made lightly but is necessary in order to maintain visitor safety.
This closure has been actioned under Section 9.1 of the Lysterfield Park Mountain Bike Maintenance & Improvement Plan, outlining:
‘All MTB trails will be closed when 30mm of rain is received in a single 24-hour period , or when 50mm of rain is received in 3 consecutive days’.
The Lysterfield depot rain gauge has shown both these parameters, with upwards of 50mm of rain recorded from the 14th – 16th October (30mm on Friday 15th).
Furthermore, with trails such as Aneurysm and Lower Buckle (section) already closed, this closure will help to prevent further degradation of trail conditions and reduce the chance of extended closures for more trails over the coming months.
Closure signage will be placed at the Park entry at Horsewood Road and Hallam North. Furthermore, closure signage will be placed on notice boards within Lysterfield Park. Closures will also be highlight on the Parks Victoria Website.
LDTR kindly asks that all riders respect the closure and do not continue to the ride the trails.