This jewel in the heart of semi-rural Galston offers both visitors and locals the perfect car-free environment to get acquainted with riding a mountain bicycle. It is also a safe place for children to ride their bicycles, as it is fully fenced and access controlled. No need to be a helicopter parent here. Enjoy your picnic and let the kids go and explore the forests, dirt and paved footpaths, feature gardens, two playgrounds, three lakes and the creek- on their bikes and on their own! Bliss...
If you are a novice mountain bike rider and want to experience more of a challenging 3-4km off-road ride- you can ride hardpack dirt singletrack laps on the OUTSIDE of the fully-fenced perimeter of this extensive 55ha park. There are sweeping views to the Blue Mountains and some technical sections parallel to Bayfield and Carrs Roads for novice mountain bikers to practise their bike-handling skills. All you have to do is follow the fence lines around the park when you turn either left or right out of the park gates at Carrs Road, or Arcadia Road.
Local families living in or near Galston village can cycle safely to Fagan Park on continuous paved footpaths all the way from either Mid-Dural Road, or along Galston Road (from Carters Road) Enroute and within Fagan Park, the peach tree blossoms around the Japanese Gardens are fabulous in Spring, with plenty of splendid autumn trees to be admired everywhere in May.
GRADE: Easy, suitable for novice mountain bicyclists & young children. Short, relatively easy climbs.
TRAIL MIX: Shared paved footpaths- perimeter single tracks shared with horses. Cyclists must give way to equestrians and pedestrians.
NOTES: Cross Galston Road safely opposite Local Collective Café, and cross Arcadia Road opposite the main Park Entrance. If it has been raining, the perimeter trails can get muddy. On leash dog walking is permitted here.
FACILITIES: Two Playgrounds, Toilets, Drinking fountains, BBQ's, Heritage homestead, Eco Garden, Gardens of Nations. Coffee & snacks are available on weekends at the main entrance.
RIDE MAP: View Map illustration
MORE INFO: http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au