Casey Fields fitness trail now complete

From left to right: Cranbourne MP Pauline Richards, Melbourne City Football Club GM Ian Wilson, City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM and Casey Demons GM Peter Maynard. (Supplied)

The remaining 1.3 kilometres of the path works for the second stage of the Casey Fields fitness trail is now complete, after the initial 2.8km was finished in 2022.

The 4.1-kilometre trail in Cranbourne East is now complete with solar lighting, seating, exercise stations, canopy trees, two fitness nodes, benches, water stations, lighting and additional signage.

City of Casey’s chair of administrators, Noelene Duff PSM and chief executive officer Glenn Patterson were joined by Cranbourne MP Pauline Richards, the general manager at Casey Demons Peter Maynard and the general manager at Melbourne City Football Club Ian Wilson on Monday 8 July to celebrate the completion.

“Informal recreation opportunities such as walking and jogging are extremely popular and Casey Fields is an ideal location for these activities,” Ms Duff said.

“The creation of this fitness trail will become a regional drawcard, through its design appeal to runners and walkers, offering a soft surface, wide path and flat topography, in a safe and attractive setting”.

The fitness trail was initially addressed in the Casey Fields Master Plan, and was made possible through a $250,000 grant via Sport and Recreation Victoria’s 2021-22 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund – Community Facilities Stream; council funded the remaining $960,732.