Harlaxton - Griffiths Park / Commonwealth Oval / Velodrome

Commonwealth Oval
Friday, 28 Feb 2020 17:57

Address: 1 Wattle Street, Harlaxton QLD 4350

This sports facility features a cycling velodrome with an internal junior rectangular sport field, a full-sized sport field and a baseball diamond with lights. 

 

There is a clubhouse featuring a canteen, meeting room, two dressing rooms with toilets and showers.

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The park also has picnic tables and a playground.

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griffithsparkcommonwealthovalvaledrome

This 333m, outdoor, asphalt surfaced and painted, banked velodrome has been an icon for Toowoomba cycling for many decades.

Track bookings

The venue is free for public use unless the track has been booked specifically. Bookings can be made by contacting us on 131 872.

Track facilities

The venue has a small amount of car parking and a clubhouse available for cycling club meets. Uncovered concrete viewing stands with morning shade from nearby trees assist onlookers to enjoy the cycling action.

History

In the years before circa 1960, a flat dirt track existed at this location in Griffith Park, Harlaxton. Col Rowland (1936 - 2011) was instrumental in the development of the velodrome as it exists today. It was most recently resurfaced in 2019.

Features

Playground
Picnic tables
Mountain biking
Football
Lights
Drinking water

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