The new multipurpose facility was developed to provide a range of playing fields and associated infrastructure and can cater for a wide range of sports.
Penrith Mayor, John Thain said the new multipurpose fields offer many benefits to players, clubs, the community and the City alike.
"The provision of new sport, recreation and community facilities such as these are essential to developing a healthy, active community," Cr Thain said.
The facility at Mulgoa Rise has been developed in two stages and apart from a range of playing fields the site also features car parking, playground facilities, connecting pathways, a storage facility and a central amenities building. The amenities building provides an accessible facility with changing rooms, unisex referee rooms, toilets, canteen, storerooms and an administration/first aid room.
Costing in excess of $5 million the facility has been funded from developer contributions, the NSW Government Office of Sport, Community Sport Facility Program and Penrith City Council.
With the soccer competition starting earlier this month, Glenmore Park Football Club with its 1,200 members and 108 teams will call the facility home. In September, both Penrith Junior Cricket Association and Nepean District Cricket Association will commence the 2017/2018 summer season at the venue with competition matches for over 2,000 cricketing members.
What: Opening of Mulgoa Rise Sports Facility
Who: Penrith Mayor Cr John Thain; The Hon Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women and Minister for Ageing; The Hon Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, Minister for Western Sydney, Minister for Westconnex, Minister for Sport; and local sport representatives (soccer and cricket).
Where: Mulgoa Rise sports fields, off Bradley Street, Mulgoa Rise
When: Thursday 19 April, 2017 at 2pm.