David Currie Playspace
- Written by: Jeremy Bentvelzen Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Residents will soon be able to enjoy a new inclusive playspace at Banks Drive Reserve, St Clair, named to honour the late David Currie, a passionate disability advocate who made a significant contribution to our local community.
David Currie lived in Penrith for over 70 years and for many decades devoted his time to several charities and campaigned for the rights of people with a disability. David was a valuable member of Council’s Access Committee for many years helping to make Penrith more accessible for all community members.
The David Currie Playspace will be a place that celebrates his life and creates a space for families and friends of all ages and abilities to play, relax and connect.
In 2015 David was named Penrith’s Citizen of the Year. Mr Currie passed away in February 2019. The David Currie Playspace will be a place that celebrates his life and creates a space for families and friends of all ages and abilities to play, relax and connect. David’s dedication and passion for helping others will live on in this new playspace, a constant reminder of the work he did, and the difference he made in Penrith.
The final design was developed in consultation with local school children and other residents and will feature a variety of play equipment including an accessible spinner, toddler specific multi-play unit, sensory play and wheelchair accessible trampoline. David Currie Playspace is expected to open in mid-2022. Find out more at Penrith.city/playspace-upgrades.