Boat Ramps

Boat Ramps

tench reserve boat ramp open

The boat ramp and car park at Tench Reserve will re-open tomorrow morning (Friday 23 April) after a dive team removed a number of large tree branches and larger logs from the end of the boat ramp. The debris collected would have caused significant damage to a boat motor or hull if not removed and the ramp opened sooner.
Additional below water clean-up works will be carried out next week around the viewing decks along both sides of the river, rope swing, and kayak launch area.


Council's boat ramp at Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, Penrith is open to the public during the following hours:

  • Summer months (2 October - 31 March)   5am - 9pm
  • Winter months (1 April - 1 October)    6am - 8pm

For more information call 4732 7777.

New boat ramp construction at Tench Reserve

Council has upgrading the boating facilities at Tench Reserve, Jamisontown. The works are an important element of Council’s Our River Masterplan, and are being jointly funded by the Australian Government and the NSW Boating Now infrastructure program.

The works included:

  • a new 3 lane boat ramp
  • 34 new boat trailer parking bays
  • new access roads
  • 10 new vehicle parking bays
  • new jetties along the foreshore, including connection to the existing jetty
  • new footpaths, stairs, balustrades and fencing
  • landscaping and lighting.

New Penrith boat ramp

Australian Government    NSW Government    Penrith City Council

‘Old’ boat ramp closure

A new boat ramp and additional trailer parking has been constructed and is operating. The old boat ramp will close to reduce congestion and improve safety between boat trailers and other groups within the park such as pedestrians, passing vehicles and tour operations.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.