Playspace upgrades

Playspace upgrades

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Council is upgrading 90 playspaces across the City with trees and other shade structures across the next three-years.

The program forms part of a shade assessment that was completed in 2019 as part of Council’s Shade Facilities at Playspaces Policy. The assessment noted 90 playspaces requiring additional shade to enhance the experience for adults and children using the space while beating the heat during our summer months.  

While there will be some disruption to the use of playgrounds during this time, we have endeavoured to minimise this by scheduling the works during normal business hours between Monday to Friday. You can still enjoy the use of the playgrounds on weekends and public holidays.  

The works are taking place on a rolling schedule across the next three years, concluding in 2023.

The tree planting program is being delivered during times of optimal growing conditions.

The first 15 playspaces to receive shade structures are listed below. 

  • Smith Park, Castlereigh
  • Grays Lane & Ellim Place Reserve, Cranebrook
  • Grey Gums Oval, Cranebrook
  • Lowery Close Reserve - John Whitton Memorial, Emu Plains
  • Gough & Lucas Street Reserve, Emu Plains
  • Annett Street Reserve, Emu Plains
  • Williams Street, Cambridge Park
  • Northridge Park, Jordan Springs
  • Pamela Parade Reserve, Leonay
  • Warragamba Crescent Reserve, South Penrith
  • Pioneer Park, South Penrith
  • Damien Ave & Joanna Reserve, South Penrith
  • Greenway Drive Reserve, South Penrith
  • Baronesa Park, South Penrith
  • Brown Street Reserve, Penrith

The second round of playspaces to soon receive shade structures include:

  • Grassmere and Gilda Reserve, South Penrith
  • Richardson Place Reserve, Glenmore Park
  • Applegum Reserve, Glenmore Park
  • Pinnacle Park , Glenmore Park
  • Gibbes Street Reserve, Regentville
  • Downes Park - Greendale Rd, Wallacia
  • Mount Vernon Park, Mt Vernon
  • Chapman Gardens, Kingswood
  • Jack Jewry Reserve, St Marys
  • Victoria Park, St Marys
  • Adelaide St, St Marys
  • Monfarville Street Reserve (North), St Marys
  • Schultz Street Reserve, St Marys
  • Beresford Street Reserve, St Marys
  • Barr and Bass Street Reserve, Colyton

More upgrades to be announced soon.

For more information, please the Recreation department on 4732 7930 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Outlook Avenue in Emu Heights is set to receive a completely new playspace which includes new play equipment, a shade sail over the playspace, an accessible pathway, picnic table and shelter.

This upgrade is funded by Penrith Council as part of an ongoing program to update or install new playgrounds across our City. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2020.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process. Find out more about this project on Your Say Penrith

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The playspace in Sales Park, Luddenham is getting an upgrade with the addition of new play equipment to complement the existing playground, additional bench seating and picnic facilities, as well as shade sails over the playspace. The play area is closed and will be reopened when work is finished in September 2020. This upgrade is funded by Penrith Council as part of an ongoing program to update or install new playgrounds across our City. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process. Find out more about this project on Your Say Penrith

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The playspace in Bunyarra Reserve is getting an upgrade with the addition of new play equipment, additional bench seating and picnic facilities, as well as shade sails over the playspace.

The play area is expected to be finished in September 2020. This upgrade is funded by Penrith Council as part of an ongoing program to update or install new playgrounds across our City. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process. Find out more about this project on Your Say Penrith

bunyarra reserve hys

Carriageway Playspace in Glenmore Park will receive an $80,000 upgrade with new play equipment and seating as well as improved pathways and landscaping. The work is jointly funded by Penrith Council and the NSW Government through the Everyone Can Play Grant Program. This new playspace replaces the old, outdated playground at the park which was over 20 years old and no longer met the needs of the community. Work is expected to be finished at the Carriageway by July 2020.

the carriageway playspace final design

Ironbark Reserve Playspace in Glenmore Park will receive a $170,000 upgrade with new play equipment and seating as well as improved pathways, shade and landscaping. The work is funded by Penrith Council ($120,000) and the NSW Government through the Everyone Can Play Grant Program ($50,000). This new playspace replaces the old, outdated playground at the park which was over 20 years old and no longer met the needs of the community. Work is expected to be finished at Ironbark Reserve by August 2020.

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brian king reserve

There’s a new playground at Brian King Reserve in Oxley Park for local families to enjoy thanks to the fresh ideas and creative minds of students from Oxley Park Public School. Students from years 5 and 6 at Oxley Park Public School co-designed the new playground as part of Penrith Council’s 2019 Penrith Mayoral Challenge program. The playground includes refurbished play equipment, new accessible play equipment, softfall surface, a bike track, accessible pathways, picnic shelter, park furniture and shade sails over the playspace. Over the next five years we're upgrading 37 playspaces in Penrith, and we're providing shade and new trees to more than 90 playspaces within the next two years. Find out more at https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/facilities-recreation/outdoor-recreation/sport-and-recreation-strategy