Playspace upgrades

Playspace upgrades

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Penrith City Council is upgrading 40 playspaces over a five-year period between 2019-2024 as part of our Sports and Recreation Strategy. Council is also installing new shade and trees at 90 playspaces throughout the city over a three-year period.

We are committed to providing quality playspaces which are safe, unique and innovative, for the whole community to enjoy.

You can find out more about the Sports and Recreation Strategy here.

Find your nearest local playground here.

Council has upgraded 64 playspaces across the City with trees and shade structures, with more playspaces to receive shade upgrades in 2022.

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.  

A full list of playspaces which have received shade structures is available below.

  • Adams Crescent Reserve, St Marys 
  • Adelaide Street Reserve, St Marys  
  • Amaroo Street Reserve, Kingswood  
  • Applegum Reserve, Glenmore Park  
  • Ausburn Reserve, Emu Plains  
  • Barnett Street Reserve, South Penrith  
  • Baronesa Park, South Penrith  
  • Barr & Bass Street Reserve, Colyton  
  • Beresford Street Reserve, St Marys  
  • Boronia Park, Jordan Springs 
  • Brown Street Reserve, Penrith  
  • Burcher Park, Penrith 
  • Chapman Gardens, Kingswood  
  • Damien Ave & Joanna Reserve, South Penrith  
  • Denver Road - Martin Reserve, St Clair  
  • Downes Park - Greendale Road, Wallacia  
  • East Lake Park (Village 5 Park), Jordan Springs 
  • Edna Dunn Reserve, South Penrith  
  • Edward (Ted) Little Reserve, Colyton 
  • Fantail & Whistler Crescent Reserve, Erskine Park  
  • Feather & Lilley Reserve, St Clair 
  • Gibbes Street Reserve, Regentville  
  • Gough & Lucas Street Reserve, Emu Plains  
  • Grassmere & Gilda Reserve, South Penrith  
  • Grays Lane & Ellim Place Reserve, Cranebrook  
  • Greenway Drive Reserve, South Penrith  
  • Grey Gums Oval, Cranebrook  
  • Harwell Place Reserve, Colyton 
  • Jack Jewry Reserve, St Marys 
  • Jenkins Avenue Reserve, Penrith  
  • Jim Anderson Reserve, Werrington Downs 
  • John Batman Ave Reserve, Werrington County 
  • Judges Park, Penrith  
  • Kestrel Crescent Reserve, Erskine Park 
  • Kokoda Park, St Marys  
  • Ladbury Avenue Reserve, Penrith  
  • Leonay Parade Reserve, Leonay 
  • Lowery Close Reserve - John Whitton Memorial, Emu Plains  
  • Mark Leece, St Clair  
  • Monfarville Street Reserve (North), St Marys  
  • Mount Vernon Park, Mt Vernon 
  • Myrtle Road Reserve, Claremont Meadows  
  • Nash Street Reserve, South Penrith 
  • Northridge Park, Jordan Springs  
  • Pamela Parade Reserve, Leonay  
  • Peppertree Reserve, Erskine Park  
  • Pinnacle Park, Glenmore Park  
  • Pioneer Park, South Penrith  
  • Redstone Place & Pine Creek Circuit, St Clair 
  • Richardson Place Reserve, Glenmore Park  
  • Robin Wiles Park, North St Marys  
  • Robinson Park, Jamisontown 
  • Sales Park, Luddenham  
  • Schultz Street Reserve, St Marys  
  • Shakespeare Drive Reserve, St Clair  
  • Shepherd Street Park, Colyton  
  • Smith Park, Castlereagh  
  • Spica Place Reserve, Erskine Park 
  • Timesweep Drive Reserve, St Clair  
  • Victoria Park, St Marys  
  • Village 6 Park, Jordan Springs 
  • Warragamba Crescent Reserve, South Penrith  
  • Williams Street, Cambridge Park  
  • Windrush Circuit Reserve, St Clair 

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.

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.

In 2017, a talented group of young leaders from Oxley Park Public School designed the playspace on the corner of Brisbane Street and Australia Street in Marys. Their vision was to create a place everyone in their community could enjoy. The upgrade included new play equipment, shade sail, bench seating and accessible pathways.

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

This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.

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Penrith City Council has completed an upgrade of the playspace in Burcher Park in Penrith, with the addition of new play equipment, additional bench seating, accessible picnic table, shade sails and landscaping to improve accessibility of the playspace. 

This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.

burcher park

Carriageway Playspace in Glenmore Park received an upgrade with new play equipment and seating as well as improved pathways and landscaping.

The project was funded by the NSW Government in association with Penrith City Council through the Everyone Can Play Grant Program. It forms part of Council’s ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

This new playspace replaced the old, outdated playground at the park which was over 20 years old and no longer met the needs of the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.  

the carriageway playspace final design

In 2018, a talented group of young leaders from St Marys Public School designed the new playspace at Cook Park in St Marys as part of Council’s Penrith Mayoral Challenge program. The students helped to engage with their local community to design the new playspace which includes new play equipment, a flying fox, shade sail, new seating and footpaths.

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The playspace on Banks Drive in St Clair is getting an upgrade thanks to funding from Penrith City Council, and the NSW and Australian Governments. The new inclusive playspace is expected to open in mid-2022.   

The new and improved David Currie Playspace has been designed with help from the local community to ensure it meets the needs of residents and children and can be enjoyed by them for years to come.    

The inclusive playspace is named in honour of the late David Currie, a passionate disability advocate who made a significant contribution to the local community. It 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.    

Key features of the upgrade include pathway connections, carpark enhancement, fitness equipment, basketball half court, seating, bike track, shade sails, landscaping, shaded lawn and picnic shelter.    

A fully fenced inclusive playspace will also be delivered featuring a variety of play equipment including an accessible spinner, climbing net and slide, multi-bay swing, toddler specific multi-play unit, sensory play, wheelchair and accessible trampoline and a double flying fox.    

The $748,000 playspace is being funded by Penrith City Council, and through the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play grant and the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure grant. Find out more about this project at Your Say Penrith. 

david currie playspace

Ironbark Playspace in Glenmore Park received an upgrade with new play equipment and seating as well as improved pathways, shade and landscaping.

The project was funded by the NSW Government in association with Penrith City Council through the Everyone Can Play Grant Program. It forms part of Council’s ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

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. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.  

ironbark drive

Penrith City Council has completed an upgrade of the playspace in Leonay Parade Reserve in Leonay, with the addition of new play equipment, additional bench seating, shade sails and landscaping to improve accessibility of the playspace.  

This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.    

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There’s a playspace at Lincoln Park in Cambridge Park for local families to enjoy thanks to the fresh ideas and creative minds of students from Cambridge Park Public School. Students at Cambridge Park Public School co-designed the new playground as part of Penrith Council’s 2017 Penrith Mayoral Challenge program. Thanks to funding from the NSW Government, the playground includes new play equipment, softfall surface, accessible pathways, picnic shelter, park furniture, shade sails and new trees.

The playspace in Myrtle Road Reserve in Claremont Meadows recently received an upgrade. The upgrade to install a new shade structure, seating, footpaths and landscaping was funded by the NSW Government in association with Penrith City Council through the Community Building Partnership program. 

Penrith City Council has completed an upgrade of the playspace on Oriole Street in Glenmore Park, with the addition of new play equipment, bench seating, a new accessible picnic setting, a new shade sail and landscaping.  

This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.  

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Penrith City Council has constructed a new playspace at Outlook Avenue in Emu Heights. The playspace features new play equipment, a shade sail over the playspace, an accessible pathway, picnic table and shelter.

This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.

outlook

Penrith City Council has completed a relocation and upgrade of the playspace in Robinson Park in Jamisontown. The playspace was relocated to the north-east corner of the park to facilitate improved future path connections, to make use of the existing natural shade and capitalise on the stunning Blue Mountains views.  

The upgrades included the addition of new play equipment, additional bench seating, accessible picnic table and shelter, shade sails and landscaping. 

This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process. 

robinson park

This unique park was the result of a masterplan created with local residents in 2018. The first stages were completed in 2019-2020 thanks to Council and NSW Government funding. The park offers two covered playspaces, colourful softfall climbing cones and a popular 600 metre walking circuit. Other features include picnic shelters with wheelchair accessible tables, accessible parking, solar lighting, water station and seating throughout the park.

robin wiles park

The playspace in Sales Park in Luddenham recently received 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. This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing comittment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.

sales park

Penrith City Council began an upgrade of the playspace in Spence Park in mid-2021 with the project expected to be completed in 2022. 

Creative Year 4 students from Penrith Public School have co-designed the playspace upgrades as part of Penrith Council’s 2020 Penrith Mayoral Challenge program.  

Extensive groundwork by the students forms the basis of a transformative design, which will have climbing equipment, a slide and swings, toddler play, stepper logs, mini soccer goals and a handball court. The park will also have new shaded areas, modern landscaping, upgraded footpaths and wheelchair accessible picnic areas. 

Part of the environmentally friendly plan also includes quirky features such as nest boxes and insect ‘hotels’. 

The project will be delivered in two stages. Stage One will be funded by Council. The NSW Government will fund additional elements to further improve the park through the Community Building Partnership program.  

Penrith City Council has completed an upgrade of the playspace Sunbird Terrace in Glenmore Park, with the addition of new play equipment, additional bench seating and landscaping. 

This upgrade was funded by Penrith City Council as part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality playspaces for the community. 

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about this project during the consultation process.