Jamison Park’s multi-use synthetic sports facility
- Written by Teela Griffin 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
Work is currently underway on a $3.7 million multi-use synthetic sports facility at Jamison Park that will increase capacity and provide year-round playing surfaces for a number of sporting codes. Work is currently underway on a $3.7 million multi-use synthetic sports facility at Jamison Park that will increase capacity and provide year-round playing surfaces for a number of sporting codes.
The project forms part of Council’s Sports and Recreation Strategy and is jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government through the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund. Nepean Football Association has also contributed to the works.
The upgrade will deliver:
- 2 synthetic rectangular football (soccer) fields which can accommodate 8 small sided fields
- a synthetic cricket wicket
- a synthetic AFL oval
- a new pathway, and
Construction of the new fields started in mid-May 2020 and is expected to be finished in early 2021. Fields 5, 6 and 7 will be closed for the duration of the work but the rest of the facilities at Jamison Park will remain operational.
Once complete, the new fields will provide a surface area of close to 22,000sqm and give our community and local sporting groups year-round access to top quality facilities.
Jamison Park already attracts around 300,000 visitors a year, a number set to grow as more people make their home in Penrith. The synthetic surface will improve the durability of the current fields and, due to improved drainage and lack of water retention, allow sport to be played 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In addition, synthetic surfaces require less maintenance, water, pesticide and fertiliser.
The Jamison Park upgrade forms part of Council’s commitment to ensure current and future residents can live active healthy lives with increased access to sport and recreation facilities.