New park will deliver iconic CBD heart

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Penrith City Council is asking the community what its vision is for an iconic City Park to be created in the heart of the city centre.

The new $12 million park will reinforce Penrith’s role as a major Western Sydney centre for business, employment and urban living.

The 7500sqm park will be strategically located on the corner of Station and Henry Streets and feature a large, open green space as its central theme.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said Council had been preparing for the City Park for a number of years and now was the time to capture community aspirations that will guide the final designs.

“Penrith stands on the cusp of an economic boom unprecedented in our city’s history and now is the time to take advantage of this increased activity by creating a new green space for current and future residents, visitors and workers to enjoy,” Cr Fowler said.

“We have many ideas for what may feature in the new City Park, which will be a smart and vibrant focal-point for Penrith, much like Hyde Park is for Sydney City.

“It’s important that local residents and businesses have a say in the final design of a project of this magnitude, so we are inviting everyone in the community to tell us what they want to see in our City Park.

“We believe the Park should feature key elements that will support its role as a green refuge in the heart of a growing urban Western Sydney city.

Preliminary concepts for the park feature mature trees and lots of plantings to provide a cool refuge in summer as well as playful water elements and an amenity building to support community, civic and cultural events.

Expected to be delivered in 2023, City Park is likely to have smart, sustainable inclusions public art and quality finishes to furniture including seats and bubblers.

You can help inform the design of City Park through Council’s online ‘Your Say Penrith’ portal.

Submissions are open from 24 October to 13 December 2019.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 31 October 2019.