Council lights up Penrith’s sportsgrounds

Myrtle Road Reserve lit up at night.

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Penrith City Council has installed new LED floodlighting at eight sportsgrounds across the City, with a further six projects underway or planned to begin this year.

The infrastructure improvements will maximise playable hours and capacity of the sportsgrounds, encourage participation and ensure these facilities are fit for purpose.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said Penrith’s growing population meant more residents of all ages needed access to quality sport and recreation facilities close to home.

“As more people call Penrith home, we want to support our local sports clubs with the right infrastructure to grow and have the capacity for more hours of competitions and training,” Cr Hitchen said.

“LED floodlighting also requires less energy, creates less greenhouse gas emissions, lasts longer, and reduces light spill on surrounding areas compared to traditional lighting, making these sportsgrounds sustainable into the future.”

The latest sportsgrounds to receive lighting upgrades are:

  • Cook & Banks Reserve, St Clair
  •  Dukes Oval, Emu Plains
  • Gow Park, Mulgoa
  • Jamison Park Synthetic Fields, Penrith
  • Monfarville Reserve (Diamond One), St Marys
  • Myrtle Road Reserve, Claremont Meadows
  • Surveyors Creek Softball Facility (Diamond One & Two), Glenmore Park
  • The Kingsway Sports Precinct, Werrington
  • Cook Park, St Marys; Eileen Cammack Reserve, South Penrith; Hickeys Lane, Penrith; Leonay Oval, Leonay; Parker Street Reserve, Penrith; and a further two playing diamonds at Surveyors Creek Softball Facility, Glenmore Park, will also receive floodlighting upgrades.

These projects have been funded by Council in partnership with the Australian and NSW Governments. They were identified through Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy, which is a 15-year road map for the future provision of sport, play, recreation and open space across the City.
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Photo caption: Myrtle Road Reserve lit up at night.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 31 May 2022.