Council reaches milestone with latest playspace upgrade
- Written by Jessica Gadd Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Friday, 16 September 2022
Nindi Crescent playspace in Glenmore Park has received an exciting upgrade with a “Going on a Bear Hunt” themed transformation.
The new playspace design was developed in close consultation with the local community and includes hidden bears throughout the reserve for children to find, climbing equipment, swings, a slide, and an accessible multi-play unit.
The upgrade marks the halfway point of Council’s commitment to upgrade 40 playspaces over a five-year period between 2019-2024, with 20 playspaces now renewed across the Local Government Area.
Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said it was heart-warming to see local families and children enjoying the improved playspaces.
“It is important to have safe, modern and inclusive recreation spaces across our City which give young people and families the opportunity to get outside, connect and have fun,” Cr Hitchen.
Additional features of the upgrade include seating, landscaping, and a new pathway to allow for better access to the playspace. A shade sail will also be installed as part of a Council program to improve shade facilities at 90 playspaces, which is a key component of the Cooling the City Strategy.
Penrith City Council invested $80,000 toward the Nindi Crescent playspace upgrade through its ongoing asset renewal program, with the NSW Government contributing an additional $75,000 through the Everyone Can Play grant.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies MP said through the Everyone Can Play grant, the NSW Government is helping to renew, renovate and build inclusive playspaces to ensure that people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can play.
These playspaces 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 facilities across our City.
Find your nearest playspace at: penrith.city/playgrounds
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 16 September 2022.