Make a splash this Australia Day with a free pool party 

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Celebrate Australia Day with Penrith City Council’s free pool party at Ripples Leisure Centres at Penrith and St Marys on Thursday 26 January, 8am-6pm.   

With free entry, locals can relax and cool off while using the popular splash parks and outdoor pools at Ripples Penrith and St Marys, as well as enjoy pool toys, games and a range of fun water activities.  
Free pop-up yoga and aqua classes will be running throughout the day and entertainment will be provided from The Crazy Scientist who will delight audiences young and old with experiments using giant bubbles. With a DJ spinning summer beats, roving hula hoop performers, and free breakfast and sweet treats, it promises to be a fun day out for everyone.  
A free bush tucker plant giveaway for the first 200 people will also be on offer. Grown by Muru Mittigar of Dharug Country, the free bush tucker plant is an enduring memory participants can take home from the day to reflect, respect, and celebrate the history and culture of our local Indigenous people and community. 
Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen encourages the community to join in the celebrations and to make the most of the free activities on offer.  
“I hope everyone can join us on Australia Day as we celebrate with family and friends at the wonderful Ripples Leisure Centre facilities at Penrith and St Marys,” Cr Hitchen said. 
“Council values running free, inclusive and fun activities that the whole local community can enjoy,” Cr Hitchen said. 
This free event is funded by Penrith City Council with the assistance of the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.   
Penrith City Council’s Australia Day 2023 event is being held on Thursday 26 January, 8am-6pm at Ripples Leisure Centre – Penrith, 119 Station Street Penrith and Ripples Leisure Centre – St Marys, Charles Hackett Drive, St Marys. 
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Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 10 January 2023.