Council delivers two new recreation spaces for Cambridge Gardens
- 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
Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Penrith City Council has revitalised Trinity Drive Reserve in Cambridge Gardens with a new mixed recreation space and junior playspace upgrade.
The mixed recreation space includes a skate bowl and pump track, parkour zone, a traversing wall, basket swing, flying fox, an inclusive spinner and trampoline, and social spaces.
New play equipment including a mound slide, double swing, a sensory zone, and play cubby, are key features of the junior playspace upgrade. Shade sails, trees, a pathway, seating, water bubbler and bins were also installed as part of the upgrade.
Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said young residents and their families are already making the most of the new facilities.
“It’s great to see students and young children from the nearby schools and childcare centres, and the wider community enjoying these fantastic new spaces,” Cr Carney said.
“It’s important to have modern recreation facilities close to home for residents of all ages to be able to get outside, play and socialise.”
The upgrades were funded by Penrith City Council ($505,000) and the NSW Government through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grant ($300,000) and Everyone Can Play Grant program ($198,000).
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully said the upgraded playground will be a great addition to the local area with hundreds of families set to benefit from the joint investment.
“The revitalisation of this space in Cambridge Gardens is part of the NSW Government commitment to the delivery of good public spaces for communities throughout the state.
Member for Penrith Karen McKeown OAM said the park upgrade will have exciting new additions for all ages and abilities to enjoy.
“Together with Penrith City Council, we are delivering infrastructure that is essential for communities, increasing access to public open space for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Ms McKeown said.
These projects 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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Photos 1 and 2: Two new playspaces have been officially opened at Trinity Drive Reserve, Cambridge Gardens by (L-R) Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully MP, Community advocate for the playspace, Bob Pullen, Member for Penrith Karen McKeown OAM MP, Community advocate for the playspace, Brock Jurd and Deputy Mayor of Penrith Councillor Mark Davies.
Photo 3: Students leaders from Cambridge Gardens Public School join (L-R, back row) Bob Pullen, Member for Penrith Karen McKeown OAM MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully MP, Deputy Mayor of Penrith Councillor Mark Davies and Brock Jurd for the official opening of Trinity Drive Reserve.
Photo 4: (L-R) Member for Penrith Karen McKeown OAM MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully MP, Penrith City Council General Manager Andrew Moore and Deputy Mayor of Penrith Councillor Mark Davies join Cambridge Gardens Public School student leaders in the junior playspace.
Photo 5: Student leaders from Cambridge Gardens Public School test out the new swings in the junior playspace.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 25 October 2023.