Make a splash at Ripples this summer!

Make a splash at Ripples this summer!

Thursday, 2 November 2023

Residents looking to cool off as the weather warms up are invited to enjoy water play for the whole family.

Ripples Penrith and St Marys have switched on their popular splash parks for the summer season and are ready to welcome patrons.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said these family-friendly playgrounds offer safe and affordable options for the City’s youngest residents to beat the heat.

“It is no secret that our region feels the summer temperatures, which is why Penrith City Council is passionate about providing ways for the community to stay cool close to home,” Cr Carney said.

“Featuring water jets, tipping buckets, slides, and interactive fountains, the Penrith and St Marys splash parks are a great choice for those with kids,” he said.

“The best part is residents get access to these fantastic facilities with general pool admission.”
Patrolled by Ripples’ lifeguards, the splash parks are operating on weekday afternoons, weekends and will be open throughout the school holidays.

They are designed to offer play and development opportunities for young residents, according to Rob Tweddle, Manager of Ripples Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

“We get up to 10,000 patrons through the Ripples doors each week during peak season, which shows the importance of our facilities for the community,” Mr Tweddle said.

“Our splash parks are loved by families because they cater for children regardless of their age and water confidence, offer unstructured exercise opportunities that promote active lifestyles, and they are patrolled within our centres - which have plenty of natural shade for those warmer days.”

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Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 2 November 2023.