Council prioritises play with latest upgrades
- Written by: Teela Griffin 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
Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Penrith City Council has completed upgrades to four playspaces across the Local Government Area, with more still to come this year.
Playspaces in Ridgeview Crescent Reserve, Erskine Park; Goldmark Crescent Reserve, Cranebrook; Explorers Way Reserve, St Clair; and Glengarry Drive Reserve, Glenmore Park, have been revitalised with new equipment, shade areas, seating, and landscaping.
The upgrades mark a significant milestone as part of Council’s commitment to upgrade 40 playspaces over a five-year period between 2019-2024, with 30 playspaces now renewed across the LGA.
Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said it was important for children and families to have access to modern and inclusive playspaces close to home.
“Playspaces play a vital role in bringing residents together and supporting the physical and social development of young people, which is why Council has an ongoing program to upgrade these facilities,” Cr Carney said.
“But let’s not forget the most important thing about playspaces – they are a lot of fun!”
Construction is also underway to upgrade playspaces in Illawong Avenue Reserve, Kingswood Park, and Wilson Park, Llandilo, which will be completed by the end of the year.
Playspaces in Jim Anderson Park, Werrington Downs, and Willoring Crescent and Harris Street Reserve, Jamisontown, will be upgraded in early 2024.
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.
You can find your nearest local playspace at: penrith.city/playspaces
Ridgeview Playspace 01 (L-R): Tazmin and Ezekiel McKenzie enjoying their new playspace in Ridgeview Crescent Reserve, Erskine Park, with their parents Chris and Aimee McKenzie, Penrith Mayor Todd Carney and Penrith City Council General Manager Andrew Moore.
Ridgeview Playspace 02 (L-R): Aimee and Chris McKenzie with their children, Ezekiel and Tazmin, Penrith Mayor Todd Carney and Penrith City Council General Manager Andrew Moore, at the newly upgraded Ridgeview Crescent Reserve playspace, Erskine Park.
Ridgeview Playspace 03 (L-R): Alliah Redmond and Aariel Esber enjoying the new swings in Ridgeview Crescent Reserve, Erskine Park.
Ridgeview Playspace 04 (L-R): Ezekiel and Tazmin McKenzie trying out the new climbing equipment in Ridgeview Crescent Reserve, Erskine Park, while Penrith City Council General Manager Andrew Moore and Penrith Mayor Todd Carney watch on.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 7 November 2023.