A new way to play at The Carriageway

A new way to play at The Carriageway

Friday, 27 November 2020

A recent upgrade has created a more contemporary and inclusive playspace at The Carriageway in Glenmore Park. 

A bird nest swing, star rider, swings, spinner and talk tubes are just some of the elements of the $80,000 project, jointly funded by Penrith City Council and the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Scheme. 

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said Council was committed to providing residents, both young and old, with outdoor spaces that encouraged play, rest and relaxation and a healthy, active lifestyle. 

“The new playspace at The Carriageway was designed in consultation with the community to ensure it met their wants and needs, and we are confident it will be enjoyed for many years to come,” Cr McKeown said. 

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play initiative aimed to provide people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds with an opportunity to play. 

“Inclusive playgrounds provide wonderful spaces for families and friends of all ages and abilities. The new Carriageway playspace will be a great place to play, relax and connect as well as helping make the Glenmore Park community even more inclusive,” Tanya Davies said.

Cr McKeown thanked the NSW Government for its investment in the City. 

“We appreciate the government’s support to realise these upgrades and other projects under Council’s 15-year Sport and Recreation Strategy,” Cr McKeown said.

“We recognise that working with the government and planning with, not for, our residents is the best way to achieve great outcomes for our community.” 

Council is upgrading 25 playspaces across Penrith over the next five years. To find out more, go to penrith.city/playspace-upgrades. 


Photo caption: Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies and Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM at the newly upgraded The Carriageway Inclusive Playspace in Glenmore Park.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 27 November 2020.