Concept design brings Penrith’s City Park to life

Concept design brings Penrith’s City Park to life

Monday, 13 July 2020

A vibrant, contemporary, and green open space in the heart of Penrith’s City Centre is one step closer to being realised with the delivery of the concept design for City Park.

The concept design was informed by the ideas and input provided by the community during consultation last year and responds to their main request to bring nature into the city centre. 

Key features include a variety of large trees to provide shade, a sensory garden, several water features, as well as natural landscaping to transform the space into an urban retreat. 

The concept design also provides space for people to meet, eat, be active and celebrate together with these aspects set to stimulate the day and night time economy by attracting residents, visitors and investors.  

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the delivery of the concept design is an important milestone in this project and offers an exciting glimpse into the future of Penrith’s new city park.  

“Council has been working with the community on this project for a number of years and it is wonderful to see our shared vision for City Park starting to take shape,” Cr Fowler said.  

“The concept design for City Park showcases elements for cooling the city through smart technology, creative design and natural landscaping to create an iconic destination within the City Centre that we can all be proud of. 

“City Park will unlock the City Centre precinct to major opportunities and alongside other city-shaping projects such as Soper Place, Regatta Park, Gipps Street Recreation Precinct, will strengthen Penrith’s position as Western Sydney’s most liveable city.” 

The detailed design of City Park is progressing over the coming months and further community consultation will take place once this is complete. Construction is due to start in late 2021 and the project set to be complete by early 2023. 

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 13 July 2020.