New irrigation for Ridge Park, Oxley Park
- 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
Sunday, 16 August 2020
The grass will always be greener at Ridge Park in Oxley Park following the installation of a new $140,000 automatic irrigation system in May.
The new irrigation system was installed just in time for the winter sports season to ensure the popular Rugby League and Cricket field was in good quality condition for upcoming matches.
The upgrade was funded through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program after a successful application from the Colyton Colts Junior Rugby League Club, supported by Penrith Council and Member for Londonderry, Ms Prue Car MP.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the new irrigation system ensures Ridge Park will continue to be presented as a premier sporting facility in Penrith.
“This important upgrade will give our local sporting groups a quality surface to train and play on and will allow us to host games at a facility we can all be proud of,” Cr Fowler said.
Member for Londonderry and Shadow Minister for Education, Ms Prue Car MP was instrumental in the application for funding and said the upgrade is a win for the Colyton and Oxley Park community.
“I am thrilled to have helped deliver this upgrade to Ridge Park, which will improve the fields for the Colyton Colts and the wider community,” Ms Car said.
Colyton Colts Junior Rugby League Club Secretary Caine Carroll said the upgrade to Ridge Park Reserve is a great result for associated sporting clubs.
“As a club we’re very excited to see Ridge Park become safer and more functional as a result of this upgrade, and we’re very proud to have played a role in improving this facility for sporting clubs to use for years to come,” Mr Carroll said.
For more information on this project and other park and playground upgrades please visit: https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/facilities-recreation/outdoor-recreation/sport-and-recreation-strategy
Photo caption: (L to R) Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM, Member for Londonderry Pru Car and members of the Colyton Colts Caine Carroll, Wayne Bartell and Scott Thompson at Ridge Park.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Sunday, 16 August 2020.