Swing, climb and slide at Ironbark Reserve 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

A whirly gig spinner, frog rocker and birds nest swing are just some of the fun new elements added to Ironbark Reserve Playspace through a recent upgrade.

Funded by Penrith City Council and the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Grant Program, the upgrade has brought new life to the Cranebrook reserve, making it more inviting for young and old. 

Penrith Mayor, Karen McKeown OAM said as well as the new play equipment, extensive landscaping, a picnic shelter and other shaded seating had turned Ironbark Reserve into a refuge for the community and visitors. 

“Council recognises that to make Penrith more liveable we need to create more shade in our open spaces and make our city greener,” Cr McKeown said. 

“The improvements at Ironbark Reserve are part of a broader project that will see trees and shade structures added to 90 playspaces over the city over the next three years.” 

Penrith Council has contributed $120,000 to the Ironbark Reserve Playspace with an additional $50,000 coming from the Everyone Can Play Grant Program. 

Member for Penrith, the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP said Everyone Can Play is about creating inclusive playspaces across NSW. 

“Our parks and playgrounds are an important part of everyday life where people of all ages can join together in the outdoors to have fun, keep active and build friendships,” said Stuart Ayres 

Cr McKeown said Council planned to upgrade 25 playspaces across Penrith over the next five years to make them more contemporary and inclusive. 
To find out more, go to penrith.city/playspace-upgrades 

Photo caption: Ironbark_01: Penrith Mayor, Karen McKeown OAM (right) is joined by Member for Penrith, the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP at the newly upgraded Ironbark Reserve Playspace at Cranebrook.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 2 December 2020.