Friday, February 23, 2024

$11m Rydalmere Park redevelopment takes shape

Sports teams are set to reap the rewards of an $11 million redevelopment of Rydalmere Park that has delivered major upgrades to existing sporting fields.

The project, co-funded by the City of Parramatta and the NSW Government, brings to life the first two of a planned four-stage upgrade.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor, Pierre Esber said the City was committed to investing in the sporting facilities its growing community deserved.

“Council is committed to providing high quality facilities for the Parramatta community and is proud to see its vision for Rydalmere Park come to life,” he said.

“As the community grows, we will continue advocating for State and Federal government funding to bring the best to Parramatta.

“I’d like to thank the NSW Government for their support in redeveloping Rydalmere Park and look forward to seeing many generations use the facility in years to come.”

NSW Minister for Sport, Steve Kamper said the NSW Government was committed to providing infrastructure that meets the needs of the whole community.

“We are committed to increasing the quality of sporting infrastructure in communities that desperately need more facilities,” Mr Kamper said.

“More facilities mean more opportunities for the whole community to participate from the grassroots to the professional level.”

The recently completed stage two works include:

  • Upgrading the existing two soccer fields to Football NSW standards;
  • Upgrading the existing cricket pitch;
  • Installation of cricket practice nets;
  • Upgrading sports field, carpark and pathway lighting;
  • Providing improved and increased off-street parking;
  • Installation of irrigation to the new southern fields including a new stormwater harvesting system, utilising water collected form the synthetic field (Field 3)
  • Improved pedestrian connectivity, viewing opportunities and general amenity; and,
  • Installation of new spectator seating, furniture, drinking fountains and landscaping.

The improvements follow the establishment of a synthetic football pitch at Rydalmere Park in May 2020.

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