Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Penrith delivers new recreation spaces

Penrith City Council has revitalised Trinity Drive Reserve in Cambridge Gardens with a new mixed recreation space and junior playspace upgrade.  

The mixed recreation space includes a skate bowl and pump track, parkour zone, a traversing wall, basket swing, flying fox, an inclusive spinner and trampoline, and social spaces.  

New play equipment including a mound slide, double swing, a sensory zone, and play cubby, are key features of the junior playspace upgrade. Shade sails, trees, a pathway, seating, water bubbler and bins were also installed as part of the upgrade.     

Penrith Mayor, Todd Carney said young residents and their families were already making the most of the new facilities.     

“It’s great to see students and young children from the nearby schools and childcare centres, and the wider community enjoying these fantastic new spaces,” Mayor Carney said. 

“It’s important to have modern recreation facilities close to home for residents of all ages to be able to get outside, play and socialise.”    

The upgrades were funded by Penrith City Council ($505,000) and the NSW Government through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grant ($300,000) and Everyone Can Play Grant program ($198,000).   

NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully said the upgraded playground will be a great addition to the local area with hundreds of families set to benefit from the joint investment.   

“The revitalisation of this space in Cambridge Gardens is part of the NSW Government commitment to the delivery of good public spaces for communities throughout the state.   

Member for Penrith, Karen McKeown OAM said the park upgrade will have exciting new additions for all ages and abilities to enjoy.  

“Together with Penrith City Council, we are delivering infrastructure that is essential for communities, increasing access to public open space for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Ms McKeown said.  

The projects were identified through Council’s Sport and Recreation Strategy, which is a 15-year road map for the future provision of sport, play, recreation and open space across the City. 

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