Thursday, April 25, 2024

Penrith party to pitch city park

Penrith City Council has invited the local community to a special event to celebrate the opening of City Park next month.

Mayor, Todd Carney encouraged the local community to take the opportunity to head to City Park and enjoy a day of fun in the City Centre on Saturday 16 March.

“We’re very excited to celebrate the opening of City Park with the community and showcase everything it has to offer,” Mayor Carney said.

“City Park is located on the corner of Henry and Station Streets, just outside of Westfield and a short walk from the train station, making it easy for everyone to come along and join in the festivities.”

“After the event, people can finish off a great day with some shopping and a meal at one of our local restaurants and cafes.”

The park features a central lawn, 78-metre sunken rain garden, water features, amenities building with green roof, trees which will grow over time to provide natural shade, four pergolas, seating, and public artwork.

Council is hosting a free garden party from 10am until 3pm, with family-friendly activities including mini golf and face painting, a scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, and more.

The $19 million City Park project was funded through the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program ($8.23 million) and Public Spaces Legacy Program ($4 million), in partnership with Council ($6.81 million).

NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully said the NSW Government was committed to providing essential infrastructure for growing communities.

“Quality public open space such as City Park provides shade, cleaner air and cooler areas which create healthier communities and more beautiful places to live,” Mr Scully said.

Photo caption: Community members enjoying Penrith’s new City Park in the City Centre.

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