After years of sweltering conditions at the Regatta Centre and Jamison Park, Penrith City Council is moving its Australia Day party to the water.
Cables Wake Park has been confirmed as the new venue for the community event on Sunday, January 26.
With free wakeboarding and entry into the inflatable Aqua Park along with a range of fun water place activities for kids under six on offer, there will be something for the whole family at the event.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler said after consecutive years of hot weather on Australia Day he expects the renewed focus on water-play will be a popular one.
“Cables Wake Park is one of Penrith’s favourite water sport parks and it is the perfect venue to escape the hot summer heat and make a splash with your family and friends,” he said.
“Wakeboarding and Aqua Park sessions are hourly, and spaces are limited. Pre-registration is essential to get on the water, so I encourage everyone to head to our website and register early to secure their spot.”
Attendees can pack a picnic or purchase something to eat from the mobile food vendors on site while being entertained with a DJ spinning tunes and two water stunt shows by Australia’s best wakeboarders.
Cr Fowler said the convenient location in the heart of Penrith will make travelling to Cables Wake Park quick and easy.
“There are public transport options close by, parking on site and we will have a free shuttle service operating from Batt Street near Jamison Park Netball Courts throughout the day so there are a few options to consider,” he said.
“Ripples Leisure Centres in Penrith and St Marys will also be offering free entry on Australia Day so residents can visit either facility from 9am to 5pm.”
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers community news and entertainment for the Western Weekender.