The wheels are moving on a unique upgrade of the Penrose Crescent play space in South Penrith.
Funded by Penrith City Council through its Parks Asset Renewal Program, initial community interest and feedback on the project at Taloma Park was overwhelming.
Over 50 surveys were completed, with large support for Theme 2 – ‘Trike Village’. The other designs included a swing city or a pirate ship theme.
Using the selected design, the park will feature a network of play roads which wind from toddler-town play buildings, and around the play equipment including swings and climbing geode.
Children will have to pay attention to the play road signs and road markings to navigate the area with other users.
It will be great fun and a fantastic opportunity to learn about road rules and safety while being active on bikes or scooters.
With construction underway, the upgraded park is expected to be completed shortly with a shade sail and accessible seating also included.
During this time, the surrounding area will be closed with fencing installed around the spaces unavailable for play, but residents are encouraged to use other local parks.
The new and improved play space has been designed with help from the local community to ensure it meets the needs of residents and children and can be enjoyed by them for years to come.
Penrith City Council has 156 play spaces across the Local Government Area.
Between 2019 and 2024 Council has committed to upgrade 40 play spaces with new equipment, surface upgrades, seating, tree planting, shade, landscaping, and pathways.
For more information on what parks are set to improved in the future, head online and visit https://bit.ly/3OnqpoA.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers Local, State and Federal politics for the Weekender, as well as crime and general news.