New car park at Regatta Park to open within days

Karen McKeown and Todd Carney at the new car park.
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The 90-space car park at Regatta Park will open this week.

The car park is centrally located within Regatta Park for convenient access to the adventure playspace, picnic and BBQs areas, multi-use lawn space and much more.

It includes two accessible spaces and can be accessed via River Road.

The new car park is a small piece of the much larger Regatta Park project which falls under the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.

The Regatta Park project is jointly funded with $21.69 million from Council, $7.5 million from the Australian Government and $7.5 million from the New South Wales Government.

Outdoor fitness equipment, a central staircase leading to the river foreshore, junior cricket oval, pavilion with undercover water play, amenities building and a kiosk, and precinct-wide landscaping and tree planting will be completed in late 2024, weather permitting.

“The additional parking means more people can spend longer enjoying everything the Nepean River has to offer,” Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said.

“The Regatta Park car park is steps away from the river foreshore, Great River Walk, and plenty of fantastic local cafes and restaurants along the Nepean River.

“A new shared path connecting Regatta Park to the Bridge-to-Bridge loop is also being constructed to improve people’s ability to access the Nepean River which is a critical component of the Our River Masterplan.”

State Penrith MP Karen McKeown said she was happy to see the car park opening.

“It’s great to see this latest piece of the Regatta Park project complete,” she said.

“The parking will help encourage more residents and visitors to enjoy the activities and sights of the Nepean River.”

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