Consultation has concluded
May 2020 Update: Playground upgrades commencing soon!
Playground designs have been finalised and the construction of the park upgrade is due to commence in Early July.
While the park is under construction the park will be closed to the public.
The park is expected to be completed by Early September.
Penrith City Council has 148 play grounds across the Local Government Area. Council has a commitment to improve our play grounds and is carrying out an asset renewal program. Ironbark Drive, Cranebrook Playground is over 20 years old and now no longer meets the needs of the community. Council is seeking community input to help us deliver the best result for the community.
What is possible in the upgrades?
- new location within reserve
- new play equipment
- playground surface upgrade
- new seating
- new landscaping
- new planting and shade options
What is not possible in the upgrades?
- new fencing and toilets
- water playground or splash pad
How are works being funded?
The parks have been selected based on their condition so are due for renewal (they are at the end of their useful life) Playgrounds are funded through the parks Asset Renewal Program.
Access to parks during upgrades?
During construction the playground equipment and surrounding area will be closed with fencing installed around the spaces unavailable for play. During this time, why not try some of our other parks? You can view a map and list of our parks at https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/facilities-recreation/outdoor-recreation/playgrounds
What if my local playground isn’t on this list but needs improvements?
Over the next 5 years we will upgrade more than 25 local playgrounds across the Penrith City Council area.
There is a good chance that if your park is looking tired and requiring improvement, it could be next in line for Parks Asset Renewal funding in the coming year(s).
What else is happening in the area?
- Regatta Park Upgrade will see a $24 million upgrade delivered by 2022. This project is co-funded by the NSW and Australian Governments and will deliver enhanced event and festival areas, picnic spaces, river terraces, a regional playground for children and potential future dining precinct with expansive river views. Keep updated by visiting ‘Our River Project’ https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/waste-environment/environment/our-river-project
- Brian King Park, Oxley Park; as part of this year’s Mayoral Challenge Year 5 students from Oxley Park Public School worked with Council staff to plan how they could improve the space for their local community.
- Council contact: Community Facilities and Recreation Team.
- Facebook: Penrith City Council page for updates
Final Concept Designs - Feedback
Council have developed final concept designs of the park, based on community feedback received in November 2019.
Please take the time to review the designs and provide any comments below.
Following receiving your comments, the feedback will be considered and where appropriate incorporated into the detailed designs. Detailed designs will be prepared during January, anticipating construction commences in March/April.
Consultation has concluded.