The Pauline Fields playspace in Penrith will receive an upgrade in 2022, funded by Penrith City Council. Construction will commence in May 2022.  

The new and improved playspace 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. 

During community consultation, the feedback received was overwhelmingly supportive of Theme 1: Hollows & Hills. A concept design using mounding, and the combination of play within this landscape, including elements such as an integrated slide as well as an organic and free flowing design of the space aims to create a more naturalistic space for imaginative play.

The final concept proposes to remove the existing equipment and install a new set of swings, a mound slide, and imaginative play elements such as logs and bridges. In a different approach, a small multi-play unit with climbing equipment will also be integrated into the mounding. Other work includes new path access into the park, accessible seating, a bin and shade in the form of sails over play elements and trees.

Penrith City Council has 156 playspaces across the Local Government Area. Council has a commitment to improve our playspaces and is carrying out an asset renewal program to improve 40 local playspaces over five years.

Final Design Concept

Pauline Fields final design concept