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Penrith City Council is transforming the Penrith City Centre and unlocking the precinct to major opportunities with the delivery of a new City Park. At approximately 7,000sqm, City Park will be a significant open space in a prime location on the corner of Henry Street and Station Street, Penrith.
City Park will be a vibrant, thriving, green space with something for everyone and plenty of opportunities to meet, retreat, eat, be active and celebrate together. These aspects are expected to strengthen its appeal as a destination for residents, workers, and visitors and stimulate the day and night time economy.
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Community consultation has helped shape the City Park design. The detailed design was released in late 2020 and provides us with an exciting glimpse into the future of the new park.
The design delivers on Council’s vision and our community’s aspirations for City Park to service many functions including the opportunity for future place activations, beautiful landscapes and showcasing smart technology and innovation. Importantly, the design includes an understanding of how future redevelopment surrounding the park can be integrated.
Throughout consultations the community has expressed a strong desire for City Park to bring nature into the city. The design responds to this by significantly increasing the tree canopy on the site celebrating the existing tree on site and proposing a combination of endemic, ornate, and deciduous trees which enables use of the park through all seasons.
A variety of water features will provide interactive opportunities for the community, particularly in the warmer months. This increase in greenery, tree canopy and water features will have a positive impact on mitigating the heat island effect and cooling our City.
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Creation of a green central heart for Penrith has been a community aspiration for many years.
To capitalise on this huge influx of investment in our City, Council is embarking on the City Park project which aims to create a new urban green space in the heart of the CBD for residents, workers and visitors to enjoy on a daily basis.
City Park is located on the corner of Henry and Station streets in the heart of the Penrith city centre, which will reinforce Penrith’s role as a major Western Sydney centre for business, employment and urban living.
Work will take place from 7.00am to 5.00pm on weekdays, and 7.30am to 12.30pm on Saturdays.
No work is permitted on Sundays or public holidays.
We will be working hard to minimise disruption and communicating any changes happening as soon as possible.
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The park is expected to be completed at the end of 2023.
Traffic access to Station and Henry Street will be maintained throughout the works.
A small section of Allen Place car park is being lost in the construction of City Park, however the remaining car spaces will still be available for one and two-hour parking.
A temporary car park next to Judges Place car park on Woodriff Street was built to offset the loss of parking at Allen Place. Council has also constructed a car park at North Street with 243 car parking spaces close to the City Centre.
Other parking options in the City Centre can be found by downloading the ParkPenrith App and using the interactive parking map at penrith.city/parking
This project is being funded by Council in association with the NSW Government, who are contributing $4 million through the Public Spaces Legacy Program.
We don’t anticipate any significant delays. However, if the works are delayed, we will communicate with businesses and residents as soon as we can, and provide regular updates on the progress of the works.
Several buildings on the site (corner of Station Street and Henry Street) needed to be demolished to create City Park. The buildings located on the site are owned by Penrith City Council. Council has been working with tenants for a number of years on the prospect of City Park and confirmed the timeline for development last September.
Anyone driving into the City Centre is encouraged to download Council’s ParkPenrith app from the app store or play store. This free app uses and displays data from in-ground sensors and makes finding a parking spot much easier. For details on car park locations and time restrictions download the Penrith City Centre Parking Map.
City will be located on the corner of Henry and Station streets in the heart of the Penrith City Centre. At approximately 7,000sqm, City Park will be a significant open space offering something for everybody. The City Park site is approximately 1/3 of the block, finishing at the Allen Park car park to the south and Gaymark Lane in the east.
Leading cities around the world have large communal green spaces that provide a respite and reprieve from their surroundings. Think Hyde Park in the Sydney CBD and Central Park in New York. Smaller parks are also just as important and are known to deliver big benefits in small spaces.
In addition to adding beautiful, green open spaces into a city centre, small parks can encourage a healthy lifestyle, reduce heat by offering natural shade, create recreational opportunities, and attract people into the city to stimulate the local economy.
Council’s aim is for everyone to be and feel safe no matter where they are or what they’re doing across our City and this includes in the new City Park. Safety and security is being carefully considered and planned throughout the design stage to ensure that City Park is safe and enjoyable for all to use during the day and night. Council also aims to develop an Activation Plan for City Park to ensure a variety of uses in a vibrant, safe and beautiful space.
While City Park won’t have a playground, there will be several passive play and interactive elements for people all ages and abilities to enjoy. This includes several water features, sensory gardens and natural landscaping features.
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