The Stapley Street Playspace in Kingswood 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. 

Community interest and feedback on the initial themes for the upgrade was overwhelming. Over 71 surveys were completed, with large support for Theme 1 - ‘Mini Ninja'. Feedback also highlighted that the playspace should be designed to appeal to a range of ages, predominantly 0-12 years, and that climbing pieces and swings were the preferred play elements.

The final concept proposes to remove the existing equipment and install new swings and a mini ninja challenge course. The ninja course will include a number of climbing challenges and some rope pieces. Other work includes new path access into the park, accessible seating, 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

Stapley Street design concept