Leonay Parade Playground Upgrade – Leonay Parade, Leonay

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Penrith City Council has 156 playgrounds across the Local Government Area. Council has a commitment to improve our playgrounds and is carrying out an asset renewal program. Leonay Parade 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. The new designs have been developed using feedback from our recent upgrades and Sport and Recreation Strategy.

What is possible in the upgrades?

  • new play equipment
  • playground surface upgrade
  • new seating
  • new planting and shade options
  • new landscaping
  • pathways

What is not possible in the upgrades?

  • new fencing and toilets
  • water playground or splash pad
  • new location within reserve

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 here

What if my local playground isn’t on this list but needs improvements?

Over the next 4 years we will upgrade more than 20 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?

  • Penrith Council is improving shade provisions across 90 playspaces through the installation of shade structures and tree planting. The program forms part of a shade assessment that was completed in 2019 as part of Council’s Shade Facilities at Playspaces Policy. The works will take place on a rolling schedule across the next three years, concluding in 2023. See it here
  • 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’ here.
  • Gipps Street Recreation Precinct will see a $15 million upgrade delivered by 2023. This project will deliver new sporting fields, picnic spaces, youth spaces (skate and pump track), hard courts, a district playground and water play and dog park. Keep updated by visiting ‘Gipps Street Recreation Precinct'.

Stay updated:

  • If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the Council officer listed in 'Who's Listening'.
  • Facebook: Penrith City Council page for updates

Penrith City Council has 156 playgrounds across the Local Government Area. Council has a commitment to improve our playgrounds and is carrying out an asset renewal program. Leonay Parade 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. The new designs have been developed using feedback from our recent upgrades and Sport and Recreation Strategy.

What is possible in the upgrades?

  • new play equipment
  • playground surface upgrade
  • new seating
  • new planting and shade options
  • new landscaping
  • pathways

What is not possible in the upgrades?

  • new fencing and toilets
  • water playground or splash pad
  • new location within reserve

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 here

What if my local playground isn’t on this list but needs improvements?

Over the next 4 years we will upgrade more than 20 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?

  • Penrith Council is improving shade provisions across 90 playspaces through the installation of shade structures and tree planting. The program forms part of a shade assessment that was completed in 2019 as part of Council’s Shade Facilities at Playspaces Policy. The works will take place on a rolling schedule across the next three years, concluding in 2023. See it here
  • 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’ here.
  • Gipps Street Recreation Precinct will see a $15 million upgrade delivered by 2023. This project will deliver new sporting fields, picnic spaces, youth spaces (skate and pump track), hard courts, a district playground and water play and dog park. Keep updated by visiting ‘Gipps Street Recreation Precinct'.

Stay updated:

  • If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the Council officer listed in 'Who's Listening'.
  • Facebook: Penrith City Council page for updates
  • Want to help us continue to create great playgrounds for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come?

    Penrith Council are upgrading Leonay Parade Playground, Leonay and we want you to have your say. 

    Closing Monday 28 September 2020

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