Castle-themed playspace for Jim Anderson Park

Werrington Downs’ residents will soon have an exciting new playspace to enjoy, with the design for the Jim Anderson Park playspace upgrade finalised.

Two draft design concepts were shared with the community and the most popular choice was the castle-themed playspace!

In response to this feedback, a castle-themed play unit, complete with an arch bridge and turrets, is a key feature of the design.

The play unit also includes two slides, a climbing wall, rope climber, and fire pole.

The playspace will be fully fenced and is going to have plenty of other exciting features including:

• maze with crawl tubes and a variety of interactive play panels
• three-bay swing set including a basket swing
• balance trail
• shaded picnic tables
• bench seating
• pathways
• tree planting, and
• landscaping.

The existing shade sail will be retained in the upgrade.

Council is planning to upgrade the existing basketball court and recreation facilities following further consultation, as part of stage two of this project in 2024-25.

Following longer than anticipated design and procurement timeframes, the playspace equipment is now being manufactured off-site and construction will begin in early January 2024.

Work will take approximately six weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Penrith Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and thank the community for their patience and support as we work to revitalise this playspace.

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