Regatta Park Transformation
We’re excited to share a substantial update on one of our most significant undertakings: the Regatta Park redevelopment.
The project is moving full steam ahead, with critical areas now accessible as the Glascott team works diligently to complete the site.
Stage 1 – Open to All
In conjunction with the completion and partial opening of the new River Rd deviation and associated Great Western Hwy intersection (by others), Glascott and Penrith City Council have opened selected areas of the Regatta Park redevelopment to the community:
- The first portion of the new asphalt car park adjacent to the existing amenities building.
- Commissioning of the new High Voltage electrical infrastructure.
- New passive turf areas, featuring 3 oversized shade structures, BBQs, picnic tables, and drinking fountains.
- Raingardens for the filtration of stormwater runoff.
- Playground areas, with a feature ‘Play Tower’ nestled within the existing trees, multiple swings, in-ground trampolines, disc spinners, wheelchair-accessible carousel, musical equipment, log sculptures, balance beams, shade sails, park furniture, drinking fountains with dog bowls, lush turf and garden spaces, softfall rubber surfaces, upgraded lighting, perimeter playground fencing, and multiple concrete and decomposed granite pedestrian pavements.
- The ‘River Path,’ consisting of approximately 1km of new concrete pavements along the river’s edge, connecting the ‘Great River Walk’ from River Rd to the Yandhai Nepean River Crossing walking bridge, via the Laughin’ Boy café and Emu Hall.
- A 10m x 10m cantilevered concrete ‘River Deck’ viewing platform adorned with sandstone seats and feature LED lighting.
- New pole-top lighting throughout the river path.
Stage 2 – Construction Activity
Following last year’s extreme weather conditions and flooding events, and with the new River Road Deviation now complete, unlocking the site footprint, we are forging ahead with major earthworks and in-ground service installations that are reshaping the park site, giving a glimpse of the incredible space that Penrith City Council and the Federal and NSW Governments have wisely invested in for the community. Upcoming works include:
- The feature ‘Pavilion’ structure, with public toilets, future café space, water-play areas and sandpit areas
- Installation of the 300m3 on site stormwater detention tank
- Bulk excavation and subgrade replacement for the remaining two-thirds of the new asphalt car park
- Installation of the new 3.5m wide ‘Shared Path’ which follows the alignment of the old River Road.
- New pole-top lighting throughout
- Mass-planted garden area including approx. 470 new trees
- Construction of the new cricket field and associated irrigation.
Client: Penrith City Council
Lead Consultant / Landscape Architect: McGregor Coxall