Oran Park playground renamed as tribute to dairy farmers

Now open: Formerly known as Town Park, Perich Park is a tribute to the late Kolombo and Julia Perich, who had dairy farms in the region.
Now open: Formerly known as Town Park, Perich Park is a tribute to the late Kolombo and Julia Perich, who had dairy farms in the region.

Oran Park residents now have a new place to play.

Camden Council celebrated the official opening of Perich Park on Saturday, October 19.

The family fun event included a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting, music, live entertainment and food.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli encouraged residents to enjoy the many parks and playgrounds in the Camden area.

"Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space is my personal favourite," she said.

"As part of the Camden Recreation Demand Study in 2013, the council committed to create a multipurpose outdoor youth space to meet the needs of our young residents.

"We discovered there were more 12 to 17-year-olds living in Mount Annan than any other suburb in the Macarthur region and Birriwa Reserve was the perfect space to create something for them.

"At the time, the space had tennis and basketballs courts and I knew so much more could be done there.

"Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space opened in 2016 and it's just fantastic.

"It warms my heart to now see families and lots of children using that space every day."

Perich Park, which has been referred to as Town Park up until now, honours the late Kolombo and Julia Perich, who emigrated to Australia in 1938 and owned dairy farms in the area.

The park is located on Central Avenue, Oran Park, across from Camden Council's Administration Building.