Oran Park's new skate park and playground to open soon

Julia Reserve Youth Precinct
Julia Reserve Youth Precinct

Oran Park's new youth haven will be unveiled this weekend.

The Julia Reserve Youth Precinct, designed and built by Greenfields Development Company and Landcom, includes Camden's second skate park, a parkour facility, multi-use courts, kick-about areas, ping-pong tables and much more.

Camden Council will hold a fun day at the new park on Peter Brock Drive from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, March 7 to celebrate the opening.

There will plenty of things for families to do and see on the day, including professional skating demonstrations, skate, scooter and BMX competitions and prizes and a free barbecue.

Local professional scooter rider Warick Beynon said he was astounded by the new skate park.

"Trinity Skateparks was contracted to deliver this epic project in Oran Park and I couldn't be more stoked for how this skate park has turned out," Mr Beynon said.

"All these pro riders including myself are coming out to the opening event and it will be an amazing day for western Sydney and the local community."

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the facility gave local young people the chance to enjoy the outdoors and remain active.

"Julia Reserve is a fantastic addition to our local parks and facilities that will allow our residents to enjoy close to home," she said.

"Our local young people now have another fantastic facility where they can catch up with friends, enjoy the skate park, play ping pong or basketball."

Greenfields Development Company general manager Mick Owens said he was proud to deliver the new youth facility.

"This is a great example of the working partnership between Landcom, Greenfields Development Company and Camden Council and is the result of a strong community engagement process and working with great designers," he said.

"Julia Reserve Youth Precinct is an incredible new addition to the existing facilities in Oran Park Town."

Julia Reserve is not the only new attraction for the region's young people set to open this year.

The Oran Park Water Play Space was tipped to open in February (last month) but it will now open in April.

Oran Park Town developers Greenfields Development Company and Camden Council teamed up to build the new splash park.

Oran Park Town posted on its Facebook page that the delay was due to "safety and access issues".

"We know residents are excited about the new space coming to Oran Park," the post said.

"We initially expected the Water Play Space and surrounding youth and junior play areas to be opened to the public by February.

"However, these aspects are located in the middle of the overall park which will not be complete until April and, therefore, remains a construction site."

Once complete the Ron's Creek open space area will be home to the splash park and the region's first 'Ninja Warrior' course.

The park will also feature play equipment, a half basketball court, exercise equipment, barbecue facilities an amenities block and car parking.

The water play space will be built on the Ron's Creek riparian corridor alongside The Northern Road and Central Avenue Oran Park.

This will be the second water park to be built in Camden.

For more information, visit camden.nsw.gov.au.


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