13 May 2019

George Kendall Riverside Park Family Fun Day

City of Parramatta Council will host a Family Fun Day at George Kendall Riverside Park in Ermington on Sunday 19 May to celebrate recent upgrades to the park’s facilities and the official naming of the sports pavilion in honour of former Council Alderman, the late Greg McKay. 

An Alderman of Parramatta from 1987-1995, Mr McKay strongly advocated for the importance of open spaces and parks in the Parramatta Local Government Area. Following his retirement from Council, he continued to support the Ermington community by joining local bush care groups and providing regular Justice of the Peace drop-in services. 

“Greg was a tireless champion for the Ermington community, encouraging the expansion of local park facilities and investing in local bushland conservation. I am delighted to name the sports pavilion in his honour,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson said. 

Cr Wilson will conduct the naming of the Greg McKay Pavilion, located within the George Kendall Riverside Park, at 10am. 

The naming ceremony will be followed by a range of family-friendly activities, including face painting, balloon artistry, sporting games, local stalls, live music and a community barbecue. 

The 27.2-hectare park – which stretches along the northern bank of the Parramatta River – recently received upgrades including refurbished tennis courts, new multipurpose courts and a state-of-the-art playground.

Funded by a NSW Government $300,000 Stronger Communities Fund grant, the playground features shade sail covers, a suspension platform, balance beam, slide, climbing equipment and swings. 

“I’m delighted to invite members of the local community to enjoy a day of fun at the newly upgraded George Kendall Riverside Park,” Cr Wilson said. 

“Open spaces and parks are vital for our community, as they foster social connection and make physical activity and neighbourhood sports more accessible for all. Thanks to a range of new and improved facilities, the park at Ermington now boasts something for everyone.”

Activities on the day will run from 10am-1pm. Parking is available off Trumble Avenue, Ermington.