Parramatta river foreshore event to promote fitness

Parramatta’s river foreshore will host a fun-filled day of activities as part of the council’s river activation program on Thursday, January 17, from 10am-4pm.

Rediscover the River is a free event aimed at encouraging families to enjoy the outdoors and  Parramatta lord mayor John Chedid said the event is sure to provide fun for people of all ages.

Cr Chedid said the event will transform the river foreshore for what is set to be an entertaining day.

“Council is offering a Taronga Zoo-mobile, a giant rock climbing wall, a performance by Loop De Loop with George from Play School and Antoine and Bruce from The Hooley Dooleys,” Cr Chedid said.  

“This is a great opportunity for families to come together to discover Parramatta’s new foreshore hotspot and spend quality time with their families."

Other activities include workshops, demonstrations and entertainment, including a FIFA 13 Van Powered by PlayStation, Sumo Wrestling, kite building and juice making, a construction zone with giant Lego, giant tumble towers, giant foam shapes and an inflatable ball, mega game zone with giant Jenga, giant mega 4, putt putt pool, giant checkers and giant playing cards.

“I also encourage families to hire one of our many boats and take a relaxing row down the river,” Cr Chedid said.

Cr Chedid said activating popular areas around the city has been one of his priorities because he is particularly keen in promoting healthier lifestyles and physical activity for residents.

“By getting activities going in the city we can start making the most of our natural assets and outdoor spaces,” Cr Chedid said.

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