£250,000 Play Park opens in Dromore!

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three school girls and two school boys play on new play park equipment
Dromore Central Primary School pupils have fun at new Dromore Town Park.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council recently officially opened Dromore Town Park after a massive £250,000 investment.

Situated on a beautiful new site, this play park offers a wide range of fun and play for families of children up to 14 years. It includes an inclusive trampoline and roundabout, a ramped junior unit, sensory panels, tower senior unit, a rope swing, basket swing and spring rocker (suitable for transfer), harness swing, toddler and flat swings and zip line.

The toilet block in Dromore Town Park has also been refurbished and sits beside the new play park.

Local schoolchildren from Dromore Central Primary School were delighted to be invited along to enjoy some time away from the classroom and experience the fabulous new equipment!

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage, commented: “It is wonderful to see the children so excited and enjoying the new play park in Dromore! This district play park represents one of the largest ever investments that this council has made in fixed play. I am delighted to see it open at this time so that children will be able to enjoy it all summer!”

Parking is available off the Lurgan Road or Dromore Community Centre.

The £250,000 investment is part of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s £4.75m Play Strategy 2018-2026. The eight-year strategy puts ABC Council at the forefront of health, recreation and leisure in Northern Ireland, actively championing play to help improve understanding of its critical importance to children and young people.

Farrans were the lead contractor for the works while sub-contractor Garden Escapes – a specialist playground equipment company – supplied and installed the new equipment.

Children have been enjoying the new equipment over the last few months but the official opening was only able to take place recently due to the pandemic.

More information

For more information, contact Joan Noade, Play Development Officer on 028 3831 1684 or 07515 607 472.