Glenanne Play Park Receives £75,000 Refurbishment!

Four males, three females and four kids standing beside new equipment at play park
Pictured: Eoin Teague (Farrans), Lord Mayor Councillor Kevin Savage, Joan Noade (ABC Council), Grace Boyd (Garden Escapes), David Leemon (ABC Council), Wilbert Cartmill and M McComb (local residents) with children from the local area.

There was plenty of laughter and fun at the official opening of the newly refurbished Glenanne Play Park this week!

A total of £75,000 was invested into the renewal of this play area following a period of consultation with the local community. Catering for children and young people up to the age of 14, this park has a mixture of equipment including a roundabout, sensory panels, basket swing, harness swing, toddler and flat swings, a junior and senior unit, springer and spinning bowl. The original basketball net was also retained.

In celebration of the hard work that enabled this play park to come to fruition, the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage came along to cut the all-important ribbon.

“It is wonderful to be able to officially open this fantastic play park in the sunshine and to see local children delighted with the result,” commented the Lord Mayor. “Play is central to the lives of children and young people and I am so proud of the commitment we have made to the next generation through our £4.75m Play Strategy.”

This 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.

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.

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

More information

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