Waringstown had great cause for celebration this week with the official opening of the brand new play park – with Lord Mayor, Councillor Julie Flaherty cutting the ribbon.
With an investment of £100,000, the new park caters for all children up to the age of 14. You will find toddler and junior swings, an inclusive basket swing, see-saw, inclusive roundabout, play panels and multi-play climbing units. A range of seating has also been added so parents and guardians can come along and share in the children’s play experiences.
Children from Waringstown Primary School turned up to help celebrate the special day and to try out the fantastic new equipment .
“What a brilliant morning we all had launching this wonderful play park in Waringstown and watching the children taking the equipment for a test drive!” commented the Lord Mayor.
“The sun was shining, the children were laughing and I am delighted that yet another park has been opened in our borough offering accessibility for all children to be able to come down and enjoy playing. Play is such an important part of childhood and we, as a council, are thrilled to support this.”
Farrans were the lead contractor on the project with Garden Escapes as a subcontractor who are the specialist playground equipment company who supplied and installed the new equipment.
This park forms part of the £4.75m play strategy, which will see a number of parks across the borough being refurbished, alongside our commitment to non-fixed play, which is crucial to child development.
For more information, contact the play development officer on 028 3831 1684 or 07515 607 472.