Taghnevan Play Park Receives £75,000 Refurbishment!

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Male Lord Mayor cuts ribbon to new play park with two young girls in background
Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage officially cuts the ribbon to newly refurbished Taghnevan Play Park with local children.

Taghnevan is now the proud owner of a fantastic refurbished Play Park, which was officially opened recently by the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage – and local children are loving the new equipment!

With an investment of £75,000, the new park provides so many wonderful play opportunities to all children in the area, up to the age of 14.

You will find an inclusive roundabout, sensory panels, basket swing, harness swing, toddler and flat swings, a junior and senior unit, springer and seat spinner.

“I was absolutely delighted to be invited along to cut the ribbon and declare this brilliant new park officially open!” commented the Lord Mayor.

“I know this particular project has been much anticipated within the community and it is magical to see the children so enthusiastic and loving the variety of new equipment on offer. I know this park will be enjoyed for years to come.”

The £75,000 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.

Further information

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