Two on the way in 2014; fully funded - with more to follow
The Council wishes to provide an additional forty-five playgrounds over the next three to five years starting as soon as possible. They are in the process of identifying sites locally in Knocklyon and Rathfarnham (subject to approval of local residents).
Local & Neighbourhood Playgrounds for Knocklyon & Whitechurch
The Play Space Programme in 2014 is aimed at local open spaces that can cater for the 0 to 8 age group and that will allow for access by walking from local residential areas. There will be a focus on Natural Play as well as formal play items. Natural Play is facilitated by the provision of items such as boulders, logs, wildflower areas, tree planting and mounding that will stimulate children to create their own play. It is intended to consult with local organisations concerning the programme including with the local residents groups, Comhairle na nÓg and schools.
Knocklyon Park & Whitechurch
Councillors agreed that Knocklyon Park be considered for the first neighbourhood playground for Knocklyon. As you know, fifty per cent of the junior infants entering St Colmcille’s National School in Knocklyon come from Woodstown – so there is a real need for a children’s play space to serve that area. The Council will be consulting locally in terms of where the most appropriate and optimum location in the park is for such a play space. I would welcome your feedback. The Council intends to roll out more play spaces in the area and has set an ambitious target to establish two this year – one in Whitechurch and one in Knocklyon. The funding is already in place.