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New water works for parks

Friday, 4th October, 2019 5:00pm
New water works for parks

The new public water fountain at the Civic Plaza, Tallaght, is the first of nine to be installed this year.

New water works for parks

The new public water fountain at the Civic Plaza, Tallaght, is the first of nine to be installed this year.

SOUTH Dublin County Council recently unveiled a new public water fountain at the Civic Plaza, Tallaght.

This is the first of nine public water fountains to be installed in 2019.

Public water fountains are aimed at supporting wellbeing and healthier lifestyle choices, promoting active travel options and encouraging the use of reusable flasks and bottles over single-use plastics.

The Public Water Fountains provision is part of South Dublin County Council’s Climate Change Action Plan 2019 – 2024 that was launched recently.

The Climate Change Action Plan identifies the main climate risks facing the Southside, and includes both the councils and the current levels of greenhouse gas emissions across the area.

Additional water fountains will be introduced in the coming weeks at Civic Plaza, Clondalkin, The Triangle, Lucan Village, Griffeen Valley playground, Tymon Park, Rathfarnham Castle Main Street, Rathcoole playground, Waterstown Park and Corkagh Park.

Local Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Mid-West, John Curran, recently welcomed South Dublin County Council’s progress to date on their planned improvement works at Corkagh Park playground.

Deputy Curran said the upcoming improvement works will make Corkagh Park playground a destination spot for visitors and locals in the area.

“I welcome the fact that South Dublin County Council recognises the need for extensive improvement works in Corkagh Park playground and have allocated funding to commence major refurbishment works later this year,” he said.

“The council has informed me that the designs are very well advanced and a tender process has concluded.

As well as installing new surfacing the revamped playground will be fully accessible to children with disabilities and will have a much wider range of equipment. It is also being expanded to include natural play areas.

“I have been informed by the council that it will have some unique and dramatic features, including water and that it will become a landmark playground in Dublin,” Deputy Curran added.

“This is a very exciting time for Corkagh Park and Clondalkin. The playground at Corkagh had become dated in recent years, compared to new playgrounds that have been installed in the county such as those at Griffeen Valley Park in Lucan.

“Many residents had contacted my office in relation to the surface at the playground being inaccessible for children with disabilities and for buggies and prams, so I am delighted to hear that the surface and access is a priority for the council.

“On account of the size and scale of Corkagh Park the potential to create the park as a real destina-tion place is huge and I am delighted that South Dublin County Council are making provisions for this.

“This project, in conjunction with the Round Tower project, will make Clondalkin a place to visit.”

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