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  • Southside

It's playtime for Tallaght

Friday, 8th November, 2019 7:59am
It's playtime for Tallaght

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicki Casserly, is pictured with David Fennell of the Parks Department, Ray Grealy Parks Maintenance), Christine Evans, Laurence Colleran (Senior Executive Parks Superintendent), Fionnula Collins (Parks Landscape Architect), Cllr Eoin O’Brion, Cayman K

It's playtime for Tallaght

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicki Casserly, is pictured with David Fennell of the Parks Department, Ray Grealy Parks Maintenance), Christine Evans, Laurence Colleran (Senior Executive Parks Superintendent), Fionnula Collins (Parks Landscape Architect), Cllr Eoin O’Brion, Cayman K

THE Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicki Casserly, has officially opened the playground at Ballymount Park, Tallaght 

 Speaking at the event Mayor Casserly said: “Residents in this area have always advised that this would be a suitable location for a playspace and it has turned out to be very successful.

“Since the playspace has opened, there has been an increase in family groups using the park and everyone is getting more exercise and fresh air.”

Natural play has benefits for children in terms of increasing mental and physical well-being, developing imagination and allowing children to assess risk and develop their coping abilities.

The Mayor went on to pay tribute to the local community for their support of the popular playground and of Ballymount Park and the work of the council staff in managing the project and maintaining the playground.

 Meanwhile a new playspace has also opened in Lucan Demesne.

Attractions are dotted throughout the park to encourage walking and they make the most out of natural features to help develop children's creativity and imagination while they enjoy fresh air and excercise.

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