Lurgan had great cause for celebration this week with the official opening of the brand new play park within Lurgan Park – and Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage was on hand to cut the ribbon!
With an investment of £250,000, this park is council’s most inclusive park to date and is suitable for all children up to the age of 14. You will find a wheelchair swing, an inclusive trampoline and roundabout, a ramped junior unit, inclusive train, sensory panels, a sand pit, tower senior unit, a rope swing, basket swing, harness swing, toddler and flat swings.
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 Kings Park Primary School turned up to help celebrate the special day and enjoy some time away from the classroom in the sunshine!
“What a brilliant morning we all had launching this wonderful Play Park in Lurgan Park and watching the children having the time of their lives!” commented the Lord Mayor.
“The sun was shining, the children were laughing and I am delighted that yet another park has been officially 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 through our vital Play Strategy.”
This 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.