Playspace opened

By William O'Connor

THE NEW Playspace was officially opened in Waterstown Park in Palmerstown on Wednesday, reports William O’Connor

The project was funded by South Dublin County Council through the “€300K have your say” Public Participatory Budget where projects were chosen and voted on by the communities of Lucan and Palmerstown.

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Mayor Cllr Vicki Casserly cuts the ribbon at the official opening of the new playspace in Waterstown Park, Palmerstown on Wednesday. In attendance was Danny McLoughlin (Chief Executive SDCC), Suzanne Furlong (SDCC Senior Parks Superintendent), Cllr Gus O'Connell, Teresa Walsh (Director of Services & Environment), Cllr Madeline Johanson, TD John Curran, Cllr Alan Hayes, playspace architects and SDCC Public Realm staff

Speaking at the event Mayor Cllr Vicky Casserly said,

“The new playground incorporates natural play, which has been proven to have benefits for children in terms of increasing well-being, developing imagination and allowing children to assess risk and develop their coping abilities. 

In addition, the playground was designed and audited to ensure access is possible for children of all types of abilities and an accessible picnic table has been installed on request following the audit.”

The Mayor went on to pay tribute to the local community for their support of the popular playground and the work of the Council staff in facilitating the consultation with the local communities, managing the project and maintaining the playspace.

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