We are delighted to confirm that the playground at the Fairgreen in Castledermot is now open to the public.
The new playground caters for children aged 1 to 12. It contains 20 different types of play equipment to meet a wide range of physical, social and cognitive needs, including a tube slide, a double zip wire, a trampoline, a mud play area, an adventure trail and several different types of swing.
Many features are designed to be fully accessible, such as the sensory chimes and panels and a flush-mounted wheelchair roundabout.
Natural materials are showcased in mounding, seating and bins.
The first phase of civil works has also been completed. These works included drainage, paving and landscaping to facilitate the development of a community park.
This project is the culmination of a long local campaign and couldn’t have been delivered without the co-operation, advice and support of many stakeholders including Castledermot Amenity Group, elected representatives and the wider Castledermot community. Contractors included local firm David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd. and Garden Escapes Outdoor Play Solutions.
This is a great example of a community-led project that leveraged community funding streams to realise a shared vision.
We hope that you will enjoy using this great new amenity in a way that’s safe for all, including observing public health guidelines while on site. This is a fine facility that will benefit many local families for generations to come.
Project funders include County Kildare Leader Partnership under the LEADER Rural Development Programme, the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Community Enhancement Programme managed by Kildare Local Community Development Committee, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Castledermot Amenity Group and Kildare County Council. Development levies and Local Property Taxes were also applied.
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